Fortunately, with the advent of stricter seatbelt laws and airbags, the incidence of maxillofacial trauma to the facial structures from motor vehicle accidents has decreased. Despite the improved safety measures, motor vehicle accidents remain to be a leading cause of facial trauma. Isolated maxillofacial injuries are also commonly seen in association with falls, sporting injuries and interpersonal violence.
Dr. Bagheri completed part of his Emory residency training at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and subsequently completed a fellowship training in Cranio-Maxillofacial Trauma and Cosmetic Surgery in Portland, Oregon. He has received more formal training in facial trauma than most surgeons obtain in a regular training program. To this date he continues to teach and treat complex facial injuries at Grady Memorial Hospital as a Clinical Assistant Professor or Surgery. In addition he is on staff at several other local hospitals in Atlanta including Northside Hospital, and Crawford Long Hospital of Emory University. Dr Bagheri is the author of multiple trauma articles in leading scientific journals, including the development of the internationally published Facial Injury Severity Scale (FISS), for the management of facial trauma. He possesses both a dental, and a medical degree, that aids in rehabilitation of oral and facial structures including dental implants.
Dr Bagheri believes that facial trauma and cosmetic facial surgery are closely related, and optimal results can be obtained by an understanding of both maxillofacial trauma and facial cosmetic surgery; “My goal of facial trauma reconstruction is to achieve the pre-injury level of both function and optimal esthetic results.”
The facial trauma services provided by Dr. Bagheri include:
- Dento-Alveolar (teeth related) fractures
- Mandible (lower jaw) fractures
- Nasal fractures
- Zygomatic arch and Zygomatico Maxillary Complex fractures (cheek bone)
- Maxillary and other midface fractures (Le Fort fractures)
- Frontal sinus (forehead) fractures
- Orbital fractures
- Pan-facial (complex) fractures
- Soft tissue injuries