33rd Annual Winter Meeting

February 23 - 28, 2020

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa

126 Riverfront Lane
Avon, CO 81620



Course Directors

Charles D. Hasse, DDS, MD, FACD, FICD 
Brian B. Farrell, DDS, MD 
R. Bryan Bell, MD, DDS, FACS, FACD 

Course Overview

Join us at the ACOMS and FACES 33rd Annual Winter Meeting at the Westin Riverfront Resort from February 23 – 28, 2020 in Vail Valley, Colorado. Specially developed for oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists, general practice dentists, and other interested medical and dental specialties, this exceptional learning activity provides attendees with practical information they can readily integrate into the practice setting. Participants benefit from educational lectures, sharing experiences, and connecting with experts and colleagues. Each day features two lectures on diverse topics presented by outstanding faculty and at least six hours of skiing daily. This year will focus on topics in prosthetics, implants, nerve injuries, TMJ, OSA, and more. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize health complications of marijuana use and different delivery systems used by patients for marijuana
  • Review key concepts in the management of patients with high altitude exposure and discuss the etiology of high-altitude pulmonary edema and high-altitude cerebral edema
  • Identify treatment for the management of failing teeth in the esthetic zone
  • Understand clinical and radiographic evaluation for immediate implant placement in the esthetic zone
  • Recognize the criteria for fabrication of chairside immediate provisional restorations
  • Define treatment for terminal dentition and edentulous patients for a fixed prosthesis
  • Discuss criteria for diagnosing axial, tilted, and zygoma implants
  • Define the number and distribution of implants for the reconstruction of edentulous jaws
  • Explain the physiologic changes associated with sleep deprivation and how these changes lead to increased risk for cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline
  • Describe the sleep mechanism that controls the sleep wake cycle
  • Describe the basic treatments for sleep apnea and success rates
  • Review nerve injury diagnosis and treatment planning and discuss the indications for nerve reconstruction
  • Describe the techniques used in microneurosurgery
  • Discuss the indications for open temporomandibular joint surgery
  • Review techniques used for disc manipulation and discectomy and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of TMJ discectomy
  • Discuss the surgeon-orthodontist relationship and what the orthodontist requires from the surgeon  and the key elements of orthognathic surgery: predictable, efficient, and affordable
  • Review patient management issues as it relates to orthognathic surgery 


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