Donation of Equipment to FLA MOMS

September 8, 2018

To: FSOMS Membership

Re: Donation of Equipment to FLA MOMS

Hello,

I have been contacted by the leadership of the Florida Dental Association MOMS co-chairs, Dr Jim Antoon and Don Illka, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery leads, Dr Marcos Diaz and Mike Pikos, for the FLA MOMS event. They have asked if there is any way we as individuals would donate OMS equipment to the MOMS event. They are desperately in need of hand instruments and forceps. They would prefer new instruments if possible.

This event has become so large that they are routinely running out of OMS instruments. This group is trying to increase their inventory of equipment to alleviate this shortfall. I am sure we can help with forceps and hand instruments. You can contact Hank or me directly at dsgesek@comcast.net to arrange pickup of any donation or bring them to the annual FSOMS meeting in Orlando. Anything is greatly appreciated.

The second request was to ask for more participation at the annual events. This year’s event is in Orlando at Edgewater High School. The date of the FLA MOMS is March 23 and 24. Participation can come in the form of your time providing care to needy patients or donating money to aid in the purchase of necessary supplies. Both would be welcome. This is a great way to show just how strong the FSOMS is in supporting care for the needy.

To learn more about this event, please go to FLAMOM.org.

Thank all of you for helping the FLAMOM become self sufficient and allow for the treatment of more patients with the equipment we graciously will be providing.

Sincerely,

Dan Gesek DMD

President elect FSOMS

Obituary for Andre U. Buchs, DMD


       Andre U. Buchs, DMD

Dr. Andre U. Buchs, one of Central Florida’s best-known Oral Surgeons died peacefully on August 25, 2017 surrounded by his loving wife and three daughters. He was 78 years old.

Andy was born May 23, 1939 to Laura L. and Andre O. Buchs of Darien, Connecticut. He graduated from Darien High School in 1957 where he was selected First Team All-State in football. He set the school record in track with the shot put, and played hockey as a defenseman. He also played baseball with his high school team. Andy was President of the Latin Club and also served on the Student Council Board of Directors.

In November 2013, Andy was honored at the Darien High School Old Timers Athletic Association Sports Award annual dinner.

He graduated from Colgate University in 1961with a BA degree in Geology. At Colgate, he played guard in football and threw the shot put in track for 4 years.  After Colgate, Andy did graduate work at the University of Connecticut where he met his future wife, Verna Payer of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. They were married in 1962. He then went to the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine graduating with a DMD degree in 1966.  After graduation, Andy served on active duty in the Army as a Captain in the Panama Canal Zone. While there, he received the Army Commendation Medal. Following his military service, he took a three year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at the Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Buchs was a nationally recognized pioneer in dental implants having placed more than 16,000 in the 43 years he practiced in Orlando with Central Florida Oral Surgery.  He retired in June 2016.

Andy is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, a Diplomate of the American Society of Osseointegration, a member of the Academy of Osseointegration, a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is the past President of the Dental Society of Greater Orlando, a past member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and past Chairman of the Department of Dentistry of Florida Hospital. He was also and Adjunct Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

From the mid-80s to the mid-90s Andy lectured extensively on dental implants both nationally and internationally.  He has authored more than 20 articles in professional journals and has co-authored a chapter in a text on dental implants.

He also provided needed dental care in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands for several years while accompanied by his wife.

 He is survived by his wife Verna, of 55 years, and their three daughters and seven grandchildren. They are Susan Carey (the late Peter Carey) of Winter Park, and granddaughter Paige, Kristen Calendrille (John), of Port Jefferson, NY and grandchildren Grant, Courtney, and Lauren, and Anne Van Vleck (Chris) of Chatham, MA and grandsons Travis, Will and Charlie.

Two sisters and a brother also survive him. They are Barbara Connolly of New York, NY, Doug Buchs (Merrily) of South Hamilton, MA and Priscilla Williams of Nelson, NH. Nieces and nephews include Andy Irvine, Curtis Buchs and Chris and Kate Williams.

Andy’s family was the pride and joy of his life; he was happiest when they were all together.  He and his wife, Vern, enjoyed special travel experiences with their daughters. Through the years, they had numerous ski vacations in Colorado and Utah, a Christmas in France, spring break in Bermuda, and bike trips in Vermont, North Carolina, Cape Cod, Bike Florida, and The Five Borough Bike Tour, NY.  As the grandchildren arrived, the travelling continued with destination vacations to Grand Canyon, Vermont, Amelia Island, and a Disney Cruise.

Andy also traveled extensively throughout his life with Vern and many friends throughout Europe, Canada, the United States and the Caribbean Islands. He loved to cheer on his grandchildren at their sporting events, as well.

He will be greatly missed by his many friends and especially his loving family and grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 125 N Interlachen Avenue, Winter Park on Saturday September 2, 2017 at 2pm.  A reception will follow at the church.

Gifts in his memory may be given to the Andy Buchs Memorial Fund at Colgate University, Colgate Gift Records, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346.

