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TMJ Surgical Arthroscopy Training Courses

This is a weekend, hands-on cadaveric training course demonstrating the McCain Technique and utilizing the McCain TMJ Arthroscopy System and the Nexus CMF ClearView Hybrid Tower. Attendees are encouraged to bring surgical staff at no additional charge.

Class Lab Students

The training is structured to provide attendees with hands-on cadaveric exposure designed to increase the participant’s ability to perform TMJ arthroscopic procedures. Participants will be introduced to all levels of TMJ arthroscopy such as, Level I, Level II, and Level III.

Level I will include a didactic lecture and lab demonstration of the First Puncture technique and insertion of the arthroscope into the posterior recess of the superior joint space; diagnostic arthrocentesis;

arthroscopic lysis and lavage under visualization; examination of the Seven-Points-of-Interest; entering the anterior recess in preparation for insertion of second puncture or deposition of targeted medication.

Level II includes a lecture and cadaveric demonstration of placing the Second Punture and insertion of an operative port; identification, explanation, and use of the full-range of 1.8mm arthroscopy instruments; introduction of mechanical and thermal instruments such as shavers, radio frequency ablation and coagulation devices, and a Holmium YAG solid-state laser.

Level III demonstrates the repositioning of the disc also known as discopexy. The didactic portions of the course will also include a lecture on arthroscopy complications. The course will conclude with a question-and-answer session conducted by the faculty.

McCain TMJ Surgical Arthroscopy Training Course With Students

Course Objectives

To train and have participants become proficient on Level I and II arthroscopy.

Day 1 (One joint)

  • Didactic Session
    • TMJ Patient Management
    • 1st-Puncture (Fossa Portal) Technique
    • 2nd-Puncture (Operative Port)
    • Diagnosis and Treatment Options
  • Hands-on Cadaveric Session
    • Level 1 Arthroscopy
      • 1st-Puncture (Fossa Portal) Technique
      • Seven Points-of-Interest
    • Level II Arthroscopy
      • 2nd-Puncture (Operative Port) Technique
      • Introduction to Surgical Instruments

Day 2 (Two joints)

  • Didactic Session
    • Introduction to Thermals
    • Complications
    • CPT Coding and Reimbursement
    • Faculty/Attendee Q&A Session
  • Hands-on Cadaveric Session
    • 1st and 2nd-Puncture Review
    • Training on Thermals
    • Level III Faculty Demonstration

Faculty

McCain Fellows TMJ Arthroscopy Course Faculty

Dr. David Y. Ahn, DMD

  • OMS Attending Surgeon, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB
  • OMS Residency, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Lackland AFB
  • DMD University of Pennsylvania
Dr. David Y. Ahn, DMD

Dr. Daniel Choi, DDS, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of OMS, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Phil., PA
  • OMS Residency, LSU Health Sciense Center - New Orleans/University Medical Center:
  • DDS, New York University/Medical School
Dr. Daniel Choi, DDS, MD

Dr. Clayton Davis, DDS, MD, MSc. FRCD(C)

  • Associate Professor, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Private practice at Kingsway Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
  • OMS Residency and Medical Degree at Dalhousie University in Canada
Dr. Clayton Davis, DDS, MD, MSc. FRCD(C)

Dr. Reem H. Hossameldin, BDS, MSc, PhD

  • Clinical Lecturer, OMS/Hospical Dentistry, University of Michigan
  • PhD, Clinical Maxillofacial Surgery, Cairo University
  • BDS, School of Dentistry, Cairo University, Cairo Egypt
Dr. Reem H. Hossameldin, BDS, MSc, PhD

Dr. Jose I. Montero, DDS

  • Private Practice/Staff Physician, Baptist Hospital, Department of Surgery, Division of OMS
  • OMS Residency, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • DDS, University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Dr. Jose I. Montero, DDS

Pastore Brazil TMJ Arthroscopy Course Faculty

Dr. Gabriel Pastore, DDS, MSc, PhD

  • Head of OMS of Instituto Vita Internacional Faculty – AO Foundation
  • AO Fellow Coordinator of São Paulo – Brazil
  • OMS Staff of Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz
  • OMS Department Coordinator of Hospital BP
  • IEP Professor and Staff of Hospital Sírio Libanês
Dr. Gabriel Pastore, DDS, MSc, PhD

Dr. Marcos Pitta

    Dr Marcos Pitta has received his dental degree by Universidade Paulista in 1987, and his master degree in 1998. He was staff surgeon in the University hospital at University of São Paulo and also assistant professor from 1989 through 1996. From June 1997 through July 1998 was OMS Fellow at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas USA. He is currently in private practice in Dental Implants and orthognathic surgery and is visiting professor of four orthodontic graduation programs and head of Oral and maxillofacial surgery Department of three major hospitals in São Paulo, Brazil.
Dr. Marcos Pitta

Dr. Nicolas Homsi, DDS, OMS, MSc, PhD

  • AO Fellow of Kantonspital Basel - CH
  • International Faculty - AO Foundation
  • Regional Education AO Foundation Team
  • Professor of OMS of Federal Fluminense University - ISNF
Dr. Nicolas Homsi

Dr. Patricia Radaic, DDS, OMS, MSc

  • OMS of Instituto Vita Regional Faculty – AO Foundation
  • AO Fellow Host Supervisor of São Paulo – Brazil
  • OMS Staff of Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz
  • OMS Staff of Hospital Sírio Libanês
  • OMS Staff of Hospital BP and Dental Coordinator
Dr. Patricia Radaic

