Sept. 20 Regional Meeting

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In-Person format

Time: Friday, 9 a.m. – noon (CST)
Location: Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, 1800 E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173.
Parking is free.
Topic: Cosmetic Rejuvenation and Functional Restoration of the Face
Speakers: Drs. Diana Bolotin, MD, PhD; Alan Harvey, DMD; and Joseph Meleca, MD
Credit: 3 CE hours
Cost: Free to registered CDS members. A fee of $150 is charged to nonmember dentists. The fee may be applied to membership for the current year.

Course Description:

Many practitioners see a large volume of patients with needs that may go beyond the scope of their practice. We hope to provide a broader overview of options to address cosmetic and functional concerns of the face. Patients often have many questions about facial rejuvenation and functional restoration. This talk can help guide practitioners on what options may be available.

The purpose of this course is to describe the mechanisms of action and address knowledge gaps in facial rejuvenation and related functional interventions for the practicing dentist. More specifically, this course will delve into topics such as uses for botulinum toxins, peels, energy devices to address benign lesions and surface irregularities, volume restoration, and surgical options as well as treatment of chronic bruxism and facial synkinesis.

Course Objectives:

Describe the mechanism of actions and uses of botulinum toxin from a functional and cosmetic perspective, including treatment of chronic bruxism and facial paralysis/synkinesis

  • Describe indication for volume restoration for the aging face as well as possible surgical interventions
  • Describe mechanism and uses of peels and energy devices for facial rejuvenation
  • Describe approaches to treatment of benign lesions and scarring of the face

No commercial support. No financial conflicts of interest for this program.

About our speakers

Diana Bolotin, MD, PhD
Dr. Bolotin is the Section Chief of Dermatology, Director of Dermatologic Surgery and the Dermatology Ambulatory Practice at the University of Chicago where she is actively engaged in patient care in surgical and cosmetic dermatology, resident teaching and clinical research on cutaneous malignancies. She is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley (A.B.) and University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine (MD, PhD). She completed her Dermatology residency training at the University of Chicago, where she served as chief resident, followed by a Procedural Dermatology/Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology fellowship at Northwestern University. She is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Journal and an Associate Editor for Archives of Dermatologic Research. Dr. Bolotin is active within Dermatology specialty societies including leadership roles within the Association of Professors of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Chicago Dermatologic Society, Illinois Dermatologic Society, and Association of Academic Cosmetic Dermatologists. This year she is serving as President of the Association of Academic Cosmetic Dermatologists.

Alan Harvey, DMD
Dr. Harvey obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree in 2005 from the University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine. Immediately after dental school, he started his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) at Loyola University in Maywood, IL which he completed in 2009. After his residency, he worked as an associate at University Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in St. Louis, MO – which was a private practice closely affiliated with Washington University where he was a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. While working at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, he was taking care of complex OMFS cases and enjoyed teaching ENT and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (PRS) residents. During this time, he was also adjunct faculty at the Saint Louis University, Center for Advanced Dental Education (CADE) and had residents in Periodontics on a rotation schedule in his practice and also worked with the orthodontic program on complex orthognathic cases. In addition, from 2010 to 2016, he was also part time faculty as Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Southern Illinois University, School of Dental Medicine in Alton, IL where his responsibilities included clinical supervision of dental students and AEGD residents.

In 2016 he moved back to the Chicagoland area and acquired two private OMFS practices in Evanston and Winnetka, IL, which were after extensive renovations consolidated into a modern state of the art practice at the Winnetka location. During this time he has been clinical faculty at NorthShore University Hospital (now Endeavor Health) where he has enjoyed being involved with teaching the general practice residents and taking trauma call. In 2018, he entered into a partnership with the University of Chicago as the director of OMFS trauma and providing complex hospital based oral & maxillofacial surgery with resident teaching responsibilities in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

He is a fellow of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and board certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Since 2012, he has enjoyed being faculty at AO Cranio-Maxillofacial (AO CMF) which is a worldwide network of clinicians from the fields of OMFS, PRS, ENT, Ophthalmology and Neurosurgery dedicated to the advancement of education and research in facial trauma management. His professional memberships include the prestigious American Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons (ASTMJS), the Illinois Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (ISOMS), the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Chicago Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (CSOMS).

Joseph Meleca, MD
Dr. Meleca is the Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery in the department of Otolaryngology at the University of Chicago. Dr. Meleca is a board-certified otolaryngologist, specializing in head and neck surgery and facial plastic and microvascular reconstruction. Dr. Meleca’s expertise includes performing functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty, facial reanimation surgery for facial paralysis, synkinesis, facial gender affirming surgery, facial trauma, reconstruction after Mohs skin cancer resection, and head and neck reconstruction with specific experience in microvascular free tissue transfer. Within the sub-section of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, he has spear-headed endeavors such as expanding access and treatment for patients with facial paralysis within the greater Chicago area, improved free flap pathways for patients, developed a workflow for OON trauma patient management and enriched the education of trainees in the field.

In addition to his commitment to providing quality surgical otolaryngology treatment, Dr. Meleca is also involved in clinical research designed to advance care for his patients. Some of his most recent work focuses on a new staging criteria for osteoradionecrosis (ORN) of the mandible – a complication from cancer-related treatment like radiation – as well as developing new treatment options for ORN, including the fascia lata rescue free flap. His research has been published in several, highly respected journals, such as American Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, The Laryngoscope, Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology and more.

This course is approved for continuing education in Illinois.

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