Pediatric Craniomaxillofaial Program
The Pediatric Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery service is educationally based at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry through the residency program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and clinically active through Kosair Children's Hospital. The service maintains a regular main operating room schedule and is available for 24 hour consultation to the neonatal intensive care unit, emergency room, and for inpatients at the hospital. Dr. Paul Tiwana is the Chief of Pediatric Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Kosair Children's and oversees the clinical care and administration of this service at the hospital.
The scope of surgical care provided encompasses a wide age range from birth though early adulthood and covers the broad spectrum of specialty/sub-specialty level issues. This includes a number of congenital, developmental, and traumatic problems such as: cleft lip and palate, craniofacial surgery, corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery), facial reconstructive surgery, treatment of benign pediatric pathologic cysts and tumors, as well as the care of facial traumatic injuries. Routine pediatric oral surgical care such as management of head & neck infections and dentoalveolar surgery are also provided.
Dr. Tiwana’s primary clinical practice is through Kosair Children’s Hospital and The Commission for Children with Special Healthcare Needs, interfacing specifically within the craniofacial team. He is actively involved with instruction of the graduate orthodontic students and surgical residents in the management of dento-facial and cranio-maxillofacial deformities. He is a co-founder and co-director of the dento-facial deformities team at the School of Dentistry. A significant portion of his time is also dedicated to the supervision of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery resident service at Kosair Children’s and University Hospitals.
Tiwana maintains an active outpatient oral surgery faculty practice through UofL Dental Associates.