The American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Jack Kent Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation invite you to join us at the ACOMS 39th Annual Scientific Conference & JKOMSF Pearls VII Meeting – New Orleans: Balancing Work and Fun–Combining Emerging Technologies with Fundamental Surgical Principles, April 21 – 23, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans Hotel.

Conference Chairs Tara Aghaloo, DDS, MD, PhD and Brian Farrell, DDS, MD have assembled an outstanding faculty of experts and an exciting educational program. Topics include emerging technologies with surgery and biomedical engineering, expanding applications of virtual surgical planning in orthognathic surgery, evolution to current TMJ management, updates in obstructive to sleep apnea, technical advances for treating craniofacial deformities, implants technology, anesthesia safety and risk management, and more.

In addition to the excellent scientific program, we will honor R. Gilbert Triplett, DDS, PhD, Vice Chair, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Texas A&M College of Dentistry, with the 2018 ACOMS W. Harry Archer Award. We also encourage you to register your office staff as this conference features a special day of education that will fire within them a passion that can drive success for your practice.

New Orleans will be a fantastic home for this meeting. The Ritz-Carlton is conveniently located one block from historic Bourbon Street and near many sites and great shopping. All registrants are our guests for dinner Sunday evening at the exceptional World War II Museum.

Take a few days from your schedule to enrich your practice and skills and meet with old friends. We look forward to sharing an exciting and rewarding time with you in New Orleans in April! To register for the course go to

Stay with us at one of the most elegant hotels in the area — The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans. Situated on the edge of the vibrant French Quarter, this historic hotel is the perfect place to experience the vitality of New Orleans, while also providing a refined urban retreat. Located on Canal Street, this beacon of Beaux Arts architecture is a star among New Orleans luxury hotels. Telephone the hotel at (800) 542-8680 and identify yourself as an ACOMS attendee for the reduced rate of only $299 single/double, ex clusive of any taxes. Or can reserve on line.

Previous Pearls Courses

Pearls VI

Pearls V

Pearls IV

Pearls III