NYSSOMS Collaborative Meeting 2018

Osteo Science Foundation is excited to collaborate with the New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons on an exciting educational event May 20, 2018 featuring Dr. Craig M. Misch, DDS, MDS

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Changing Treatment Paradigms via Advances in Regenerative Materials & Implant Design

Speakers and Presentation Synopses

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Craig M. Misch, DDS, MDS

Craig M. Misch, DDS, MDS
Changing Treatment Paradigms via Advances in Regenerative Materials & Implant Design


Sufficient bone quantity for implant placement may be compromised following tooth loss and bone resorption. Bone augmentation is often required to place an adequate number of dental implants in ideal positions for prosthetic support. In addition to improving biomechanical conditions, bone enhancement can also provide proper ridge contour for improved esthetic outcomes. Inherent disadvantages of bone grafting techniques include increased morbidity, surgical time, costs and treatment length. As such a trend has developed towards more minimally invasive approaches. Alternative surgical techniques that avoid the need for bone harvest or use of or tissue engineering products to replace autograft are considered. Another approach is the use of shorter and narrower implants, angled implants and/or fewer implants for prosthetic support. Rather than surgically reconstructing esthetic zone defects many clinicians opt to replace the missing hard and soft tissue with the prostheses. This presentation will look at methods to minimize the morbidity of bone grafting and guide clinicians on implant rehabilitation with grafting and non-grafting approaches.

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 is currently the Chair of Osteo Science’s Foundation Education Committee. Dr. Misch has authored over 45 publications including 14 textbook chapters and lectures extensively on the topics of reconstructive surgery, bone grafting, implant surgery and prosthodontics. He has been designated as a “Leader in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today.


Weill Cornell Medical College
Uris Auditorium
1300 York Ave. @ 69th St. New York, NY 10065


Parking available at Main Hospital Entrance on 68th St. east of York Ave. Private parking garages are also available in the surrounding neighborhoods.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Lotte New York Palace

To reserve a room, call 212-303-7760 or 1-800-697-2522 and use the group name "NY State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons."

The rate is $285/night for Friday and Saturday nights. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, April 18, 2018. 

The College is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. While there are some hotels within walking distance, there will be a larger variety in Midtown Manhattan that are just a short cab ride or longer walk from the College. 


This course is sponsored by the New York State Dental Association for five (5) hours of mandatory continuing education. Please note that registration is limited so please register early to ensure your attendance.


NYSSOMS will offer a risk management course, presented by OMSNIC, on Saturday, May 19, 2018.


Research Symposium 2015


Osteo Science Foundation partnered with the Western Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons on an exciting educational event July 18-20, 2015 in Portland Oregon.


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  • 7:00~7:45 AM | Breakfast with Exhibitors
    7:45~8:00 AM | Welcome—Dr. Jay Malmquist, President WSOMS
    8:00~9:00 AM | Scientific Presentation — R. Gilbert Triplett, DDS, PhD
    9:00~10:00 AM | Scientific Presentation — Mark E. Wong, DDS
    10:00~10:15 AM | Break with Exhibitors
    10:15~11:15 AM | Scientific Presentation — Ghali E. Ghali, DDS,MD,FACS
    11:15~12:15 PM | Scientific Presentation — Anh Le, PhD
    12:15~1:15 PM | Lunch
    1:15~2:15 PM | Scientific Presentation—Jeremy Mao, DDS, PhD
    2:15~3:15 PM | Scientific Presentation — Daniel Spagnoli, DDS, PhD
    3:15~3:30 PM | Break with Exhibitors
    3:30~4:30 PM | Scientific Presentation — Alan S. Herford, DDS, MD
    4:30 PM |  Reception — London Grill. This reception is being hosted by Geistlich Biomaterials.
  • 7:00~8:00 AM | Breakfast with Exhibitors
    8:00~10:30 AM | Scientific Presentation — Peter K. Moy, DMD
    10:30~10:45 AM | Break with Exhibitors
    10:45~1:15 PM | Scientific Presentation — Edmond H. Bedrossian, DDS, FACD
    1:15~2:45 PM | Lunch
    1:15~2:45 PM | Oregon Society Business Meeting w/working lunch
    2:45~5:15 PM | Scientific Presentation — Peter S. Wohrle, DMD
    5:15~6:30 PM | WSOMS President’s Reception
    6:45~8:45 PM | WSOMS Past President’s Dinner

