Pre-Conference Virtual Surgical Planning Hands-on Symposium

April 20, 2018

LSU HSC, New Orleans, Louisiana


Pre-Conference Virtual Surgical Planning Hands-on Symposium


Virtual surgical planning (VSP) is rapidly becoming the standard of care for correction of complex dentofacial deformities. This interactive cadaver program will help OMS and OMS residents gain advanced knowledge and skills to take advantage of this technology to improve patient outcomes and save valuable time.

The experienced faculty will focus on the use of virtual planning software and its applications in orthognathic surgery, with advanced principles of creating guides and jigs, use of intraoral scanning, and surgery first principles and planning with virtual software. The hands-on cadaver labs will translate the virtual world to the clinical.

Computer aided computer simulation provides tremendous preoperative insight into the dental and skeletal movements anticipated, osteotomy orientation and positioning, and accurately transfers the virtual plan to the correction of the malocclusion and dentofacial deformity. The efficiency offered by VSP when compared to conventional model surgery can return hours to the surgeon’s day through a more streamlined work-up, smoother intraoperative experience, and confidence in the surgical accuracy.


  • Brian Farrell, DDS, MD
    Carolinas Oral and Facial Surgery, Charlotte, NC
  • Stephanie Drew, DMD
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • TJ Tejera, DMD, MD
    Southwest Florida Oral and Facial Surgery, Fort Myers, FL
  • Benjamin Walline, DDS, MD
    Los Angeles Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Preliminary Agenda

    Subject to change

     7:30 - 8:00 AM Welcome and Registration
     8:00 - 8:30 AM Data Collection for the Correction of Dentofacial Deformities with Virtual Surgical Planning
    Stephanie Drew, DMD, FACS 
     8:30 - 9:00 AM Optical Scanning and Eliminating Model Surgery with Virtual Surgical Planning
    TJ Tejera, DMD, MD
     9:15 - 9:45 AM Intraoperative Efficiency, Accuracy and Emerging Technologies with Virtual Surgical Planning
    Brian Farrell, DDS, MD
     9:45 - 10:15 AM Corrective surgery with invisalign and a review of Pearls and Pitfalls with VSP
    Benjamin Walline, DDS, MD 
     10:30 - 11:45 AM Cadaver lab: Guided genioglossus advancement for OSA
    All Faculty 
     11:45 Am - 12:00 PM  An Opioid-Reducing Strategy for the Management of Postsurgical Pain 
    With EXPAREL® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension)
      1:00 - 4:00 PM Cadaver lab: Maxillary osteotomies with interdental cutting guides and splints 
    Mandibular osteotomies (BSSO / IVRO / Inverted L) with guides and splints

    All Faculty 


    Online registration is available via the ACOMS 39th Annual Scientific Conference & JKOMSF Pearls VII Meeting registration page. Registration is limited to no more than 30 participants. Registration rates:

    • ACOMS Member: $1,095
    • ACOMS Resident Member: $595
    • Non-Member OMS: $1,495

    Learning Objectives

    • Describe the use of virtual surgical planning (VSP) in more advanced and sophisticated orthognathic surgery including the use of intraoral scanners, surgery first concepts, and 3D printed guides
    • Identify the necessary data collection needed to address dentofacial deformities through virtual surgical planning
    • Apply live virtual surgical planning to correct dentofacial deformities
    • Discuss the accuracy of VSP to traditional model surgery
    • Review the improved intraoperative efficiency through virtual surgical planning
    • Illustrate the future of VSP as model less surgery and customization continue to evolve

    Acknowledgement of Support

    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Stryker CMF.

    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 6.5 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. This activity has been approved for 6.5 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.