32nd Annual Winter Meeting

February 24 - March 1, 2019

The Peaks Resort & Spa

136 Country Club Drive
Mountain Village, CO 81435


Subject to change

 Monday, February 25

 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM   Orthognathic Surgery on Growing Children  Myron Tucker, DDS
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Emerging Techniques for the Management of Orthognathic Surgical Patients from Records to Recovery  Brian Farrell, DDS, MD

 Tuesday, February 26

 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM  Cleft and Orthognathic Surgery   Bonnie Padwa, DMD, MD
 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   Inflammatory Diseases Affecting the Maxillofacial Skeleton in Children

 Wednesday, February 27

 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM   Virtual Navigation: Its Use in Implant Dentistry and Applications in Oral and Maxilloficial Surgery  Joel Rosenlicht, DMD
 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   Conservative Management of the TMJ Patient and Selection of Surgical Treatment Options
 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Evening Reception at Gorrono Ranch 
 (included with registration. Guest tickets available for purchase.)

  Thursday, February 29

 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM   Craniofacial Surgery and Complex Zygomatic Orbital Trauma  Paul Tiwana, DDS, MD, MS, FACS 
 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 Mandibulofacial Dysostosis: Airway Management and Cleft Palate Considerations 

 Friday, March 1

 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM   Surgery for Accelerated Orthodontic Movement  Charles Hasse, DDS, MD FICD 
 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   What's New in Oral and Neck Cancer? A Lot!    R. Bryan Bell, MD, DDS, FACS


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. 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 (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. ACOMS/FACES 32nd Annual Winter Meeting has been approved for 20 hours of Continuing Dental Education (CDE) credit.


  • Review the basic principles of growth including the sequence and direction of growth in different areas of facial structures.

  •  Explain how various facial types respond differently to corrective facial surgery.

  • Construct a rationale for justification of surgery on very young growing children.

  • Review the workflow for data collection with CBCT and optical scanner.

  • Describe the digital transfer of data and printing splints locally.

  • Explain the use of occlusal based and bone borne cutting guides to guide osteotomies.

  • Illustrate the management of segmental surgery in the absence of a splint.

  • Summarize the salient concepts of cleft orthognathic surgery.

  • Identify and evaluate inflammatory conditions of the maxillofacial skeleton in children

  • Review how virtual navigation works, interfaces with CB and CT scan, and can deliver precise surgical planning of dental implant cases without the use of rigid guides.

  • Discuss the future applications of virtual navigation in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

  • Discuss the etiology of the acute and chronic TMJ patient not requiring open arthroplasty.

  • Review new intra-articular medications along with a multidisciplinary approach for comprehensive treatment.

  • Explain the risks and benefits of open arthroplasty and total joint replacement. 

  • Summarize and understand the contemporary care of the craniofacial surgery patient.

  • Summarize and understand key concepts related to the management of the patient presenting with a complex fracture.

  • Review key concepts in the management of patients with OSA.

  • Discuss the implications of surgical airway problems in patients with a syndromic diagnosis and the presence of cleft palate.

  • Describe an effective surgical method to facilitate stable, accelerated orthodontic tooth movement.

  • Discuss how to combine this method with orthognathic surgery to achieve accelerated but stable results.

  • Discuss changes in the demographics and etiology of oral, head and neck cancer and learn how this is changing approaches to treatment.

  • Explain how improved understanding of immune response to cancer has led to the development of novel immunotherapies, which have resulted in, for the first time, improved survival for patients with oral, head and neck cancer.


Rapidly advancing technologies including virtual surgical planning, improving scanning and computer technology, use of navigation, changes in treatment concepts for inflammatory diseases in children, new head and neck cancer treatment regimens have created a knowledge gap for practicing oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists, and other dental and medical specialists.   This course will provide an evidenced based educational program to present methods for implementing the latest technologic advances in treatment planning and surgical treatment and providing the widest variety of treatment options to patients undergoing orthognathic, cleft/craniofacial, orbital trauma, TMJ, implant surgery and treatment of head and neck cancer.


Oral maxillofacial specialists need new information and management strategies in the field of orthodontics and orthognathic surgery, trauma surgery and implantology. Topics in research and choices in treatment are essential, as well as opportunities for collegial discussion and consideration of application to their clinical setting. With respect to improvements in how patient care is provided, securing and maintaining office accreditation is timely.


The purpose of this conference 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. A course syllabus will provide materials for future reference.


It is the policy of the ACOMS and PeerPoint Medical Education Institute to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational programs. As a continuing education provider accredited by the ACCME and ADA CERP, any planner or faculty in a position to influence educational content is required to disclose the existence of any financial interest or other personal relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s).

The following course chairs and faculty have relevant financial relationships to disclose:
  • TBA
The following course chairs and faculty have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:
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