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American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS)

August 15 - 17, 2014
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Friday: Lectures Only-Feinberg Room A
Saturday/Sunday: Lecture Sessions: Baldwin, Auditorium, Lurie Building at 303 E. Superior Street, 1st Floor
Lab Sessions: Sim Labs


Friday, August 15th
Feinberg Room A
8:30 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome
Introduction to course facility
Introduction of course faculty
Course Overview
Acknowledgment of corporate sponsors
9:10 a.m. Housekeeping issues
Informal dress
Wear name tags at all times
Course Evaluation Forms
ASMS Application Forms
Acknowledgment and thanks to corporate supporters
Reminder of social events
9:15 a.m. Oral & Dental Anatomy
Teeth and supporting structures (pediatric and adult)
Alveolar bone
Occlusion terminology and assessment: centric, rest, overjet, overbite, and masticatory positions
9:45 a.m. Use of Dental Splints
10:00 a.m. Head and Neck Anatomy
10:30 am Surgical Approaches to the Craniofacial Skeleton
11:00 a.m. Mandible Trauma & Reconstruction
Surgical approaches
Mandibular biomechanics
Controversy of the use of mini-plates versus large plates, compression plates, lag screws (with discussion of various techniques)
Mandibular (simple symphyseal, para-symphyseal, body, angle, ramus and condylar)
Defect mandibular injuries (comminuted, edentulous, segmental defect)
Teeth in the line of fracture
Treatment of avulsed teeth
Options for mandibular reconstruction
12:00-1:10 Lunch
1:00 p.m. Orthognathic Surgery / Orthodontics / Cephalometrics
Participants will lean the practical aspects of cephalometric analysis and surgical treatment prediction for the following session. Participants will gain an understanding of surgical treatment planning in patient with maxillofacial deformity. The discussion will emphasize the surgical techniques (LeFort I, BSSO, and Genioplasty), the supportive orthodontic management and prosthodontic treatment (osseointegrated implants).
2:00 p.m. Coffee break
2:30 p.m.
Orthognathic Surgery / Orthodontics / Cephalometrics
5:00 p.m. Friday Program Concludes
Saturday, August 16th
7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Laboratory Video
Videos on taking dental impressions, making splints, making a fracture model, construction of a Gunning splint.
Lab Sessions: Sim Labs
9:00 a.m. Laboratory Session #1:

The Use of Fracture Models and the taking of Dental Impressions:

Discussion of alginate, dental stone, plaster, acrylic, wax bite, typodonts, and articulators.

First Exercise:

  1. Take dental impressions of each other with alginate.
  2. Use dental stone to make dental models of each other. Use the clear plastic molds when you pour these models, so they fit into the articulator.
  3. Make wax bite impressions, and mount your own dental models in the articulator with wax bite.
Second Exercise:
  1. Using your own dental models, make an occlusal splint.
  2. Using your own dental models, make a lingual and possible palatal splint, so that you are prepared for your next mandible and palatal fracture.
Third Exercise:
  1. A fracture model of a malunion of a mandible and the corresponding maxilla will be provided. Cut the mandible model to replicate the fracture.
  2. Use the maxillary model, mandibular pieces and Play-Doh to re-establish the proper pre-morbid occlusion. You may need to cut or burr the edges of the model in order to remove corners that interfere with re-establishing the proper occlusion.
  3. Once the proper occlusion is established, stabilize the reduction mandible fracture with a glue gun, and then with plaster.
  4. Mount the maxilla and mandible in the articulator and recheck that you have properly established the pre-morbid occlusion. It should replicate the occlusion of your typodont, from which the models were originally casted.
  5. Make an acrylic splint.
Fourth Exercise:
  1. Construction of an acrylic Gunning splint for a typodont that has mandibular incisors, but is otherwise edentulous.
12:45-1:30 p.m. Lunch
Lecture Sessions: Baldwin, Auditorium, Lurie Building at 303 E. Superior Street, 1st Floor
1:30 p.m. Orbital Fractures and reconstruction (blow-out, blow-in, entrapment).
Zygomatic Fractures.
2:00 p.m. Nasal Fractures, Naso-Orbital-Ethmoid (N.O.E.)
Palatal Fractures
2:30 p.m. ASMS Membership & Benefits
Introduction to ASMS (History, membership, educational activities)
Why join?
Membership application.
Upcoming courses and meetings.
2:35 p.m. Maxillary (Le Fort I, II, III) Fractures Frontal sinus Fractures
3:05 pm Panfacial Sequencing
3:35 p.m. Coffee Break
3:50 p.m. Discussion of fracture plating and wire exercises
Lab Sessions: Sim Labs
4:05 p.m. Laboratory Session #2
Lab Session #2, Part A:
Application of Plates & Screws to Mandible & Midface Fractures using Saw Bone Models:

Mandible fracture exercises:
  1. Champy plate for angle fracture
  2. Lag screw fixation for symphyseal fracture
  3. 'Box plate' for symphyseal fractures
  4. Mini-plate for subcondylar fracture
  5. 'Locking screw' of a large reconstruction plate for mandibular defect using a template
  6. Introduction to trochars for screw placement

Midface fracture exercises:

  1. Mini-plates for zygoma fracture
  2. Mini-plates for hemi-LeFort I fracture
  3. Mesh plate for orbital floor fracture
Lab Session #2, Part B:
Use of Typodont for MMF Exercises and Splint Construction:
  1. Interdental & intermaxillary wiring techniques (arch bars, Ivy loops, Ernst ligature, interdental wiring, and spanning wire technique for midline fractures)
6:30 p.m. Saturday program concludes
Sunday, August 17th
7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Videos for Laboratory Session
Orthognathic videos of Sabine Girod
Lab Sessions: Sim Labs
8:00 a.m. Laboratory Session #3:
Osteotomies for Genioplasty and Orthognathic Surgery:
  1. Advancement Genioplasty with plating.
  2. Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy, (BSSO), of the mandible with plating & screw fixation.
  3. Le Fort 1 Osteotomy & plating.
Resorbable plates demonstration ('one on one' in the lab)
Baldwin, Auditorium, Lurie Building at 303 E. Superior Street, 1st Floor
9:45 a.m. Coffee Break
10:00 a.m. Maxillofacial Trauma Medico Legal aspect
10:15 am Maxillofacial Trauma - CPT Coding
10:30 a.m. Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery
11:00 am Distraction Osteogenesis of the craniofacial Skeleton
11:30 a.m. Computer assisted planning of Orthognathic surgery
12:00 pm Pediatric Fractures
Unique pediatric problems regarding mandible Fx's
Unique problems regarding pediatric dentition
Discussion of possible unique needs of splinting for pediatric fractures Midface Fx's
Controversies regarding pediatric plating and the use of absorbable plates and screws
12:30 p.m. ASMS Course Adjourns
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