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  • Virtual Conference 2023


    – in collaboration with Osteo Science Foundation – 

    Join us for the two-hour scientific program on surgery and nutrition.

    The IAOMS Virtual Conference in collaboration with Osteo Science Foundation returns for the fourth year November 15, 2023. Through the generous support of Osteo Science Foundation, IAOMS can offer complimentary registration to all OMF surgeons for this year’s event.

    Join us for the two hour scientific program with presentations by Dr. Teresa Biggerstaff & Dr. Mark Green. 

  • Program Overview


    The IAOMS Virtual Conference in collaboration with Osteo Science Foundation will take place on November 15, 2023 from 8:00AM to 10:00AM CDT.  This two hour scientific program with presentations by Dr. Teresa Biggerstaff and Dr. Mark A. Green.

    Through the generous support of Osteo Science Foundation, IAOMS is able to offer complimentary registration to all OMF surgeons for this year’s event. 

    Wednesday, November 15, 2023 (8:00 AM – 10:00 AM CDT)

    In this session, the speakers will present their lectures with a half-hour question-and-answer opportunity following the conclusion of both presentations.

    8:00AM – 8:45AM

    The Role of Nutrition in Healing of Maxillofacial Surgery

    Dr. Teresa Biggerstaff

    Session Overview:

    Bone grafting and soft tissue grafting has become more and more sophisticated over time due to the innovative development and use of biomaterials.  These regenerative procedures allow for dental rehabilitation utilizing dental implants.  Careful patient selection, surgical technique and selection of appropriate biomaterials and sound functional design are the foundational principles of predictable outcomes.  But sometimes, even when all of these guiding principles are followed, we still see failure of the regenerative procedure or failure of the dental implant. 

    Increasing evidence suggests that a lack of certain micronutrients may contribute to these failures.  We will review the effects of micronutrients on bone health, bone grafting, periodontal health, soft tissue healing, implant osseointegration and immune regulation and discuss strategies to optimize serum levels of micronutrients to prepare for regenerative procedures.  As our society continues to rely more and more on processed foods and fast foods that are less nutrient dense, we are seeing an increase in micronutrient deficiencies, especially in our patients who are more advanced in age.  These patients who are advanced in age also tend to be the ones most commonly seeking dental rehabilitation with dental implants.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Define how certain micronutrients can influence wound healing
    2. Discuss the role of nutrition and immune function on bone and soft tissue regeneration and dental implant osseointegration
    3. Outline how certain micronutrient deficiencies can be corrected

    Teresa Biggerstaff, DDS, MD  is an oral and facial surgeon in private practice in Kernersville, North Carolina.  She is fellowship trained in facial cosmetic surgery and she operates a busy, full-scope oral and facial surgery practice and medical spa.  She serves in leadership positions in state and regional Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon societies.  She also serves as a senior clinical mentor in the Osteo Science Foundation Clinical Observership Program. 

    8:45AM – 9:30AM

    Using Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols for Orthognathic Surgery

    Dr. Mark A. Green

    Session Overview:

    Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols are evidence-based, patient-centered, and multidisciplinary team approaches to optimizing surgical recovery.  We explore the various preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative interventions to improve patient outcomes, reduce complications and accelerate patient recovery after orthognathic surgery.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the principles of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocols
    2. Discuss the influence non-surgeon providers have on patient reported outcomes
    3. Identify orthognathic surgery outcomes influenced by ERAS protocols
    4. Creating and establishing an ERAS protocol for orthognathic surgery

    Mark A. Green is a Clinical Instructor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Boston Children’s Hospital.  His clinical interests include orthognathic surgery, pediatric pathology, and bone grafting/dental implants in patients with cleft and craniofacial conditions.

    9:30AM – 10:00AM

    Question & Answer

    Following the conclusion of both sessions, a Moderator will conduct a question and answer opportunity and present additional cases surrounding complications. 

    About the Moderator (Coming Soon)

  • Registration

    The 2023 IAOMS Virtual Conference in collaboration with Osteo Science Foundation is open to all. While there is no cost to attend, registration is required. Through the generous support of Osteo Science Foundation, IAOMS is able to offer complimentary registration to all OMF surgeons for this year’s event. 

    If you do not have a Username or Password, create an account here. (For help with your Username and Password contact Tressa Thomas.)

    Registration & Program Access

    If you are an IAOMS member or have an IAOMS account:

    • Navigate to IAOMS e-learning portal here.
    • Enter your username: USERNAME.
    • Enter your password: password1 unless previously changed.
    • Select ‘2023 IAOMS Virtual Conference’ from main menu, or search for content in left sidebar. 

    If you are not an IAOMS member or do not have an IAOMS account:

    • Navigate here to create an account.
    • Select the Non-member option and follow the prompts.
    • Once you have completed this process you may log into the e-learning portal here to register

  • Continuing Education

    2 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 the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


    The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    PACE Academy of General Dentistry logo

    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

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

  • Contact Information

    If you have questions about the IAOMS Virtual Conference, please contact Tressa Thomas (


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