News and Recognition
Congratulations to Dr. Brannon Myrick on graduating from the Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology Residency Program.
Pictured from left row are: Dr. Sree Koka, Dr. Caloss, Dr. Brannon Myrick, Dr. Soheil Vahdani. Pictured from the left top row are: Dr. Stephen Gandy, and Dr. Ignacio Velasco.
A 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.
As 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.
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Congratulations 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.
On 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
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.
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