Hawaii host the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Posted on September 11, 2014

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This week the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons AAOMS is holding it’s 96th Annual Meeting, here in Honolulu, Hawaii. Tomorrow’s events – Thursday, September 11,2014 will showcase AAOMS industry leaders, with Scientific Sessions & Exhibitions.

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons - the 96th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition is being held this week here in Honolulu from Sept. 8 - Sept 13, 2014. Find out more at: http://www.aaoms.org Hawaii

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – the 96th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition is being held this week here in Honolulu from Sept. 8 – Sept 13, 2014. Find out more at: http://www.aaoms.org Hawaii

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) organization consist of professional’s representing more than 9,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons from around the United States.
Their motto is Oral and maxillofacial surgeons : The experts in face, mouth and jaw surgery™

The Convention brings together not only experts in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, but Companies like 3D Systems that have advance the way and the methods that personalize Patient – specific devices that are created by CAD technology. We had the opportunity to learn more and speak to the Vice President of Personalized Surgery & Medical Devices at 3D Systems – Andy Christensen here in Honolulu.

Andy shared how 3D Systems is making life changing advancements with 3D’s Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP®) and CAD technology for Oral, Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgery. 3D has not only helped to personalized surgery, but is on the leading edge of the clinical capabilities in planning and instrumenting for personalized surgical procedures and patient-specific medical devices, watch our interview here:

Video – Tina Quizon with Andy Christensen – Vice President of Personalized Surgery & Medical Devices at 3D Systems.

The 2013-2014 President Mr. Eric T. Geist, DDS
was also in attendance and spoke at the
First Session of the House of Delegates,
at the Hawaii Convention Center on
Monday September 8, 2014.

Eric spoke of the past years event
by categorizing the achievements of
the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
(AAOMS) organization.

President Geist used the acronym RRR-LFP,
which stands for “Research,” “Registries,”
“Recognition,” “Leadership,” “Faculty” and “Publications.”

Address by 2013-2014 President Mr. Eric T. Geist :

Let’s start with “Research.” In my address to you last year,
I spoke of the need to recapture our academic foundation
and produce meaningful clinical research. One of my first
actions as president was to appoint the Special Committee
on Clinical Research Initiatives. That committee has
developed the necessary infrastructure to expeditiously
conduct vital clinical research in collaboration with our
OMS Foundation.

We are using accredited Institutional Review Boards to
validate and approve the study protocols, and the studies
will be conducted through our Practice Based Research
Network. I am thrilled to report to this House that, despite
our late start, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the
first dental specialty to develop a fully integrated, selffunctioning
Practice Based Research Network.
Our first study is now under way and is entitled
Prospective Outcomes in the Management of Third Molar
Extractions Via a Large Multicenter Study. It seeks to
determine the outcomes of the various antibiotic protocols
used in third molar surgery, and to identify the common
factors that correlate with the highest probability of
achieving a successful outcome. We have more than 60
oral and maxillofacial surgeons participating in this study,
and we expect the initial findings to be available early next
year. Additional projects are in the pipeline and we need
to recruit more of our colleagues to join the PBRN as
several product manufacturers have expressed interest in
using and supporting the PBRN. I am also pleased to
report that the Board of Trustees has approved a new
award. At next year’s annual meeting in Washington, DC,
we will confer the first AAOMS Award for “Excellence in
Clinical Research.”

Our second “R” is for “Registries.” The Affordable Care
Act brought with it a number of initiatives that indirectly
mandate the need for all healthcare providers to develop
data collection resources commonly known as “clinical
registries.“ A “clinical registry” is a health information
database of clinical conditions, procedures and populations.
Ideally, registries involve an electronic patient file, so that
minimal effort is required on the part of a participating
surgeon. De-identified information is then collated to
evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the health
care being delivered.

Registries are also used to establish
benchmarks and quality measures. The goal is to improve
patient care while also meeting various regulatory and
payer requirements.

As a result of our excellent relationship with the
American Society of Anesthesiologists, we are now in
the process of establishing an OMS registry within the
Anesthesia Quality Institute, or (AQI). CMS and the other
relevant stakeholders have recognized the AQI for its
comprehensive and relevant data collection. The AQI has
agreed to work with our newly formed Special Committee
on Performance and Outcomes Measures to design,
develop and implement an oral and maxillofacial surgery
registry. This will allow us to capitalize on their reputation,
infrastructure and expertise…….

You can read AAOMS President Eric T. Geist full address here http://www.aaoms.org/annual_meeting/2014/docs/geist_address.pdf

Find out more information at the Website http://www.aaoms.org/ or Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/aaoms.org/timeline

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