2024 Reichmann Lecture
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Reichmann Lecture

Join the University of Oklahoma Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for our annual Reichmann Lecture Saturday, March 2nd, 2024. 

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History of the Program: 

In 1923 farsighted Oklahoma Dentists established a dental service in the then fledgling Oklahoma Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Francis J. Reichmann, a 1923 dental graduate of the University of Michigan, was named the first resident dentist. Dr. Reichmann, then twenty-five years old, was a Purple Heart veteran of the First World War. He had an appointment to the Mayo Foundation in Minnesota, but he elected to be a pioneer in Oklahoma. In the ensuing fifty-two years, Oklahoma provided to be the beneficiary of that decision. Following the Second World War, in which Dr. Reichmann served five years as a field artillery officer, not a dentist, the program became an oral surgery residency. Council on the Dental Education approval came in 1959. Francis Reichmann was Chairman of the Dental School study committee that helped pass the HERO bond issue in the 1960s that built the school’s building as part of the Health Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City. He is widely acknowledged as being the prime founder of the Dental School, and his bust resides in the halls of the College of Dentistry. Many of us in the practice of Oral Surgery in Oklahoma, the nation, and yes, throughout the world, are indebted to Francis Reichmann, and it is to him that this history is dedicated. 

- Robert G. Hirschi, D.D.S., M.S University of Oklahoma Oral Surgery Resident 1946-1947 A Foreword - OU History of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency in Oklahoma.


Saturday March 2, 2024

8:30 - 9:00 AM - Registration & Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 AM -  Computer-Aided Planning in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery:  A Case-Based Approach - Dr. G.E. Ghali

10:00 - 10:15 AM - BREAK

10:15 - 11:15 AM - Regenerative Strategies in Cleft Repair - Dr. G.E. Ghali

11:15 - 11:30 AM - Break

11:30 - 12:00 PM - A Life in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - Dr. G.E. Ghali

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 PM - Oklahoma Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting 

*Formal invitations will be sent out. Please check your mailboxes. For any additional questions please email Mercedes Hogan (ou-oms@ouhsc.edu) or call (405) 271-4441. 

Reichmann Lecture Featured Speaker


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G. E. Ghali, DDS, MD, FACS, FRCS(Ed)
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Cleft & Craniofacial/Head & Neck Surgery
  • Earned degrees at Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas (1987) and LSU School of Medicine, Shreveport (1994)
  • Residency - Parkland Memorial Medical Center, Dallas, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1991)
  • Fellowship - Emanuel Hospital, Portland, Head and Neck Surgery (1995)

Dr. Ghali has lived and practiced in Shreveport, Louisiana since 1993.  He and his wife, Hope, have four children.  Dr. Ghali's practice spans the full scope of craniomaxillofacial surgery.  His professional interest lies in the treatment of pediatric craniofacial deformities including craniosynostosis, cleft lip and palate, and dentofacial deformities.  However, his surgical and teaching interest also include cosmetic surgery, head and neck oncology, and maxillofacial trauma.

Dr. Ghali served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2004-2021), Dean of LSU School of Medicine (2016-2018), and Chancellor of LSU Health Sciences Center (2016-2021).  He has been very active in resident, fellow, and student education.  Dr. Ghali has continued to serve in leadership positions in national and international organizations such as the ACS, AAOMS, ABOMS, and IAOMS.  Dr. Ghali's association with these organizations is recognized in shaping the profession of oral and maxillofacial surgery, as well as providing international recognition for this community. 

Dr. Ghali has numerous research interests including clinical and basic science research.  He has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, written many book chapters and has edited textbooks that are vital to the knowledge base of many in the specialty.  

Can't attend but still would like to give a gift? Utilize our online giving form! All funds will go to the Francis J. Reichmann Lecture Fund.
The funds from this event will be added to the expendable portion of the fund.

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