Disease and treatment of head and neck cancers and congenital malformations frequently result in significant oral impairment and facial disfigurement. The Foundation for Oral Facial Rehabilitation was established in the spring of 2011 to address these challenges for our patients. The mission of the foundation is to:
- Develop and provide free online programs of instruction in Prosthodontics for professionals in Dentistry, Medicine and other allied health professions
- Develop new and more effective methods of restoring the oral functions of speech, mastication, swallowing and facial esthetics in patients with major structural deformities
- Support the predoctoral and residency programs of the Division of Advanced Prosthodontics, Biomaterials and Hospital Dentistry, UCLA School of Dentistry
The Foundation will accomplish these goals by supporting research, sponsoring scientific meetings, conducting outreach educational programs for professionals in under developed countries and providing up to date, online programs of instruction.