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Research Topics & Presenters
Presenters: Teddy Dong, DS2, University of Washington, School of Dentistry, firstname.lastname@example.org; Andrea Burke, DMD, MD, University of Washington, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, email@example.com
- Letters of recommendation (LOR) are the second most influential factor for the surgery residency program to select candidates to interview
- Gender-based differences in LOR have been reported in otolaryngology/ head and neck surgery, urology, ophthalmology, and hand surgery residency applicants.
- OMS has the most significant disparity in gender representation.
- No study has been conducted to identify the differences in the language used and the length of LOR for OMS applicants.
Presenter: Brian Christensen, DDS, MD, Geisinger Health System, Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Surgery, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rigid internal fixation associated with fewer complications than other fixation methods at the mandibular angle but almost no comparative studies exist
- The technique has had limited application because intraoral plate application is challenging and patients wish to avoid neck scars
- The availability of in-house 3D printing and pre-bending of larger plates can now facilitate the intraoral application of a single load bearing plate at the inferior border of the angle
Presenter: Raymond P. Shupak, DMD, MD, MBE, Geisinger Health System, Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Surgery, rshupak@Geisinger.edu
- OMS often called upon for “clearance” prior to valve replacement.
- M&M reported from dental procedure prior to valve procedure.
- Unsure of the degree of adverse outcomes avoided with preop clearance –vs– benefits of proceeding directly to cardiac surgery to avoid delays in care?
- Active infection versus chronic dental disease affecting adverse post op outcomes?
- Adverse outcomes linked to dental etiology?
- A need to develop a large dataset / increase strength of evidence for recommendations
Presenter: Kyle S. Ettinger, MD, DDS, Department of Surgery, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Section of Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery and Reconstruction, email@example.com
- Increasing use of patient-specific implants (PSI) for H&N oncology/recon in the era of VSP/guided surgery
- Are there benefits of PSI in both volumetric surgical accuracy as well as tangible clinical outcomes pertaining to use of PSI comparted to VSP w/ stock hand-bent plates
Presenter: John M. Nathan, MD, DDS, Chief Resident, Department of Surgery, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) is a deep learning technique that uses two neural networks to generate new data
- GANs used to generate “deep fake” images and videos, face aging, text-to-image, image-to-image translation
- Current orthognathic treatment planning technology does not have predictive patient photographs
Presenter: Deepak G. Krishnan DDS, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Cincinnati
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Hiring a CRC is important for several reasons:
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- Minimizing errors and bias
- Improved communication and collaboration
- Enhancing quality assurance
Presenter: James C. Melville, DDS, FACS, Associate Professor
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral, Head & Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, James.C.Melville@uth.tmc.edu
Autogenous Bone is considered the gold standard. Tissue engineered Bone grafts (BMAC + BMP + Allogeneic Bone) has been show efficacy and predictability or reconstruction.>6cm defect has been stated as the cut off for avascular reconstruction.