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Dates and Location for 2024 Announced!
– October 3 – 5, 2024
– Sheraton Westport Plaza Hotel St. Louis

The St. Louis Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Review course is a comprehensive review in OMS tailored towards preparation and practice for the Oral Certifying Examination.  This includes detailed didactic lectures from experts in each discipline, accompanied by small group breakout sessions for oral preparation utilizing a mock board format.

  

About the Review Course:

The St. Louis Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Review course is a comprehensive review in OMS tailored towards preparation and practice for the Oral Certifying Examination.  This includes detailed didactic lectures from experts in each discipline, accompanied by small group breakout sessions for oral preparation utilizing a mock board format.

The course will be divided into sections for review.  These will include orthognathic surgery, infections, TMJ, pathology, trauma, implants, reconstruction, dentoalveolar surgery, adult and pediatric medicine and anesthesia and management of emergencies.  We will also include a separate section for cleft and craniofacial surgery.

We will then focus on the sections reviewed from the day for small group practice.  Individual participants should have the opportunity to act as an examinee if desired in a low stress learning environment.  Though not required it is encouraged.  Watching peers go through the process is also helpful in preparation.

If you have completed board certification this course will also offer a comprehensive review in the specialty with up-to-date lectures on current practices within the specialty.

Finally, we hope that this course will also provide the opportunity to meet with surgeons from across the country going through the same process.  Finding peers to do live preparation with is an excellent form of practice and we hope that you will make some new friends as well.

We look forward to seeing you at our inaugural course.

Thank You To Our Sponsors from the 2023 Review!

  

     

  

 

    

Educational Objectives

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Participants should be able to provide an organized description of a thorough maxillofacial examination with specific focus in topics such as trauma, orthognathic surgery, pathology, TMJ and dentoalveolar surgery among others.

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Participants should be able to provide concise and pertinent evaluation of varying radiographic studies used to diagnose and treat varying maxillofacial diseases.

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Participants should be able to understand surgical outcomes, post-operative care and management of complications in treating the oral and maxillofacial surgery patient.

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Participants will be able to provide surgical treatment plans, based on sound evaluation and diagnosis in the management of the oral and maxillofacial surgery patient

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Participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to discuss the above topics in a manner that might be expected in an oral examination.

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To provide an overview of all topics relevant in a comprehensive review of subjective evaluation, objective evaluation, treatment planning, surgery and post-operative care to the oral and maxillofacial surgery patient.

Example of the Schedule from 2023

Day 1

  • Thursday October 5, 2023
    06:30 AM – 07:00 AM Continental Breakfast/Registration

    07:00 AM – 07:30 AM Introductions/Course Overview/Exam Overview 

    07:30 AM – 09:00 AM Orthognathic

    09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Cosmetics

    10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Ethics

    10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Break

    11:00 AM – 12:30 PM TMJ Surgery

    12:30 PM – 01:30 PM Lunch

    01:30 PM – 04:30 PM Pathology

    04:30 PM – 04:45 PM Break/Move to Small Groups

    04:45 PM – 06:00 PM Small Groups

Day 2

  • Friday October 6, 2023
    06:30 AM – 07:00 AM Continental Breakfast/Registration

    07:00 AM – 08:30 AM Trauma

    08:30 AM – 10:00 AM Dentoalveolar Surgery

    10:00 AM – 10:30 AM OSA

    10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Break

    11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Infections 

    12:30 PM – 01:30 PM Lunch

    01:30 PM – 01:45 PM 25 Financial

    01:45 PM – 02:45 PM Implants

    02:45PM – 04:30 PM Reconstruction

    04:30 PM – 04:45 PM Break/Move to Small Groups

    04:45 PM – 06:00 PM Small Groups

Day 3

-Concludes by 3:30 PM

  • Saturday October 7, 2023
    06:30 AM – 07:00 AM Continental Breakfast/Registration

    07:00 AM – 08:00 AM Cleft & Craniofacial

    08:00 AM – 10:15 AM Medicine

    10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Break

    10:45 AM – 12:30 PM Medical Emergencies/Anesthesia 

    12:30 PM – 01:30 PM Lunch

    12:30 PM – 03:30 PM Small Groups

Dates and Location for 2024 Announced
– October 3 – 5, 2024
– Sheraton Westport Plaza Hotel St. Louis

The course is offered in the wonderful city of St. Louis, MO which has lots to offer for evening socialization and dining.

