Dr. Riccardo Tieghi is Staff Member at the St. Anna University Hospital of Ferrara, Unit of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery - Center for Orbital Pathology & Surgery. Author of several publications in National and International Journals, is Reviewer for the Journal of Cranio and Maxillofacial Surgery and for the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Nominated Executive Adviser to the EACMFS Executive Committee. General Secretary of the 27th EACMFS Congress in Rome 2024. Dr. Tieghi has lectured as invited speaker to numerous Seminars, and Congresses. Member of national and international societies. He was al so visiting Doctor in different Units worldwide: Active Resident at the Universtity of Washington-Seattle (USA), Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ; Bruges (Belgium), Maxillofacial Surgery; Freiburg (Germany), Maxillofacial Surgery; Wesseling (Germany) Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ; New York University (USA) ) Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Main fields of interest: Craniofacial surgery, Traumatology, Orthognathic Surgery, Distraction osteogenesis. Current researches involve: distraction osteogenesis, orbital pathology and surgery, endoscopic surgery, fat grafting, stem cells & tissue engineering. Dr. Tieghi is member of the Italian Association of Maxillofacial Surgery (SICMF), European Association for Cranio and Maxillofacial Surgery (EACMFS), International Society of Craniofacial Surgery (ISCFS). He is also responsible for promoting Maxillofacial Surgery throughout Europe and Eastern Countries (EACMFS Educational Rolling Programmes).
Orthognathic surgery is performed to correct the shape of the jaws, to improve dental occlusion stability, improve temporomandibular joint function, open the oropharyngeal airway, and improve the patient's facial proportions and appearance. Surgery must be coordinated with orthodontic treatment. In very selected cases surgery first can be performed. The surgeon develops a plan based on the patient's measurements and performs the planned procedure on plaster models of the patient's jaw and teeth to obtain the proper jaw position. New software allows the surgeon to simulate and predict with good approximation the morphological and aesthetic result. There is also the possibility to have a 3D construction of intraoperative waffles. A close collaboration with the Orthodontist is of paramount importance since the beginning of the treatment in order to have a common plan and follow the patient throughout all his treatment. The author present his experience in treating different malocclusion and facial deformities.