2018 Orthognathic Leture
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Lecture Info:

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

The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2018 at the Hess Center located at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The mission of our annual 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 $35 for orthodontists, $15 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:
  • Mandibular Midline Distraction
    • Case selection
    • Proper technique in setting up the case orthodontically
    • How to monitor changes as the mandibular transverse dimension increases
  • Extreme Class III Correction
    • Identification of “extreme cases”
    • Extraction vs non-extraction
    • A series of example cases from start to finish
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    • How skeletal diagnosis affects sleep apnea
    • The options for improving OSA
    • The orthodontist’s role in correcting OSA
  • 3D Surgical Planning
    • The current state of technology in planning orthognathic surgery
    • How technology improves results
    • The collaborative process between the technician, surgeon and orthodontist
  • Recovering from Disaster
    • Recovering surgical cases thats were misplanned from the start
    • Recovering cases that were improperly decompensated
    • Recovering cases that had bad surgeries.


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.

Michael Turner,MD, DMD-Director, OMFS- Jacobi Medical Center; Associate Program Director, OMFS Residency, Jacobi Medical Center/Mount Sinai Beth Israel. A graduate of University of Maryland School of Dentistry, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine , and the Long Island Jewish Medical Center OMFS Residency. He is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He also holds a Master of Science in Translational Medicine and Clinical Research from the NYU School of Medicine.

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 the Hess Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai:


1470 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029

Parking garages are located nearby. The Hess Center is located two blocks west of the 103rd Street 6 Train station.


Register Online

Registration via email can be done by contacting: Erica.Robles@nychhc.org for a reservation.

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

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


Any questions or concerns regarding the lecture can be addressed through Erica.Robles@nychhc.org or by calling 718-918-3689.

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