Oral Surgeon Needed

This implant heavy practice has an immediate need for an oral surgeon. The practice is looking for an aggressive go-getter who is ready to work hard and willing to be mentored and taught the practice business model to ensure their success. Associate opportunity with potential for equity ownership in a high production, high collections, high-quality practice. The practice has an exceptional collection rate, high case acceptance rate and a solid, broad referral base. Offering above average base compensation, collections-based bonus incentive, and benefits package. Highly trained staff, full schedule, no trauma call, office call for own patients.

This area is considered one of the best places to live in Georgia and has more of a suburban feel. Excellent public and private schools, great restaurants and parks. Quick access to the thriving and sprawling metropolitan area of Atlanta and gives you the opportunity to live in the city, enjoy the suburbs or semi-rural living. This is a wonderful area for a busy single or active family.

Here is the application link:

https://specialtydentalbrands.com/careers?gnk=job&gni=8a78879e6b53d89f016b570844ba619b&gns=Other

Posted: 6-18-2019

Dental Anesthesiology Recognized As Dental Specialty

ADA has announced that dental anesthesiology has become “the 10th dental specialty recognized by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards.” On March 11, the National Commission “adopted a resolution based on an application from the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists to recognize dental anesthesiology as a dental specialty.”

Dr. James Tom, president of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, said, “This historic vote by the National Commission certainly reflects the ADA’s ongoing efforts towards improved patient care and safety in the areas of dental sedation, dental anesthesiology and access for those with special health care needs.”

In addition to dental anesthesiology, other recognized dental specialties include dental public health, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics.

GSOMS Mid-winter Meeting: Record Attendance

It was standing room only for the Feb. 23rd Mid Winter meeting at the Druid Hills Golf Club. Over 80 GSOMS members came to hear Dr. Michael Block’s session on “The Integration of Navigation and Grafting the Posterior Maxilla and Esthetic Sites.”

We also held our GSOMS business meeting and thanked Dr. Alfred Pesto for his two years of leadership as the GSOMS president We welcomed our new incoming president, Dr. Manuel “Tony” Davila.

 

We heard reports from committee chairs on OMSPAC, OMS Foundation and Anesthesia.

Thank you exhibitors for supporting our meeting!

  • 5th Port
  • Advantage Technologies
  • Affinity Bank
  • Align Technology
  • BioHorizons
  • Black Talon Security
  • CareCredit Patient Financing
  • Carestream
  • Dentsply Sirona
  • HampMed
  • Medical Purchasing Solutions
  • Nobel Biocare
  • Oral Surgery Anesthesia Assoc.
  • Pro Med Sales
  • Stryker
  • UBS
  • Zimmer BioMet

Mid-Winter Meeting

SAVE THE DATE

Mid-Winter GSOMS Meeting
Feb. 22, 2020

More details to follow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Meeting

  Register Now

2019 Summer Meeting
August 9 – 11, 2019
Ritz at Lake Oconee

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Room Block Now Open

Make your hotel reservations, $299 per night for single/double occupancy.

Room block closes July 8, 2018 or until the room block is full.
Rooms are limited, so we urge you to respond today.

Reserve your Room Now!

 


Course Outline and Schedule

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2019

3:00pm – 5:00pm
Exhibitor Setup

4:00pm – 6:00pm
Registration

6:00pm
Welcome Reception/Dinner

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2019

7:00am – 8:00am
Registration, Breakfast with Exhibitors

Victoria Palermo, MD, DDS & Pat Ricalde, MD, DDS, FACS

8:00am – 9:00am
Craniofacial Examination of Pediatric Patients

9:00am – 10:00am
Pediatric OSA

10:00am – 10:30am
Break with Exhibitors

10:30am – 11:30am
Pediatric Anesthesia Pearls

11:30am – 12:30pm
Management Pediatric Mandible Fracture

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Business Session with Lunch

Dinner on Your Own

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2019

7:30am – 8:00am
Registration, Breakfast with Exhibitors

Victoria Palermo, MD, DDS & Pat Ricalde, MD, DDS, FACS

8:00am – 9:00am
Cleft Lip and Palate

9:00am – 10:00am
Craniosynostosis

10:00am – 10:30am
Break with Exhibitors

10:30am – 11:30am
Craniofacial Syndromes

11:30am – 12:30pm
Pediatric Maxillofacial Pathology

12:30pm
Conference Adjourns

2018 Summer Meeting Highlights

One of our largest meetings was held at the Ritz Carlton Lake Oconee July 20-22 with over 100 members in attendance. The Ritz is always a favorite place for our members to attend our scientific program and bring their families along to enjoy the spectacular facility, activities and food!

We started with our Friday night BBQ. We can always count on the Ritz for great service and great food. It’s great to connect with members and their families on the first evening of the meeting.

President Al Pesto introduced our Saturday morning speaker, Ed Adlesic, DMD who presented “Ambulatory Anesthesia Review for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon” to a standing room only crowd.

We held our Business Session and heard reports on anesthesia, OMS Foundation, OMSPAC and our own organization. We welcomed new members: Drs. Stephanie Drew, John LaBanc, Jennifer Keyser, Terrance Bratton, Richard Hammond and Bradford Huffman.

Sunday’s session was by OMSNIC and on Patient Safety and Risk Management for the OMS. This risk management course is always important for our members and their office staff. Thank you Dr. Colin Bell and Ms. Suzanne Moy.

We cannot be successful without our exhibitors and sponsors. We had overwhelming response this year, filling every table in the exhibit hall. Thank you Sponsors: KLS Martin, US Oral Surgery and UBS.

