Virtual Best Practices Boot Camp

March 28 - 30, 2020

Online, Live Webinar

COVID-19 Update

In light of current events, we have decided to hold the ACOMS Best Practices Boot Camp as a live, virtual course, following the same schedule March 28 – 30, 2020 Central Time. The meeting will proceed as scheduled via an accredited live webinar. Previously unregistered individuals may now register for this online event at a discounted rate. All registrants will receive access to a recording of the full webinar.

All existing registrants for the in-person course should make the necessary arrangements to cancel lodging and travel as soon as possible. Hotel rooms at the Loews Chicago O'Hare can be canceled by 4:00 PM CST on the day before you were scheduled to arrive. The majority of major airlines are currently waiving cancellation and rebooking fees.



Course Overview

The ACOMS Best Practices Boot Camp will provide a review of current trends and updates in a wide range of procedures spanning the complete scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. This comprehensive review is designed for residents and OMS of all experience levels. The program will cover temporomandibular joint disease, orthognathic surgery, MRONJ, HPV related head and neck cancer, office based anesthesia, virtual surgical planning, dentoalveolar surgery, implant surgery, cosmetic facial procedures, and trauma surgery. 

Course Chairs

Stephanie Drew, DMD, FACS

Eric Carlson, DMD, MD, FACS 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss current diagnostic and treatment algorithms in patients suffering from facial pain and Temporomandibular Dysfunction
  • Discuss currently understood guidelines and recommendations for the safe and effective mgmt. of surgical patients with significant systemic disease
  • Summarize the purported pathophysiologic mechanisms for the development of medication related osteonecrosis of the jaws, including their support and refutation
  • Discuss the molecular biologic mechanisms of HPV related squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity/oropharynx, including how to ascertain the potential causation of HPV in the carcinogenesis of these cancers
  • Recognize fundamentals of patient selection and adopt risk optimization in office-based anesthesia
  • Discuss how to develop, implement, and plan reconstruction of the maxillofacial region using virtual surgical planning and adjunctive technologies
  • Review best practices in virtual surgical planning from a both surgeon and engineering standpoint to optimize patient outcomes
  • Identify options for facial enhancement including minor procedures involving fillers and neurotoxins, as well as permanent facial volume restoration using implants and orthognathic surgery
  • Describe current state-of-the-art techniques in dentoalveolar surgery
  • Review diagnosis, treatment planning, and surgical principles in treating implant patients
  • Identify predisposing factors for traumatic injuries to the craniomaxillofacial complex
  • Explain how to conduct a comprehensive historical review, clinical and radiographic examination of traumatic injuries
  • Discuss treatment algorithms for the management of gunshot wounds to the craniomaxillofacial region

CDE and CME Accreditation

Continuing Dental Education (CDE): 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. The ACOMS Best Practices Boot Camp has been approved for 24.25 Continuing Dental Education (CDE) credits.

Continuing Medical Education (CME): 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.

Designation Statement: PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Educational Grant for this activity received from DePuy Synthes.

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