Conference Workshops


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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Time: 13:30-17:00

Silicone & Magnetic Retention: “2013"

Course Objectives: The course will demonstrate the use of a new Magnetic Attachment for auricular appliances. Demonstrate the use of silicones, and bonding the Magnet into the Silicone using more than one silicone. Discussion on the various primers and solvents available for a success implant retained prosthesis.

Description of Workshop: Participants of the workshop will be introduced to the New 2013, S Range “O Ring Magnet,” which is the State of the Art for auricular patients with implants. Workshop will also demonstrate the use of various silicones for 2013, in fabricating a prosthesis, the use of more than one silicone in an appliance. The attendees will be exposed to various forms of silicone from: RTV’s, LSR’s and HCR’s and their practical use in Maxillofacial Prosthetics.

Instructors:

John D. McFall is the Executive Director of Factor II Inc., founded in August of 1978 to supply reconstructive clinicians with a consolidated supply source of materials, equipment and information. John trained at The University of Texas, M.D.Anderson Hospital in 1976. He has been continually involved in the development of materials to enhance the art and science of maxillofacial prosthetics. Factor II has been involved with all of the major manufacturer’s in keeping pace with the development of silicone elastomers; Companies such as: Dow Corning, Nusil Silicones, Rhodia Silicones, Applied Silicones, GE silicones and the latest player to add to this list is now Bluestar Silicones. John believes that the future of this Specialty lies in education and intends to pursue this concept by bringing the manufacturer closer to the lab to understand the clinical needs of the maxillofacial industry.

Professor Mark Waters has over 20 years of research experience in the area of biomaterials, and particularly in the development of novel silicone rubber materials.  He is currently a Professor in Biomaterials at Cardiff University as well as Director of Technovent Ltd.   He has published over 50 papers in national and international peer reviewed journals in the area of polymeric biomaterial development.   Professor Waters has been responsible for the development of numerous materials for use in maxillofacial prosthetics and dentistry, in addition to industrial materials.  Technovent manufactures and markets worldwide the Magna-Cap magnetic retention system for use with dental and craniofacial prostheses.  The technology and functionality of Technovent products has been established over many years of research, development and clinical use.  Since becoming director of Technovent Professor Waters has enhanced their product line and has been instrumental in developing new innovations in magnetic retention for facial and dental prostheses. 

David Trainer is a maxillofacial prosthetist with 25 years of clinical experience in all phases of prosthetic rehabilitation. David received his initial training in Dental Prosthetics at Matthew Boulton College in Birmingham, England. He then went on to receive his Licentiateship in London in Maxillofacial Prosthetics. David’s work with materials has been very instrumental in product development specifically for use in Maxillofacial Prosthetics working with Factor II Incorporated and Technovent LTD of the UK, for many years.

 

 

Cost: $125 (prior to October 11, 2013)
Late fee after October 11, 2013: $175

 


Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Time: 13:30-17:00

The following workshops are concurrent and you may select one from the following:


Maxillofacial Insurance Reimbursements

Course Objectives:  The future of our sub-specialty rests on reasonable reimbursement for our services. Workshop participants will learn how to properly bill for services, and will be brought up to date with current and future challenges in the insurance arena.

 

 

Description of Workshop:  This year, several topics will be discussed in the workshop. An overview of the billing process for both private and institution-based practices will be reviewed, including commercial insurance, and Medicare. We will have a Medicare representative give a presentation as well, updating us on the current and future issues on reimbursement in the U.S. Finally, a member of the ISMR will enlighten participants on reimbursement issues in countries outside the U.S.

Instructor: Dr. Craig Van Dongen has been in private practice in Providence, Rhode Island for the past 22 years. He held the position of clinical professor, and Co-Director of the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Clinic at Tufts University from 1986-1993. He is currently the Chairman of the Insurance and Oral Health Committee of the AAMP. 

 

 

 

Cost: $125 (prior to October 11, 2013)
Late fee after October 11, 2013: $175

 


Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Time: 13:30-17:00


Cochlear Vistafix System:
Advancements in Bone Anchored Facial Prosthetic Solutions

 

Course Objectives: This workshop will facilitate a training course focusing on surgical and prosthetic aspects of craniofacial rehabilitation utilizing osseointegrated implants. Course participants will be introduced to Cochlear new Vistafix 3 System which features trusted, advanced implant technology designed to deliver predictable prosthetic outcomes to clinicians and their patients.
The Vistafix bone anchored prosthetic solutions offers patients the potential to face life with confidence. Topics covered in this unique, in-depth workshop include implant placement and facial restoration through prosthetic design.

Sponsored by Cochlear Americas

Instructors:

Dr. Bradley P. Pickett is a board certified Otologist/Neurotologist with over twenty years of experience specializing in cochlear implants and bone anchored surgeries.  Dr. Pickett is currently the director of Otology/Neurotology at the University of Mexico School of Medicine, as well as the director of Otology/Neurotology for the Veterans Administration health system in Albuquerque.  Dr. Pickett received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado College, and earned his M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School.   He performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC and held a number of clinical positions for over 10 years with the US Army, where he attained the rank of Major.  Dr. Pickett is actively involved in several medical societies, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology, where he participates in the Head & Neck surgery skull base committee and the neurotology education committee.  Dr. Pickett’s research interests include the epidemiology of Aural Atresia in Native American and Hispanic Populations.

Susan Habakuk is a certified clinical anaplastologist and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago. Her teaching, research and clinical interests focus on the role of the clinical anaplastologist and the use of osseointegrated implants in the provision of craniofacial rehabilitation services. Professor Habakuk received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Art at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she specialized in 3D models and facial prosthetics. Ten years later she received her Masters Degree in Medical Education from the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago.  For over thirty years, she provided facial prosthetic services at the UIC Craniofacial Center where she served as a member of the maxillofacial prosthetic team. She also directed a graduate program in clinical anaplastology/medical art at the University of Illinois at Chicago which has gained international recognition for setting the standards in the field of anaplastology.  Professor Habakuk has been an active member in her professional and peer associations which include the International Anaplastology Association, American Society of Ocularists, Association of Medical Illustrators, Academy of Osseointegration, International Society of Maxillofacial Rehabilitation, American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists, About Face and Lets Face It.  She has been invited to present lectures and workshops nationally and internationally, served as a consultant and an editor of journals and authored articles and book chapters on her research interests and clinical experience. Throughout her professional career, she has received honors and awards for her academic and clinical achievements.

Cost: $125 (prior to October 11, 2013)
Late fee after October 11, 2013: $175


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