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Dr. Andres Fernandez R., MsC. – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist – Costa Rica

Dr. Andres Fernandez
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • 2008 – Present: University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica. Oral Surgery Fellow Program Professor
  • 2008 – Present: Mexico Hospital, San Jose, Costa Rica. Oral and Maxillofacial Staff surgeon
  • 2007 – Present: AO Foundation (www.aofoudation.org) Davos, Swiss AO alumni for Latin America
  • 2007 – Present: University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica. Oral Rehabilitation Program Professor
  • 2006 – Present: ULACIT (www..ulacit.ac.cr) San Jose, Costa Rica. Surgery emphasis Professor
  • 2006 – Present: ULACIT (www..ulacit.ac.cr) San Jose, Costa Rica. Oral Surgery Department Coordinator
  • 2006 – Present: CIMA Hospital San Jose, Costa Rica. Oral and Maxillofacial Staff surgeon
  • 2006 – Present: Calderon Guardia Hospital San Jose, Costa Rica. Oral and Maxillofacial Staff surgeon
  • 2006: Calderon Guardia Hospital San Jose, Costa Rica. Oral and Maxillofacial Staff surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department
  • 2006: Calderon Guardia Hospital San Jose, Costa Rica. Surgeon in Chief of the TMJ Disorders and Orofacial Pain Department
  • 2006 – Present: DIOR Clinic San Jose, Costa Rica. Owner of the Dental Implants and Oral Rehabilitation Clinic
  • 2006 – Present: Dental Cosmetics Costa Rica San Jose, Costa Rica. Co Director of the Clinic and President of the Dental Specialists Group
  • 2006 – Present: Javeriana University Bogota, Colombia. Professor of the Oral and Maxillofacial Residency program

PROFESSIONAL FORMATION:

  • April 2008: 50 Anniversary of the Oral and Maxillofacial Colombian National Association. International Congress. Cartagena, Colombia
  • September 2007: Great Metropolitan Area Congress Jury, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • September 2007: Nobel Guide a save alternative for the implant placement. In vivo Surgical Course. Nobel Biocare Course. Santa Marta, Colombia
  • September 2007: National Congress in Periodontics and Dental implants, Santa Marta, Colombia
  • August 2007: Cranio-Maxillofacial Principles course Instructor of the AO Foundation.  San Jose, Costa Rica
  • August 2007: National Congress of the Puntarenas Area, Jaco, Costa Rica
  • July 2007: First AO Course of Distraction Osteogenesis. Bogota Colombia
  • July 2007: Lecturer in the National Congress in San Carlos, Costa Rica
  • March 2007: AO alumni
  • December 2007: OA Craniomaxillofacial Principles Course. DAVOS, Swiss
  • July 2006: Lecturer. ULACIT congress. San Jose, Costa Rica
  • May 2006: First Place in the XII National Price of Investigation in Dentistry ACCO.  In clinical cases with ¨Trifocal Alveolar bone transport in a patient with a alveolar fissure secondary of a gun shoot trauma”
  • December 2005: Oral and Maxillofacial MsC title of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Bogota Colombia
  • September 2005: “AO Symposium in Advanced Craniomaxillofacial Reconstruction” AO International, Congress. Centro de Conventions CAFAM. Bogota, Colombia
  • February 2004: II International Symposium of Dental Implantology, Nobel Direct. Nobel Biocare. Bogota, Colombia
  • September 2003: 3i Dental implants Course, Hospital Central de la Policía. Bogota, Colombia
  • October 2002: Tissue Engineering Lecture. Bogota, Colombia.
  • September 2001: Organization and Direct Participation in the “THOUSAND SMILES INTERNATIONAL” program command by Dr. Jeffrey Moses and Suzanne McCormick (Loma Linda University), Kevin Smith (University of Oklahoma).
  • June 2001: Join the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Section of the Hospital Calderon Guardia in San Jose, Costa Rica
  • May 2001: First Place in the XII National Price of Investigation in Dentistry ACCO.  “Localization of the Substance P Neuropeptide in healthy teeth using inmunohistochemestry”
  • February 2001: Board certified in Costa Rica in Costa Rica
  • February 2001: Organization and Direct Participation in the “THOUSAND SMILES INTERNATIONAL” program command by Dr. Jeffrey Moses (Loma Linda University), Kevin Smith (Oklahoma), Dr. Kim (South Korea)
  • January 2001: DDS Degree in the Latina University of Costa Rica
  • May 2000: Course “Pediatric Maxillofacial Surgery”. San Jose, Costa Rica
  • January 2000: Research Fellow in the Oral Biology Department at the University of California in los Angeles (UCLA). Los Angeles, California, USA
  • January 1998: Participation course: “Comprehensive Dentistry for the Elderly Patient” University Compultense of Madrid, Spain
  • September 1997: IMS course (Hu-Friedy)

