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



Dr. Spyros Papacharalambous received his Dental degree (DDS) from the Faculty of
Stomatology, Medical Academy Sofia, in 1987.
He began his specialization in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the Department of Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery of the same Faculty, covered by scholarship granted upon his marks,
receiving his first postgraduate degree in Oral Surgery in 1991 and his second in
Maxillofacial Surgery in 1993. He followed one year training in General Surgery in the State
University Hospital “Queen Joanna”. In 1996 he received his Medical degree (MD) from the
Higher Medical Institute, Medical Academy Sofia. In 2004 he defended his Doctorate (PhD),
entitled “Madreporian coral skeleton used as bone substitute in Oral and Maxillofacial area”.
In 2000 he obtained a Patent Diploma for a method of preparing bone substitute from
Scleractinian coral skeleton.
In 2002 at the 16th Congress of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery
in Munster, Germany, he presented his own method for mandibular setback and
In 2005 he presented his Doctoral Thesis in the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New
York, after invitation from the University.
In 2006 he wrote the chapter “Bone grafts and bone substitutes” in the “Maxillofacial and
Oral Surgery”, an official educational book published by the Medical Academy Sofia.
Many of his scientific projects have been presented at various national and international
Congresses, including four Congresses of the European Association for Cranio-MaxilloFacial Surgery, and have been published in reputable journals. He had also been widely
referenced by other authors. He lectured both nationally and internationally, most times as an
invited speaker.
Dr. Spyros Papacharalambous is a member or president of several national and international
Associations and Committees.
Since 2018 he is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nicosia Medical School

Abstract Synopsis


Clinical Assist. Professor at the University of Nicosia Medical School


The word ‘face’ is expressed only in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery specialty. However,
this specialty is not the first one that comes to mind when patients require some aesthetic
surgical intervention on the face, such as removal of formations, treating trauma or changing
the contour of the face. This mentality can change. By whom and how? By you – dentists,
medics. How? By properly informing your patients within your daily practice. But to do so,
first you have to be informed about this important part of our specialty.
So the aim of this lecture is to inform and consolidate the inseparable relationship of our
specialty with face aesthetics. This topic of aesthetics refers mainly to cases concerning the
removal of formations (benign or malignant), treating trauma and changing the contour of the
face. Clinical cases of all these three groups will be presented, and their theoretical as well as
practical considerations will be analysed and discussed. In the last group, our method for
mandibular setback and advancement will also be presented and discussed.