COURSE DESCRIPTION

7 CE HRS
The first two morning lectures will review the various approaches to ridge augmentation using today’s bone grafting techniques.  It will continue with the new safest and most straightforward techniques to harvest marrow derived osteoprogenitor cells and mesenchymal stem cells as well as to apply them to regenerate viable bone for ridge augmentation and grafting defects of the jaws.  The remaining two morning lectures will discuss the physiology as well as the medico-legal implications of nerve injury, nerve repair, assessment of sensory changes, and nerve grafting. The specific techniques and outcomes of nerve repair using conduits and allogeneic nerve grafting will show their superiority over autogenous nerve grafting while sparing the patient the lost sensation at the donor site.

The afternoon workshops will demonstrate the stepwise harvest of marrow derived osteoprogenitor cells and mesenchymal stem cells using dry specimen models.  Participants will be able to practice the preparation and techniques of marrow harvesting. 

Additionally, the workshop will include demonstrations and participant practice of nerve repair using conduits and nerve grafting using allogeneic nerves and conduits.


COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the specific anatomical entry points to safely enter the bone marrow space and harvest stem cells
  • Utilize bone marrow aspirates to regenerate viable bone without the morbidity of an open bone harvest
  • Understand the classifications of nerve injuries and why they have difficulty in self-healing and self-regeneration
  • Accomplish nerve repair and nerve grafting in indicated situations as well as the timing and indication for surgical intervention

GAP AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT 

Today’s oral and maxillofacial surgeons as well as all dentists see patients who have a need to rebuild lost bone. Most are unaware of the utility of marrow derived osteoprogenitor cells and stem cells and how to access them.  This course will provide scientific data on how marrow derived osteoprogenitor cells and mesenchymal stem cells can be used in a tissue engineering concept to replace lost bone without the morbidity of an open bone harvest.  This course will demonstrate and allow the participants to practice the safe and minimally invasive methods to harvest bone marrow.

Similarly, oral and maxillofacial surgeons as well as all dentists confront a potential to injure a peripheral nerve or see patients with pre-existing nerve injuries.   Most are unaware of the classifications of nerve injuries and how to classify them.  These same practitioners are also unfamiliar with the current most effective methods of nerve repair and nerve grafting.  This course will teach them the assessment and classifications of nerve injury and also the most effective methods of nerve repair and nerve grafting.

This course is designed for the practicing oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

Upcoming Course Dates


COURSE SPEAKERS

Robert E. Marx, DDS, FACS

Professor of Surgery; Director of Research, Chief, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Michael A. Pikos, DDS

Founder and CEO of the Pikos Institute. Private practice limited exclusively to implant surgery in Trinity, Florida. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry.

Ramzey Tursun, DDS, FACS

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Fellowship Director of Oral, Head & Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, Division of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Arshad Kalem, DMD, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Chief OMFS Surgical Oncology, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine.

REGISTRATION 

Registration fee $1500 per Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Includes admission to the course, didactic and hands-on sessions. The material is reviewed with the speaker presentations at the conference. We recommend you bring your laptop. Hard copies of the materials will not be provided onsite. Participants will be provided with breakfast and lunch.

Refunds will be made only prior to March 1st, 2021. A $250 fee is applicable to all refunds. After March 1st, 2021, no refunds will be made. Refunds must be submitted in writing to learn@pikosinstitue.com.

Marrow Harvesting and Nerve Repair/Grafting
(Lecture and Hands-on Workshop)

Saturday, March 27, 2021

AGENDA

 

7:00 – 8:00 am | Registration and Breakfast

 

8:00 – 8:15 am | Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Robert E. Marx and Dr. Michael Pikos

 

8:15 – 9:15 am | Today’s Ridge Augmentation Approaches
Dr. Michael Pikos

 

9:15 – 10:15 am | Accessing Stem Cells and Their Application
Dr. Robert E. Marx

 

10:15 – 10:45 am | Morning Break

 

10:45 – 11:30 am | Assessing and Classifying Nerve Injuries
Dr. Arshad Kaleem

 

11:30 – 12:30 pm | Techniques of Nerve Repair and Nerve Grafting
Dr. Ramsey Tursun

 

12:30 - 1:30 pm | Lunch

 

1:30 – 2:30 pm | Marrow Harvesting Workshop
Dr. Robert E. Marx

 

2:30 – 2:45 pm | Afternoon Break

 

2:45 – 4:30 pm | Nerve Repair and Nerve Grafting with Conduits
Dr. Ramsey Tursun and Dr. Arshad Kaleem

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