2019 TSOMS Regional Anesthesia Meeting

Join us for lunch and an afternoon educational program that addresses office-based dental anesthesia and the issues you need to know to support your OMS practice. 

Meeting Registration:  
TSOMS Members – $75
OMS Residents – Complimentary

2019 TSOMS Regional Anesthesia Meeting Form

Two Convenient Dates and Locations:

 Saturday, October 12, Houston, Texas
Saturday, November 2, Dallas, Texas
 Houston Museum District
 5701 Main Street
 Houston, TX 77005
 223 W. Las Colinas Blvd.
 Irving, TX 75039
The Program:
   12:00 – 2:30 pm
Legislative Report and TOMSPAC Update
  Brian H. Stone, DDS, MD, TOMSPAC Chair
What Keeps You Up at Night? Market Challenges & Survival Strategies for Your OMS Practice
Cynthia Bollinger, Director, Institute for Dental Implant Awareness
    2:303:30 pm
 Assessing the ASA 2-3 Patient
Rajesh Gutta, DDS, MS, Midland, TX
    3:303:45 pm
 Refreshment Break
    3:45 – 4:45 pm
 Anesthesia M&M Statistics in Texas and What They Mean for Your Practice
Roger P. Byrne, DDS, MS, MD, Houston, TX
  12:002:30 pm 

Learning Objectives:

Anesthesia Review: Assessing the ASA 2-3  –  Rajesh Gutta, DDS, MS
CE Credits: 1 hrs. CME/CDE

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons practicing in Texas will learn about careful and appropriate selection of high-risk and pediatric patients who are likely to benefit from dental surgeries performed in the oral and maxillofacial surgery operatory using Level 4 sedation/anesthesia. The presenters will discuss evidence- based patient selection benchmarks and management of patients who are at high-risk for office-based oral and maxillofacial surgery. The course will rely on recent literature, best practices guidelines, and case studies to help OMSs understand the protocols necessary for surgeries involving high-risk patient populations.

 Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify patients with significant risk factors for surgical and sedation/anesthesia emergencies who may not be candidates for office-based surgery.
  2. Perform an evidence-based risk assessment of patients prior to surgery and sedation/anesthesia.
  3. List four common errors in selecting high-risk patients for office-based anesthesia that can lead to anesthetic complications.

Anesthesia Review: Anesthesia M&M Statistics in Texas –  Roger P. Byrne, DDS, MS, MD
CE Credits: 1 hrs. CME/CDE

The one-hour course will consider recent case studies in which dental office-based anesthesia resulted in adverse reactions or emergency situations in a Texas dental office. Cases will be presented in an anonymous manner so as to identify opportunities for improvements. The program will focus primarily on maximizing practice improvement without assigning blame.

 Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify opportunities for improving anesthesia delivery and patient safety.
  2. Discuss optimal complication management to minimize impact on patient outcomes.
  3. Identify the process for critical review and practice improvement.

Our Faculty

Rajesh Gutta, DDS, MS

     Dr. Rajesh Gutta is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who completed his surgical training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Alabama at  Birmingham, and also his Master’s Degree where he was awarded the School of Medicine Fellowship Award. While in residency, Dr. Gutta developed an interest in research and teaching, and he has served on faculty positions at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, University of Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital where he served on various academic committees.
     Dr. Gutta is a fellow of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Dental Association, Texas Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. He has numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications, several book chapters to his credit, and lectures nationally and internationally. Dr. Gutta also serves as a peer reviewer for several oral and maxillofacial surgery journals.
     Dr. Gutta practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with special interest in rhinoplasty, obstructive sleep apnea, facial cosmetic surgery and facial deformities. He also offers a wide range of treatment including routine oral surgery, dental implants, orthognathic surgery, and TMJ surgery.

Roger P. Byrne, DDS, MS, MD

     As a past-president of the Southwest Society and the Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a former member of the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, Dr. Roger Byrne literally wrote the book on office-based dental anesthesia. Since 1974, he has practiced the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery in Houston, Texas, with an emphasis on office-based anesthesia, the removal of third molars, dental implants, and facial cosmetic surgery.

     Dr. Byrne is frequently called upon to serve as an expert witness, particularly in cases involving dental office-based anesthesia. His presentation at the 2019 TSOMS Regional Anesthesia Meeting will draw on that experience to provide participants with an M&M status report. 

2019 TSOMS Regional Anesthesia Meeting Provider Approval

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 2.0 continuing education credits.

AGD – Accepted Program Provider
5/1/18 – 6/30/22
Provider ID# 214680

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.