Nerve Testing and Preoperative Evaluation

Includes a Live Event on 06/16/2021 at 6:00 PM (CDT)


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.

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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
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
AAOMS Webinar: Nerve Testing and Preoperative Evaluation
06/16/2021 at 6:00 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
06/16/2021 at 6:00 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
11 Questions
1.00 CDE/CME credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CDE/CME credit  |  Certificate available