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TMJ Arthroscopic and Open Surgery Workshop: Rationale and Techniques

A Hands-on Cadaveric Practical Course


Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., through Sunday, April 13, 2014, from 8 a.m. until noon, at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Presented by: Jeff Moses, DDS, Scott Levin, DDS, Gary Warburton, DDS, MD, Vincent DiFabio, DDS, MS, and Michael Koslin, DMD

Speaker Biographies:

Dr. Moses

Jeff Moses, DDS

Dr. Moses was born in Tokyo, Japan and was naturalized as a United States citizen. He completed his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at the University of California at San Diego, Revelle campus. Moses then earned his dental degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. He served the U.S. Navy, achieving the rank of Lt. Commander, before entering the inactive reserves.

Moses completed a graduate fellowship in anesthesiology and a specialty residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Texas located at Parkland Memorial Hospital and the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. He has earned Fellowship status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons as well as in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. He is a past professor of maxillofacial surgery at the Loma Linda University, and currently an adjunct assistant professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry.

Moses has published many peer-reviewed research articles on TMJ arthroscopy and surgical managements for pathologic processes. He has also contributed numerous chapters on this subject for several major textbooks.

In addition, Dr. Moses is currently the president and founder of the Smiles International Foundation and the co-founder of the Rotary Thousand Smiles Foundation.

Scott Levin, DDS

Dr. Levin

Dr. Levin is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with more than 30 years of experience in all phases of dental care and health care. He received his DDS from Marquette School of Dentistry in 1977 and completed an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. After graduation, he established a private practice in Glendale, Wis., which he operated until 2002.

Levin is currently an adjunt faculty member in the oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program at Banner Health/Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. He serves as oral and maxillofacial surgery consulting expert at OMSNIC National Insurance Company in Rosemont, Ill. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology.

Gary Warburton, DDS, MD

Dr. Warburton

Dr. Warburton trained in oral & maxillofacial surgery in the United Kingdom, and completed his training at the University of Maryland Medical Center and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Prior to joining the University of Maryland Medical Center, he earned his dental surgery and medical degrees from Manchester University in the United Kingdom, where he obtained numerous academic honors and awards, including the Alpha Omega Prize for Clinical Excellence. He is a Fellow of the faculty of dental surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. In addition to his oral and maxillofacial surgery training on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, he completed a Fellowship in clinical research at the National Institutes of Health, and wrote numerous articles. He holds a faculty appointment at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and he is the chief of maxillofacial trauma at Sinai Hospital. He is a member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Maryland Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Academy of Osseointegration.

Vincent DiFabio, DDS, MS

Dr. DiFabio

Dr. DiFabio graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and then attended the University of Rochester, School of Medicine & Dentistry, obtaining a certificate of residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) and a master’s degree in dental research and pathology. He has practiced OMS in Frederick, Md., and has taught continuously at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and University of Maryland Medical Center for more than 25 years. He is currently an associate professor of clinical OMS at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and University of Maryland Medical Center. His interests include the surgical treatment of TMJ pathology. He was inducted into the American Society of TMJ Surgeons (ASTMJS) in 1994 and was elected president of the ASTMJS, serving from 2011-2013. He has also lectured nationally and internationally on the topic of TMJ pathology and surgery.

Mikael  Koslin, DMD

Dr. Koslin

Dr. Michael G. Koslin is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorders.  After graduating from Tulane University and the UAB School of Dentistry, he completed his Oral Surgery internship, externship and residency at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Koslin has held numerous leadership positions through his affiliation with AAOMS nationally as well as locally at Brookwood Medical Center and HealthSouth Medical Center.  He has had a successful private practice in Birmingham since 1983.

Koslin will discuss conservative and surgical treatment of TMJ problems, decision-making when surgery is appropriate and follow-up care for surgery patients.


Course Description:

This workshop will present the diagnosis, treatment and philosophy for surgical intervention in the temporomandibular joint. Each participant will perform basic and advanced arthroscopic surgery and open surgical procedures on fresh cadaveric specimens. The presenters will also introduce total joint surgery and elaborate upon the surgical procedures.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Understand basic and advanced arthroscopic techniques
  • Be familiar with both basic and advanced open arthroplasty surgery
  • Develop a deeper understanding of total joint replacement


  • Dentist: $2,300
  • Resident: $1,800

CDE Credits:

  • 12 CDE credit hours / Lecture and Hands-on participation

The University of Maryland School of Dentistry has designated this activity for 12 Continuing Dental Education hours.


  • Entire Dental Team

Registration is limited to 20 participants

This course is supported in part by the following:

  • Karl Storz
  • Biomet
  • TMJ Concepts
  • Smith-Nephews
  • KLS Martin

Register here



The Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards is the official hotel for this course.

When booking, please mention the reference number: M-1DNOTCX

The special rate is $149 per night.

110 S. Eutaw St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
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