Alveolar Cleft Bone Grafting: Treatment Overview, Timing, and Bone Graft Options

Date/Time: Thursday, March 14th at 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET

Speaker: Nicholas Mechas, DMD

Description: Alveolar cleft bone grafting encompasses the need for and involvement of more specialty services than almost any other cleft-related procedure. This includes pediatric dental, orthodontic, speech pathology, and surgery, with potential need from other coordinating services, including social work and the team coordinator. During this webinar, we will discuss the important role of alveolar cleft bone grafting within comprehensive cleft surgical care, explain potential bone grafting options and techniques for this procedure, and go over timing considerations and implications.

Learning Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the important role of alveolar cleft bone grafting within comprehensive cleft surgical care.
  • Explain potential bone grafting options and techniques for this procedure.
  • Summarize timing considerations and implications, as well as recognize when to start evaluating for patient readiness for the procedure.

Learning Outcomes:
At the completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Self-assess a gain in knowledge related to the important role of alveolar cleft bone grafting within comprehensive cleft surgical care.
  • Self-assess that they will be able to apply knowledge gained to their patient management, which will improve patient outcomes.

Live attendees must claim credit by April 19, 2024.

Accredited Continuing Education

ACPA is accredited by ACCME and ANCC, approved by ASHA, and recognized by ADA CERP, to provide accredited continuing education to physicians, nurses, SLPs, audiologists, and dentists.

Continuing Medical Education

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association designates this live activity for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This live educational activity is offered for 1.00 Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) contact hour.

In order to receive credit, learners must:

  • Attend 80% or more of the webinar
  • Complete and submit the evaluation form

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Continuing Dental Education

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) 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.

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association designates this live activity for 1.00 continuing education credit.

 

Continuing Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Education

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology.

DISCLOSURES

All financial relationships have been mitigated.

Commercial Support: None

No Financial or Non-financial Relationships Declared

Speaker:

Nicholas Mechas, DMD

Planning Committee Members:

Joli C. Chou, DMD, MD

Catharine B. Garland, MD

Jordan N. Halsey, MD

Serena Kassam, DMD

Lauren K. Leeper, MD

Judy Marciel, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, PCNS, CWCN, APN (Nurse Planner)

Dianna Metzler, BS

Jessica Ogawa, MD

Kathryn Preston, DDS, MS

Caitlyn Reinauer, BS

Cory M. Resnick, MD

Eshan P. Schleif, PhD, CCC-SLP

Jennifer C. West, PhD

Cleo J. Yi, DMD, MDS

 

Financial relationship with eligible organization(s) declared; No non-financial relationship declared, or relationship is declared, however relationship is non-relevant and/or with eligible organization.

Planning Committee Members:

Chelsea Sommer, PhD, CCC-SLP — Florida International University – Employee; Nicklaus Children’s Hospital – Employee; Smile Train – Independent Contractor; Cleft Outcomes Research Network (CORNET) – Speech Rater

Joy L. Baltz, RN, BSN — SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital – Employee

No financial relationships; Non-financial relationship/s declared, however relationship is non-relevant and/or not with ineligible organization.

Planning Committee Member:

Noel Jabbour, MD, MS — SurgiSkill, LLC – Founder. IP ownership related to surgical task trainers.