2013 Annual Meeting

Scenes from Orlando


Saturday, October 12

The meeting is coming to a close with educational sessions ending at 12:30 pm and the exhibition closing at 1:00 pm.

Thank you corporate supporters

AAOMS thanks our corporate supporters, whose generosity made so many of the meetings and activities possible. We couldn’t have done it without you!

See you next year!

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.

Aloha!


Friday, October 11

Congrats to Excursion winners!

Congratulations to the lucky OMS residents and professional allied staff who are winners in the Exhibit Excursion drawings! Grand prize drawing is Saturday at 10:30am. Visit aaoms.org/excursion.

Educational programs continue

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.

E-poster winners

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
Frederick Liu

President's Event

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.


Thursday, October 10

Your 2013-2014 Officers and Trustees

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.

Research on display

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.

Exhibit hall opens

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.

Oral Abstract winners

Track 1:
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

Track 2:
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.

Track 3:
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.

Track 4
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

Geistlich Pharma announces OMS research initiative

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.


Wednesday, October 9

Preconference programs continue

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:

EWOK
Jeff Eisner, DMD
Lawrence Brown, DDS
Belkis Calleja
Ivon Berry

Jabba & the Sarlacc Pit
Greg Lurcott, DDS
Ashly Greene, CDA
Kayla Capps, CDA
Stephanie Mascarenas, CDA

Wookie Flap
Kevin Brewer,DDS, MD
Jacob Yetzer, DDS, MD
Anthony Bunnell, DDS
Armando Retana, DDS

The first-time Cosmetic Facial Surgery program also debuted this morning.

Keynote Kicks Off Scientific Sessions

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.

Opening Ceremony Honors Outstanding Achievements

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:

Robert V. Walker Distinguished Service Award
LARRY W. NISSEN, DDS
Board of Trustees' Special Citation Award
J. THOMAS SOLIDAY, DDS
Board of Trustees' Special Recognition
LEWIS N. ESTABROOKS, DMD, MS
JEFFREY S. TOPF, DDS
AAOMS Honorary Fellowship
KISHORE P. NAYAK, MDS; FDS RCS (ENG); FDS RCPS (GLAS) FFD RCS (MI)
MS. CAROLINE LEE
Board of Trustees' Special Honorary Fellowship
MARK MCGURK, MD, BDS, FRCS, FDSRCS, DLO
Committee Person of the Year Award
ANTHONY M. SPINA, DDS, MD
OMS Foundation Torch Award
FOUNDATION ALLIANCE
William J. Gies Foundation Award
PETER D. WAITE, DDS, MD
Donald B. Osbon Award for an Outstanding Educator
M. FRANKLIN DOLWICK, DMD, PHD
Daniel M. Laskin Award for an Outstanding Predoctoral Educator
FREDERICK T. MOORE, DMD
Presidential Achievement Award
COLIN S. BELL, DDS, MSD
B. D. TINER, DDS, MD
OMS Foundation Research Recognition Award
JAMES Q. SWIFT, DDS
Faculty Educator Development Award (FEDA)
BEOM JUNE B. KIM, DMD, MD
Louisiana State University, New Orleans
JASON E. PORTNOF, DMD, MD
Nova Southeastern University
CHAN M. PARK, DDS, MD
University Of The Pacific
JENNIFER E. WOERNER, DMD, MD
Louisiana State University, Shreveport
Outstanding Legislator of the Year Award
US REPRESENTATIVE ERIK PAULSEN (R-MN)
John F. Freihaut Political Activist Award
GERALD GELFAND, DMD
Humanitarian Award for Residents
ROBERT N. SHAROBIEM, DDS
Humanitarian Award for Fellows and Members
GARY R. PARKER, DDS
AAOMS Media Award
MR. SCOTT PELLEY
Announcement of Top Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Reviewers
ALAN L. FELSENFELD, MA, DDS
Dentoalveolar Surgery
MARTIN B. STEED, DDS
Craniomaxillofacial Trauma
JEFFREY C.B. STEWART, DDS, MS
Pathology
RANDOLPH C. TODD, DMD, MD
Surgical Oncology And Reconstruction
TREVOR E. TREASURE, DMD, MD
Anesthesia And Facial Pain
JOSEPH E VAN SICKLES, DDS
Craniomaxillofacial Deformities And Cosmetic Surgery
JOHN A. WERTHER, DMD, MD
Dental Implants
2013 Resident Scientific Research Awards
MULTIMODAL PROTOCOL REDUCES INCIDENCE OF POST-OPERATIVE NAUSEA AND VOMITING IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING LE FORT I OSTEOTOMY
CAROLYN DICUS BROOKES, DMD, MD
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
METHYLATOIN AS A MECHANISM OF CISPLATIN RESISTANCE IN HEAD AND NECK CANCER
CHI T. VIET, DDS PHD
New York University

Welcome Reception Festivities Cap the Day

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.


Tuesday, October 8

Reference Committee Hearings

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:

Preconference Programs

Educational sessions began bright and early with the Anesthesia Update for the OMS and the Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery programs.


Monday, October 7

Faculty Summit Continues

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.

2013 House of Delegates Convenes

The House of Delegates convened its first session Monday afternoon.

House of Delegates first session

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.

Sunday, October 6

Faculty Summit

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.

Dr. D. David Kim, moderator

Ms. Susan Banks, speaking on current status of financing residents

Dr. Steven M. Roser, speaking on GME funding issues