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ASMS: The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
ASMS: The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

Leaders in the Education, Art, and
Science of Facial Reconstruction

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January 23-25, 2015
University of Miami
Miami, FL

A Word from the Chairmen
Thank you for your interest in the ASMS Basic Maxillofacial Principles and Techniques Course. We are proud to be part of this dynamic educational program jointly sponsored by the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the Maxillofacial Surgeons Foundation.

We hope you enjoy the course.

Co-Chairs: Gaby Doumit, MD; Joe Garri MD, DMD; Andrew Wexler MD
Local Host: Seth Thaller, MD, DMD, FACS

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Intended Audience
This course is appropriate for all practicing plastic surgeons, residents and other physicians interested in a greater understanding of basic maxillofacial principles and techniques.

This course is a three-day program consisting of lectures and hands-on laboratory sessions. The goal of this course is to introduce the principles of maxillofacial surgery, with a unique emphasis on the topics of dental anatomy, occlusion, dental impressions, orthodontics and prosthodontics, orthognathic surgery and maxillofacial trauma. Over half of the course is devoted to unique “hands-on laboratories” to teach plastic surgeons the basics of taking impressions and working with dental models, cephalometric analysis, osteotomies and plating techniques. All plastic surgeons should consider taking this course as part of their core curriculum in maxillofacial surgery.

Lab picture 1 Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the anatomy of the head and neck area, especially as related to dental aspects of the oral cavity.
  • Take impressions, construct and mount dental models and make acrylic splints.
  • Implement current concepts in diagnosis and treatment of facial fractures.
  • Incorporate cephalometric prediction tracings and application of orthognathic principles and techniques to diagnose and treat congenital and post-traumatic deformities in their practices.
  • Incorporate use of bone cutting equipment and rigid fixation in maxillofacial surgery in their practices.
This course is supported by: KLS Martin, LP

Program Faculty:

Osbel Borges, DMD
Nova Southeastern University
Miami, FL

Mimis Cohen, MD, FACS
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Gaby Doumit, MD, M.Sc, FRCSC
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Mutaz B. Habal, MD, FRCS, FACS
Tampa, FL

Jose I. Garri, MD, DMD
University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, FL

Kant Lin, MD
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

David Morris, MD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Frank Papay, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Warren Schubert, MD, FACS
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN

James Stuzin, MD
University of Miami
Miami, FL

Peter Taub, MD, FACS
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY

Seth R. Thaller, MD, DMD, FACS
University of Miami
Miami, FL

Andrew Wexler, MD, MA, FACS
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Jack Yu, MD
Georgia Regents University
Augusta, GA

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