Practical Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Stay current on the latest advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with our unbiased expert reviews from today's leading dental and medical journals.

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Practical Reviews is just that—practical, expert reviews of the most relevant articles from leading medical and dental journals in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Connect to Research Summaries from Leading Dental and Medical Journals

Our expert medical and dental faculty conduct a comprehensive review of hundreds of articles from current leading medical and dental journals so you don't have to. Our knowledge leaders summarize the most relevant medical ad dental research for you to review at your convenience and add commentary with perspective for applying these findings in your own practice.

Connect to Practical Reviews in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and get:

  • 16 articles summarized in each issue, each with an expert audio review
  • Online quizzes and instant pass/fail notification
  • Instant access to our database of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery journal reviews
  • 14 issues annually
  • Ability to earn up to 56 CME/CDE credits

View our full list of Reviewers, Journals, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Did You Know?

Arjun S. Chanmugam, MD, FACEP, MBA, the Attending Emergency Physician with the Johns Hopkins Hospital, serves as the Medical Director for Practical Reviews.

Articles in each issue of Practical Reviews are selected, vetted and summarized by expert panelists who are some of the leading practitioners and instructors in their fields.

The free Practical Reviews app provides easy search capabilities across 125,000+ articles to aid you in your research needs.

Coordinating Editor

J. Bruce Bavitz, DMD

  • Chair, Department of Surgical Specialties
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Lincoln, NE


Jeffrey D. Bennett, DMD

  • Professor and Chair
  • Department of Oral Surgery and Hospital Dentistry
  • Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • Indianapolis, IN

Matthew R. Byarlay, DDS, MS

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Surgical Specialties
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • College of Dentistry
  • Lincoln, NE

Elie M. Ferneini, MD, DMD, MHS, MBA, FACS

  • Medical Director
  • Beau Visage Med Spa
  • Private Practice
  • Greater Waterbury OMS
  • Private Practice/Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • University of Connecticut
  • Farmington, CT


Melanie S. Lang, DDS, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • University of Washington
  • Seattle, WA

Denis D. Miller, DDS, MBA

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Siouxland Oral Surgery
  • University of South Dakota
  • University of Nebraska Dental School
  • Sanford Health Systems
  • Aveka McKennan Hospital
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Anesthesiology
  • British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research
  • International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Journal of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery
  • Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
  • The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
  • The Journal of the American Dental Association
  • The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology
  • Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews selects and translates peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists and others interested in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objectives

After completing this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the facial structures and oral cavity
  • Describe significant clinical developments and advances in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and trauma to the facial structures and oral cavity
  • Interpret advantages and disadvantages of new dentoalveolar, orthognathic, preprosthetic, and temporomandibular surgical techniques as presented in the current literature


Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

As of November 1, 2015, Oakstone Publishing, LLC is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Practical Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has been designated by Oakstone Publishing, LLC as a continuing dental education activity through which you can earn up to 4 CDE credits per issue.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated Time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Credit Expiration Statement

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online within 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.


It is the policy of Oakstone Publishing, LLC that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflict of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Oakstone Publishing, LLC has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosures will be made in the course handouts.

Faculty Affiliations and Disclosures

The following speakers have indicated that they have not received financial support for consultation, research, evaluation or have a financial interest relevant to their presentation: Doctors Bavitz, Byarlay, Bennett, Ferneini, Lang, and Miller.

For release and expiration dates, please see the front matter material at the beginning of each issue.


Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.