Agenda

Day One

Day One Training
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Registration, Light Fare (bagels, juice coffee, etc.), Introduction
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Didactic/Cadaveric Lab Sessions:
  • Initial Puncture, 7 Points of Interest
  • Level I Arthroscopy
  • Hands-on Training
  • Second Puncture
  • Level II Arthroscopy
  • Introduction to Hand Instrumentation/Armamentarium
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch/Discussion
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wet/Dry Lab Session:
  • Level II Arthroscopy, continued
  • Hands-on Training
  • Introduction of Thermals: Laser and Radio frequency oblation/coagulation
  • Complications
6:00 pm
Nexus CMF Sponsored Staff and Attendee Dinner

Day Two

Day Two Training
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Light Fare (bagels, juice coffee, etc.)
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Didactic/Cadaveric Lab Sessions:
  • Review Levels I and II
  • Introduction to Level III
  • Hands-on Training
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch/Course Evaluation
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wet/Dry Lab Sessions:
  • Level III Demonstration
  • Hands-on Training
4:30 pm
Course Certificate Completion Presentation

Dates

Nexus CMF TMJ Arthroscopy Trainings

Nexus McCain Fellows Course

        - Salt Lake City, UT

        - Miami, FL

Nexus Pastore / Latin America Course

        - Salt Lake City, UT (Registration Coming)

Nexus Pastore / Brazilian Course

        - Salt Lake City, UT (Registration Coming)

2019
2020
NOVEMBER
2-3
Sat-Sun
Dr Gabriel Pastore
Reem Hossameldin
Salt Lake City, UT
  • 1 Faculty per station
  • 3 attendees per station
  • 3 joints per attendee
$2,300
2020
January
18-19
Sat-Sun
Dr Gabriel Pastore
Dr Marcos Pitta
Dr Nicolas Homsi
Dr Patricia Radaic
Salt Lake City, UT
  • 1 Faculty per station
  • 3 attendees per station
  • 3 joints per attendee
 
FEBRUARY
15-16
Sat-Sun
David Ahn
Daniel Choi
Flayton Davis
Reem Hossameldin
Jose Montero
Salt Lake City, UT
  • 1 Faculty per station
  • 2 attendees per station
  • 3 joints per attendee
$2,700
MAY
2-3
Tues-Wed
David Ahn
Daniel Choi
Flayton Davis
Reem Hossameldin
Jose Montero
Salt Lake City, UT
  • 1 Faculty per station
  • 2 attendees per station
  • 3 joints per attendee
$2,700
2020
 
May
9-10
Sat-Sun
David Ahn
Daniel Choi
Flayton Davis
Reem Hossameldin
Jose Montero
Miami, FL
  • 1 Faculty per station
  • 2 attendees per station
  • 3 joints per attendee
$3,800
NOVEMBER
7-8
Sat-Sun
David Ahn
Daniel Choi
Flayton Davis
Reem Hossameldin
Jose Montero
Salt Lake City
  • 1 Faculty per station
  • 2 attendees per station
  • 3 joints per attendee
$2,700

Locations

Florida

7 points of interest

Disney World
Disney World
Miami Heat
Miami Heat
Everglades National Park
Everglades
Florida International University
Florida
International
University
Shopping
Shopping
South Beach
South Beach
Marlins
Marlins
Map For Miami

Facility Address:
Florida International University
Herbert Wertheim Coll. of Medicine
11200 SW 8th St. AHC 2-155
Miami, FL 33199

Map/Directions


SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

7 points of interest

Alta Ski Resort
Alta
Utah Jazz Basketball
Utah Jazz
Arches National Park
Arches
Crocker Science Building
UNIVERSITY
OF UTAH
Temple Square
Temple
Square
Golf
Golf
 
Great Salt Lake
Great Salt
Lake
Map For Salt Lake City

Facility Address:
University of Utah
Crocker Science Center
1430 President's Circle
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Map/Directions

Testimonials

Dr. Ankit Pandey TMJ Testimonial

"I am very grateful to you and the whole team of Nexus for organizing such a wonderful course. It was full of learning and high level of skill development. Meeting each and everyone there was really great."

- Dr. Ankit Pandey
Mumbai, India

Dr. Mike Malmquist TMJ Testimonial

"Anyone interested in TMJ arthroscopy would benefit from this course."

- Dr. Mike Malmquist
Portland, OR, USA

Dr. Caleb English TMJ Testimonial

"Thank you for the good experience in Miami! It was a very helpful workshop in regards to getting me set up to do arthroscopy and working with the Nexus system."

- Dr. Caleb English
Langley, VA, USA

Dr. Chien-Ling Lin TMJ Testimonial

"It was a perfect training. This comprehensive course helped me clearly and completely learn TMJ arthroscopy. Nexus faculty and team provided incredible hands-on teaching assistance and overall amazing service. It was a truly, valuable experience."

- Dr. Chien-Ling Lin
Taipae, Taiwan

Online Modules

These online modules are included with the enrollment of the TMJ Arthroscopy training course. Click below to visit the online training portal.

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The following online modules are available:

  • Overview and Philosophy
  • Anatomical Review
  • Level I Arthroscopy
  • Level II Arthroscopy
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