2017 Orthognathic Leture
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Lecture Info:

Jacobi Medical Center Department of Dentistry and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery invites you to attend our 2017 Orthognathic Lecture.

The lecture will be on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Jacobi Medical Center from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The goal of the Jacobi Orthognathic Lecture is to help orthodontists recognize which patients should be treated surgically and to understand the proper techniques in treating complex cases requiring a surgical component to the treatment plan.

The cost of the lecture is $25 for orthodontists, $10 for orthodontic faculty members and free for residents. 6 CE credit hours will be awarded for the lecture. Jacobi Medical Center Department of Dentistry and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery is an ADA CERP recognized provider. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided, with options for various dietary restrictions available.

The planned topics will include:
  • Introduction to orthognathics-
    • How to recognize surgical cases
    • The categories of surgical cases most commonly be seen in a private office
    • Basic pre-surgical decompensation
    • Planning a timeline for treatment
  • Class II skeletal malocclusions
    • The significance of skeletal Class II vs dental Class II
    • Airway and sleep apnea issues
    • The limits of orthodontic Class II correction
    • The soft tissue paradigm in treatment planning
    • Keys to successfully set up a Class II patient for surgery
  • Skeletal open bites
    • The significance of skeletal open bites vs dental open bites
    • The importance of recognizing Posterior Vertical Maxillary Excess in open bites
    • The importance of autorotation of the mandible
    • The role of lip-line/smile-line in diagnosis
    • Keys to successfully set up an open bite patient for surgery
  • Psychology of Orthognathic Surgery
    • What do patients want to know?
      • How will not doing surgery affect a patient's appearance?
      • How will doing surgery affect a patient's appearance?
    • How to discuss surgery in a non-threatening way
    • The risks and benefits of surgery
    • Do patients ever regret surgery?
    • The benefits and risks of social media in surgical correction
  • Impacted teeth
    • Palatal vs buccal impactions
      • What are the ideal approaches based on tooth location
    • When should an impacted canine be extracted?
    • Treating entrapped second molars
    • How to communicate with an oral surgeon to get the best results


The Jacobi Medical Center Division of Orthodontics is focused exclusively on orthognathic surgery cases.

Myron Gurman, DDS, FACD- Chief, Orthodontics- Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital. A graduate of NYU School of Dentistry, NYU Orthodontic Residency and a veteran of the United States Army, Dr. Gurman has practiced orthodontics for over 40 years in the New York area, and has focused on orthognathics for the majority of that time.

Benn Lieberman, DMD- Director, OMFS- Norther Westchester Hospital, Attending Surgeon- Mount Sinai Beth Israel/Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Jacobi Medical Center. A graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Westchester Medical Center / New York Medical College OMFS Residency, is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who divides his time between academic and private practice. He is actively involved in the OMFS residency program at Jacobi / Mount Sinai Beth Israel and has a private office in Westchester, New York. His primary surgical interests are orthognathic surgery and complex dental implant reconstructions.

Timothy Levine, DMD- Clinical Director, Orthodontics- Jacobi Medical Center- A graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, St Barnabas Hospital Orthodontic Residency, and the Jacobi Medical Center Surgical Orthodontic Fellowship, Dr. Levine splits time between private practice in Manhattan and teaching orthognathic fellows and OMFS residents at Jacobi Medical Center.


The lecture will be held at Jacobi Medical Center, in our conference center in Building 4:


1400 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx NY 10461

Parking will available on site. Jacobi Medical Center is also accessible by MTA subway (5 train to Pelham Parkway) and a variety of bus. Attendees will receive instructions on parking and getting to the conference center.


Please register via email to Madeline.Betancourt@nbhn.net to reserve a seat.

Following reservation checks for the registration fee must be mailed to:

Orthognathic Lecture
c/o Madeline Betancourt
1400 Pelham Parkway
Building 1, 3NE1
Bronx NY 10461


Any questions or concerns regarding the lecture can be addressed through Madeline.Betancourt@nbhn.net or by calling 718-918-3689.

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