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Ruth A. Aponte Wesson

Associate Professor
Department of Head and Neck Surgery
MD Anderson Cancer Center
United States of America


As an Associate Professor in the Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics section at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center I work very closely with our colleagues in Head and Neck Surgery. From 2010 to 2013 I served as the Director of the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Program at The University of Alabama School of Dentistry in Birmingham Alabama. Previously I have served in many different capacities at the School of Dentistry at The University of Alabama. My focus has always been on quality of life after treatment, especially in the area of reconstruction of intra and extraoral defects utilizing dental implants.

Research Interest

Head and Neck Surgery,Surgery


  • Louis PJ, Aponte-Wesson RA, Fernandes RP, Clemow J. Autogenous and prosthetic reconstruction of the ear. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am 25 (2) :271-86, 2013.

  • Won AM, Montgomery P, Aponte-Wesson R, Chambers M. Implant-supported and magnet-retained oral-nasal combination prosthesis in a patient with a total rhinectomy and partial maxillectomy due to cancer: A clinical report. J Prosthet Dent 117 (2) :315-320, 2016

  • Aponte Wesson R, Garden AS, Chambers MS. Fabrication of an unconventional bolus-type stent for a combined intraoral/extraoral defect treated with proton radiation therapy. J Prosthet Dent 117 (4) :563-565, 2016.

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