J. DAVID ALLEN JOINS GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ATLANTA – August 22, 2016) – Dr. J. David Allen has been named to the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) Board of Governors. Allen accepted the appointment in a ceremony with Governor Nathan Deal at the State Capitol on August 17. [Read more…]

Acworth Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Practice for sale

Acworth Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Practice for sale:

Highly profitable Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Practice in N ATL Area.

2500 sq ft with 3 operatories and plenty of space for growth. Over $690k in revenue (3 yr avg) with strong cash flow. Established referral network over 15 yrs.

Email lynn@5thaavc.com for more information.

Posted 6-14-16

Converting Billing to 15 Minute Intervals at an Oral Surgery Practice

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We thought you might be interested in reading about the recent 2016 CDT code revisions.

5th Annual Facial Trauma and Reconstruction Conference:

Advances in Maxillofacial Soft and Hard Tissue Reconstruction

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Office Anesthesia Evaluation

Remember if your OAE is due in 2016 you must complete it ASAP.

The penalty for non-completion of your evaluation will be suspension or termination of membership in GSOMS and thereby from the AAOMS. This will impact those who also have insurance through OMSNIC as AAOMS membership is required for OMSNIC coverage.

2016 Summer Meeting Highlights

Fantastic Summer Meeting with Friends and Colleagues

The Ritz Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Plantation served as the great family oriented venue that our GSOMS members and families enjoyed for our late summer meeting. It was a last hurrah for those families with children returning to school and for those members without children the Ritz was a quiet getaway oh so close by. Over 110 OMS’s joined this meeting with spouses, guests, speakers and exhibitors, so overall a big turnout that sold out our room block really quickly. As always the Ritz gave us the 5-star treatment.

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GSOMS Summer Meeting 2016

We are grateful for our commercial supporters and were delighted to have had 22 exhibitors including Affinity Bank, Atlanta Oral and Facial Surgery, BioHorizons, Carestream Dental, Depuy Synthes, HampMed, KLS Martin, Lending Club, MIS Implant Technologies, Nobel Biocare, Oberman Law, OMSNIC, Osteo Science Foundation, Practice Quotient, Preferred Med Surg, ProMed Sales, Salvin Dental, Snoasis Medical, Straumann, Stryker, Topline Medical & Dental Supply, Zimmer Biomet, and Zimmer Biomet CMF/MedTech.

Thank you also to our speakers Dr. Craig Misch for providing a well received program on “Current Concepts on Ridge Augmentation for Dental Implants” and our case presentations from Drs. Loetsche, Farish, Schrieber, Whitesides, Hamilton, and Blair.

Our moderators were Drs. Bouloux and Farish. Dr. Farish provided members with a PPT tool for “Implant Case Planning Format” that he’d like all members to utilize. 

Click here for access to this tool.

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The Program

Current Concepts on Ridge Augmentation for Dental Implants
Craig M. Misch, DDS, MDS

Dr. Craig M. Misch graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He then received postgraduate certificates in prosthodontics and oral implantology as well as a Master of Dental Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Misch acted as Co-Director of the University of Pittsburgh Oral Implantology Center until he entered specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He completed this residency in 1999 and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well as Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology. He currently practices as a dual specialist in Sarasota, Florida.

Dr. Misch is a Clinical Associate Professor at New York University in the Department of Implant Dentistry and at the University of Florida in the Departments of Periodontics and Prosthodontics. Dr. Misch is a member of the editorial boards of International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry and the Journal of Oral Implantology. He has authored over 45 publications including 14 textbook chapters. Dr. Misch lectures extensively on the topics of reconstructive surgery, bone grafting, implant surgery and prosthodontics and has been designated as a “Leader in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today.


The Difficult Implant Case Made Easy: Case Presentations
Gary F. Bouloux, MD, DDS, MDSc, FRACDS
Sam Farish, DMD

Dr. Gary Bouloux is Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Directorof Research and Chief of Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Bouloux obtained his dental degree from Sydney University and his medical degree from Emory University. He completed residency at Westmead Hospital and fellowship atEmory University. He has multiple IRB approved clinical studies and research protocols. He lectures regionally, nationally and internationally on several subjects including temporomandibular joint dysfunction, medical management of the surgical patient and anesthesia. He has published over 50 book chapters and journal articles.

 

Dr. Sam Farish is Associate Professor of Surgery and J. David and Beverly Allen Family Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine. From 1995-2014, Dr. Farish was the chief of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, and was a co-investigator in multi-site clinical trials conducted throughout the VA system. He has served as an examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, authored numerous publications, and was honored with an outstanding senior resident teaching award established in his name in 2008.

Report from Legislative Session

Frank H. White III, D.D.S.

    • FL-state-capDental Student loan repayment program appears to be on track to be reinstated.
    • Single administrator for Dental Medicaid passed in the House 166-1.
    • Unfair Practices Insurance Bill is in committee for review and discussion of the issues.
    • Local Anesthesia Bill: In House – This would allow licensed dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia under the direct supervision of a dentist. GDA recommends that only the dentist administer local anesthesia.
    • Anti-Fluoridation Bill: Did not move out of the House during this session.

Emory University School of Medicine Update

Gary F Bouloux MD, DDS

The division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Emory University has had a productive 12 months. There are several notable achievements and milestones worthy of reporting. [Read more…]

Update from Insurance Committee

Glenn Maron, DDS

Please take note that as of June 1, 2015 all dentists will be required to either opt in or opt out of medicare. If you elect to opt out you must enter into a private contract with all medicare patients that you see in office. If you opt in, you must accept whatever payment you receive for services in your office. Below is a reprint from the ADA for several common questions.

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President’s Greeting

As my 2 year term ends as president for our society, I reflect on several realities of life. First, is that Hank and Leslie do 95% of the work of keeping our organization as good as it is and we need to constantly thank them for their efforts on our behalf. Second, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Obamacare is now in place and despite our fears; luckily most of us are still thriving and continuing to run successful practices. This does not mean that we should not remain vigilant in our efforts to ensure that our patients can receive the best quality of care, and we are properly compensated for our efforts. The third component of my reality check is that despite the goal I set for increasing the participation of our younger members in our society, there appears to be a dearth of attendance and involvement. Nobody can practice in a bubble, we all need to continue to interact with each other and improve the level of care in Georgia.

There continues to be a drop in the number of oral and maxillofacial surgeons, applying for and maintaining hospital privileges. Since this is probably the last time I will be president of anything, I am going to go out with a bang. Why would somebody spend 4-6 years of extremely hard work and grueling hours of training to then throw it all away? My opinion is that, if all people want to do are place implants and take out teeth, they should have entered other specialties. Many people have accused me of being too outspoken and I admit that this last statement is inflammatory, but is it? We have achieved so much over the past 30 years of our specialty and now are we taking steps backwards? I understand that many of the services we provide can now be performed in outpatient settings, but so can GI procedures and orthopedic surgeries. Yet our colleagues in medical specialties still have hospital privileges and take call. Certainly if the only reasons to become an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon were to make money and have a good life, then people should have become stockbrokers. I am proud to be an Oral Surgeon and always will be. I want to know that in the future, if my children or future grandchildren have an accident or need facial surgery, an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon will be there to take care of them. If everyone did a small share of hospital coverage and indigent care, the communities we live in would be better places.

I would like to thank all who have helped me during these past two years and look forward to seeing Jeff Prinsel continue to move our specialty forward in the next few years.