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January 27-29, 2017
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; Warren Schubert, MD
Local Host: Seth R. Thaller, MD, DMD

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.

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.
Supported by an educational grant from KLS Martin, LP

Program Faculty:
Osbel Borges, DMD
Mosa Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Kendall Regional Medical Center
Miami Beach, FL

Mimis N. Cohen, MD, FAAP
Professor and Chief
Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery
Director of Craniofacial Center
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Gaby Doumit, MD
Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery
Institute of Dermatology and Plastic Surgery
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Mont Royal, QC, Canada

Joe Garri, MD, DMD
Voluntary Assistant Professor (Plastics)
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL

William Y. Hoffman, MD
Professor and Chief, UCSF Plastic Surgery
Stephen J. Mathes Endowed Chair
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Lucie Lessard, MD
Associate Professor Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Montreal General Hospital / MUHC/ McGill Univ.
Montreal, QC, Canada

Francis A Papay, MD
Chair - Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Pravin K. Patel, MD
Chief of Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Illinois & Shriners Hospitals for Children
Chicago, IL
Warren Schubert, MD
Chair, Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery
Regions Hospital
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN

Jim Stuzin, MD
Voluntary Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic)
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL

Peter Taub, MD
Professor of Surgery and Professor of Pediatrics
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY

Seth Thaller, MD, DMD
Professor and Chief-Division of Plastic Surgery
The DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery
University of Miami Health System
Miami, FL

Andrew Wexler, MD
Chief of Plastic Surgery
Regional Surgical Director Craniofacial Services
Southern California Kaiser Permanente
Los Angeles, CA

Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Jack Yu, MD
Chief, Section of Plastic Surgery
Director of Craniofacial Center
Milford B. Hatcher Professor of Surgery
Georgia Regents University
Augusta, GA
*Faculty subject to change.

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