Lydia Legg

Dr. Lydia Legg

Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences, Part-time
maxillofacial prosthodontist

Dr. Lydia LeggDr. Lydia Legg is a reconstructive maxillofacial prosthodontist and dental oncologist. She received her DDS from West Virginia University, and advanced graduate training in prosthodontics at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. She furthered her surgical knowledge in implant dentistry as the implant fellow in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Florida Center for Implant Dentistry. She also completed a fellowship in maxillofacial prosthetics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Legg is the Director of Reconstructive Maxillofacial Prosthetics in the Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Surgery at Mass Eye and Ear, and in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Division of Surgery at Mass General Brigham. She has affiliations with the Dana Farber and Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. Dr. Legg is also part of the multidisciplinary team at the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at the Shriner’s Hospital. She is an Instructor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In her clinical practice, she specializes in craniofacial reconstructive surgery and prosthetics,   whether acquired as a result of cancer surgery or trauma, or from alterations in growth and development or congenitally. She also has a focus on additive manufacturing in maxillofacial prosthetics and implant surgery. She has extensive training and clinical experience in virtual surgical planning and immediate implant placement in free fibula flap reconstruction at the time of ablative surgery. Her team has streamlined the second stage surgery with the help of additive manufacturing. She treats a broad range of adult and pediatric patients with craniofacial deformities requiring extraoral prosthetics and implant surgery. She also has a strong interest in translational and clinical research. 

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