Chingiz RAHİMOV

Executive Profile:

Professor and Chairman of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department of Azerbaijan Medical University (AMU)

President of Azerbaijanian Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Society

38 years of hands-on practice in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, 35 years of scientific research and 23 years of teaching experience.

Over 100 published scientific articles, of which 22 were added to PubMed

3 international grants, 2 medical inventions, 2 rationalization proposals

Have trained more than 10 PhD and 2 MDM young specialists.

The youngest Doctor of Science in Maxillofacial Surgery in former USSR

 

Research interest:

  • Cranio-maxillofacial reconstructive surgery based on diqital technology (including various forms of craniosynostosis);
  • open surgery, arthroscopy and arthrocentesis in treatment TMJ disorders;
  • total joint TMJ arthroplasty
  • DO (distraction ostheogenesis) in maxillo-facial reconstruction;
  • treatment of patients with advanced tumor of maxillo-facial region in one-stage surgery and prosthetic rehabilitation on dental implants;
  • facial reconstruction with free flaps;
  • orbita reconstraction
  • navigation surgery for maxilla-facial reconstruction;
  • advanced dental implantation
  • maxillo-facial implantation for exoprosthodontics.
  • Zigoma implantation

Professional Experience:
1979-1981 Oral Surgeon in Dental clinics of Nakhichevan city (Azerbaijan Republic).
1981-1984 Post-graduate in Head and Neck Department of Oncological Institute (Moscow, Russia)
1986-1992 Person working for doctor`s degree in Maxillo-facial Department Medical Academy (Moscow, Russia)
1992Present Professor at Oral  & Maxillofacial Surgery Department of AMU
1992-1993 Deputy Head at the Department of Humanitarian Policy of Presidential Office of Azerbaijan Republic
1993-1998 Head of Department of Health and Social problems by the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan Republic
1997-2000 National Coordinator of antidrug efforts supported by UNDP in Azerbaijan
2004 –2015 Head of the Maxillofacial Surgery Department of the 1st municipal hospital of Baku
2007 – present Chairman of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department of AMU
2016 – present  Vice-director of Educational-Stomatological clinics of AMU

2017- President of Azerbaijanian Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Society

 

Integration of digital technologies in reconstructive craniofacial surgery

 

Introduction. The indications and possibilities for reconstructive procedures are permanently increasing within craniofacial surgery induced by demands of the patient and progress of medical technologies. It is also well known that this specific region is associating with complex anatomy, close relationship of anatomically vital and important structures and high impact to patients’ quality of life requires considerable precise approach surgical procedures and clear preoperative planning. The history of preoperative planning, simulation and navigation is showing increasing rates of development especially last decades. Moreover more attention is given on the patient right nowadays. The aim of current study is to demonstrate developmental evolution of preoperative virtual planning and it’s possible application in reconstructive craniofacial surgery.
Materials and methods. Patients with different dento-alveolar, posttraumatic, postablative, congenital and acquired craniofacial defects and abnormalities were treated within study. All patients were asses pre- and postoperatively by the means of clinical and radiological examination. As preoperative planning tool Materialise Mimics software (Belgium) used.
Results. In all cases reasonable esthetic and functional results were achieved. Postoperative comparative evaluation showed equivalence in preoperative planning data and postoperative results. In all patients, considerable rates of function and esthetic parameters restoration and therefore normalization of quality of life were detected.
Conclusions. Combination of virtual computer simulation and navigation principles could significantly improve functional and esthetic outcomes of craniofacial reconstructive procedures. Virtual planning and navigation guides deliverer from application of rapid prototyping technology in reconstructive procedure has a great impact to current progress of reconstructive surgery. Further application augmented reality technology could significantly support this progress in future.