 

Thank you exhibitors:

  • Ace Surgical Supply
  • Affinity Bank
  • Align Tech
  • Advantage Technology
  • AxoGen
  • Black Talon Security
  • BioHorizons
  • Carestream Dental
  • DePuy Synthes
  • Geistlich Biomaterial
  • Frontline Dental Supply
  • HampMed
  • KLS Martin
  • MedTech
  • Medical Waste Disposal
  • Neocis
  • Nobel Biocare
  • OMSNIC
  • Osteo Science Foundation
  • Pittman Dental Supply
  • Practice Quotient
  • Preferred Med Surg
  • ProMed Sales
  • Straumann
  • Stryker
  • UBS
  • US Oral Surgery
  • WealthCreation Atlanta
  • Zimmer Bio

 

GSOMS Past President Dr. Rod Creagh Dies

Dr. Gerard (Rod) Creagh, Jr, died June 14, 2018 at the age of 81, following a long, courageous battle against Primary Progressive Aphasia.

Rod was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Rear Admiral Gerard Bugg Creagh, MC USN, and Margaret Ehemann Creagh. He graduated from Columbia Military Academy and Vanderbilt University. After graduation from Vanderbilt, he completed flight training in Pensacola, Florida, and Kingsville, Texas, and received a commission in the U.S. Navy.

He served for five years as an all-weather fighter pilot aboard the USS Shangri-La. After completing his military service, he attended the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry, where he received a DDS degree and completed a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Rod’s generosity and concern for others is legendary. He was a person who lived life fully-an advocate for wildlife and stray dogs, a bicyclist, country music composer,
and an ardent fan of boats and sports cars.

After he retired from his surgery practice, Rod was able to enjoy his lifelong love of country music and founded his own music publishing company, 3 Wire Music. One of Rod’s country music compositions, “I’m Nobody Today, But I Was Somebody Last Night,” was recorded by both Mickey Gilley and Mose Allison.

Rod is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ellen Lacher Creagh, his sister Mary Margaret (Peg) Wood and husband Norman of Athens, brothers-in-law Michael Lacher of Athens, Georgia, Christopher Lacher and wife Kathy of Tallahassee, Florida, and sister-in-law Lisa Lacher Bryan and husband Stephen of Walpole, New Hampshire. He leaves behind an extended family of much loved nieces and nephews.

To celebrate Rod’s life, a gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, July 22, from 3 to 6 p.m. at his sister’s home on Milledge Circle in Athens, Georgia.

In memory of Rod, donations may be made to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT, 84741

Mid-Winter Meeting

 

2019 Annual Meeting

Information coming soon.

 

Message from AAOMS President Brett L. Ferguson, DDS, FACS

May 23, 2018

Dear Colleagues:

Over three days this month, 74 attendees – including 30 residents – gathered in Rosemont, Ill., to attend the AAOMS Clinical Trials Methods Course to learn from speakers about such topics as data management and patient selection and then break out into small groups to develop actual studies.

Since 2008, the biennial course has brought together a mix of residents, fellows, faculty and private practitioners to learn an overview of clinical trial design with a focus on Phase III studies.

On the final day, the four groups – which centered on craniofacial trauma / orthognathic / facial deformities, dentoalveolar / anesthesia, pathology / reconstruction, and TMD / facial pain – presented their study designs, potential impact, budgets and possible funding sources for randomized controlled trials. The groups fielded questions from faculty and course participants about those proposals, defended them and were scored in a tight competition.

The winner was the TMD/facial pain group led by Dr. Gary Bouloux with the proposal, “Does Liposomal Bupivacaine Reduce Postoperative Opiate Requirements Compared to Placebo Following Unilateral Custom TMJ TJR?” The project impact could include intraoperative liposomal bupivacaine reducing post-operative opioid use after custom total joint replacement as well as opioid-related adverse events and behaviors in addition to improving patient experience. Group members were Drs. Mohamed Abdelhakim, David Ahn, Zachary Brown, Bridget Ferguson, Louis Mercuri, Yuko Nakamura, Daniel Reece, Anthony Urbanek and Payal Verma.

With its move to Rosemont (the course was previously held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.), attendance was up 25 percent over 2016. AAOMS and the OMS Foundation sponsored the course, with travel scholarships provided by the Foundation (14) and the Osteo Science Foundation (five).

The four groups will present their study designs, potential impact, budgets and possible funding sources for randomized controlled trials during the 2018 AAOMS Annual Meeting research open forum. Congratulations to the winning group, and thank you to the participants and leaders for their hard work and a stimulating and rewarding program.

2 Available Slots in the Dental Rural Student Loan Repayment Program

The Georgia Rural Physicians’ Workforce Board is still taking applications for 2 open slots for the Rural Dental Student Loan Repayment Program.  It is imperative that we get dentists to fill all 12 slots, otherwise the legislature will cut our funding next year.

Here is an overview of the program and details for submitting applications:

The Dentists for Rural Areas Assistance Program (DRAA) provides service-cancelable loans of up to $25,000 per year in return for dental practice in an underserved, rural county in Georgia. Contracts are awarded for one year and are renewable three times for a maximum of four years.  Funding for this program is provided by the State of Georgia.

Download DRAA information flyer.

Please click on the link below for the DRAA program requirements and application materials.

Download Dentist RAA Loan Repayment Program Application

If you have questions please let contact Scott Lofranco, GDA General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs, Georgia Dental Association at scott@gadental.org or 404-636-7553