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Pictured from left to right are: Dr. Velasco, Dr. Mark Lim, Dr. Vahdani, Dr. Venegas, Dr. Gandy, Dr. Caloss.Congratulations to Dr. Mark Lim on graduating from the Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology Residency Program.

Pictured from left to right are: Dr. Velasco, Dr. Mark Lim, Dr. Vahdani, Dr. Venegas, Dr. Gandy, Dr. Caloss.

Virtual reality

Residents try out virtual reality goggles.jpgA KLS Martin representative (left) instructs Dr. Ashley Tankersley, a fourth-year resident, as she tries out virtual reality goggles produced by the company. Looking on is Dr. Jeff Dyke, a third-year resident.

Oral-maxillofacial surgery residents are gaining exposure in virtual reality using ImmersiveTouch technology.


Dr. Ravi Chandran and Dr. Daniel QuonAs chairman of the Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology, Dr. Ravi Chandran, left, shakes hands with Dr. Daniel Quon, a professor in the School of Dentistry. Quon has been on the job at UMMC for 35 years.

Medical 'first'

Doctors perform medical "first" during facial tumor surgery - UMMC News


OMS residency graduation.jpgCongratulations to Dr. Walter Moses and Dr. Matthew Nimmich on graduating from the Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology residency program.

Pictured, from left, are Dr. Ron Caloss, Dr. Steve Gandy, Dr. Walter Moses, Dr. Ravi Chandran, Dr. Matthew Nimmich, Dr. Ignacio Velasco, Dr. Harry Precheur, and Dr. Randy Russell.

Anesthesia drill

Drs. Tankersley and Jackson at anesthesia drill.pngOn Aug. 1, oral surgery residents participated in the annual Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology anesthesia drill. The drill is hosted by Dr. Ravi Chandran and Dr. Anna Lerant. Dr. Lerant runs the Simulation and Interprofessional Education Center at the UMC School of Medicine.

Pictured, from left, are chief residents Dr. Ashley Tankersley and Dr. Brian Jackson.

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, a surgical assist arm, and touched 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.

Two UMMC dentists practice microvascular bioskillsUMMC dentist practices microvascular bioskills