This presentation provides an in-depth overview detailing the pre-surgical education provided to patients and their parents prior to undergoing orthognathic surgery to help manage expectations, improve compliance, and set realistic expectations of their post-operative course. Following liquid diet compliance is crucial to appropriate healing and an in-depth review of longer-term liquid diet management and ideas is provided by a registered dietitian. Post-surgical pain control, oral care, diet and activity restrictions and management of potential post-surgical complications both in the hospital and at home after discharge will be discussed. This presentation will also discuss suicide screening in the adolescent patient and focus on many of the unique care needs facing the adolescent patients and their family as well as preparing them for the psychosocial challenges they may experience with a complex surgery that will alter their facial aesthetics.

Continuing Education

Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. This on-demand course will be eligible through April 21, 2022.

  • ACCME: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Neither the speakers nor members of the planning committee have any conflicts of interest related to the content of this activity.  Individual speaker disclosures may be found in the “Topics” tab under their name.

Seminar Objectives
  • Learners will be able to incorporate ideas into their practice regarding how to adequately prepare adolescent patients and their families for their postoperative course.
  • Learners will be able to set realistic expectations for adolescent patients and their families in the recovery period which will help reduce post-operative complaints and complications, thereby improving the patient's experience of orthognathic surgery and reducing costs to the patient and hospital.
Seminar Information
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March 21, 2022 11:55 PM
1 hour
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My Changing Face: Preparing Teens for Orthognathic Surgery
Speaker Information
Amanda Johnston APRN  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 1.00
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (non-MD/DO)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 1.00
On-Demand Only
Student Non-member: $14.99
Student Member: $14.99
Member: $14.99
ACPA Retired: $14.99
ACPA Member: $14.99
ACPA Life Member: $14.99
Transitional Member: $14.99
Full Price: $24.99