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.
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.
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.