Or, gifts may be given in memory of Andy Buchs to Orlando Science Center, 777 E Princeton St., Orlando, FL 32803

Dr. James Driscoll

We mourned the passing of FSOMS member James Driscoll of Naples, FL. James was a graduate of St. John’s University and Georgetown University Dental School and served as an Officer in the U.S. Navy. An Oral Surgeon extraordinaire, he had offices in Manhasset and Great Neck, New York, before moving to Ft. Lauderdale, where he practiced for 26 years.

He then retired to Naples to play golf as much as possible. James (Jimmy to his many friends) was a true gentleman, who never said an unkind word about anyone. He is survived by his wife, Roberta; daughters, Julie and Carrie; brothers, Jack, Richard, and Joseph; and extended family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Avow Hospice of Naples, or your favorite charity.

FLOMSPAC Donation

 

 

 
                          FLOMSPAC Committee Chair William Storoe, IV, DDS delivers FLOMSPAC Donation to Rep. Chuck Clemons.

 

2018 Summer Meeting Highlights

Amelia Island is always a welcoming location for our FSOMS Summer Meeting and this year was no exception. The weather and the ocean are certainly an incentive to attend this meeting along with our great scientific programs.

We started Thursday and Friday with required courses of “ACLS/BLS” and “Advanced Airway Complications & Management for the OMS and OMS Office Emergencies – Simulation Course.” Our welcome reception gathered on Friday night overlooking to beautiful beach and sunset.

FSOMS President Dr. Tom Bowers introduces our Saturday speaker Dr. Kevin Arce who presented the session on “Functional Reconstruction of Complex Maxillofacial Defects VSP and 3 Dimensional Models in Oncologic Surgery and Surgical Training.”

When the FBOD requirement of an Opioids CE was issued we secured Joshua Lenchus, DO from the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association to conduct a class during lunch on “Prescribing Controlled Substances.” President Dr. Tom Bowers chaired our FSOMS Board meeting and welcomed new member, Dr. Jose Ravelo.

Sunday we started with the important “Patient Safety and Risk Management for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon” with Drs. Jeffrey Stone and Julie Goldberg.

Thank you to our sponsors for our Opening Reception and our speaker Dr. Kevin Arce: KLS Martin, OMSNIC and US Oral Surgery.

We also appreciate our exhibitors who make our meeting successful:

ConMed
Frontline Dental Supply
Geistlich
HampMed
KLS Martin
OMSNIC
OMSVision
Osteo Science Foundation
Snoasis Medical
Stryker
US Oral Surgery
Zimmer Biomet

 

Annual Meeting 2018

Room Block and Registration Now Open

October 26-28, 2018
FSOMS Annual Meeting
Ritz Carlton Grande
Orlando, FL

Hotel Reservations

Make your hotel reservation online here

BOOK ROOM

 

OR by calling 1.800.266.9432.

When making hotel reservations via telephone call refer to the Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting to receive the group rate. All rooms; $229.00


Conference Registration

Please register online here.

REGISTER NOW

 

The registration fee includes Dr. Zuniga and Dr. Cohen’s session, Breakfast Saturday, & Sunday, and the Friday night Welcome Reception, for you and your spouse/guest.

You can also register for “Prescribing Controlled Substances” at the link above; Lunch provided.


The Ritz Carlton, Orlando, Grande Lakes

Inspired by the grand palazzos of Italy, The Ritz- Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is one of the true luxury resorts to call America’s playground home. Trade theme park fare for inspired farm-to-table dining, create your own thrill ride with an exhilarating round of golf, or cultivate a new skill with one of our Adventure Experiences. Rejuvenation comes naturally with unique spa treatments or by relaxing beneath a shaded poolside cabana.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, October 26

3:00-5:00pm
Executive Board Business Meeting
6:00pm
Welcome Reception

Saturday, October 27

8:00am-12:00pm
The Role of Effective/Safe Nerve Allografts and MR Detection in the Diagnosis and Management of Traumatic and Planned Trigeminal Nerve Injuries
John Zuniga, DMD
Professor & Robert V. Walker DDS Chair
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
UT Southwestern
Dallas, TX

 

12:30-2:30pm
Prescribing Controlled Substances
Joshua Lenchus, DO, RPh, FACP, SFHM
President, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association
Miami, FL
(REQUIRED COURSE, Lunch served for those attending)

Sunday, October 28

8:00am-12:00pm
Donald Cohen, DMD, MBA, MS
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Professor
Omaha, NE
Course Description
Pre-Malignant Lesions and Early Oral Cancers
  1. Will be able to recognize subtle early malignant changes in the oral mucosa especially the gingiva and lower lip mucosa.
  2. Will learn to recognize early signs of oral HPV driven pre-cancers and malignancies.
  3. Will recognize a new class of ulcers caused by immunosuppressive drugs that become malignant if not recognized and treated.
  4. Will learn the warning signs and when to biopsy or re-biopsy lichenoid lesions that are transforming.
Potpourri of Oral Pathology
  1. Recognize and formulate a differential diagnosis, understand the etiology and managmentof various oral lesions and diseases.
  2. Recognize and understand the association of HPV with numerous oral soft tissue lesions and the enormous implications of HPV driven cancers and lesions to our dental practice.
  3. Better recognize abnormalities, improve diagnostic skills and management techniques of oral soft and hard tissue lesions utilizing anonymous audience response devices.

