2019 Reichmann Lecture

Event date: 3/9/2019 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM iCal Export



The 10 Commandments of Oral Dysplasia
The management of dysplasia of the mucous membranes of the oral cavity has been the source of controversy among pathologists, which has led to misunderstanding among clinicians of multiple disciplines. A personal approach to oral dysplasia will be presented along with a clinically-oriented assessment of supporting literature, tempered by almost 40 years of experience in dealing with these very challenging patients. 

Contemporary Management of Dogbites and Other Nasty Facial Wounds in Children
According to the CDC, about 4.7 million dog bites occur in the United States each year, and over 800,000 of those bites require treatment. One our of every 69 Americans is bitten by a dog each year. Since 2001, pit bull breeds have accounted for the vast majority of these injuries. OMFS are routinely involved in the care of these patients, most of whom are children. This lecture will review treatment principles and options, antibiotic choices as well as overall patient and parent management for dog bites and other significant facial wounds in children. 

Why Are You Not Using Zygomatic Implants?
The maxillary edentulous patient with significant maxillary atrophy who uses thick denture adhesive to keep a maxillary denture in place is an oral cripple. Traditional treatment plans for these patients often entail bilateral sinus lifts that require other grafting with long healing intervals before and after implant placement. Total treatment time often extends to a year, barring complications. These patients yearn to hear their surgeons describe "one operation under general anesthesia" followed by immediate implant loading and denture placement. This lecture will describe the use of 1, 2, 3 and 4 zygomatic implants that can be used to achieve this goal. 


Featured Speaker


Eric J. Dierks, MD, DMD, FACS, FACD, FRCS(Ed)
Dr. Eric Dierks is a graduate in both medicine and dentistry from the University of Louisville. His OMFS residency was done at the Christiana Medical Center of Delaware, and his ENT residency was completed at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is board-certified in both specialties. Dr. Dierks practices within the Head and Neck Institute in Portland, Oregon where his academically-affiliated practice consists of head and neck oncologic surgery and associated reconstruction, craniomaxillofacial trauma, as well as traditional oral surgery.  He is an Affiliate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University. He created a fellowship in head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery in 1992 and a second fellowship in Advanced Craniomaxillofacial and Trauma Surgery in 2001, and has seen many of his former fellows go on to leadership roles both nationally and internationally. Dr. Dierks has trained almost 100 residents and fellows and has over 120 publications in his areas of interest.

Registration is $150
Staff Registration is $75
Please make checks payable to the OU Foundation.
Payments will be accepted at the door. 

Please RSVP by March 1, 2019 to:
Sheila Tran OU-OMS@ouhsc.edu
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
1201 N. Stonewall Ave., Suite 206
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone: (405) 271-4441