May 28, 2023
ELECT ECOMS - Community-Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Director(s): Andrew Meram, DDS, MD Phone: 318-675-6174
Duration: 4 Weeks
Location: Academic Medical Center at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
Maximum Number of Students: 4
Minimum Number of Students: 1
Selective Available During Blocks: All
Course Code: ECOMS
- Students will learn the proper manner in which to evaluate, examine, and treat a patient presenting with an oral or maxillofacial or dentoalveolar (intraoral/dental related) complaint.
- Students will learn basic techniques to administer local and regional anesthesia in the head and neck region.
- Students will gain a better understanding of cleft and craniofacial conditions in the pediatric population.
- Students will improve their knowledge of the key features and basic management of head and neck cancer.
- Students will improve their understanding of the pathophysiology of temporomandibular joint disorder.
- Students will gain a better understanding of the operative scope and management of oral and maxillofacial surgery to include dentoalveolar surgery (intraoral/dental related procedures), head and neck oncology, orthognathic surgery (corrective jaw surgery), and cleft and craniofacial surgery.
The students will complete a checklist and case log that includes signatures from faculty, showing participation in all the clinics and required exams and cases listed in the objectives below. This checklist and case log will be turned in to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Residency Coordinator, Mrs.Cody Carpenter, in Room 522 in the Administration Building (phone # 675-6036) following the completion of the rotation.
- Each student will observe at least 5 thorough history and physical examinations by a faculty or house officer and then perform one thorough head and neck exam in the presence of either a faculty or a house officer. (Goal 1)
- Each student will assist in at least 5 dentoalveolar procedures alongside a faculty or house officer and then demonstrate, on a skull model, proper local and regional anesthetic techniques to a faculty or house officer. (Goal 1 and 2)
- The student will observe the evaluation and management of children with cleft and craniofacial conditions at one of each clinic: Cleft Clinic at WK-South, Cleft Clinic at Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Craniofacial Clinic at WK-South, and Positional Plagiocephaly at WK-South.Following the completion of each clinic, they will discuss and review, in an informal round table setting, the etiology and basic management of children cleft lip and palate with the faculty or craniofacial and cleft fellow. (Goal 3)
- The student will observe the evaluation and workup of patients at one LSU head and neck oncology clinic.At the completion of clinic, they will discuss, in an informal round table setting, the key features and surgical management of head and neck cancer with the faculty or oncology fellow. (Goal 4)
- The student will observe the evaluation and workup of patients at the one of the Temporomandibular Joint Disorder clinics at WK-South offered on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. (Goal 5)
- The student will observe at least 5 oral and maxillofacial surgery cases in the main OR at LSU, consisting of 2 trauma cases, 1 oncology case, 1 orthognathic surgery case, and one case of their choosing.The student will record them on their rotation case log and submit it at the end of the rotation. (Goal 6)
Specific Duties of Senior Students:
- Participating and assisting in the required Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery cases in the operating room at LSU OR 14.
- Attending all required Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery clinics at LSU, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, and Willis Knighton South locations.
- The students will complete a checklist and case log that includes signatures from faculty, showing participation in all the clinics and required exams and cases listed in the objectives below.This checklist and case log will be turned in to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Residency Coordinator, Mrs. Cody Carpenter, in Room 522 in the Administration Building (phone # 675-6036) following the completion of the rotation.
- Students are encouraged to read about those patients cared for by the oral and maxillofacial surgery service during his/her rotation.
- Peterson’s Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (3rd edition), M Miloro, GE Ghali, P Larsen, P Waite. (located on e-books provided by LSUHSC-Shreveport Library’s webpage)