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2016 Combined Meeting Review

Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Midwestern Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. David M. Grogan DDS, MSD President of the Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery welcomed our group to the annual combined meeting. Three members of the Midwestern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery were in attendance. There were 120 participants and 33 exhibitors in attendance.

Society Board of Directors meetings and a golf tournament took place on Thursday. A cocktail reception followed the tournament.

Friday morning was reserved for the resident presentations. Thirteen excellent abstracts were presented with topics including immunotherapy, distraction osteogenesis, custom dental implants, trauma, pathology and reconstruction, and implant provisional. The resident presentation award was given to Captain Caleb English (Lackland AFB) for “Anterior Allogenic Block Grafting with and without Simultaneous Implant Placement: Feasible for Private Practice”. Friday afternoon’s presentation was “Office Based Anesthesia” by Dr. Jeffery Bennett. The presentations were followed by another cocktail reception with passed food. Later that evening Baylor, OU, and UTHSC-SA all held Alumni Association Dinners.

Saturday’s program focused on “Complications in Implant Dentistry” presented by Drs. Mark Steinberg and Gary Morris. Saturday afternoon also included a brief presentation by Dr. Paul M. Lambert candidate for Vice President of AAOMS. AAOMS, ABOMS, OMSNIC, and OMS Foundation informational update were delivered followed by the Southwest Society of OMS membership meeting and the Texas Society of OMS membership meeting. The evening included the President’s Event at a local Churascaria.

The meeting was educational, entertaining and a great chance to interact with colleagues and exhibitors. The society is very welcoming of families as evidenced by the presence of children of all ages at the receptions and the robust offering of activities for those persons accompanying the surgeons.

The Midwestern OMS Society has again been asked to participate in the 2017 meeting April 19-23 Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch. It would be a shame not to take advantage of this gracious invitation!



AAOMS President Dr. Lou Rafetto

Educational offerings - CCEPD meeting next week with the intention of revamping CE offerings in accordance with members requests.

ADA issues - ADA tabled discussion last year on setting guidelines for office anesthesia/going to come up again this year. The proposed recommendations mirrored that of pediatrics and are much less stringent than the current AAOMS recommendations. Executive members are reaching out to the ADA leadership in an effort to direct this issue in the proper direction (i.e. what we want). Discussions continue regarding what is necessary for specialty recognition.

Kaleb’s Law - I am sure you are aware of the death of this unfortunate at age 6 while in an OMS office. A member of the California state legislature became a big advocate for change and is working with the family on legislation. Two amendments were added late to the proposal negatively impact OMS. AAOMS is actively engaging legislature regarding these topics.

Simulation Program – There has been good progress. Office sim training is expected to begin in 2018.

District V update Dr. B.D. Tiner

Informational campaign - $1.6 million to be spent on informational campaign this year (total now $3.9 mill) – expect assessment or dues increase. Example orthodontics in year 9 have had 5 years of assessments. We have currently been tapping reserves (now at 67% of years expenses but shouldn’t be allowed below 60%), but can’t continue to do that. Targets are dental students, parents of teenagers/young adults, hygienists, 20-30 y.o.’s, middle age and elderly. Reminder: link your website to MyOMS.org for videos. Interesting fact, largest number of searches has been for “jaw surgery”.

American College of Surgeons – First year will see 86 single degree applicant inducted as fellows this fall. Applicants should be very active in trauma and hospital surgery as these are the two pillars for existence of the ACS. Please do not list office/ambulatory surgery/teeth and titanium on your one-year case log that is required.

PBRN – Initial study (antibiotics in third molar extraction) is now in the hands of the statisticians/48 surgeons participated.

Registry – Necessary for benchmarking, advocacy +++ / we were working with American Society of Anesthesia but they have decided not to continue to provide service. Pilot this year nonetheless.

OMS Foundation update Dr. Wendell A. Edgin

New format – ANNUAL FUND replaces REAP. Several levels of gifting are available /Please look for communication/mailing and contribute to the future of our specialty.

Upcoming Meetings

2017 Southwest Society Combined Annual Meeting
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April 14-17, 2016
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa Gainey Ranch
Scottdale , Arizona 85258

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