Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Maxillofacial prosthodontist brings expertise to Loyola's Oral Health Center

MAYWOOD, Ill. (April 30, 2014) – Michael T. Kase, DMD, brings his expertise in maxillofacial prosthodontics to the Oral Health Center at Loyola University Health System. He is an integral part of Loyola’s oral and maxillofacial surgical team as well as the oral cancer treatment team.

Dr. Kase treats patients with some of the most complex defects of the face and neck area due to cancer, surgery, trauma and birth defects. He has a passion for cancer care and research.

With only about 200 of these specialists in the nation, Dr. Kase’s unique skill set offers hope to many patients who may think they have no options.

“It’s so rewarding to treat my patients. They are so appreciative of what we do. Many don’t even believe that what I can do to help is possible. It’s so great to be able to offer them that hope,” Dr. Kase said.

He received his doctor of dental medicine degree from Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry Temple University. He earned a certificate in prosthodontics from University of Alabama at Birmingham and Birmingham VA Prosthodontics Clinic. He earned a certificate in maxillofacial prosthodontics from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

To make an appointment, please call (888) LUHS-888 / (888) 584-7888 or visit

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.