ACOMS & FACES 31st Annual Winter Meeting


This meeting focuses on advancements in orthognathic and craniofacial surgery and other areas. Topics will include:

  • Surgically assisted orthodontics
  • TMJ considerations in orthognathic surgery
  • Bone grafting and technology advancements to facilitate implant placement
  • Complex reconstruction of atrophic maxillas and mandibles
  • Skin care for facial cosmetic improvements, fillers, peels and botox
  • Cosmetic procedures to augment orthognathic surgical esthetic outcomes
  • Current concepts of facial trauma treatment and the role of navigation

Fireside chats will provide opportunities for sharing difficult cases with the experts as well as discussing challenges impacting the specialties. The course format encourages interaction between attendees and faculty in an informal environment.


Sunday, February 18
6:00-8:00 PM Registration Open and Welcome Reception
Monday, February 19 - Dr. Pushkar Mehra
7:00-9:00 AM Surgically-Assisted Orthodontics: Current Concepts and Future Trends
4:00-6:00 PM TMJ Considerations in Orthognathic Surgery
Tuesday, February 20 - Dr. George Deeb
7:00-9:00 AM Bone Grafting to Facilitate Implant Placement
4:00-6:00 PM Using Current Technology to Accurately Place Implants for Prosthetic Success
Wednesday, February 21 - Dr. Alan Herford
7:00-9:00 AM Grafting of the Atrophic Maxilla and Mandible- Part 1
4:00-6:00 PM Grafting of the Atrophic Maxilla and Mandible- Part 2
Thursday, February 22 - Dr. Tirbod Fattahi
7:00-9:00 AM Cosmetic Skin Care: Fillers, Botox and Peels
4:00-6:00 PM Enhancing Orthognathic Surgery with Cosmetic Surgery
Friday, February 23 - Dr. Jasjit Dillon
7:00-9:00 AM How can Intraoperative Navigation Assist in Maxillofacial Surgery?
4:00-6:00 PM Management of Complex Facial Trauma:
What Have We Learned and Where are We Now?



Continuing Medical Education: 
Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute and the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement:
PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Dental Education:
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. ACOMS Complications in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has been approved for 20 hours of Continuing Dental Education (CDE) credit.  This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standard of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between ACOMS and PeerPoint Medical Education Institute.

Learning Objectives

  • Review armamentarium and describe indications, contraindications and limitations of selective alveolar decortication.
  • Discuss the history and biophysiology of the accelerated orthodontics treatment processand demonstrate application of recent surgical and orthodontic innovations to this technique.
  • Discuss the debatable relationship between TMJ and orthognathic surgery using evidence-based literature.
  • Review current treatment philosophies for management facial asymmetry and dentofacial deformities associated with TMJ-related etiology.
  • Describe bone grafting techniques to reconstruct alveolar ridge defects and augment the maxillary sinus in preparation for implant placement.
  • Discuss the current literature and evidence based practices pertaining to the techniques presented in the session.
  • Describe the digital workflow in the office to treatment plan implant placement, surgical guides, and provisional restorations.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of dynamic and static guided surgery to place implant precisely and accurately.
  • Discuss the current literature and evidence based practices pertaining to the techniques presented in the session
  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages of various grafting options
  • Describe techniques to improve success rates for jaw reconstruction
  • Explain the latest clinical applications of neurotoxins, chemical peels and dermal fillers.
  • Illustrate minimally invasive cosmetic procedures into daily OMS practice.
  • Review additional cosmetic procedures in order to augment orthognathic surgery.
  • Discuss enhanced referral patterns from orthodontists as it relates to orthognathic and cosmetic surgery.
  • Review intraoperative navigation, how to apply, and know its limitations.
  • Review applications in the clinical setting.
  • Discuss an overview of 20th century maxillofacial surgery trauma management.
  • Review 21st century advances in trauma management.


Professional Practice Gaps

Rapidly advancing technologies in surgical assisted orthodontics and the role of TMJ pathology in the treatment of dentofacial deformities, hard and soft tissue augmentation of complex bony deficiencies, esthetic outcomes in orthognathic surgery, advancing technology for implant placement and rapidly changing strategies for the treatment of facial trauma have created a knowledge gap for practicing oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists, general dentists, and other dental specialists. This course will provide an evidenced-based educational program to present methods for implementing the latest technologic advances in treatment planning and orthodontic and surgical treatment, bone grafting and implant placement in cases requiring complex reconstructive procedures, maximizing facial esthetic outcomes, and treatment of facial trauma.

Statement of Need

Oral maxillofacial specialists need new information and management strategies in the areas of orthodontics and orthognathic surgery, reconstructive surgery, implantology, facial cosmetic treatment options and treatment of facial trauma. Review of current research and choices in treatment are essential, as well as opportunities for collegial discussion, and consideration of application to their clinical setting. Multiple case presentations to demonstrate research concepts reinforce educational concepts.


The purpose of this activity is to engage attendees in thoughtful discussion and debate of the issues, so they can implement appropriate improvements to patient care. Each session is structured to invite informal discussion of the issues surrounding the topic being presented. Participants are invited to bring cases for discussion during the fireside chat. A course syllabus will provide materials for future reference.

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