Program Overview

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The IAOMS Virtual Conference in collaboration with Osteo Science Foundation will take place on June 9, 2021 from 8:00AM to 10:00AM CDT.  This two hour scientific program will cover "Complications: Reconstruction and Regeneration,“ with presentations by Dr. Jocelyn Shand, Dr. Myron Tucker and moderation by Dr. G.E. Ghali.

Through the generous support of Osteo Science Foundation, IAOMS is able to offer complimentary registration to all OMF surgeons for this year's event. 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 (8:00 AM - 10:00 AM CDT)

"Complications: Reconstruction and Regeneration“

In this session, the speakers will present complications in reconstruction and regeneration with a one hour question and answer opportunity following the conclusion of both presentations. 

Opening Remarks


Dr. Gabriele Millesi (IAOMS)

Dr. Paul Tiwana (Osteo Science Foundation)

8:30AM - 9:00AM


Management of Complications of Orthognathic Surgery Requiring Revision Surgery for Nonunion of Mandibular and Maxillary Osteotomies

Myron R. Tucker, DDS

Session Overview: As with any surgical procedure, orthognathic surgery is associated with several risks than result in significant postoperative complications. One set of these complications occasionally results in nonunion or malunion of bony segments.   Complications that affect poor healing may include inadequate fixation or immobilization of segments, infection and postoperative failure of fixation, to name just a few. This lecture will focus on the most common causes of nonunion or malunion of maxillary and mandibular osteotomies.  The timing and technical aspects of surgical revision treatment will be discussed.  Options for tissue replacement, including techniques using current concepts of regenerative medicine will be  included.
Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the rationale for timing of revision surgery to manage complications of orthognathic surgery.
2. Describe the options for management of malunion and nonunion of mandibular and maxillary osteotomies depending on the severity of the problem.
3. Gain knowledge of options  used in management of orthognathic surgical complications including recent developments in regenerative medicine techniques
About the Speaker 

Dr. Tucker received his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1976. He then completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He was a full time faculty member at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and UNC Hospitals from 1982-1992 where he was the director of graduate education in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He was in private practice in Charlotte, NC. for eighteen years and retired from clinical practice in 2009. During his time in active clinical practice her performed orthognathic surgery on over 4500 patients. While maintaining a private practice he held academic appointments as an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, LA and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Department of Orthodontics. Dr. Tucker is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and served as an examiner and section chairman for the ABOMS board examinations.

Surgery. These textbooks have been widely used throughout the United States and other countries with the book Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery translated into 7 different languages. He has also written 50 chapters in 11 other books. Dr. Tucker has been very active in clinical and basic science research and has written over 60 publications in scientific journals. He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally (over 500 invited lectures) on many subjects with his primary focus on orthognathic surgery. Dr. Tucker is currently involved in several educational and consulting activities and is the Scientific Liaison for the Osteo Science Foundation.

8:30AM - 9:00AM


Complications in OMS: Cleft & Paediatric Surgery

Jocelyn Shand, MBBS, MDSc, FRACDS(OMS), FDSRCS(Eng), FRCS(Ed)

Session Overview: The management of cleft and craniofacial anomalies can present some unique challenges. Some pathological conditions may also pose management difficulties due to unpredictable behaviour. While many problems may be anticipated, others can occur unexpectedly posing serious consequences that require management. This webinar will discuss the complications that can arise from vascular issues in cleft orthognathic surgery together with some of the technical challenges of mandibular distraction in paediatric patients with upper airway obstruction.

Learning Objectives:

1. Recognise the features of vascularity problems in the cleft maxilla.

2. Recognise the potential risk factors for vascular compromise in cleft orthognathic surgery.

3. Recognise the technical problems that may arise during mandibular distraction.

About the Speaker 

Professor Jocelyn Shand is Head of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital of Melbourne, Australia and is the Oceania Representative in the IAOMS.

She is a Past-President of Australian & New Zealand Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (ANZAOMS) and Past-Chair of the Board of Studies, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, RACDS. She undertook her surgical training in Melbourne, Australia and spent two Fellowship years in Oklahoma and also Pittsburgh, USA that included a specialist Fellowship in paediatric maxillofacial surgery.

The Objective of this conference is to show you some of the benefits of the use of palletizer concentrates and especially the new protocols with the use of Platelet Rich Fibrin and the growth factors derived from it, some of its applications in Oral Surgery and maxillofacial, especially in the area of implantology, reconstruction of atrophic ridges, such as grafts in the elevations of the mucosa of the floor of the maxillary sinus, etc.

Learning Objectives:

• Expose new advances and new techniques in the handling of platelet concentrates (PRF).

• PRF can be considered as an autologous healing biomaterial that incorporates a fibrin matrix with leukocytes, platelets and growth factors, centrifuged from a simple blood draw in our operating rooms.

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Question & Answer

Following the conclusion of both sessions, DrG.E. Ghali will moderate a question and answer opportunity and present additional cases surrounding complications. 

About the Moderator 

Dr. Ghali has lived and practiced in Shreveport for the past 27 years. He and his wife, Hope, have four children. Dr. Ghali’s practice spans from primary cleft repair to cos- metic surgery to head and neck cancer. His professional interest lies in the treatment of pediatric craniofacial deformities including craniosynostosis, cleft lip and palate, and dentofacial deformities. However, his surgical and teaching interests also include dentoalveolar surgery, dental implants, cosmetic surgery, head and neck oncology, and trauma.

Dr. Ghali has served as the Professor and Chairman of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department for the past 15 years. In October 2016, he was named Chancellor and Dean of the Health Sciences Center. He subsequently relinquished the role of Dean to focus on negotiations for a new hospital partner resulting in a joint venture with Ochsner Health System effective Oct. 1, 2018. He is very active in resident, fellow, and student education with appointments to numerous committees keeping LSU Health Shreveport at the forefront of medical care and education in Louisiana. Dr. Ghali has continued to serve on national and international organizations such as AAOMS, ABOMS, and IAOMS. Dr. Ghali’s association with these organizations is recog- nized in shaping the profession of oral and maxillofacial surgery, as well as providing international recognition for the LSU Health Shreveport residency and fellowship programs.

Dr. Ghali has numerous research interests including clinical and basic science research. He has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, written many book chapters and has edited textbooks that are vital to the knowledge base of many in the specialty.

The IAOMS would like to thank Osteo Science Foundation for their support of this program: