Robert E. Marx, DDS

Robert E. Marx, DDS

1. Saturday, April 4, 2009
8 am - 11 am
3 CE credits
OSOMS course
Restricted to Oral Surgeons Only
2. Saturday, April 4, 2009
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3 CE credits
OSOMS course
Recommended for: Dentists 
1. Pathology Review for Oral Surgeons

This course will first discuss the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment options concerning odontogenic cysts, odontogenic tumors and fibrosseous disease.  It will explore the controversies related to enucleation versus resection of several pathologies and give guidelines as to appropriate choice of treatment.  It will also introduce several advanced approaches related to reconstruction of these defects and nerve preservations.

At the conclusion of this course attendees will be familiar with:
  1. Gain a higher cure rate in their patients while maintaining or restoring function and esthetics.
  2. Explain the principles of cyst and tumor surgery and the techniques employed
  3. Remove odontogenic keratocysts and other cysts completely and reduce recurrences
  4. Remove various odontogenic tumors completely while preserving nerve sensations and accomplishing reconstruction.
  5. Definitively reconstruct tumor defects with consistently good outcomes.
 2. Management of Bisphosphonate induced Osteonecrosis/osteopetrosis

This course will follow with a review and update concerning bisphosphonate induced osteonecrosis. Specifically, it will elucidate its mechanism, its relationship to osteopetrosis and phossy jaw and the risks prevention and treatment of both intravenous and oral bisphosphonates induce osteonecrosis.

At the conclusion of this course attendees will be familiar with:
  1. To gain an understanding of bone remodeling renewal and its dependence on osteoclast function and stimulation of the osteoblast
  2. Understand how to prevent osteonecrosis from oral bisphosphonte in their patients who require surgery
  3. Effectively treat osteonecrosis of the jaws and be able to teach fellow oral and maxillofacial surgeons and dentist how to  manage these patients

Dr. Robert  Marx, Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is well known as an educator, researcher, and innovative surgeon. He has pioneered new concepts and treatments for pathologies of the oral and maxillofacial area as well as new techniques in reconstructive surgery. His many prestigious awards, including the Harry S. Archer Award, the William J. Giles Award, the Paul Bert Award, and the Donald B. Osbon Award, attest to his dedication and commitment to the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.  His recent textbook “Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, A Rationale for Diagnosis and Treatment” has also won the American Medical Writers Associations Prestigious Book of the year Award and his most recent textbook “Platelet Rich Plasma: Dental and Craniofacial Applications” has just been released..