  • 7:00~8:00 AM | Breakfast with Exhibitors; WSOMS General Meeting
    8:00~9:30AM | Scientific Presentation — Donald P. Lewis, Jr. DDS, CFE
    9:30~9:45 AM | Break with Exhibitors
    9:45~11:15 AM | Scientific Presentation — Donald P. Lewis, Jr.

Education Symposium 2017

Osteo Science Foundation produced an exciting educational event on January 20-22, 2017 in Miami, Florida and had world-class speakers Anothony G. Sclar, DMD and Mark W. Ochs, DMD, MD. 

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Speakers and Presentation Synopses

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Anthony G. Sclar, DMD

Anthony G. Sclar, DMD
State-of-the-Art Implant Esthetics
Protocols for soft and hard tissue regeneration and augmentation 


Achieving and maintaining optimal implant esthetics requires knowledge of prognostic keys for success, risk factors for complications and anatomic requirements and biologic interdependency of soft and hard tissues. Participants will learn the scientific and clinical concepts required for diagnostically driven treatment planning and risk stratification of simple-to-complex esthetic implant cases. Strategic sequencing and timing of site development procedures prior to or simultaneous with implant placement and the importance of restorative management of soft tissues will become evident through a series of case presentations of increasing complexity including the management of devastating complications and failures 

Learning Objectives: 

At the completion of this presentation participants should be able to:

  1. List the critical anatomic, biologic and restorative concepts for esthetic implant therapy.
  2. Identify prognostic keys for predictable esthetic implant treatment and risk factors for esthetic complications and failures.
  3. Distinguish between case scenarios amenable to simultaneous implant placement and grafting from those that require pre-implant site development procedures. 
  4. Recognize the importance of restorative management of peri-implant soft tissues.
  5. Understand the principles of managing esthetic implant complications and failures. 

Anthony G. Sclar, DMD

In practice since 1989, Dr. Sclar founded the Sclar Center for Advanced Implant Dentistry Learning which hosts the highly regarded Advanced Implant Dentistry Master's Series Immersion Courses. He is an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University, a reviewer for IJOMI, IJPRD, JOMS, CAP and has published numerous journal articles, book chapters and the hallmark multilanguage textbook; Soft Tissue and Esthetic Considerations in Implant Therapy

Mark W. Ochs, DMD, MD

Mark W. Ochs, DMD, MD
Bone Grafting, Ridge Regeneration and  Challenging Implant Cases
What to anticipate and how to achieve predictable and stable results 


Referrals for dental implant placement often have unrecognized ridge deficiencies, malposed interarch relationships or compromised sites that pose a challenge. Outcome based surgical principles and limitations will be reviewed. Cases requiring bone grafting or ridge regeneration will be presented with a rationale for various techniques. There will be an emphasis on restoration driven surgical planning.  

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of the presentation the attendee will be able to:

  1. Employ sound surgical principles for treatment planning in edentulous and partly dentate patients.
  2. Identify ridges and anatomic situations where bone grafting or regeneration is indicated, then proceed with an appropriate procedure to achieve successful augmentation.
  3. Utilize advanced imaging, various surgical guides and adjunctive measures to accurately place implants in an optimal position for the restoring dental colleague.
  4. Place dental implants in challenging situations that ultimately will benefit the patient’s function. 

Mark W. Ochs, DMD, MD

Professor and Chair
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Director of the Dental Implant Center
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Ochs attended the University of Pittsburgh for his undergraduate and dental education.  In 1989 he completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery training and obtained his medical degree with honors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He is currently Professor and Chair of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Head of Hospital Dentistry, and Associate Dean for Hospital Affairs.
Academic and surgical interests include orthognathic surgery, facial trauma, bone grafting/reconstruction and implants.

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