Lawrence Brecht, DDS
Dr. Brecht is currently the Director of Maxillofacial Prosthetics at Lenox Hill Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital of the Northwell Health System, the largest hospital system in New York State. In addition, he serves as the Director of Maxillofacial Prosthetics in the Postgraduate Prosthodontic Program of NYU College of Dentistry where he is an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics. Dr. Brecht also has the privilege of an appointment in the Department of Head & Neck Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center of The University of Texas.
Prior to its dissolution in 2015, for over 25 years, Dr. Brecht was the Director of Dental Services at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center with appointments at NYU School of Medicine in the Department of Plastic Surgery and the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery.
He has authored numerous articles and book chapters on the maxillofacial reconstruction and oral rehabilitation of patients with cancer or craniofacial anomalies. He is part of the team that developed the ”Jaw-in-a-Day” (JIAD) technique for immediate reconstruction of the maxilla or mandible with microvascular composite flaps along with immediate implants and prosthetic rehabilitation. Similarly, he was part of the team that developed nasoalveolar molding (NAM) for the care of infants with a cleft. He is a past-president of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics (AAMP). He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics as well as the ITI (USA). In addition, Dr. Brecht has received numerous awards, including the Andrew J. Ackerman Award from the AAMP for outstanding contributions to the field of maxillofacial prosthetics. He is also one of the authors of the textbook, “The Immediacy Concept” published in 2022 by Quintessence. He lectures regularly both nationally and internationally on the topics of immediate reconstruction throughout the oral cavity and maxillofacial region.
Dr. Brecht serves as the president of The Maxillofacial Foundation as well as The NextGenFace Foundation.
Dr. Brecht maintains a private practice in Manhattan limited to maxillofacial prosthetics and prosthodontics.
Attribution:SelfNature of financial relationship:Grant Or ContractIneligible company:Straumann USA LLCTopic:Dental ImplantsDate added:07/09/2023Mitigation strategy:Peer reviewRelationship end date:12/31/2022Date reviewed:11/08/2023