Summer Meeting 2017

July 27 – 30, 2017
Ritz Carlton
Amelia Island, Florida


A barrier island on the East Coast that provided a safe anchor for seafaring souls, Amelia Island has been discovered and rediscovered many times over – by pirates and colonists and those who love how the sea can touch their soul. The island reveals many treasures, including The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, a sanctuary among luxury beach hotels that provides a welcome barrier be- tween you and the world beyond. We honor our cherished heritage with a daily Pirate Toast. A treasure hunt for our younger guests. Culinary explorations that stay true to our coastal Florida roots. Spa treatments that soothe from a slow, Southern pace. And a golf course that naturally blends into ancient terrain. With miles of pristine beaches to explore, you’ll find yourself basking in the glow of the sun as you swim, relax or walk along the sandy shore.


Featuring 446 guest rooms and suites all with a private balcony, four restaurants and lobby lounge, the Ritz-Carlton spa, 24-hour fitness center, on-site tennis facilities and 18 holes of private championship golf just outside our front door.

Required Courses

Our mission is to provide an opportunity for FSOMS members to meet all licensing requirements by attending our meetings.  Each year we offer recertification courses for ACLS and BLS.  The CE requirements for sedation permit holders are complicated but now 8 hours are required every four years, four in airway management and four in medical emergencies. Following is the specific rule:

64B5-14.004 Additional Requirements.
(6) All dentists who hold an active sedation permit of any level must complete four (4) hours of continuing education in airway management and four (4) hours of continuing education in medical emergencies, every four (4) years from the last date the dentist took the continuing education course. The four (4) hours in airway management must include two hours didactic training in providing dentistry on sedated patients with compromised airways and two hours must include hands-on training in airway management of sedated patients. The continuing education must be taken through a board approved continuing education provider. The continuing education required by this subsection will take effect on March 1, 2014. The continuing education required by this subsection may be included in the thirty (30) hours required by Section 466.0135, F.S.

Following are the times and dates for these three courses.  Note that ACLS/BLS is now on Thursday due to the time required for the sedation CE courses.  We will offer the Domestic Violence and Medical Errors courses at the annual meeting to be held November 10-12 at the Ritz at South Beach.  Save the date!

Thursday, July 27:

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

Friday, July 28:

  • Advanced Airway Complications & Management for the OMS
  • OMS Office Emergencies-Simulation Course
    Rick Ritt, Dental Simulation Specialists


Scientific Program

Saturday, July 29:

  • Peripheral Trigeminal Nerve Injuries:
    Contemporary Evaluation, Regeneration, and Repair
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Surgical And Anesthesia Training:
    Current Perspectives

Martin B. Steed, DDS, Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina

Sunday, July 30:

Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Salam Salman, DDS, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Florida Health Science Center
Jacksonville, FL
Staged-Reconstructive Approach to
Cleft Lip & Palate
Ramon Ruiz, DMD, MD
Medical Director
Arnold Palmer Hospital Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
Craniofacial Disorders Program