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Lots of opportunities for evening socializing.

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World-class accommodations.

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Outstanding dining options.

Speakers from 2023 Review

Aaron D. Figueroa, DDS, FACS

OMS Training Program: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Fellowship Training Program:  TMJ, Cosmetics, Trauma and Reconstruction, Mercy Hospital St. Louis, MO

Current Position:  Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Iowa City, IA.

Details:  Dr. Figueroa is a full-time academic surgeon.  He practices the broad scope of the specialty with an emphasis on TMJ surgery, orthognathic surgery and cleft and craniofacial surgery.  He has published multiple articles and book chapters on varying topics.

Robert Reti, DDS, FACS

OMS Training Program: Tufts University

Fellowship Training Program:  TMJ, Cosmetics, Trauma and Reconstruction, Mercy Hospital St. Louis, MO

Current Position:  Clinical Professor of Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,  Washington School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, ATSU School of Oral Health and Dental Medicine, St. Louis, MO. Private Practice Southwest Oral Surgery and Dental Implants.

Details:  Dr. Reti practice full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is actively involved in teaching fellows at Mercy Medical Center as well as training dental students at ATSU School of Dental Medicine.  In addition, Dr. Reti participates in regular call at multiple hospitals around St. Louis, MO. 

Rishad Shaikh, DMD, FACS

OMS Training Program: West Virginia University

Fellowship Training Program: TMJ, Cosmetics, Trauma and Reconstruction, Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO

Current Position: Private Practice, Midwest Oral Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery, St. Louis, MO.

Details: Dr. Shaikh practices broad scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with emphasis on dentoalveolar, implants, trauma, TMJ and orthognathic Surgery.  Before private practice he was full-time clinical attending at MetroHealth Medical Center’s OMS residency training program in Cleveland, OH. He is currently actively involved in teaching fellows at Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, MO.

 

Gregory Tentindo DMD, MD, FACS

OMS Training Program: University of California, San Francisco

Fellowship Training Program:  TMJ, Cosmetics, Trauma and Reconstruction, Mercy Hospital St. Louis, MO

Current Position:  Private Practice, Oral Facial Surgery Institute

Details:  Dr. Tentindo practices broad scope oral and maxillofacial surgery.  He is the current program director of the TMJ, Cosmetics, Trauma and Reconstruction Surgery Fellowship at Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, MO where he is actively involved in teaching fellows every day. 

Joseph Ivory, DDS

OMS Training Program: Womack Army Medical Center

Fellowship Training Program: TMJ, Cosmetics, Trauma and Reconstruction, Mercy Hospital St. Louis, MO

Current Position: Private Practice, Alabama Surgical Arts, Montgomery, AL

Details:  Dr. Ivory retired from the United States military after 27 years of service.  He deployed multiple times in his career and spent eight years as a mentor in OMS training programs in North Carolina, Texas and Georgia.  He ended his military career as the program director for the OMS program at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Adjunct faculty at Augusta University in Augusta ,Georgia and served as an Associate Professor for the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.  His current surgical practice is focused on dentoalveolar surgery, implants, TMJ, orthognathic and reconstructive surgery.

Ryan M. Diepenbrock, DDS, FAACS

OMS Training Program: David Grant USAF Medical Center

Fellowship Training Program:  Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Institute of Facial and Cosmetic Surgery, Murray, UT

Current Position:  Private Practice, Diepenbrock Facial Cosmetic Surgery/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, Fort Wayne, IN

Details: Dr. Diepenbrock is the Past-President of the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery.  He serves on the Executive Committee of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Committee, and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery sub-committee on facial cosmetic surgery.  He is published and lectures regularly. 

