November 11, 2013
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery hosts annual Philip J. Boyne and Peter Geistlich Professorship Endowed Lecture
Jay P. Malmquist, DMD, an internationally renown oral and maxillofacial surgeon with advanced training and experience in dental implants, bone regeneration, and bone grafting, was the featured speaker as the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery hosted its 6th annual Philip J. Boyne and Peter Geistlich Professorship Endowed Lecture at the Wong Kerlee International Conference Center, September 25, 2013.
The endowed lecture series began in 2008 as an annual day of continuing education but has segued into a grand rounds format during which LLUSD residents and faculty present cases that are reviewed with the visiting expert.
Fellow surgeons, including residents and faculty, joined with Dr. Malmquist to consider the treatment of the congenitally missing tooth, a complex dilemma that plagues many aspects of dental care for the adolescent and adult patient. Indications for treatment options, along with the complications associated with poor tissue platforms, are considerations facing many clinicians. The advent of implant therapy some forty-five years ago has increased the ability of clinicians to develop outcomes that are now relatively routine. Growth considerations in conjunction with treatment options allow for a predictable course in designing the plan for younger patients. Combination therapy, including orthodontics, orthognathic surgery, and reconstructive dentistry, creates excellent long-term outcomes for patients with congenitally missing teeth. Discussion focused on the congenitally missing tooth syndrome, esthetic outcomes, and functional rehabilitation in patients with compromised dentition.
Dr. Malmquist is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has authored numerous articles and several chapters in textbooks on implants, bone grafting, and bone regeneration. He lectures nationally and internationally on implant surgery and bone grafting. He pursued extensive research on bone physiology and regeneration at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and is now actively engaged in research protocols in the evolution of bone proteins and bone grafting techniques. Dr. Malmquist traveled to Sweden early in his career to train with the original founder of the concepts of osseointegration and implant reconstruction. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and served for seven years as an examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.
The Philip J. Boyne and Peter Geistlich Endowed Professorship was founded by Dr. Boyne and his colleague, Dr. Peter Geistlich, a biomaterials research scientist in Zurich, Switzerland, shortly before Dr. Boyne’s death in June of 2008. The LLU board approved establishment of the fully funded ($1.2 million) position later that year.
During the School’s 2008 commencement, Alan Herford, DDS’94, MD, director, Advanced Specialty Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, was presented as the first Philip Boyne-Peter Geistlich professor.
The annual Philip J. Boyne and Peter Geistlich Professorship Endowed Lecture represents an extension of the endowment’s generosity.