Pediatric Jaw Tumors and Pathology

  • Pediatric jaw tumors are an uncommon occurrence that requires a comprehensive team approach to achieve the long-term goals for your child including:

    • Tumor surveillance

    • Maintaining normal facial skeletal and dental growth which may not cease until 18-21 years of age

    • Normal speech and swallowing function

    • Replacement of the missing dentition (teeth)

  • Majority of pediatric jaw tumors are benign and can often be managed with more conservative surgical approaches preserving the structure of the jaws and face

  • Dr. John Caccamese along with members of the UMOMSA oncology/reconstructive surgery team, maxillofacial prosthodontics, and various departments within the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (pediatric dentistry and orthodontic departments) will assess the needs of your child/adolescent and provide comprehensive, compassionate integrated care