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Mohamed Elsafi, DDS, MS, FACP


I am a board-certified Maxillofacial Prosthodontist. I do head and neck prosthetic reconstruction for patients with congenital and acquired defects. This also includes trauma and cancer patients. I can answer questions about prosthetic rehabilitation of the head and neck area. I am also a board-certified prosthodontist and can answer questions about dental reconstruction including crowns, bridges, veneers, partial and complete dentures and implant restorations. I can also answer questions about TMJ problems. I can not answer about surgical reconstruction.

Experience in the area

I am a board-certified prosthodontist and maxillofacial prosthodontist and have been practicing denitstry for over 15 years.


American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics. American College of Prosthodontists. American Dental Association.


I received my dental degree from University of Southern California. I did my prosthodontics residency at University of Florida and my maxillofacial prosthetics fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

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Chief Fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Recent Answers from Mohamed Elsafi, DDS, MS, FACP

2016-07-16 Cerec Crowns:

This is all normal after such a procedure. It usually last for a couple of days. You should continue rinsing with warm salt water.  You should go back to your dentist if pain/swelling last for more than

2015-12-03 Restoration v. Implant:

I think the tooth could be saved if you are willing to do root canal treatment and then pull the tooth down orthodontically to give the restoring dentist a couple of millimeters of additional tooth structure

2015-06-23 complete denture:

Well this is a lengthy subject. Short answer would be yes; primary impression could affect bite registration. There could be several reasons for that including tray used, time taken to pour impressions

2015-06-09 complete denture:

I am not sure I understand the question. Please elaborate.

2015-04-30 Bridge-FPD v/s RPD.:

If the canines are solid and have good bone then I'd recommend either RPD with or without precision attachments. If the canines are decayed and/or have periodontal issues then you might need to get them


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