2016 Annual Meeting

67th Annual Meeting
May 4-8, 2016
Four Seasons Resort
Scottsdale, AZ


The Four Seasons Resort at Troon North in beautiful North Scottsdale is the site of the 2016 SSOMS Annual Meeting, to be held May 4-8. Click here to Register! The resort is nestled into the foothills of Pinnacle Peak – amid towering, multi-armed saguaro cacti – the adobe casitas of Four Seasons Resort embody the desert mountain’s magic through thoughtful design and the unique talent of regional artists and craftsmen.

Don’t Miss This Exciting Meeting!


Our cutting edge scientific program, under the direction of Dr. Michael Block, will focus on state of art evaluation and management of the dental implant patient, and will include Dr. Patrick Louis, Dr. Gary Jones, Dr. Richard Akin and Dr. Robert Emery. This year’s President’s Banquet will feature Rock Action Artist, Randall Heddon’s amazing presentation. Don’t miss it!

Come to the Valley of the Sun
and have a Luxurious Stay at the Four Seasons Resort!

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Click here for a tour of the resort

Call to reserve your room today.

Reserve your room today by calling 888.207.9696 and asking for the SE Society of Oral Surgeons block. The room block will fill quickly so don’t delay.

Make Your Dinner Reservations Today!

Scottsdale Recommended Restaurants

Fun Adventures in the Desert! Sign up for Tours and Activities.

See the Arizona desert up close, sink your first hole in one on the Monument Golf course, drift lazily down the river, get your “off roading” done on the jeep tour, and stroll around Old Town Scottsdale. It’s easy to sign up… click here to register for the meeting or add some tours to your registration.

For our golfers, we encourage you to rent the Fours Season’s clubs at the great rate of $35.00. Our deadline for signing up for the fabulous tours is April 25th.


Desert Jeep Tour


River Float


Four Seasons Golf


Shopping Old Town Scottsdale
and 5th Avenue Shops


Tailesin West Tour
and Lunch at Capital Grille

Our Presenters and Scientific Sessions

Our cutting edge scientific program, under the direction of Dr. Michael Block, will focus on state of art evaluation and management of the dental implant patient, and will include Drs. Patrick Louis, Gary Jones, Richard Akin and Robert Emery.


Patrick Louis, DDS, MD

“Impact of Medical Conditions on Implant Placement and Defect Based Ridge Augmentation for Optimal Implant Placement”

Dr. Louis is a Professor and the Residency Program Director in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry.


Gary T. Jones, DMD

“Full Arch Restorations”

Dr. Jones served his country as a staff surgeon at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC. There he received The Meritorious Service Medal.

He has been in private practice in North Carolina for the last 17 years. His practice’s primary focus has been jaw reconstructive surgery and dental implant placement.


Richard Akin, DDS, MD

“Immediate Provisionals”

Dr. Akin has developed minimally invasive techniques to provide immediate implant placement and immediate provisionalization of dental implants in the anterior and posterior regions of the mouth.

Dr. Akin has also developed a specific surgical workflow for flapless immediate posterior implant placement using surgeon fabricated immediate custom healing abutments.


Robert Emery, DDS

“Guided Navigation: How to Implement in Your Practice”

Dr. Emery is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon in private practice in Washington, DC. He has a special interest in image-guided surgery and implant dentistry.