Program Overview

Notice: The IAOMS Virtual Conference has concluded. Live attendees were sent an an email notification about certificates for each session. 

The IAOMS Virtual Conference in collaboration with Osteo Science Foundation will take place on June 15, 2022 from 8:00AM to 10:00AM CDT.  This two hour scientific program will cover "Defect Oriented Approach to Maxillofacial Reconstruction​" with presentations by Dr. Matteo Chiapasco, Dr. Nicholas Makhoul and moderation by Dr. Michael Markiewicz​.

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 15, 2022 (8:00 AM - 10:00 AM CDT)

"Defect Oriented Approach to Maxillofacial Reconstruction“

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. 

8:00AM - 8:45AM


The Case for Non-revascularized Autogenous Bone – Indications and Limits

Matteo Chiapasco, MD

Session Overview:

Critical size defects of the jaws following ablation of benign or malignant tumors, traumas, or severely atrophy generally need, if clinical conditions will allow it, a reconstruction to recreate acceptable conditions for the support of facial tissues and improve facial contour, mastication, and phonetics.

The choice between reconstruction with revascularized or non-revascularized autogenous bone (with or without simultaneous soft tissue reconstruction) is still an important issue in the pre-operative decision-making process.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To review the present indications for non-vascularized autogenous grafts in large maxillofacial defects
  2. Present a variety of cases from the author’s experience and correlate to data in the literature
  3. Understand the limitations of non-vascularized bone grafts
About the Speaker 

Matteo Chiapasco, MD, graduated in Medicine with a specialization in Maxillo-Facial Surgery from the University of Milan, Italy. He is currently Professor, Unit of Oral Surgery - Department of Biomedical, Surgical, and Dental Sciences, at the University of Milan. Since 2007 he has been Visiting Associate Professor at Loma Linda University, and he has been on faculty at Egas Moniz University, Lisbon, Portugal, since 2020. Dr. Chiapasco is a member of the European Board of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeons and EAO. He is an ITI Fellow and Past President of numerous organizations, including the Italian Section of ITI, the Italian Society of Oral Surgery, and the Italian Society of Osseointegration. He is the Founder of the Italian Academy of Osseointegration (IAO). Dr. Chiapasco’s area of focus within OMS are orthognathic surgery and advanced preprosthetic surgery using techniques that are both “classical” (GBR, reconstructions with autogenous bone of severe atrophy, tumor defects, trauma sequelae, congenital malformations) and innovative (customized Ti-Meshes, et cetera). He has extensively lectured on these topics in the last 25 years all over the world. He is the author of approximately 340 publications on Italian Journals and 127 on international, peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Chiapasco is also the author and co-author of 15 textbooks, some of them translated in more than 10 languages.

8:45AM - 9:30AM


The Case for Vascularized Free Tissue Transfer

Nicholas Makhoul, DMD, MD

Session Overview:

Reconstruction of the maxillofacial region poses many challenges and continues to be one of the most difficult tasks of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. In the past few decades, a focus on improving patient form and functionality has driven advancements in the field. With the advent of free microvascular tissue transfer, patients requiring large hard and soft tissue reconstruction have had improved results that what was acceptable in the past. In addition, our application of computer aided design and manufacturing has made predictable functional reconstruction even more attainable. Even with these recent advancements our pursuit for perfection has yet to be realized as we explore new methods to solve an age-old problem.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review of principles for maxillofacial reconstruction
  2. Free tissue reconstruction techniques
  3. Use of computer aided surgical design and 3D printing in reconstruction
  4. Future directions in facial reconstruction
About the Speaker 

Dr. Makhoul is dual degreed and boarded Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with sub-specialization in Maxillofacial Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery. He received his BSc with distinction from the University of Alberta in Biochemistry, DMD at McGill University and his MD at the University of Michigan. He completed his clinical residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Michigan. After residency he also completed an accredited fellowship in Maxillofacial Oncology and Microvascular Surgery at the University of Michigan. Dr. Makhoul also heads the Maxillofacial surgery unit at McGill University and has an active clinical practice in a broad field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. His research interests include tissue engineering composite vascularized flap for complex facial reconstruction as well as outcomes studies in patients undergoing complex 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.

9:30AM - 10:00AM

Question & Answer

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

About the Moderator 

Dr. Michael Markiewicz is Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, at the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. He also holds adjuncts appointments as Professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Surgery, at the Jacob’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Science, is an attending surgeon in the Department of Head and Neck/Reconstructive Surgery at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, and is Co-director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Team, at the Craniofacial Center of Western New York. Dr. Markiewicz earned his Dental Degree at the University at Buffalo, and Medical Degree at Oregon Health and Science University where he also completed his General Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training. He obtained a Master’s of Public Health from Harvard University and completed a Fellowship in Clinical Investigation at The Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Massachusetts. Dr. Markiewicz completed fellowships in Pediatric Cleft and Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, in Orlando, Florida, and in Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, in the Division of Head and Neck Surgery, at the University of Florida, College of Medicine, in Jacksonville Florida.

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