May 7, 2019 | 24th BaSS Congress | INVITED LECTURERS


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Claudio Taglia

Degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” on 1978
Specialization in the discipline of Otorhinolaryngology obtained at the University of Parma on 1982
with a legal duration of 3 years.
Specialization in the discipline of Maxillo Facial Surgery at the University of Naples on 20/10/1991
of the legal term of 5 years.
01/09 / 2008-13 / 09/2015 Simple structure manager of Maxillo Facial Surgery
22/12 / 2009-13 / 09/2015 Deputy Director U.O.C. Maxillo Facial
16/01/2013 to today Deputy Director U.O.C. ORL
14/09/2015 until today in charge of interim manager responsible U.O.S.D. Maxillo Facial Surgery
Owner of the one center for Viterbo and Province of the project “A smile for the elderly” who
distributed totally free dental prostheses to the elderly with low economic potential, becoming the
first center in Lazio of prostheses distributed by population density.
Responsible for the Maxillo-Facial Surgery of the humanitarian missions between ASL Viterbo and
Santa Cruz in Bolivia, where many sick patients with severe facial malformations have been and
continue to be operated free of charge.
A humanitarian project promoter “A smile for Mariano” aimed at finding the necessary funds to
provide the necessary infrastructure for treating patients at the Ospedale Japones Hospital in Santa
Cruz, Bolivia.

Abstract Synopsis


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Claudio Taglia 


From 2002 to 2007 a convention was concluded between the Asl of Viterbo and the Japonese
Hospital of Santa Cruz for Cranio maxillo facial surgery. This Convention had the aid of a
charitable association “a smile from Mariano”. The purpose of the Convention was to perform
screening of cranio-facial malformations present in Bolivia.
Materials and methods: From 2002 to 2007, 520 patients aged between 8 and 41 years were
assessed. The visits highlighted various types of Cranio-Maxillo facial malformations with
indication of surgical treatment: Apert syndromes; Crouzon syndromes, third class dentoskeletal
and second Class dentoskeletal.
Patients were subpost to surgery without performing pre-surgical orthodontic treatment.
Conclusions: Surgical treatment for adult malformations was performed without the aid of presurgical orthodontics, preceding a decade with the current “surgery first” approach; Treatment for
pediatric malformations (Apert syndromes; Crouzon syndromes) was performed with the use of
Cranio facial distractors. This humanitarian campaign in addition to carrying out the surgeries has
had the aim to train specialists in Maxillo facial surgery in Bolivia at the framework of the
neurotherapy and the surgical treatment of do theopposite malformations