Jonathan Wiens, DDS, MSD
Title: Functional Assessment of the Maxillectomy Patient
Synopsis: Ablative maxillary surgery or trauma typically results in the deficiencies of physiologic functions of mastication, deglutition, speech and respiration. Patient perceptions of these deficiencies and functional outcome assessments of their prosthetic and/or surgical management may indicate treatment preferences. The results of a pilot investigation using a Quality of Life (QOL) instrument and comparing it to a functional patient assessment of the prosthetic intervention will be presented.
Bio: Dr. Wiens is a graduate of the University of Detroit School of Dentistry. He received his prosthodontic advanced training in fixed-removable prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Wiens is in private practice limited to prosthodontics in West Bloomfield, Michigan, a Clinical Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy and attending staff maxillofacial prosthodontist, Providence Hospital. Dr. Wiens is a Diplomate and the Secretary-treasurer of the American Board of Prosthodontics. He is a Past-president of the Academy of Prosthodontics and the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics and currently serves as Vice-president of the American College of Prosthodontists and Executive Director of the Maxillofacial Foundation.