The meeting is coming to a close with educational sessions ending at 12:30 pm and the exhibition closing at 1:00 pm.
AAOMS thanks our corporate supporters, whose generosity made so many of the meetings and activities possible. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Join us in paradise for the AAOMS 96th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Japanese Society and Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and will convene September 8-13, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. Housing reservations are already being taken.
Stay tuned to aaoms.org/honolulu for details.
Friday is all about education with a full day of clinical and practice management courses on the schedule.
The AAOMS Resident Organization presented the fourth program in its Disasters from the Masters series. This year the program focus is Complications in Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery.
Poster 22: Endosseous Implants in Nonvascularized Bone Grafts: Outcome Analysis
Olena Norris, M. Steuer, P. Mehra, and D. Cottrell
Poster 34: Fenretinide Disrupts Actin-Cytoskeleton Interactions in Human Oral Keratinocytes
Michael B. Border, B. Han, A. Holpuch, J. Burr, M. Tong, M. Larsen, and S. R. Mallery
Poster 74: Acellular Porcine Urinary Bladder Matrix for the Treatment of an Avulsive Scalp Wound in Irradiated Tissue on a Chronically Immunocompromised Patient: A Case Presentation
William C. Klein, H. W. Ferguson, and H. A. Emam
Poster 76: Photofunctionalization Enhances Osteoconductivity of Medical Titanium Mesh
Makoto Hirota, T. Ikeda, M. Tabuchi, K. Nakagawa, R. Kanuru, and T. Ogawa
Poster 91: Retrospective Study of Facial Nerve Function Following Temporomandibular Joint Arthroplasty Using the Endaural Approach
Over 1,200 registrants and their guests ventured to Universal Orlando Resort to fall under the spell of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. AAOMS had exclusive use of that section of the resort and young, old and in between happily immersed themselves in a land of make-believe magic for the evening.
2013-2014 AAOMS officers and trustees were installed this morning during the third session House of Delegates.
Eric T. Geist, DDS, assumed the position of president; William J. Nelson, DDS, was installed as president-elect; and Louis K. Rafetto, DMD, as vice president; and Brett L. Ferguson, DDS, treasurer. Also sworn into office were newly elected trustees Victor L. Nannini, DDS, District I; Vincent E. DiFabio, DDS, MS, District II; and J. David Johnson, Jr., DMD, District III, who was elected to a second term. Miro A. Pavelka, DDS, MSD, immediate past president, and Steven R. Nelson, DDS, MS, speaker of the House of Delegates were also installed in their positions. Continuing their terms on the 2012-2013 board are trustees Paul M. Lambert, DDS, District IV; Douglas W. Fain, DDS, MD, District V; and A. Thomas Indresano, DMD, District VI.
The latest in specialty investigations was highlighted in oral abstract sessions and e-poster station displays as research started off the first full day of scientific and practice management sessions, hands-on simulated anesthesia emergency courses, coding workshops, open forums and clinical interest group presentations. Courses began at 7:00 am and conclude at 5:30 pm.
Doors opened at 9:00 am on the 200+-booth exhibition of virtually all things oral and maxillofacial surgery. The exhibition runs through 1:00 pm Saturday.
A special raffle for OMS residents and professional allied staff who are registered for the meeting is being held this year. Winning tickets will be drawn throughout the day in the Zone area of the exhibit hall, and grand prizes will be drawn on Saturday. Names of prize winners will be posted in the Zone and reported here.
Mechanical Debridement of Subgingival Biofilm in Subjects with Asymptomatic Third Molars Does not Reduce Deeper Probing Depths in the Molar Regions of the Mouth
Presenter: Eric S. Burgon DDS, MD
Ray White DDS, PhD ; Elda Fisher DMD, MD ; George Blakey III DDS ; Steven Offenbacher DDS, PhD, MMSc ; Ceib Phillips MPH, PhD
Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Comorbidity Among Orthognathic Surgery Patients Purpose
Presenter: Brooke G. Collins B.S.
Daisy Gonzalez ; Dyani Gaudilliere MPH ; Sabine Girod MD, Ph.D.
Engineered Bone Graft with Autogenous Stem Cell Improved Bone Reconstruction through Enhancing Graft Integration and Preventing Entropic Graft Resorption
Presenter: Sarindr Bhumiratana Ph.D
Jonathan Bernhard M.S. ; David M. Alfi DDS, MD ; Keith Yeager M.Eng. ; Ryan Eton ; Jonathan Bova D.V.M. ; Forum Shah B.S. ; Jeffrey Gimble M.D., Ph.D. ; Mandi Lopez D.V.M., Ph.D. ; Sidney B. Eisig DDS ; Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic Ph.D.
