CDE: OMS COVID-19 Resurgence Conference: Safely Resuming Practice with a New Normal

May, 2020
04:00 PM-08:00 PM

Virtually presented via BlueJeans

Time: 4:00 – 8:00 PM (EST). The virtual program will begin promptly at 4:00 PM via Bluejeans.
Registration: Free; registration is required.
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CE Credits:
3.25 lecture credits


The current COVID-19 crisis has played a major impact on healthcare and society around the world.The OMS COVID-19 Resurgence Conference is a forum for oral and maxillofacial surgeons to come together and learn how we are going to safely resume practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an overall understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on OMFS resurgence.
  • Disseminate strategies to protect OMFS staff, residents and faculty during the resurgence process for the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Understand the criteria for the resumption of surgery from leaders in surgery.
  • Learn to implement current and future COVID-19 testing capabilities.
  • Create a better understanding of corporate supply chain effects of resuming practice.
  • Ensure surgeons are aware of maintenance of wellness during a stressful crisis.
  • Find new strategies in office design and workflow to safely care for patients.
  • Create a better understanding of health system considerations for resurgence.
  • Disseminate international approaches on the resumption of surgery.

Program Schedule

Time Topic and Speaker
4:00 PM Welcome and COVID-19 Resurgence Overview
Lee Carrasco, DDS, MD, University of Pennsylvania
4:02 PM COVID-19 Resurgence for Private Practice
Kevin Rieck, DDS, MD, FACS, President, The American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
4:13 PM Marketing Strategies for OMS in the Current Environment
Ian McNickle, MBA, Founding Partner, WEO Media – Dental Marketing
4:26 PM Boston University Resurgence Plans
Pushkar Mehra, BDS, DMD, MS, FACS, Chair, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Boston University
4:40 PM American College of Surgeons: Resumption of Elective Surgery
L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, Chair, Department of Orthopedics, University of Pennsylvania, Vice-Chair, Board of Regents for American College of Surgeons
4:55 PM Q&A
Neeraj Panchal, DDS, MD, MA,
University of Pennsylvania
5:05 PM UTHealth Resurgence Plan
Mark E. Wong, DDS, FACS, FACD, Chair and Program Director, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
5:15 PM Returning Responsibly to Your OMS Practice – Tips and Tricks
Deepak Krishnan, DDS, FACS, Chief & Residency Program Director, Section of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center
5:30 PM Molecular and Antibody Testing for COVID-19
Irving Nachamkin, DrPH, MPH, D(ABMM), FAAM, FIDSA, Director of the William Pepper Laboratory and the Division of Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
5:45 PM Physician Wellbeing and Leadership in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Richard F. Summers, MD, Senior Residency Advisor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Treasurer, American Psychiatric Association, Author of “Combating Physician Burnout”
6:00 PM Q&A
Rabie M. Shanti, DMD, MD, University of Pennsylvania
6:15 PM Hope Regenerates: Geistlich Biomaterials and Regenerative Dentistry in OMS
Greg Bosch, CEO, Geistlich Pharma North America, Inc.
6:30 PM DePuy Synthes CMF’s Commitment to OMFS Throughout COVID-19
Alex Herzlinger, Senior Director, Depuy Synthes CMF/Johnson & Johnson
6:45 PM The Dental Implant Market during COVID-19 Resurgence
Patrik Eriksson, Global President, Nobel Biocare
7:00 PM Q&A
Rania Habib, DDS, MD, University of Pennsylvania
7:15 PM AAOMS COVID-19 Resurgence Initiative
Victor Nannini, DDS, FACS, President, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)
7:30 PM COVID-19: The American Dental Association’s Response and Strategies for Practice Recovery
Chad Gehani, DDS, President, American Dental Association
7:45 PM Q&A and Conclusion
Neeraj Panchal, DDS, MD, MA, University of Pennsylvania



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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 3.25 continuing education credits.