Sujey Morgan

How 3D modeling is reshaping facial prosthetics and rebuilding confidence

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About Sujey Morgan

As a maxillofacial prosthodontist, Sujey Morgan creates facial prostheses for those who have endured traumatic experiences, such as skin cancer, accidents and birth defects. Not only does Sujey help patients regain vital functions such as chewing, swallowing and speech, but she also restores a sense of self by building new noses and replacing missing ears. Sujey received her dental degree in her native Colombia. While furthering her dental education in the USA, she studied art welding in Denver. The artistic endeavor would prove useful as Sujey learned the meticulous detail, creativity, and patience required to recreate human facial features during a fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Sujey shares her love for helping others heal by teaching at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and directing the maxillofacial prosthodontics clinic. She is also listed as a provider for patients seeking treatment through the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias.

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Maxillofacial prosthodontist Sujey Morgan creates facial prostheses for people with birth defects, as well as skin cancer survivors and others who have endured traumatic experiences. In her 2016 TEDMED Talk, Sujey shares how recent technological advances in the field of maxillofacial prosthodontics are not only helping people to regain vital functions such as chewing and swallowing, but are also giving these patients a new sense of confidence and hope.

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