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SS04: Cone Beam CTs Like a Box of Chocolates: You Never Know what You’re Gonna Get!

Cone beam computed tomography imaging – used to help make treatment decisions regarding root canals, impacted teeth and other issues – also can uncover crucial, hidden findings such as diabetes mellitus, renal disease and arteriosclerosis. These CBCT scans contain significantly more information than 2D grayscale panoramic and intraoral images. However, OMSs are reminded to review the data from the entire scan to look for pathology.

This program will highlight software tools used to help locate significant findings as well as explain review methods, such as checking the parasellar regions for signs of medial arterial calcifications. Findings from more than 24,000 scans will be shared to illustrate unexpected pathology, such as tumors, sinus issues and calcifications signaling uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify pathologic findings and systemic changes found in CBCT scans.
  2. Illustrate the need for reporting pathological findings and appropriate referrals.
  3. Explain the necessity of having a formal reporting tool for referral of the patient.

XH01: Hands-on Cadaver Workshop: Rhinoplasty and Lower Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Esteemed faculty will use cadaver specimens to demonstrate facial rejuvenation surgical procedures and provide close supervision while participants practice the techniques during this interactive experience.

The workshop will examine the anatomical principles and surgical procedures required for nasal reshaping/rhinoplasty surgery for both functional and cosmetic correction. Experts will review principles of surgical approach (open vs. closed), nasal tip grafting, harvesting of autologous cartilage, nasal profile surgery and nasal width correction. The session also will address functional deformities, such as septoplasty and internal nasal valve correction, with the use of grafting technique.

The course also will explore cosmetic surgery of the lower facial third that influences facial esthetics, including lower facial rejuvenation with cervicofacial rhytidectomy, platysmaplasty and facial liposuction.

Participants can discuss surgical anatomy and principles of the various procedures with the experts. All surgical treatment modalities will center on patient safety and quality of outcome.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the various procedures available and the techniques and skills required to perform the most common upper facial cosmetic surgical procedures: lower face and neck lift with liposuction, both in didactic and laboratory hands-on cadaveric dissections.

  2. Discuss the anatomic basis and principles of upper facial cosmetic surgical procedures.

  3. Review surgical techniques for these procedures with an illustration of outcome assessment.

There is a fee associated with this session.

XSIM1A: Basic Emergency Airway Management (BEAM) Module

XSIM1P: Basic Emergency Airway Management (BEAM) Module

Practice and master critical techniques for administering and monitoring office-based anesthesia through AAOMS’s state-of-the-art training module, which offers four hours of intensive, real-life experiences. This hands-on, standardized program is one of three modules in AAOMS’s new National Simulation Program.

Simulation is an innovative practice for exercising emergency protocols, giving surgeons an opportunity to practice critical situations. During the module ­– being held at an AAOMS Annual Meeting for the first time – OMSs and their staff will focus on mastery-based competency while practicing airway management and adverse-event scenarios.

Bag-mask ventilation, Airtraq and laryngeal mask airway insertion techniques will be covered. The standardized program ensures every participant experiences the same simulated events and is objectively graded.

The BEAM module is available only for AAOMS members and fellows and up to three members of their surgical staff. Note: Staff are eligible to participate only if they are accompanied by their participating OMS. Each participant must secure a ticket.

CDE/CME credit for this activity includes successful completion of an online two-hour, pre-assessment before the course. Information on how to access the pre-assessment is provided to attendees upon registration. Each registrant may attend only one session.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review concepts and skills to discuss sedation monitoring, supplemental O2 techniques, techniques for opening an airway, BVM using one- and two-person technique, proper LMA insertion technique and proper Airtraq insertion technique.

  2. Master bag-mask ventilation using one- and two-person techniques for both normal and difficult simulated ventilation situations, LMA insertion using proper technique and Airtraq insertion using proper technique.

There is a fee associated with this session.

XMEA: Be Prepared for the Unexpected: The OMS Assistant’s Role in Medical Emergencies

XMEB: Be Prepared for the Unexpected: The OMS Assistant’s Role in Medical Emergencies

Immediacy is crucial when a medical emergency occurs. For members of the OMS team, knowing one’s role and key responsibilities in such a situation can help save a life.

A condensed version of Advanced Protocols for Medical Emergencies, this new course will review emergencies in the office setting that OMS assistants might encounter and prepare them to provide assistance.

Topics will include loss of consciousness, respiratory distress, chest pain, acute coronary syndrome, allergic drug reactions, altered sensation and blood pressure abnormalities. Detailed examples of each issue will be presented. Instruction will be provided to help ensure the OMS team is well-prepared to manage office emergencies.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize potential and real emergencies.
  2. Evaluate the underlying cause(s) of emergency situations.
  3. Plan appropriate responses to specific emergencies.
  4. Function as an integral part of the oral and maxillofacial surgery team to manage office emergencies.
  5. Explain the anatomy and physiology related to the treatment of medical emergencies.

XH03A and XH03B: Stop the Bleed

The national Stop the Bleed campaign encourages the public to become trained, equipped and empowered to assist during a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

The campaign was launched as a result of recommendations developed by a national committee of governmental agency and medical representatives following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

The course was developed to teach civilian bystanders how to control life-threatening bleeding while waiting for help from professional first responders. Each 75-minute session will include a presentation and hands-on practice of direct-pressure application, wound packing and use of a tourniquet.

After recent shootings at dental offices in Colorado, Georgia and Tennessee, the training offered in this course will demonstrate the necessary steps and skills for providing an effective and safe response in such emergencies.

OMSs, their staff, spouses and other non-medical attendees are encouraged to attend either of the two scheduled sessions. Participants will receive a certificate of completion from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the immediate response to bleeding.
  2. Recognize life-threatening bleeding.
  3. Perform appropriate ways to stop bleeding.

There is a fee associated with this hands-on session.