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Medical education course recap

OMS and plastic surgery participated in a lecture course led by Dr. Paul Tiwana. On May 10, the University of Mississippi Medical Center's OMS and plastic surgery residents participated in this half-day lecture course led by Dr. Paul Tiwana in association with Zimmer Biomet. 

Dr. Tiwana began the program, held at the UMMC School of Dentistry, with a lecture on level 1 trauma featuring complex cases, followed by a discussion on cleft orthognathic surgery. To close the program, Dr. Tiwana led a question-and-answer session with the residents. He incorporated a hands-on demonstration with Walter, touching on the benefits of utilizing Walter in a range of surgical procedures.

2019 microvascular bioskills course

Dr. Ignacio Velasco, Dr. Matthew Nimmich, and Dr. J. Brian Jackson participated in a half-day course led by Dr. Steven Cannady via Zimmer Biomet. The program was held at the Medical Education and Research Institute in Memphis, TN. They participated in a lecture on the fibula cutting guide, along with a cadaveric demonstration utilizing Walter. Faculty and residents also had the opportunity to work with sawbones and anastomosis kits, while attending surgeons participated with cadaveric specimens.

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Speaking engagement

salerno-talk.pngDr.  Ravi Chandran and Dr. Antonio Cortese participated July 2018 at the Maxillofacial Unit, University of Salerno, Italy.

Dr. Chandran was an invited speaker presenting on “Current techniques in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery." He is the chairman of the UMMC Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology.

Pictured (from left) are Dr. Cortese and Dr. Chandran.

Achievement recognition

hill recognition.jpgOn June 22, 2018, Dr. Ravi Chandran (far right) presented Dr. Willie J. Hill (center) with the  University of Mississippi School of Dentistry "Distinguished Service Award" at the Mississippi Dental Society’s annual meeting. 

Dr. Hill has served the community, School of Dentistry and the OMS Department for over 33 years at the highest level. He was passionate about educating the pre-doctoral students and was an inspiration to many others. (Also pictured is Dr. Hill's grandson.)


2018 graduates

Congratulation to J. Frazier Williams and Darren Alexander on completing the OMS Residency Program.  Pictured from left to right:  Ron Caloss, Ravi Chandran, Tina Woods, Griffin West, Ignacio Velasco, Jeffrey Dyke, Ryan Webber, Brannon Myrick, Darren Alexander, Brian Jackson, Frazier Williams, Ashley Tankersley, Matt Nimmich and Walter Moses.

omps-grads.jpg2017 resident graduates

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 graduates. Pictured, front from left, are Ryan Weber, Ashley Tankersley, Wilson Jing (graduate), Griffin West (graduate), Darren Alexander, Howard Price; and back, Dr. Ravi Chandran, Brannon Myrick, Ian Campbell, James B. Jackson, Walter Moses, James F. Williams, Matthew Nimmich, Dr. Ron Caloss and Dr. Harry Precheur.

2016 resident graduates

2016 graduation.jpgCongratulations to Howard Price, DDS, and Andrew Wetterlind, DDS. Pictured, front from left, are graduates Price and Wetterlind; back, Drs. Jeffrey Brown, Ravi Chandran, Ron Caloss, David Felton and Harry Precheur.

2015 resident graduates

2015-graduation.jpgCongratulations to Ben Anderson, DDS, MD, and David Miller, DDS. Pictured, front from left, are Mohammed Qaisi, DMD, MD; Benjamin Anderson, DMD, MD,  David Miller, DDS, Ron Caloss; and back, Ravi Chandran, DMD, PhD, Harry Precheur, DMD,  and Jeffrey S. Brown, DMD.

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