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 loyolamedicine.org.

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 that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the 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 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.