Evaluation of Microvascular Density as a Predictive Indicator for Malignant Transformation of Oral Epithelial Dysplasia (OED)
Presenter: Ryan M. Hinkle BA
Jeffrey Hagen DMD ; Gisele N. Mainville D.D.S. ; Leena W. Ayers ; David A. Kellough ; Susan R. Mallery D.D.S. PhD
During Thursday’s Faculty Section business meeting, Geistlich Pharma announced a new OMS research initiative, the Osteo Science Foundation. Dr. Peter Geistlich, chairman of the board of Geistlich Pharma and a pioneer in the field of biomaterials, developed the Osteo Science Foundation to provide funding to the new generation of OMS clinicians and their research into the most effective surgical techniques and clinical utilization of biomaterials and biologics. The research grant process should begin in 2014.
Clinical Founding Board members include: Drs. Jay Malmquist, Peter Moy and Alan Herford.
Day two of the Anesthesia Update kicked off with the SimWars anesthesia emergency competition. Congrats to Team R2CO2 (Suganya Appugounder, DMS,MS, James Affenito, DMD, Tyler Boynton, DMD, Rick Shamo, DDS), this year’s SimWars champs!
Thanks, and congratulations to all SimWars competitors:
Jeff Eisner, DMD
Lawrence Brown, DDS
Jabba & the Sarlacc Pit
Greg Lurcott, DDS
Ashly Greene, CDA
Kayla Capps, CDA
Stephanie Mascarenas, CDA
Kevin Brewer,DDS, MD
Jacob Yetzer, DDS, MD
Anthony Bunnell, DDS
Armando Retana, DDS
Hospitalist Robert Wachter, MD delivered the keynote address to an SRO crowd, speaking on "What we need to know and do to cure our epidemic of medical mistakes." In discussing why errors are so common and what needs to be done, he drew on powerful cases from medicine and well as analogies from industries ranging from car manufacturing to take out restaurants.
AAOMS honored significant achievements and contributions to the specialty during the annual meeting's Opening Ceremony, Meeting Dedication And Awards Presentation on Wednesday evening.
The annual meeting was dedicated, posthumously, to Dr Francis P. DiPlacido, Jr. Dr. DiPlacido was president of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in 2000-2001.
Others recognized during the ceremony include:
A Welcome Reception for all meeting attendees commenced immediately following the opening ceremony. It was the perfect time to congratulate awardees, catch up with old friends and make new acquaintances before hectic meeting schedules took control.
New York marketing firm Athorn Clark and Partners conducted a one-hour presentation and question and answer session on the proposed OMS marketing plan during the Reference Committee Hearings.
Other issues/resolutions generating significant discussion during the hearings were:
Educational sessions began bright and early with the Anesthesia Update for the OMS and the Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery programs.
The Faculty Summit continued with discussion of resident funding issues and academic career opportunities for women in the specialty. Highlights of the 2013 research summit were presented as well as an update from the Faculty Workforce Task Force.
The House of Delegates convened its first session Monday afternoon.
During the session, delegates acknowledged the 50th anniversaries of the Illinois, Indiana and Pennsylvania Societies of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Each society was presented with a gavel and podium cover in recognition of its anniversary.
Delegates also conducted two elections:
President Miro Pavelka, DDS, MSD, delivered his presidential address to the House, recapping association activities during his term of office. The full text of his address is available here.
One of the resolutions before the House of Delegates this year is Resolution B-10, calling for $1.1 million to be allocated from operating reserves to fund the initial phase of a marketing/informational campaign. Vice President William Nelson narrated a PowerPoint presentation providing delegates with insight into the rationale behind the resolution and details of the proposed campaign.
President-elect Eric Geist also addressed the House, speaking on the importance of rejuvenating research activities in the specialty, particularly in the training programs. He expressed his hope that if the House approves the proposed dues increase, a portion of the funds would be used to support research projects. The complete text of his remarks is available here.
The third AAOMS Faculty Summit convened Sunday afternoon. Participants discussed the need for a national resident surgical log; revising the ADA’s annual surveys; formulating national OMS standards to comply with resident duty hours, and setting academic and teaching productivity benchmarks for OMS faculty.