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American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS)
Basic Maxillofacial Principles & Techniques
July 30 - August 1, 2021
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Chair: Gaby Doumit, MD; Pravin Patel, MD;
Local Host: Arun Gosain, MD

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM - subject to change

Friday, July 30
8:00 a.m.
Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.
Arun Gosain, MD
  • Introduction to course facility
  • Introduction of course faculty
  • Course Overview
  • Acknowledgment of corporate sponsors
8:35 a.m.
Housekeeping issues
Gaby Doumit, MD
  • Informal dress.
  • Wear name tags at all times.
  • Course Evaluation Forms.
  • ASMS Application Forms.
  • Acknowledgment and thanks to corporate supporters.
  • Reminder of social events.
8:40 a.m.
Oral & Dental Anatomy
Andrew Wexler, MD
  • Teeth and supporting structures (pediatric and adult)
  • Alveolar bone
  • Occlusion terminology and assessment: centric, rest, overjet, overbite, and masticatory positions
9:20 a.m.
Use of Dental Splints
Ravi Garg, MD
9: 40 a.m.
Principle of Dental extraction
  • Review of instruments used for dental extraction
  • Surgical Techniques of Dental extraction
  • Extraction Of impacted third molar
10:15 am
Surgical Approaches to the Craniofacial Skeleton
Delora L Mount, MD
10:45 a.m.
Coffee Break
11:00 a.m.
Mandible Trauma & Reconstruction
Warren Schubert, MD
  • 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
1:00 p.m.
Orthognathic Surgery / Orthodontics / Cephalometrics
Pravin Patel MD / David Morris MD

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).
2:30 p.m.
Coffee Break
2:45 p.m.
Orthognathic Surgery / Orthodontics / Cephalometrics (continued)
Pravin Patel / David Morris, MD
4:00 p.m.
Live Computer Assisted Cephalometric tracing orthognatic treatment planning
Gaby Doumit, MD

"Dry lab" for all faculty to review next day's lab and to be during the Orthognathic / Cephalometric Analysis lecture
5:00 p.m.
Friday Program Concludes
Saturday, July 31
7:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.
Laboratory Video
Andrew Wexler

Videos on taking dental impressions, making splints, making a fracture model, construction of a Gunning splint.
9:00 a.m.
Laboratory Session #1
All faculty members

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.
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lecture Sessions
1:00 p.m.
Orbital Fractures and reconstruction
Arun Gosain, MD
(blow-out, blow-in, entrapment), Zygomatic Fractures.
1:30 p.m.
Nasal Fractures, Naso-Orbital-Ethmoid (N.O.E.) MD
Amir Dorafshar MD
Frontal sinus Fractures
2:00 p.m.
ASMS Membership & Benefits
Delora Mount, MD
  • Introduction to ASMS (History, membership, educational activities)
  • Why join?
  • Membership application.
  • Upcoming courses and meetings.
2:05 p.m.
Maxillary (Le Fort I, II, III) Fractures
Palatal Fractures

Anand Kumar, MD
2:35 pm
Panfacial Sequencing
Chad Purnell, MD
3:05 p.m.
Coffee Break
3:20 p.m.
Discussion of fracture plating and wire exercises
Warren Schubert, MD
3:40 p.m.
Laboratory Session #2
All faculty

Lab Session #2, Part A:
All faculty members

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)
6:00 p.m.
Saturday program Concludes
Sunday, August 1
7:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.
Videos for Laboratory Session
Pravin Patel, MD

Orthognathic videos of Sabine Girod
8:15 a.m.
Laboratory Session #3:
All faculty members

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)
10:00 a.m.
Coffee Break
Faculty Debriefing Session
10:15 a.m.
Dental Implant
Lee Alkureishi

VSP Planning
Surgery - Video
10:45 am
Pediatric Fractures
Arun Gosain, MD
  • 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
11:15 a.m.
Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery
Raquel Ulma, MD
12:00 p.m.
ASMS Course Adjourns
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