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68TH CAOMS Annual Conference

Saskatoon, SK

Monday, June 17 – Wednesday June 19 2024

Scientific Program

Monday June 17th
2 PM – 2:15 PM
2:15 PM – 3:45 PM
3:45 PM – 4 PM
4:05 PM – 5:30 PM
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Robert Wagner, MD, DMD, FRCDC
The State of Affairs of OMFS
Rui Fernandes, MD, DMD, FACS, FRCS(Ed)

A look at contemporary scope of Oral and maxillofacial specialty with an assessment of opportunities and threats facing the specialty. The presentation will discuss recent trends in North America as well as provide an overview of the global scene in OMS.

Refreshment Break
Keys to Esthetic and Prosthetic Success with Dental Implants
Brian Goodacre, DDS, MSD

The success of dental implants is influenced by many surgical and restorative factors. This lecture will focus on the restorative factors that affect dental implants. With a greater understanding of these factors, both the surgical and restorative teams can improve the treatment they provide. Additionally, restorative techniques will be discussed to expand the treatment we provide to our patients.

Welcome Reception In The Exhibit Hall
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
8:30 PM – 9:30 AM
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
7 PM – 10 PM
Continental Breakfast In The Exhibit Hall
Neurosurgery of Facial Pain – Integrating Conventional Approaches, Innovative Protocols, and Guiding Research Insights
Mojgan Hodaie, MD, FRCSC

Patients with facial pain often seek initial assessment from dental professionals. Similarly, a subset of patients experiencing pain after dental procedures are referred to neurosurgeons evaluation and management. This presentation will provide an overview of neurosurgical approaches to diagnose facial pain syndromes. It will also detail surgical interventions available for these conditions and how advancements in brain imaging research are helping advance patient care .

Interventional Management of Orofacial Pain

During this presentation I shall try to provide an overview of some of the pain conditions originating from orofacial structures and strategies of management of these complaints, particularly interventional techniques.

Refreshment Break In The Exhibit Hall
Bridging the Gaps in TMJ Surgery: How Can We Improve Research, Education and Innovation?
Daniel Choi, DDS, MD, FACS

The temporomandibular joint is a complex joint with a multifactorial etiology that can be challenging to manage. There are current gaps in surgical education, clinical research and biomedical science. Through collaborative efforts with key research and industry partners, we aim to bridge these gaps and improve patient outcomes.

Lunch in the Exhibition Hall
Abstract Session
The Implant Supra-Crestal Complex: Building the Foundation for Long-Term Stable Results (Part 1)
Ioannis Vergoullis, DDS, MS

The presentation delves into the “Implant Supra-crestal Complex” (ISC), highlighting its significance in modern implantology. It focuses on the relationship between peri-implant tissues and implant components, and how design features influence long-term peri-implant health, aiming to reduce peri-implantitis and ensure lasting implant success.

Refreshment Break In The Exhibit Hall
The Implant Supra-Crestal Complex: Building the Foundation for Long-Term Stable Results (Part 2)
Ioannis Vergoullis, DDS, MS
Mix and Mingle in the Exhibition Hall
Social Event at the Prairie Sun Brewery
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
10 AM – 10:30 AM
10:30 AM – 12 PM
12 PM – 1 PM
1:15 PM – 2 PM
2:05 PM – 3:15 PM
3:20 PM – 4:45 PM
6:30 PM – 11 PM
Breakfast with Teeth & Titanium – LIVE from Saskatoon!
Oscar Dalmao, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)
Wendall Mascarenhas, DDS, MD. FRCD(C), Dip. ABOMS

Back by popular demand after a successful live podcast in Iceland, join us for what we know will be an entertaining session.

How to Build a Successful Interdepartmental Team
Karl Cuddy, BSc, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCDC
John de Almeida, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Refreshment Break
PRF and Growth Factors to Facilitate Bone/Soft Tissue Implant
Richard J. Miron, DDS, MSc, PhD, dr. med. dent.

The use of platelet concentrates has had a long-history of use in various fields of medicine as an autologous source of growth factors fabricated utilizing centrifugation of blood under various conditions. Over the past 10 years, platelet rich fibrin (PRF) has seen a steady increase in utilization for a variety of medical procedures due to its lack of anti-coagulation factors favoring fibrin clot formation and faster wound healing. This talk aims to highlight the recent advancements made with respect to the newest formulations of platelet concentrates including recent developments in horizontal centrifugation. Thereafter, the Bio-Heat technology will be presented with an ability to extend the working properties of PRF from 2-3 weeks to 4-6 months. Lastly, new clinical applications and uses of PRF will be presented as TMJ injections, implant dentistry and in facial esthetics.

CAOMS Business Meeting and Lunch
Family Feud – East vs West
Kevin Lung, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCDC, FICD

Join us for the CAOMS version of this popular game show.

Energy and Carbon in 2024
Craig Golinowski, MBA, CFA

He will provide a general presentation on energy and carbon markets. Investors should be well informed about both traditional and new energy markets and understand government policies that can impact returns.

