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

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

Annual Meeting Highlights

 

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

2018 Lebowitz Award – Cole G. Murbach

It is with great pleasure that the Florida Society of Oral Surgeons presents the 2018 Lebowitz Award to Cole G. Murbach. Mr. Murbach attended Clemson University from 2010 to 2014, being on the President’s List every year, attaining a 4.0 GPA and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology with a Biomedicine Concentration and a concomitant minor in Business Administration. At Clemson, he was awarded numerous Honors including: Nonresident Merit Scholarship, The Gary A. & Julie B. Ransdell Scholarship, The Calhoun Honors Society Honors College, Alpha Epsilon Delta Preprofessional Honor Society, he received a grant for Microbiology Research and won 1st Place with his poster in the South Carolina Aging Day Conference. Mr. Murbach was also President of the Clemson Running Club where he organized races, transport, hotels, fundraisers, and community service and social events and participated in yearly officer training. He Participated in the Resurrection Catholic Church Vacation Bible School from 2009 – 2011, where he instructed Pre – K children and organized children’s activities in Winter Garden, Florida. His Publication was: S. Guham, O. Natgarajan C.G. Murbach, J. Dinh, E. Wilson, M. Cao, S. Zou & Y, Dong. “Supplemental Timing of Cranberry Extract Plays a Key Role in Promoting Caenorhabditis elegans Healthspan.” Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 21 Feb. 2014.

In 2014, Mr. Murbach was granted a position at the University of Florida College of Dentistry (UFCD) and has been on the Deans’s list for four years. Mr. Murbach has consistently excelled academically with Externships/Observerships at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, with Dr. Ramon Ruiz; Central Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery observership with Drs. Wenk, Langan & Crofton; and a University of Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Externship.

One of Mr. Murbach’s clinical instructors describes him as follows: “In the clinical setting, as a faculty member in the Student Oral Surgery Clinic and course director for two of his courses, I can attest to his keen interest in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine. Clinically, he is confident, talented and competent. He is prepared and reviews his procedures with the faculty with confidence. Mr. Murbach works exceptionally well with the faculty, staff and his peers. He is a supportive mentor to the junior dental students rotating through the clinic. He is trustworthy and accountable for his actions. Mr. Murbach is also an active participant in local dental volunteer activities that provided dental services to an underserved population. Mr. Murbach’s decision to pursue oral surgery was well thought out. He is an avid member of the Oral Surgery Interest Group. He attends scheduled Journal Club meetings and the weekly OMFS patient conference and has attended several externships and has observed the operation of several large OMFS clinics. He has shadowed the Oral Surgery residents and has accompanied them to the OR. He managed his time wisely by volunteering in the Student Oral Surgery Clinic during semester breaks to compensate for the time spent attending externships. Mr. Murbach knows firsthand about the effects of a demanding schedule and emergency call, since his father is an anesthesiologist.”

Our congratulations to you on your stellar accomplishments, Dr. Murbach, and we of the FSOMS extend to you our best wishes for continued success as you pursue your future pursuits in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery!

Lawrence K. Cook, Awards Chairman

 

2018 Annual Meeting Highlights

Dr. T.J. Tejera Receives the Distinguished Service Award

Dr. T. J. Tejera and
Dr. Ramon Ruiz

Dr. T. J. Tejera was honored at the FSOMS Annual Meeting by FSOMS President Ramon Ruiz with the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his service on the Florida Board of Dentistry. Dr. Tejera was recently elected Chairman of the FBOD Board.

 

 

 

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