CE Credits: 3.5 Hour(s)
Date Course Online: May 11, 2020
Last Revision Date: N/A
Course Expiration Date: May 11, 2021
Cost: Free; registration required
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Course Description

The current COVID-19 crisis has played a major impact on healthcare and society around the world.The OMFS COVID-19 Response Conference is a forum for oral and maxillofacial surgeons to come together and learn from each other on how COVID-19 has impacted their daily lives.

Learning Objectives

1. Develop an overall understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on OMFS.

2. Disseminate strategies to protect OMFS staff, residents and faculty during the COVID-19 pandemic

3. Understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the management of the following area of OMFS:

  • Head and Neck Trauma
  • Dentoalveolar Surgery
  • Pathology/Head and Neck Cancer
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Trigeminal Nerve Surgery

4. Recognize the impact an OMFS can make on a health system during COVID-19

5. Examine the impact of COVID-19 on OMFS Resident Education

6. Understand AAOMS initiatives to support OMFS

Program Schedule

Time Topic and Speaker
3:00 PM Welcome and COVID-19 Overview
Anh D. Le, DDS, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
3:05 PM New Jersey OMFS COVID Survey Data
Shahid R. Aziz, DMD, MD, FACS, FRCSEd, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and President, New Jersey Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
3:15 PM Strategies for Protecting the Surgeon
Lee Carrasco, DDS, MD, University of Pennsylvania
3:30 PM NYU Experience
Robert S. Glickman, DMD, NYU Langone Health
3:45 PM Columbia Experience
Sidney B. Eisig, DDS, Columbia University
4:00 PM Washington Experience
Thomas B. Dodson, DMD, MPH, University of Washington
4:15 PM Q&A
Neeraj Panchal, DDS, MD, MA, 
University of Pennsylvania
4:30 PM Dentoalveolar Emergency Management
Rania A. Habib, DDS, MD, University of Pennsylvania
4:45 PM Rutgers Experience and Nerve Injury Management
Vincent Ziccardi, DDS, MD, FACS, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
5:00 PM Pathology/Head and Neck Cancer Management
Rabie M. Shanti, DMD, MD, University of Pennsylvania
5:15 PM LSU Experience
Ghali E. Ghali, DDS, MD, FACS, FRCS(Ed), Louisiana State University
5:30 PM Craniofacial Management
David M. Yates, DMD, MD, FACS, El Paso Children’s Hospital
5:45 PM Trauma Management
Paul S. Tiwana, DDS, MS, MD, FACS, The University of Oklahoma
6:00 PM Q&A
Neeraj Panchal, DDS, MD, MA, University of Pennsylvania
6:15 PM The Importance of OMFS to a Health System During COVID-19
Peter D. Quinn, DMD, MD, University of Pennsylvania
6:30 PM Cosmetic Management
Joseph Niamtu, III, DMD, Private Practice
6:45 PM Impact on OMFS Residency Programs
Thomas Schlieve, DDS, MDUT Southwestern Medical Center
7:00 PM Impact of COVID-19 on CODA
William Nelson, DDSCODA Commissioner
7:15 PM China Experience
Guiqing Liao, DDS, MD, 
Sun Yat-Sen University
7:30 PM AAOMS COVID-19 Initiative
Victor Nannini, DDS, FACS, President of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)
7:45 PM Q&A
Neeraj Panchal, DDS, MD, MA, University of Pennsylvania
8:00 PM Conclusion
Neeraj Panchal, DDS, MD, MA, University of Pennsylvania

Disclosures: Dr. Thomas Dodson is a consultant to AAOMS and Associate Editor of JOMS.

Dr. Sidney Eisig is a a founding member and consultant to Epibone, Inc, and has a small ownership in the company.

Dr. Rabie Shanti has received an honorarium from Johnson & Johnson/DePuy Synthes CMF.

Dr. Paul Tiwanna is an educational consultant to Stryker CMF AO CMF North America; a faculty member of SORG North America; has received royalties from Zimmer Biomet and Elsevier.

Dr. Vincent Ziccardi is a consultant to Axogen (Alchua, Florida) and has receives a stipend for participation in educational programs as a speaker.

All other speakers in the conference have no financial relationships to report.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine 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.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 3.5 continuing education credits.