Surgical Airway Management for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Management of a maxillofacial surgery’s patient airway can be complex. Pathology, trauma or comorbid factors can make routine intubation impossible. An understanding of airway anatomy and surgical airway techniques is paramount for safe treatment of these patients. This session will give an overview of anatomy and surgical techniques for airway access. It also will discuss preoperative evaluation of patients and postoperative complications.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Distinguish the different techniques for airway management and how pathology, trauma or comorbid factors can affect these choices. 
  2. Evaluate a patient and determine which airway management technique is appropriate. 
  3. Describe the airway anatomy and surgical airway techniques. 
  4. Discuss the potential risks and benefits of surgical airways. 

Nicholas F. Callahan, DMD, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Steven J. Caldroney, DDS, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University/Boston Medical Center
Westwood, Massachusetts
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

An Internet-based CDE/CME Activity
Original Release Date: October 1, 2021
Expiration Date: October 1, 2024
Estimated time to complete this educational activity: 1.0 hours
Method of participation: Self-Study

Nicholas F. Callahan, DMD, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Callahan is an Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at University of Illinois at Chicago, where he also serves as the co-director of the Head and Neck Cancer Center Integrated Practice Unit. Most recently, Dr. Callahan completed a Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Maryland at Baltimore Medical Center. He received his medical school education and General Surgery training at SUNY Downstate, and his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School, of Dental Medicine for his dental school training, and also received his Masters of Public Health degree at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose

Steven J. Caldroney, DDS, MD

Assistant Professor

Boston University/Boston Medical Center

Dr. Steven Caldroney is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from York College of Pennsylvania before completing his DDS at New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry in 2003. Dr. Caldroney went on to serve in the United States Air Force with the 52nd Dental Squadron at Spangdahlem Air Force Base in Germany and as Chief of Dental Services with the 105th Airlift Wing at Stewart Air National Guard Base in New York as a Major. He went on to obtain his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialty Certificate from NYU/Bellevue Hospital as well as his MD from the NYU School of Medicine. He completed a 2 year head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Fellowship at the University of Maryland.

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose

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Pre-Quiz
4 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/4 points to pass
Surgical Airway Management for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
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Post-Quiz
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
Evaluation
11 Questions
Certificate
1.00 CDE/CME credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CDE/CME credit  |  Certificate available