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.

 

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.

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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2018 Legislative Review

Attached for your review is our 2018 Legislative Session report from our lobbying team from Gray-Robinson. Thanks to Mike Huey, Todd Stiebly and Jessica Love for their outstanding work on our behalf.

William Storoe, DDS, Chair
FSOMS Legislative Committee

Download 2018 Legislative Review pdf

Seeking OMS

Pembroke Pines, Florida practice seeking oral surgeon for multi specialty group; equity position available.

Please contact Dr. Kaplan 954 432 7025; fax 954 432 7613.

 

Posted: February, 6, 2018

Dr. Dan Plank Go Fund Me Information

Daniel M. Plank, DMD

It is with great sorrow that we must report the unexpected passing of Daniel M. Plank, DMD of Orlando. He was 38. Dr. Plank practiced at Central Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Plank was a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He obtained his BS degree from the University of Florida, and his DMD degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry.

He completed an internship in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Emory University and his residency at Tufts University. He was a member and clinical instructor with the Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology, Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and AAOMS. In addition, Dr. Plank was a treatment provider for the National Foundation of Ectodermal Dysplasia.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

*A gofundme account has been set up for a college education fund for Dr. Plank’s daughters, Emily and Elizabeth.

Click here to contribute.

Funeral
Thursday, December 14
12:00 noon
Saint Mary Margaret Church
Winter Park, FL

Summer Meeting 2018

July 13-15, 2018
FSOMS Summer Meeting
OMNI at Amelia Island
Amelia Island, FL

 


PROGRAM AND SPEAKERS

Thursday, July 12

ACLS/BLS Recertification
Shawn Fix Emergency
Medical Consultants, Inc.

Friday, July 13

Advanced Airway Complications & Management
for theOMS

OMS Office Emergencies – Simulation Course
Rick Ritt, BS, MA, EMT
Dental Simulation Specialists

Saturday, July 14

Functional Reconstruction of Complex Maxillofacial
Defects VSP and 3 Dimensional Models in Oncologic
Surgery and Surgical Training

Kevin Arce, DMD, MD
Consultant and Residency Program Director Division of Oral
and Maxillofacial Surgery
Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN

Sunday, July 15

Patient Safety and Risk Management for the Oral
and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Jeffrey D. Stone, DMD, MD
Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
University of Kansas
Lowell, Massachusetts

Julie Goldberg, DDS
Dental Education Coordinator at OMSNIC
and Fortress
University of Illinois
Ft. Lauderdale, FL