Speakers

   John Zuniga, DMD

 Don Cohen, DMD, MBA, MS

 Josh Lenchus, DO, RPh, FACP, SFHM

Summer Meeting 2019

August 9-11, 2019
2019 Summer Meeting
Ritz Carlton
Amelia Island

More details coming soon.

Annual Meeting 2019

November 1-3, 2019
2019 Annual Meeting
The Breakers
West Palm Beach


More details coming soon.

Prescribing Controlled Substances Course

JUST ADDED to Summer Meeting. 
Required Opioid Course!

Prescribing Controlled Substances
2 -hour Course

In partnership with the Florida Osteopathic Association, Joshua D. Lenchus, DO will present the course on controlled substances as required by the Florida Board of Dentistry.

Taking this course will satisfy your required hours for 2018.

 

DATE: Saturday, July 14, 2018
PLACE: FSOMS Summer Meeting, Amelia Island
TIME: 12:30-2:30
COST: $75.00 (includes lunch)

If you have already registered for the summer meeting just log in and add this to your registration.

About our Speaker:

Joshua D. Lenchus, DO, RPh, FACP, SFHM holds a pharmacy degree from the University of Florida, and graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000. Having completed a rotating internship (aka transitional year) at Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, he pursued training in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. He currently works as a hospitalist at Jackson Memorial Hospital for the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. There he holds the rank of associate professor of medicine, anesthesiology, and radiology. For the last nine years, he served as an associate program director for the internal medicine residency.

He has extensive hospital administrative and committee involvement and, in 2012, was elected the first osteopathic President of the Jackson Health System medical staff and chairman of its medical executive committee, in its then-94 year history. He was subsequently re-elected in June 2014.

One of Dr. Lenchus’s special areas of interest is patient safety. His dedication earned him the position of associate director of the UM-JMH Center for Patient Safety. Aside from creating a crisis management simulation course, in 2007 he developed a novel curriculum centered about simulation-based invasive bedside procedural instruction. Now in its ninth year, the program has transformed the way procedures are taught and performed, decreasing complications thereby leading to safer patient care. He has spoken locally, regionally, and nationally regarding this initiative and is recognized as an expert in the field; he has conducted numerous workshops at various conferences, garnered more than $2million in grant funding, and his team’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals. He has been honored with multiple teaching awards in his short tenure, and most recently, accepted the BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Health Care Practice from Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions for this work.

Outside the hospital, Dr. Lenchus is incredibly involved, serving as a leader in multiple county, state and national medical associations, including the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, and the Society of Hospital Medicine. He has a passion for health policy, serves on public policy committees, and has presented this topic in a variety of venues, from student groups to corporations.

He is a recent recipient of the Soref Jewish Community Center’s Humanitarian of the Year, Broward College’s Alumni of Distinction award, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association’s Physician of the Year, and was a faculty inductee into Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society.

Oral Surgeon Needed

With over 30 years of experience, MHM/Centurion is a leading provider of healthcare services to state and local government agencies nationwide and is proud to be the exclusive provider of dental health services to the Florida Department of Corrections. We believe our dedication to patient care is the reason why we currently partner with Clients in 15 states | Over 350 facilities | 6,000+ Employees.

Centurion of Florida is staffed by a mission oriented, multidisciplinary team of dentists, physicians, nurses, and other dedicated healthcare providers all committed to providing high quality care to the underserved.

We are currently seeking an Oral Surgeon for a full or part-time opportunity at the Reception and Medical Center in Lake Butler, Florida. DDS/DMD with Oral/Max specialization. The facility is conveniently located in beautiful Northeastern Florida just 35 Minutes North of Gainesville and/or 40 min West of Jacksonville.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assume quality of care for patients with wide spectrums of oral and maxillofacial health problems while adhering to the highest standard of dental practice ethics and professionalism.
  • Perform the diagnosis and surgical treatments of head, neck, and mouth to include biopsies of suspected pathology.
  • Maintain affiliation with professional groups, dental associations.
  • Possess ample knowledge of procedures and able to provide oral health education and counseling to all patients.

Centurion of Florida offers full-time benefits to employees working 30 hours per week or more, including:

  • Company-sponsored health, dental, vision, life.
  • Paid malpractice insurance.
  • Generous paid days off & company paid holidays.
  • CME reimbursement.
  • Employer paid short-term disability insurance.
  • Dental and vision insurance options.
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care.
  • Part-time benefits are also available.
  • Flexible weekday schedule available.

To learn more about this unique and rewarding practice opportunity, call Brian Kremposky at 407.544.3975 or email brian@mhmcareers.com

 

Posted May 16, 2018