Damian Findlay, DMD, MD, FACS

OMS Training Program: The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City

Fellowship Training Program:  TMJ, Cosmetics, Trauma and Reconstruction, Mercy Hospital St. Louis, MO

Current Position:  Private Practice, Oral Facial Surgery Institute

Details: Dr. Findlay practices broad scope oral and maxillofacial surgery.  He is the current Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Mercy Hospital in Saint Louis, MO. He is also a surgical attending at Mercy Hospital where he is involved in teaching fellows. 

Ryan J. Smart, DMD, MD, FACS

OMS Training Program:  Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship Training Program: Head and Neck Surgery, LSU, Shreveport, LA

Current Position: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/Microvascular Reconstructive Surgeon

Essentia Health, Fargo, ND, Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences 

Details: Dr. Smart practices full scope Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery including dentoalveolar, orthognathic, TMJ, pathology and reconstructive surgery. 

Jeff James, MBA, DDS, MD, FACS, FAACS

OMS Training Program: Louisiana State University

Fellowship Training Program: University of Oklahoma – Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery 

Current Position:  Program Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental College of Georgia.  D Director of The Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic, Dental College of Georgia.  Service Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medical College of Georgia.

Details:  Dr. James serves as the Program Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, training two residents a year in full-scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well as military residents from the OMS program on Ft. Gordon, Georgia.  He is dual boarded in OMS and Facial Cosmetic Surgery.  He is the author of multiple publications and serves on several committees at Augusta University.

Todd Wentland, DDS, MD

OMS Training Program: The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City

Fellowship Training Program: Maxillofacial oncology and reconstructive surgery, John Peter Smith Health System, Fort Worth, TX

Current Position: Private Practice, Faculty JPS MORS

Details: Dr. Wentland practices full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery as well as head and neck cancer and microvascular reconstruction. Currently in private practice in East Texas where he covers multiple hospitals and covers all head and neck consults ranging from trauma to cancer. He routinely works along side, and trains, current fellows at JPS MORS division.

Andrew Jenzer, DDS

OMS Training Program: Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC

Fellowship Training Program: Duke University, Craniomaxillofacial Trauma 

Current Position:  Department Chair, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dwight D. Eisenhower Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia

Details:  Dr. Jenzer is passionate about teaching and he most happy instructing residents on surgery in the operating room.  He practices the full scope of the specialty with an emphasis on orthognathic surgery and trauma.

Michael Barbick, DMD,MD

OMS Training Program: University of Florida, Gainesville

Current Position: CEO Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Clinical Assistant Professor University of Florida, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Details: Dr. Barbick maintains a broad scope of practice where he regularly preforms TMJ surgery, head and neck surgery, micro-surgical nerve repair and facial reconstruction.  He maintains and active relationship with the University of Florida, Gainesville where he teaches dental students and oral and maxillofacial surgery residents. 

Bentley Anderson, DDS

OMS Training Program: University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

Fellowship Training Program: TMJ, Cosmetics, Trauma and Reconstruction, Mercy Hospital St. Louis, MO

Current Position: Private practice. Office locations include Farmington, UT, West Valley City UT and Yuma, AZ.

Details: Dr. Anderson practices broad scope oral and maxillofacial Surgery. He enjoys dentoalveolar procedures, TMJ reconstruction, trauma, orthognathic surgery, and benign path reconstruction.

Matthew Pham, DMD, MD

OMS Training Program: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Current Position:  Private Practice, Carolina’s Center for Oral & Facial Surgery, Columbia, SC

Details:  Dr. Pham practices full scope OMFS with a focus on orthognathic, TMJ, and All-On-X procedures. He also takes level I facial trauma call, has written journal and textbook publications, and regularly lectures. He enjoys traveling with his family Linda, Maia, and Tori.