Ziad Noujeim

Ziad Noujeim

Senior Lecturer / Postgraduate Tutor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Lebanese University

Dr. Noujeim received his dental degree from Saint-Joseph University Faculty of Dental Medicine, in Beirut, Lebanon. He completed a postgraduate training in Paris (France), attaining an advanced certificate (CES) in Oral Surgery at the University of Paris 6 Institute of Stomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery, and a Clinical Fellowship in Oral Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard School of Dental Medicine, in Boston, USA. He also pursued an advanced course in Oral Medicine and Histopathology by completing the Pindborg’s Course with the University of Copenhagen Department of Oral Pathology/Medicine at the School of Dentistry, in Denmark, and he lately earned the University Diploma (DU) in Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy at the University of Montpellier Faculty of Medicine, in France, and the University Diploma (DIU) in Esthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine from Paris 5/ Paris Descartes University/Saints-Pères Teaching and Research Unit in Paris, France. Dr. Noujeim is a Fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (FACOMS) and the International College of Dentists (FICD), Middle East Section, and a life Fellow of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (FIAOMS). He is one of the rare recipients of the Gold Medal of the LDA (2003) for his achievements in organized dentistry and dental education.

Ziad Noujeim is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Pathology and Diagnosis at the Lebanese University Faculty of Dental Medicine in Lebanon.

He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Lebanese Dental Association (JLDA), Section Editor (Surgical Pathology), Annals of Maxillo-Facial Surgery (AMS), Reviewer for the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), and Reviewer for the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (JOMS).

He has lectured in several countries and he is the author and co-author of many scientific publications.

Dr. Noujeim’s main interests are dental education, oral tumors, oral medicine, oral mucosal pre-cancerous lesions, stem cells, tissue engineering, regenerative dentistry, wisdom teeth, oral lesions and applied oral and maxillofacial anatomy.

He maintains a private practice in Beirut devoted to Oral Medicine, Surgical Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Dental Implants and Facial Anti-Aging Medicine.

Jaw Cysts and Tumors Management at Lebanese University: from Presumptive Diagnosis to Final Treatment

Oral Surgery is constantly developing as a dental specialty, with new techniques and technologies being embraced. These developments and advancements are regularly incorporated at the Lebanese University, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. However, full attention is also paid to the basis of patient assessment and diagnosis, which form the cornerstone of any surgical specialty.

Jaw pathology is a very specific surgical-pathological discipline that requires knowledge, expertise, and skills in surgical techniques and oral pathology. Most surgical operations in dentistry are performed by surgical dentists and periodontists but there is an increasing need for trained oral surgeons in the world nowadays. Indeed, management of jaw cysts and tumors is an operative field that was a no-man's-land partly controlled by general surgeons, partly controlled by ENT surgeons and plastic and reconstructive surgeons, but has now come to be the field of a specialized branch of dentistry.

In this oral presentation, we will address a large variety of cystic and neoplastic lesions of jaws that were diagnosed and treated at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Lebanese University Faculty of Dental Medicine in Beirut, Lebanon. For each presented clinical case, we will discuss principles of examination, diagnostic steps, treatment planning, and surgical considerations, including difficulties and hazards of the surgical operation.