Nerve Injury Webinar Series: From Testing to Nonsurgical and Surgical Treatments

  • Nerve Testing and Preoperative Evaluation

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/16/2021 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

    Sensory disturbances to the peripheral branches of the trigeminal nerve can be a debilitating disruption to patients, leading to problems with speech and mastication, food and liquid incompetence as well as difficulty with daily activities. Trigeminal nerve injuries may arise from a number of causes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The most common cause results from the removal of impacted third molars. Other causes include orthognathic surgery, endodontic surgery, implant placement, fractures, pre-prosthetic surgery and treatment of maxillofacial pathology. This 60-minute webinar will review relevant neural anatomy, etiologies of nerve injuries and testing procedures to monitor and document nerve injuries and their timing for optimal outcomes. Code: WCE210616

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    Nerve Testing and Preoperative Evaluation

    Sensory disturbances to the peripheral branches of the trigeminal nerve can be a debilitating disruption to patients, leading to problems with speech and mastication, food and liquid incompetence as well as difficulty with daily activities. Trigeminal nerve injuries may arise from a number of causes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The most common cause results from the removal of impacted third molars. Other causes include orthognathic surgery, endodontic surgery, implant placement, fractures, pre-prosthetic surgery and treatment of maxillofacial pathology. This 60-minute webinar will review relevant neural anatomy, etiologies of nerve injuries and testing procedures to monitor and document nerve injuries and their timing for optimal outcomes.

    Learning Objectives

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

    1. Describe neural anatomy as applied to nerve injuries. 
    2. Review the different mechanisms of trigeminal nerve injuries. 
    3. .Use testing modalities to evaluate, document and monitor progression of nerve injuries.

    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.

    Register for the 3-part Nerve Injury Webinar Series and save $75!

    Vincent B. Ziccardi, DDS, MD, FACS

    Dr. Ziccardi earned his DDS at Columbia University and completed his OMS residency training at the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned his MD and certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is a tenured professor at University Hospital in Newark, N.J., and holds a co-terminus position in the Division of Plastic Surgery. He serves as Residency Program Director, Chair and Chief of Service, Associate Dean of Hospital Affairs as well as Director of the Craniofacial Center at University Hospital.

    His areas of clinical interest and research have included trigeminal nerve microsurgery, cleft lip and palate reconstruction, complex maxillofacial trauma and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Ziccardi is an extensively published and nationally recognized expert and speaker in trigeminal nerve microsurgery. 

    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
    FAGD/MAGD Credit
    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.

  • Nonsurgical Management and Pharmacologic Therapy for Post-traumatic Peripheral Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain Disorders

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/23/2021 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

    The incidence of developing post-traumatic trigeminal neuropathy (PTTN) has been reported to range from 0.45% to 70% of injuries involving the inferior alveolar and lingual nerves. Based on ambispective clinical trials, no phenotypic presentation predicts outcome of microsurgery. In fact, microsurgery has only chance benefits. This 60-minute webinar will focus on the non-surgical management of PTTN. The pharmacologic therapies for acute and late-phase PTTN and their limitations, location-based treatments and alternative pain management strategies will be presented. Code: WCE210623

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    Nonsurgical Management and Pharmacologic Therapy for Post-traumatic Peripheral Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain Disorders

    The incidence of developing post-traumatic trigeminal neuropathy (PTTN) has been reported to range from 0.45% to 70% of injuries involving the inferior alveolar and lingual nerves. Based on ambispective clinical trials, no phenotypic presentation predicts outcome of microsurgery. In fact, microsurgery has only chance benefits. This 60-minute webinar will focus on the non-surgical management of PTTN. The pharmacologic therapies for acute and late-phase PTTN and their limitations, location-based treatments and alternative pain management strategies will be presented.

    Learning Objectives

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

    1. Describe the different pharmacologic therapies, including evidence-based, for the proper dosages and regimens used to treat PTTN. 
    2. Identify the differences between early- and delayed-phase protocols for the treatment of PTTN. 
    3. Review alternative pain management strategies for the treatment of long-term PTTN.

    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.

    Register for the 3-part Nerve Injury Webinar Series and save $75!

    Dr. John Zuniga, DDS, PhD, MS

    Dr. Zuniga received his DDS from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed a general dental residency and an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester. He also completed his MS and PhD in neuroscience at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is a professor in the Departments of Surgery and Neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

    Dr. Zuniga has authored more than 170 contributions to the scientific literature. His major research interests include regenerative neuroscience, acute and chronic orofacial pain as well as taste function. He has received numerous research grants, contracts and awards and served as a consultant to the editorial boards of a number of scientific and clinical journals and on the FDA advisory panel for dental products, the ABOMS Examination Committee and several research, resident education and faculty committees for AAOMS, the OMS Foundation and the ADA.

    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
    FAGD/MAGD Credit
    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

  • Surgical Management of Nerves Injuries following Ablative and Dentoalveolar Procedures

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/30/2021 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

    Damage to nerves during maxillofacial ablative procedures or dentoalveolar procedures can lead to significant functional deficits, which may include anesthesia, tingling, dysesthesia, electric sensations or allodynia. Microsurgical nerve repair techniques have been developed to improve the environment in which the nerve endings heal, providing a better chance for functional recovery. This 60-minute webinar will cover the techniques and outcomes of microsurgical nerve repair using nerve allografts and conduits. Technical and procedural expertise will be shared through case studies and procedural videos. Code: WCE210630

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    Surgical Management of Nerves Injuries following Ablative and Dentoalveolar Procedures

    Damage to nerves during maxillofacial ablative procedures or dentoalveolar procedures can lead to significant functional deficits, which may include anesthesia, tingling, dysesthesia, electric sensations or allodynia. Microsurgical nerve repair techniques have been developed to improve the environment in which the nerve endings heal, providing a better chance for functional recovery. This 60-minute webinar will cover the techniques and outcomes of microsurgical nerve repair using nerve allografts and conduits. Technical and procedural expertise will be shared through case studies and procedural videos.

    Learning Objectives

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

    1. Identify situations where peripheral nerve reconstruction will benefit patients. 
    2. Discuss how to optimize outcomes in the surgical reconstruction of nerves during ablative procedures. 
    3. Review surgical knowledge on the approach and repair of trigeminal nerve injuries and reconstruction.

    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.

    Register for the 3-part Nerve Injury Webinar Series and save $75!

    Daniel Petrisor, DMD, MD, FACS

    Dr. Petrisor is a board-certified, double-fellowship-trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He holds a DMD from Oregon Health & Science University and an MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He also completed his residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Following residency, Dr. Petrisor completed a fellowship in head and neck surgery and microvascular reconstructive surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport. He then completed an additional fellowship in microvascular reconstructive surgery at the University of Florida – Jacksonville.

    Dr. Petrisor serves as Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and Director of Oral, Head, and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Oregon Health & Science University. He is active in student and resident education, lectures extensively and has authored numerous articles and book chapters in the surgical literature.

    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
    FAGD/MAGD Credit
    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.