Dr Faizurrehman, Dr Qurat ul Ain, Dr Afreenish Malik
Aim: The aim of this study is to emphasize the importance of maxillofacial prostheses in the treatment of oral cancer after surgical resection. Study Design: An Observational study. Place and Duration: In the Oral and Maxillofacial department of Punjab dental Hospital Lahore for one year duration from February 2019 to February 2020. Methods: Of 2036 cancer patients, 125 were found to have oral cancers and were included in the study. Surgically treated patients were examined and analyzed for possible prosthetic rehabilitation. Oral cancer was found in 6% of all cancer patients. The most common tongue cancer in 33 (26.4%) cases; 21 (16.8%) had cheek cancer, 20 (16%) had parotid cancer, and 15 (12%) had oral and nasal cancer. The cancer oflip (4.8%) ear (2.4%) and soft palate (1.6%) made a little contribution. Results and Conclusion: The results of this study showed that at least half of the surgically treated patients with oral cancer could have been successfully rehabilitated with various prostheses, but many never did. Key words: maxillofacial prosthesis, oral cancer, obturator, speech prosthesis, glossectomy prosthesis, mandibulectomy prosthesis.