Combined TMJ-orthognathic Surgeries

Includes a Live Event on 03/16/2022 at 6:00 PM (CDT)


Combined TMJ-orthognathic Surgeries

TMJ disorders and dentofacial deformities often coexist. One could be the cause or effect of the other. Orthognathic surgeries when performed without management of an active TMJ disorder can create unfavorable outcomes or risk relapse of dentofacial deformities. Accurate diagnosis of a TMJ disorder and management is of great importance in patients with or without dentofacial deformities. Published survey studies show a significant number of OMSs do not perform TMJ surgeries as part of their practice, potentially resulting in the patient treated with only orthognathic surgery or referred to an academic medical center or another practitioner. Even where indicated, traditionally these conditions were treated with separate surgical encounters, increasing morbidity and risks to the patient. Recent data support combining these treatments in appropriate patients when indicated could reduce morbidity of two procedures or risks from an untreated TMJ disorder. Technological advances such as virtual surgical planning and 3D printing have created ways for these surgeries to be done with precision, reduced surgical time and positive outcomes. Combining these surgeries improves quality of care and patient convenience while decreasing risk from a second general anesthesia. Combined surgeries are not done as commonly as conventional orthognathic surgeries, and OMS trainees and practitioners may be unfamiliar with the intricacies of such combined surgeries. This 60-minute webinar will present indications, contraindications, planning, technique and risks/benefits/complications related to these combined TMJ-orthognathic surgeries.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss indications with identification of patients who could benefit from a combined TMJ-orthognathic surgery. 
  2. Describe the steps in planning for a combined surgery. 
  3. Review the risks and benefits of the combined operation. 
  4. Identify the differences between a traditional orthognathic surgery and a combined surgery.

Cancellation Policy: Registrants will receive a full refund up until the day before the event. No refund will be given for cancellation on the day of the event.

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Shravan Renapurkar, DMD, FACS

Dr. Renapurkar is Assistant Professor and Director of the residency program in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his DMD at Boston University before completing an OMS residency program at the University of Minnesota and a pediatric OMS fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and joining VCU as full-time faculty. Dr. Renapurkar has published several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters as well as lectured at local study clubs and state and national professional meetings. He is Immediate Past President of the Virginia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, a member of AAOMS Committee on Research Planning and Technology Assessment and an ABOMS junior examiner. He also is involved with undergraduate and graduate OMS education and has been an active speaker for VCU School of Dentistry continuing education courses.   

Disclosures: No relevant disclosures. 

Continuing Education Provider Approval
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.

ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit(s).

AGD - Accepted Program Provider
5/1/18 – 12/31/22
Provider ID# 214680

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Faculty and Planner Disclosure
Combined TMJ-orthognathic Surgeries
03/16/2022 at 6:00 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
03/16/2022 at 6:00 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
11 Questions
1.00 CDE/CME credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CDE/CME credit  |  Certificate available