AAOMS 100th Annual Meeting · Chicago, Illinois · Friday, October 12, 2018 Vol. 3, No. 2 Scenes from the AAOMS meeting Relive AAOMS’ history, attend educational presentations and check out new products. »pages 4–8 AAOMS marks its centennial By Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff n It’s the 100th Annual Meeting, Scientific Session and Exhibition of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), and McCor- mick Place here in Chicago is filled with approxi- mately 4,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons, academic faculty members, residents and office professionals — all here to partake in educational offerings, networking and new technology. There are plenty of new opportunities this year. A new educational program features nine separate tracks. Also new at AAOMS is a World Café, where senior surgeons are addressing patient cases and best practices, and attendees are able to connect 8see CENTENNIAL, page 3 Take your education to the slopes Want to learn from some world-renowned speakers this winter? Set your sights on Vail, Colo. »page 10 3 These dentists and residents attending the centennial AAOMS Annual Meeting hail from Puerto Rico. From left: Gonzalo J. Sader, Ignacio A. Velasco, Cristina Ortiz-Diaz, Efrain E. Montanez Morales and Soheil Vahdani. (Photos/Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff) Gen. Colin L. Powell delivers keynote address By Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff n Gen. Colin L. Powell delivered the keynote address to a standing-room- only audience Wednesday afternoon at the 100th meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. The theme of his speech was “Leadership: Taking Charge,” but the former secretary of state and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff also commented on the current politi- cal climate. Powell called for universal health care, better educational opportunities and more compassion for immigrants. He also offered humorous anecdotes of growing up in the Bronx, his early jobs mopping floors and working in a toy store, and dealing with Ronald Reagan, Vladimir Putin and many others. At the conclusion of the talk, AAOMS President Brett L. Ferguson facilitated several questions for Pow- ell from the audience. 3 Gen. Colin L. Powell speaks about leadership to AAOMS meeting attendees Wednesday afternoon. (Photo/Provided by AAOMS)
4 scrapbook AAOMS Annual Meeting — October 12, 2018 Scenes from AAOMS 5 From left: Sean Colvin, Kyla Hammer and Bill Colitti of Dentsply Sirona (booth No. 1805). 5 Alex Miller, left, and James Scyoc of Meisinger USA (booth No. 1530). 3 The folks at BioHorizons welcome you to their booth (No. 1813). 5 Matthew Kantor of Dental Ratio at the Henry Schein booth (No. 1607). 5 John Adcock of Treloar & Heisel (booth No. 1425). Photos by Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff 5 Michael Civitello of Royal Dental Group & Porter Instrument Co. (booth No. 524), supplier of nitrous systems. 5 Andrew Boniche, left, and Peter Buxani of Zimmer Biomet (booth No. 1405).
6 scrapbook AAOMS Annual Meeting — October 12, 2018 5 A wall of AAOMS presidents is part of the centennial celebration. 5 Meeting attendees visit the AAOMS exhibit hall on Thursday morning. 5 There is plenty to see at Keystone Dental (booth No. 1810). 5 Emiko Ota, left, and Yukari Aritake of Osada (booth No. 822). 5 From left: Art Micheli, Sue Griffin and Gary Salman of Black Talon Security (booth No. 2011). 5 Dan Krashin of Brasseler USA (booth No. 1208). 5 Find these items on display at the AAOMS history museum, located on the exhibit hall floor. 3 Kristen Hayes of Designs for Vision (booth No. 611). 5 Troy Leonard of Doctor Multimedia (booth No. 831). 5 Andrew Harrington of PBHS (booth No. 1413).
8 scrapbook AAOMS Annual Meeting — October 12, 2018 5 Mike Freeman of ClaroNav (booth No. 1636) offers a demonstration. 5 The AAOMS timeline is one of many displays on the exhibit hall floor to help commemorate the association’s 100-year milestone. 5 The reps at Salvin (booth No. 621) stand ready to help meeting attendees with information about their wide selection of products. AD 5 Chen Yan of W&H (booth No. 519). 5 Dental professionals visit KLS Martin Group (booth No. 405) for a presentation.
10 exhibitors AAOMS Annual Meeting — October 12, 2018 Meisinger to host its 9th High Altitude Symposium Event to take place in Vail, Colo., from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2 By Meisinger Staff n While it is impossible to reduce the wide range of procedures and topics in the oral surgery field to a simple catchphrase, there is value in the guiding principle of, “Tissue is the issue, but bone sets the tone.” From implantology to surgery, meticulous attention to treatment of bone is key to a successful proce- dure. This is why, in 2002, Meisinger unveiled the Bone Management® product line, which consists of coordi- nated systems that enable controlled optimization of various surgical pro- cedures. Developed in collaboration with scientists and practitioners, the clear, methodical procedures for these systems foster ease of use for a large range of dental professionals. The term Bone Management refers not simply to a technique but rather to a mindset of surgical guidelines. While the end goal of prosthetics is incredibly important, the Bone Man- agement approach also focuses on ensuring minimally invasive proce- dures with long-term success. To continue making this Bone Management mindset accessible to all dental professionals, Meisinger launched the annual High Altitude Comprehensive Implant Symposium (HACIS) — an entire symposium dedi- cated to the ins and outs of implantol- ogy. For the past eight years, HACIS has been bringing together world- renowned speakers on Bone Man- agement topics in a combination of lectures, hands-on workshops, world- class skiing and fun for all. This winter’s symposium will explore all aspects of Bone Manage- ment in implantology — from initial planning to final restoration and eve- rything in between. Topics covered will include: implant treatment plan- ning, site preparation, sinus eleva- tion, sandwich bone augmentation, full arch immediate reconstruction, esthetic zone implants, digital tech- nology in implant surgery and more. The range of subjects covered offers 5 Meisinger’s 9th annual High Altitude Symposium will feature a combination of lectures, hands-on workshops, world-class skiing and more. (Photos/Provided by Meisinger) Here in Chicago To learn more about the Meisinger High Altitude Comprehensive Im- plant Symposium, stop by the booth, No. 1530. To register for the event, go online to meisingerusa.com/ events/9th-annual-high-altitude/. learning opportunities for all den- tal professionals. See below for the entire speaker lineup. Taking place in possibly the best ski town in North America — Vail, Colo. — HACIS provides a unique combination of continued education and recreation. In addition to being the largest ski area in Colorado with 5,289 acres of skiing terrain, Vail is characterized by pedestrian vil- lages and world-class restaurants and shops. The symposium will be held at the newly renovated Hotel Talisa, a luxury resort offering stunning mountain views and an extraordi- nary atmosphere of serenity and adventure. This venue is sure to provide an unforgettable experience through deluxe accommodations and 5 World-renowned speakers will discuss an array of topics, from initial planning to final restoration and everything in between, at the 2019 High Altitude Symposium. delicious food and beverage to keep you energized throughout the day’s learning and skiing. Registration is open now. For more information, contact Meisinger USA at (303) 268-5400 or visit meisingerusa. com/events/9th-annual-high-altitude/. This year’s speaker lineup Michael Block, DMD; Renzo Casel- lini, MDT; Daniel Cullum, DDS; Scott Ganz, DMD; Giles Horrocks, DMD, MS; Dwayne Karateew, DDS; Bach Le, DDS, MD; Mark Lucas, DDS; Craig Misch, DDS, MDS; Robert Pauley, DMD; Stav- ros Pelekanos, DDS; Mitra Sadrameli, DMD, MS; Pankaj Singh, DDS; Isaac Tawil DDS, MS; Chandur Wadhwani, DDS, MSD; Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MDS, PhD; and David Wong, DDS.