Program Schedule

The IAOMS Virtual Conference begins at 8:00am CST (US) on June 5, 2020, begining with the keynote presentation followed by a discussion with the speaker. All concurrent breakout sessions begin at 9:15am followed by Q&A. Breakout sessions conclude at 10:15am

Click on the links below to go directly to each sessions agenda.

Keynote |  Breakout Session 1 | Breakout Session 2  | Breakout Session 3 

Keynote Presentation (8:00 AM)


Dr. Sean P. Edwards, DDS, MD, FRCD(C), FACS (View Bio)


Dr. G.E. Ghali


"Reconstructive Surgery in the CMF Complex: A Look at the Past and the Present State with a View to Future Challenges"

Learning Objectives:

1. The learner will have an understanding of the Impact of free tissue transfer techniques in CMF reconstruction.

2. The participant will gain an understanding of how new technologies have been implemented as the art of CMF reconstructive surgery is advanced.

3. With a view to regenerative techniques, the learner will gain an understanding of current regenerative strategies for the CMF complex and their advantages and limitations in the various parts of the face.


Breakout Session #1 (9:15 AM)


Dr. Nardy Casap, D.M.D., M.D (View Bio)


"Moving from Bone Grafting to Bone Growing: The Ex-Nihilo procedures"

Learning Objectives: 

Bone regeneration has greatly evolved over the last decades. Up until three decades ago, the leading method for the reconstruction of bone defects was native bone transferring, vascularized or non-vascularized, for reconstruction of the defect. This method has significant biological advantages, however, it also carries a high price tag, in the form of longer surgery, an additional surgical site, prolonged pain and discomfort, and greater rates of complications and morbidity. In the recent decades, various materials have been developed, including allografts, xenografts and alloplasts, in an attempt to promote bone regeneration without native bone transfer. However, these materials do not allow for the construction of high-quality bone nor are they appropriate for large defects or for many additional indications.

The lecture will review 20 years of experience of both basic science and clinical work in the development and implementation of biological methods for high-quality bone regeneration in various types of bone defects without the need for native bone transfer.  The concept of bone growing will be presented and the biological bone regeneration algorithm will be offered.


Breakout Session #2 (9:15 AM)


Prof. Shahram Ghanaati, MD, DMD, PhD, FEBOMFS (View Bio)


"Biologisation of Bone Substitute Materials and Collagen Membranes to Enhance Regeneration Processes in Oral and CranioMaxillofacial Surgery"

Learning Objectives: 

Within the last decades multiple bone substitute materials as well as collagen membrane have been introduced. All of them are claimed to be the “ideal” material. While focusing on bone formation within GBR and/or GTR the importance of inflammation and wound healing is neglected. The necessity of understanding the wound healing for a successful bone augmentation is, however, crucial for a success in surgery. Furthermore, the combination of biomaterials with blood concentrates might open an avenue towards biological dentistry.

In the present lecture, the processes during wound healing as well as that after biomaterial implantation will be highlighted. The importance of a physiological reaction as the main column for tissue regeneration will be demonstrated. Collagen membranes, which do not induce a foreign body giant cell reaction will be shown to be fully integrated within the soft tissues. Bone substitute material with the absence of foreign body reaction will be demonstrated to be contributing to build a hybrid bone, which can serve as an optimal source within the implant bed.

Additionally, the development of blood concentrates for promoting tissue regeneration within oral cavity will be shown. Up to now, however, there is no systematic approach, how to apply blood concentrates for different applications in dental surgery. In this lecture, the development of PRF (Platelet-Rich-Fibrin) as an autologous blood concentrate and the LSCC (low speed centrifugation concepts) will be introduced. The results of multiple clinical studies for different indications will be shown, in order to highlight the potential of PRF for improving conditions during dental surgery.


Breakout Session #3 (9:15 AM)


James C. Melville, DDS FACS (View Bio)


"Contemporary Tissue Engineered Allogeneic Bone Grafts for Predictable Reconstruction and Regeneration of Maxillofacial Defects"

Learning Objectives:

Evaluate patients for grafts best suited for their defects (avascular bone vs tissue engineered allogenic bone vs. microvascular free flap)

1A. Understanding which patients would benefit from tissue-engineered grafts.

1B. Understanding the limitations of current tissue-engineered grafts.


2A. Discuss the science behind bone grafts and tissue-engineering

2B. Learn the principles of what makes tissue-engineering grafts regenerate bone.

3A. Review Surgical Technique and Management of Complications

3B. Learn surgical techniques to optimize bone regeneration and patient outcomes.