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Combating cancer, injury and disfigurement in the most socially important part of our bodies – the face and mouth
The face is the only part of our body we cannot hide. It conveys our emotions and innermost feelings. We often judge each other on the basis of facial appearance, making assumptions on a whole range of issues.
People suffer the consequences of facial diseases, injuries and disfigurement every day. In the United Kingdom 6,500 people develop oral cancer every year. Around 125,000 young people sustain serious facial injuries and 15,000 people receive treatment for facial disfigurement.
Despite the severity of these issues, this remains a much neglected research area leaving thousands of those unfortunate enough to be affected with little hope for the future. Not enough is known about facial disease, injury and deformity, their psychological and emotional impact and, critically, which treatments are most effective. Saving Faces - The Facial Surgery Research Foundation is the only charity in the UK solely dedicated to the worldwide reduction of facial injuries and diseases. We are taking the lead in education and research to improve the physical and psychological treatment of all victims of oral cancer and other facial diseases.
Browse our student events, including fundraising events and upcoming student lectures.
We run term-time lectures for students who are interested in maxillofacial conditions.
This lecture series was organised by the Barts and the London Saving Faces Society in collaboration with Saving Faces. Each lecture features a talk by an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon and a talk from a professional in a related speciality. Patients were also invited to give accounts of their experiences.
Saving Faces is working to educate medical and dental students about oral and maxillofacial surgery and the research being carried out in this field. We are helping to train the doctors and dentists of the future for the benefit of all sufferers of oral and facial disfigurement, injury and disease.
If you would like to attend any of our upcoming lectures please refer to the events calendar for full details.
Browse the videos from previous lectures below. Click to play.