The first workshop took place March 5-8, 2019 at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Tokyo, Japan. It was organized by the Department of Maxillofacial Prosthetics of TMDU and supported by an education grant funded by the Education and Research Foundation of the International College of Prosthodontists (ICP). This workshop was also sponsored by the International Journal of Maxillofacial Prosthetics (iJMP).


  • Develop and improve the teaching and presentation skills of young maxillofacial prosthetic educators through intensive lectures and presentations that will be given by highly experienced educators in the field of maxillofacial prosthetics.
  • Introduce up-to-date digital technologies that used in the education and research for maxillofacial prosthetics and discuss the benefits that can be used for teaching purposes.
  • Develop and improve the clinical supervision of students for young educators through clinical observation and discussion of various maxillofacial defect cases and propose the effective prosthetic treatment for these cases.
  • Develop and improve the research methodology for young maxillofacial prosthetic educators through review of various journal articles dealing maxillofacial prosthetics.

This was a 4-day workshop program that was limited to 12 young maxillofacial prosthetic educators worldwide with a 60% of participation selection given for educators from developing countries. Candidates were early career academic staff attached to an educational institution that provides maxillofacial prosthetic education courses and clinical services for maxillofacial defect patients. Each candidate submitted an application form, a curriculum vitae (CV), and a letter of recommendation from his/her department head or school dean. Please be advised that English is the primary language of instruction in this workshop program. A high level of English proficiency, in reading, listening, speaking, and writing contexts, is therefore required.

The following expenses were supported by the workshop:

  • Transportation to and from airport
  • 5 nights shared accomodations
  • Local transportation
  • Lunch meals and coffee breaks during workshops
  • (Airfare, high speed train, additional transportation, and additional meals were not included)

Read more in the International Journal of Maxillofacial Prosthetics (iJMP) Link to Article!