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: November 3, 2021

Water’s Edge Resort and Spa
Route 1, Westbrook, CT 06498

CSOMS Member: $250
General Dentist: $250
OMS Resident: $50
Surgical Staff of OMS: $100
Out-of-State AAOMS Member: $285
CT OMS – Not a member of CSOMS: $450
Out-of-State Non-AAOMS Member: $450

DescriptionJoin us for a Collaborative Meeting between Osteo Science Foundation and Connecticut Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Schedule of Events

WEDNESDAY, November 3, 2021

Speakers & Presentation Abstracts

Mark Ochs


Mark W. Ochs, DMD, MD


Abstract, Learning Objectives and Bio

Mark W. Ochs, DMD, MD
About Dr. Ochs

     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.  Dr. Ochs was an Assistant Professor and Residency Program Director at the University of Florida in Gainesville from 1989 to 1992.

     Dr. Ochs has been a full- time faculty member and Program Director at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Health System since 1992 and was Chair of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department through 2018. He is a Professor with a secondary appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery.

     Academic and surgical interests include orthognathic surgery, facial trauma, bonegrafting/reconstruction and implants.  He maintains an active clinical practice and is an invited lecturer nationally and internationally on these subjects.


Bone Grafting, Ridge Regeneration and Challenging Implant Cases  4 hours

(will be divided into session I and session II)

Audience: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and Restorative dentists


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 alveolar ridge regeneration will be presented with a rationale for various technique selection. There will be an emphasis on restoration driven surgical planning.

Learning Objectives:

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

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


Management of Complex Facial Trauma   2 hours

Audience: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons


                 Management of complex midfacial and mandibular trauma requires a logical and sequenced approach so that pitfalls can be avoided, and complications minimized. Multiple surgical approaches are often indicated.  The more common adverse sequelae will be covered and strategies to avoid them will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Adequately evaluate and treatment plan all types of complex facial trauma.
  • Formulate a sequential operative treatment plan to address the facial/cranial fractures and associated injuries. Also, utilize advancing imaging, virtual planning and navigation to assist with reconstruction.
  • Recognize the more common adverse patterns of healing following treatment of fractures and initiate appropriate care and surgical intervention.






Osteo Science Foundation is grateful for the generous support of our sponsor



Meeting Location
Water’s Edge Resort and Spa
Route 1, Westbrook, CT 06498
Phone (In CT): (860) 399-5901
Phone (Outside CT): (800) 222-5901

Overnight Stay: A block of rooms has been reserved

Since 1941, Water’s Edge Resort and Spa has been welcoming guests to New England with charm and hospitality; notable guests have included Art Carney, Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen, and Katherine Hepburn. Water’s Edge is conveniently located 30 minutes from Mystic and also from New Haven, and two hours from New York City, making it an easy day trip destination. For those who wish to stay overnight, a block of rooms has been reserved under “Connecticut Society of Oral Surgeons.” The cutoff for the room block is March 22, 2020.


Continuing Education

7 CME credits will be provided for full participation in the program.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC and Osteo Science Foundation. The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. 7 CDE credits will also be provided. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Osteo Science Foundation

Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement.

7/1/18 to 6/30/21

Provider ID: 370582

7 CDE credits will be provided for full participation in the program. AGD Code 310

How to get your certificate:

After the meeting you will receive an email with a link to short online evaluation form.  This evaluation will help us plan meetings in the future that meet the needs and interests of our community, and will also help evaluate the success of this program.  When you have completed the evaluation, your CE certificate will be emailed to you as a PDF within 24 hours (on weekdays). The email with your certificate will also include directions on how to get your CME certificate. Because the CME is coordinated through PeerPoint, it is necessary for you to log into their website and provide your credentials. 



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