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

 

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.

 

 

 

[Read more…]

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