Invisalign vs Traditional Orthodontics
Prasanna Kumar Shivapuja, BDS, MDS (ORTHO), DDS, MS (ORTHO), Diplomate American Board of Orthodontics
Jennifer Smith, DDS, MSc, FRCDC

This presentation, along with my Co-Presenter will Illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of using Traditional Braces and Invisalign in orthodontic preparation for Orthognathic surgery.
Invisalign (and other clear aligners) have been successfully used for over twenty years to correct tooth position and significant malocclusions. Dr. Smith, will highlight how aligner therapy can provide great results in all orthognathic surgery cases.

Closing Dinner at the Remai Modern Art Gallery


Full Conference Package – OMFS and Auxiliary

Monday, June 17 – Wednesday June 19​


CAOMS Member
$ 1,395
CAOMS Resident
$ 150
$ 1,995
Auxiliary Staff
$ 725

Travel & Accommodation


Air Canada has been designated as the preferred airline for the CAOMS 68th Annual Conference. Air Canada is offering special discounts on eligible fares to attendees travelling to the conference on flights to Saskatoon (YXE). The discount travel period begins on June 9, 2024, and ends on June 27, 2024. The discount is applied to the fare at the time that the travel ticket with Air Canada is purchased. To take advantage of the discounted fares, book your flight at and enter our promotion code in the applicable box: PK9QFMQ1.


The host hotel for the CAOMS 68th Annual Conference is the Delta Hotels Bessborough, part of the Marriott Hotels group.

To reserve a room by phone, call Marriott Reservations at 800-268-1133 or 306-244-5521 or click here to reserve online.

CAOMS has secured a limited number of hotel rooms for our group at a special rate of $194 for a Standard Room (per room, per night, single or double occupancy, plus applicable taxes and fees). Special group rates for other room categories are also available. Our group rates will only be available until Monday, May 20, 2024, or until our group block is sold out, whichever comes first. After that point, any new reservation will be subject to availability at the daily rate applicable at the time of reservation.

Individuals are responsible for their own hotel reservations and their own room, taxes, and incidental charges. All charges must be paid upon checkout.

Check-in time is 16:00 pm; checkout time is 11:00. The hotel cancellation policy is 72 hours / 3 days.

Please note: The only hotel room block organized for CAOMS is the one listed above. CAOMS does not endorse or recommend booking hotel reservations through any source other than the hotel itself, and no other housing company, travel agent, or third party agency is authorized to place hotel reservations on behalf of CAOMS.

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Social Events

*These social events are included in Full Conference and Guest Package registration.

Monday, June 17,
17:30 – 19:30
Tuesday, June 18
16:30 – 17:30
Tuesday, June 18
19:00 – 22:00
Wednesday, June 19
18:30 –23:00
Welcome Reception
Renew acquaintances and make new friends as you mix and mingle with other attendees and exhibitors.
Mix and Mingle in the Exhibit Area
Conclude the educational day with a refreshment in the exhibit hall. This will be the last chance to see all of the products and services offered by our exhibitors.
Social Event at the Prairie Sun Brewery – sponsored by
Enjoy an evening in Prairie Sun style, with an array of delicious food and an amazing selection of Saskatchewan-made craft brews, spirits, ciders, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and of course Prairie Sun Draft.

Closing Dinner at the Remai Modern Art Gallery – sponsored by
Prepare yourself for an experience like no other at Saskatoon's museum of modern and contemporary art. It will be a celebration of Saskatchewan, with stunning views, incredible food focusing around locally grown and foraged ingredients, and private gallery opening with interpretive guide.

The entertainment that evening will be provided by the Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble.

Click here for a sneak peek!

General Information

Saskatoon straddles a bend in the South Saskatchewan River in the central region of the province of Saskatchewan. It is located along the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway. It is the largest city in Saskatchewan (2021 census population of 266,141), and has served as the cultural and economic hub of central Saskatchewan since its founding in 1882. The city is home to the University of Saskatchewan; the Meewasin Valley Authority, which protects the South Saskatchewan River and provides for the city’s popular riverbank park spaces; and the Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a National Historic Site of Canada and UNESCO World Heritage applicant, representing 6,000 years of First Nations history. Saskatoon has a significant Indigenous population and several urban Reserves. The city has nine river crossings and as a result is nicknamed “Paris of the Prairies” and “Bridge City”.
Saskatoon is one of the sunniest cities in Canada, with an average of 319 days of sunshine per year. In June, average temperatures range from a low of 9°C (49°F) to high of 23°C (73°F).

Optional Activity

Bucket List Item – Fly-in Fishing Experience in Northern Saskatchewan

Thursday June 20 – Monday, June 24

Four-day, exclusive fishing trip includes:

World Class Trophy Fishing Trip
$ 6,900

Fishing equipment is NOT included – bring your own gear or rent from the tackle shop at Arctic Lodges.

IN APRIL: It is essential that you purchase a fishing license online or by phone at 1-855-848-4773 prior to your arrival and carry your signed fishing license with you at all times out on the lake as conservation officers do random checks. 

Please wait until April to purchase your license as the previous year’s licenses are sold until March.

More information will be provided to those who register.