PROFESSIONAL LECTURES:

  • 2007: Fernandez AA. Distraction Osteogenesis for the Cranio Maxillofacial Skeleton. A comprehensive technique. Dental National Congress, San Carlos, Costa Rica
  • 2007: Fernandez AA. Talero A. Arthrocentesis with adherences liberation of the TMJ as a therapeutic method for the internal derangements of the TMJ. Literature review and a case presentation. ACCO
  • 2007: Fernandez AA, Orellana JC. Mandibular Hipomobility: 3 cases report and Literature review. ACCO
  • April 2007: Fernandez AA: Facial blocks for orofacial pain treatment in adult patients. Dental National Congress. Cartago, Costa Rica
  • 2006: Fernandez AA. Vega OA. Trifocal bone transport for the closure of an alveolar palatine nasal and sinus fissure secondary a gun shoot in the face. A case Presentation and Literature review. National Investigation Congress. First place in case presentation modality. ACCO San Jose
  • March 2006: Fernandez AA: Management of the Medically Compromised Patient for Oral Surgery. Dental National Congress. Herradura Hotel. San Jose
  • September 2005: Fernandez AA, Vaglio G: “Orthognatic Surgery Protocol in the Calderon Guardia Hospital”. Dental School, Javeriana University, Bogota, Colombia
  • May, 2005: Fernandez AA, Vaglio G: “Maxillofacial Surgery in Costa Rica”. Cartago
  • September 2004: Fernandez AA: “Alveolar Bone Transport”. Dental School, Javeriana University. Bogota, Colombia
  • June 2004: Fernandez AA: “Orbital Abscess as an temporary tooth extraction complicaction. Case Report”. Dental School, Javeriana University. Bogota, Colombia
  • September 2003: Fernandez AA: “Orbital Trauma”. Medical School, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department. San Ignacio University Hospital. Bogota, Colombia
  • August 2003: Fernandez AA: “Distraction Osteogenesis”. Medical School, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department. San Ignacio University Hospital. Bogota, Colombia
  • February 2003: Fernandez AA: “Midface Pediatric Trauma”. Dental School, Villavicencio University. Villavicencio, Colombia
  • February 2002: Fernandez AA: “Lip and Palate Clefts and the Craniofacial Embriology”. Medical School, Javeriana University. Bogota, Colombia
  • June 2001: Fernandez AA: “Inmunoreactive Substance P identification in the dental pulp”. Latina University of Costa Rica. San Jose, Costa Rica
  • May 2001: Fernandez AA: “The use of Inmunohistochemestry in Dental Investigation”. Latina University of Costa Rica. San Jose, Costa Rica
  • May, 2001: Fernandez AA: “Inmunoreactive Substance P identification in the dental pulp”. National Investigation Congress. First place in thesis modality. ACCO. Corobicí Hotel. San Jose, Costa Rica

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Fernandez AA. Talero A. Arthrocentesis with adherences liberation of the TMJ as a therapeutic method for the internal derangements of the TMJ. Literature review and a case presentation. JACCO, 2007
  • Fernandez AA, Orellana JC. Mandibular Hipomobility: 3 cases report and Literature review. JACCO, 2007
  • Fernandez AA, Vaglio G. “Orthognatic Surgery Protocol in the Calderon Guardia Hospital”. 2005 (in press Asociacion Colombiana de Cirugía Maxilofacial Journal)
  • Fernandez AA. Vega OA Trifocal bone transport for the closure of an alveolar palatine nasal and sinus fissure secondary a gun shoot in the face. A case Presentation and Literature review. JACCO, 2006
  • Fernandez AA, Hernandez ME, Vaglio G, Barrientos S, Barboza G, Zuniga S, Bustillo J. COX-2 determination in the healthy tongue mucosa and tongue mucosa with epidermoid cancer. 2005 (Universitas Odontologica Journal)
  • Fernandez AA. Localization of the Substance P in dental pulp of healthy human teeth by inmunohistochemestry”. JACCO, vol 7 55-57, 2001

LANGUAGES:

  • Fluent in both Spanish and English

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Association of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Asociacion Colombiana de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial
  • Asociacion Latinoamericana de Traumatología Buco Maxilo Facial
  • AO Foundation
  • Colegio de Cirujanos Dentistas de Costa Rica
  • International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons


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