S. Elmer Bear Annual Lecture

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
 

 

Current Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

 

 


Details

Speaker: Dr. Bryan R. Bell

 

Presentation One Title: Real Advances in the Treatment of Oral Cancer

 

AGD Subject Code: 730

Format: Lecture

CEUs: 1.25

 

Presentation Description: In the first part of this lecture, Dr. Bell will review the current state of the art in the diagnosis and treatment of oral, head and neck cancer, such as robotic surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy. He will also review, in some detail, the effect of the immune system on treatment outcomes and highlight novel immunotherapies, which are currently transforming the practice of oncology.


Educational Objectives: Upon completion of the presentation, participants should be able to:
Understand the current state of the art in oral, head and neck cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Describe effect of the immune system on treatment outcomes for oral head and neck cancer.
Describe recent immunotherapies that have impacted the treatment of oral head and neck cancer and be familiar with clinical trials that are currently enrolling patients with head and neck cancer.

Presentation Two Title: Virtual Surgical Planning for Head and Neck Reconstruction

 

AGD Subject Code: 310

Format: Lecture

CEUs: 1.25

 

Presentation Description: In the second part of this lecture, Dr. Bell will highlight his experience with virtual surgical planning for head and neck reconstruction and review novel approaches towards enhancing functional and esthetic outcomes following extirpative surgery.

 


Educational Objectives: Upon completion of the presentation, participants should be able to:
Understand the use of virtual surgical planning for head and neck cancer reconstruction.
Be familiar with implant supported prosthetic dental rehabilitation for patients undergoing surgery for head and neck cancer.

 

 


 

Speaker: Dr. Eric Dierks

 

Presentation One Title: Zygomatic Implants From A to Z: Atrophy to Zilch

 

AGD Subject Code: 690

Format: Lecture

CEUs: 1.00

 

Presentation Description: Zygomatic dental implants represent an under-utilized modality for management of the advanced atrophic maxilla.


Educational Objectives: Upon completion of the presentation, participants should be able to:
Identify maxillary atrophy patients who would be candidates for zygomatic dental implants.

Presentation Two Title: Dental Implants for Craniofacial Applications

 

AGD Subject Code: 690

Format: Lecture

CEUs: 1.00

 

Presentation Description: Conventional dental implants can be used to anchor facial prostheses with proper case selection and technique.


Educational Objectives: Upon completion of the presentation, participants should be able to:
Understand the indications and pitfalls of dental implant use for anchorage of facial prostheses.

 

Presentation Three Title: Management of the Crisis Airway: How To Use a Knife to Save a Life

 

AGD Subject Code: 310

Format: Lecture

CEUs: 0.50

 

Presentation Description: The emergency surgical airway can save a life in the hospital operating room or ER as well as it can in the office operating suite.

 


Educational Objectives: Upon completion of the presentation, participants should be able to:
Appreciate the downward spiral of an evolving airway obstruction and appropriately gauge their level of intervention.

 

 

 

VCU School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. VCU School of Dentistry designates this activity for a total of 5.00 continuing education credits.


Speakers


Dr. Eric Dierks is a graduate in both medicine and dentistry from the University of Louisville. His residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery was done at the Christiana Medical Center of Delaware, and his residency in otolaryngology- head and neck surgery was completed at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is board-certified in both specialties. Dr. Dierks practices within the Head and Neck Institute in Portland, Oregon where his practice consists of head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery, craniomaxillofacial trauma, as well as traditional oral surgery. He has directed a fellowship in head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery since 1992 and has seen his many trainees go on to significant surgical careers in North America and around the world. He has over 100 publications related to his areas of interest.



Dr. R. Bryan Bell is a fellowship-trained head and neck oncologic surgeon/oral and maxillofacial surgeon whose clinical and research activities are devoted to improving treatment outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer using technologically advanced surgical techniques and novel therapies to enhance immune-mediated tumor control. He oversees a multidisciplinary team dedicated to the care of patients with head and neck cancer through his role as Medical Director of the Providence Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Program and Clinic at the Providence Cancer Center in Portland, Oregon. Since joining the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute (EACRI) housed within the Providence Cancer Center, he has fostered an institutional commitment to head and neck cancer research through numerous collaborations. His EARCI leadership efforts are directed toward promoting application of novel findings to the clinic, enhancing tissue collection and investigation by EARCI scientists, and design of novel therapeutic trials in head and neck cancer.

Using his surgical practice to run phase I and phase II trials studying reversal of immunosuppression through monoclonal antibody therapy, Dr. Bell bridges basic, translational and clinical activities. He has published over 120 scientific articles and book chapters and has co-edited 2 major textbooks, including "Oral Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery". Dr. Bell has an academic appointment at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and directs a fellowship program in head and neck oncologic and reconstructive microvascular surgery, in which he has successfully mentored dozens of fellows and residents in surgery and clinical research. Dr. Bell served on the NCI Head and Neck Steering Committee/Immmunotherapy Clinical Trials Planning Group and is currently appointed to the NCI Head and Neck Steering Committee Task Force on Previously Untreated Locally Advanced Disease. Dr. Bell has a track record of generating productive grant-funded research projects and is principle investigator or co-investigator on numerous clinical trials in immuno-oncology, focusing on the perioperative setting.



Registration

Registration ends: 11/2/2017 10:00 AM


PLEASE NOTE: All participants must provide their unique e-mail address (ashley@dentistoffice.com) during registration. To ensure your ability to participate in all aspects of this course, do not use generic office addresses that are shared by multiple recipients (frontdesk@dentistoffice.com).


Registration Fee

Registration includes CE program, continental breakfast, and lunch. Early registration ends Saturday, October 7th.

 

Early Registration: General Attendee - $269; SOD Adjunct Faculty - $169

Regular Registration: General Attendee - $299; SOD Adjunct Faculty - $199

SOD Full-Time Faculty and Residents: No charge

Other Institution Full-Time Faculty and Residents: No charge


Cancellations and Refunds

The Office of Continuing Education reserves the right to end registration when the enrollment limit is reached and to cancel, modify or alter content, faculty or location for any course if circumstances indicate such a change is advisable. If the Office of Continuing Education finds it necessary to cancel a course, a full refund will be issued. No travel expenses will be refunded to the registrant in the event of course cancellation or cancellation of any registration.


Full registration refunds are issued if the registrant cancels in writing two weeks prior to a course. Cancellations processed during the two weeks prior to course date will be refunded registration minus a late cancellation fee of $75. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received three days prior to the day of the course or in the event of a no-show. Select courses may have individually specific cancellation fees and polices. These policies will be listed in the print materials (brochures, fliers, etc.) and on the individual course Web page.


A $50 fee will be assessed for all returned payments. Returned payments include returned checks and dishonored credit or debit card payments.


Conflict of Interest

In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V, everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the activity.

As a continuing education provider, the VCU School of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. We are also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.


Location
VCU School of Dentistry - Perkinson Bldg Rm 3121

1101 E. Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23298

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