Invitation from SWSOMS President Ryan T. Higley, DDS

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

The 2022 Combined Annual Meeting of the Southwest Society of OMS, the Texas Society of OMS, and the Midwestern OMS Chapter will be held April 7-9, at the fabled Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This amazing destination offers excitement and entertainment for every member of your family. From Pike’s Peak and the Garden of the Gods, to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Whether you’re looking for adventure, an exciting round of golf, or a great restaurant – you’ll find it at The Broadmoor.

The excitement continues during this year’s annual meeting program. We’ve put together an unbeatable combination of educational programs, social and networking opportunities, and our popular exhibit hall. These include:

– Up to 10 hours of continuing dental and medical education credits.
– This year’s Keynote Symposium – You Can Live with Excellent Health Throughout Your Life: Oral Health Plays a Critical Role – will be presented by renowned physician Bradley Bale, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, WSU College of Medicine, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.
– The Byrd-Tilson-Walker Residents Day program, which will again showcase some of our most talented residents and the research they are conducting at our residency programs.
– The SWSOMS’s wide-ranging Exhibit Hall, which offers attendees ample, uninterrupted time to learn about the products and services busy OMS practices use every day.
– In addition, you will enjoy such fun-filled events as Thursday evening’s Welcome Reception, the optional golf tournament, and Saturday’s President’s Event.

On behalf of the SWSOMS, the TSOMS, and the Midwestern OMS Chapter, I urge you to begin planning for this exciting weekend and to secure your hotel reservations at The Broadmoor.


Ryan T. Higley, DDS
President, SWSOMS

2022 SWSOMS Combined Annual Meeting Learning Objectives

Byrd-Tilson-Walker Residents Day Presentations
(4 hrs. CDE/CME)

Outstanding young oral and maxillofacial surgery residents from the Southwestern and Midwestern regions will present scientific and clinical research initiatives ongoing at their respective institutions of study.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:
1. Discuss a broad overview of the extensive clinical scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery residency training programs.
2. Inform oral and maxillofacial surgeons in private practice about current advances in treatment modalities, new treatment techniques and procedures, and innovative technological applications that improve patient outcomes.
3. Encourage future oral and maxillofacial surgeons to remain involved in clinical research throughout their careers and to support the expertise and evolution of the specialty.

Office-Based Anesthesia Update
(2 hrs. CDE/CME)

The Office-based anesthesia delivered by the well-trained OMS-led anesthesia team continues to offer patients a safe, comfortable, and effective surgical outcome. An important component of this paradigm is the peer-conducted Office Anesthesia Evaluation required every five years as a condition of membership in state OMS societies. This session will focus on the elements of the Office Anesthesia Evaluation, including staff training, emergency procedures, and documentation. In addition, participants will learn about recent national and state trends and statistics surrounding the delivery of OMS office-based anesthesia.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:
1. Explain the rationale for the five-year Office Anesthesia Evaluation.
2. Develop a staff emergency procedures manual and accompanying training program.
3. Discuss national and state trends involving the delivery of OMS and dental office-based anesthesia.

KEYNOTE SYMPOSIUM: You Can Live with Excellent Health Throughout Your Life: Oral Health Plays a Critical Role
(4 hrs. CDE/CME)

A healthy life expectancy is 66 years in the USA, with an overall life expectancy of 79 years. The last 13 years of a person’s life are frequently impaired with chronic illness. These conditions include dementia, Alzheimer’s, heart failure, post-stroke disabilities, kidney failure, peripheral artery disease, erectile dysfunction, diabetes mellitus, and visual impairments. The exciting news is these ailments are preventable. It is possible to achieve a health span that matches the life span. The primary pathology underlying the chronic disease of aging is microvascular disease. This type of disease generates a colossal burden on an individual’s health. This course will discuss mitigating the risk of microvascular disease. Attendees of this presentation may apply the preventative measures to themselves, their family, friends, and patients to assist in increasing the odds of achieving a life span encompassed with health.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:
4. Analyze the difference in determining CV event risk based on risk factors versus the presence of atherosclerosis.
5. Comprehend inflammation as causal of arterial disease.
6. Enumerate essential components of therapy for individuals who have atherosclerosis.

Program Schedule

Thursday, April 07, 2022
8:00 – 9:30 am
Centennial Room
SWSOMS Board Meeting [breakfast for 10; boardroom set-up for 25]
9:30 – 10:30 am
Centennial Room
TOMSPAC Board Meeting [boardroom set-up for 25]
10:30 am – Noon
Centennial Room
TSOMS Board Meeting [boardroom set-up for 25]
11:00 am
Registration Desk Open
1:00 noon
Golf Tournament
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Rocky Mountain C/D
Exhibit Hall Set-up
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Welcome Reception

Friday, April 08, 2022
6:45 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
7:00 am -5:00 pm
Rocky Mountain C/D
Exhibit Hall Open
7:00 – 8:00 am
Rocky Mountain C/D
Continental Breakfast
In Exhibit Hall
8:00 am – 12:30 pm (4 hrs. CDE/CME)
Rocky Mountain A/B
Byrd-Tilson-Walker Resident Day Program
10:00 – 10:30 am
Rocky Mountain C/D
Refreshment Break
In Exhibit Hall
10:15 am – 2:00 pm
Companion Program (optional)
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Mountain View Terrace
TSOMS Luncheon and Membership Meeting
1:30 – 3:30 pm (2 hrs. CDE/CME)
Rocky Mountain A/B
Office-Based Anesthesia Update
Mark A. Craig, DDS, MD, McKinney, TX
7:00 -10:00 pm
ALUMNI Dinners

Saturday, April 09, 2022
6:45 am – 4:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
6:45 – 8:00 am
Rocky Mountain C/D
Continental Breakfast
In Exhibit Hall
6:45 am – Noon
Rocky Mountain C/D
Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 am – 12:30 pm (4 hrs. CDE/CME)
Rocky Mountain A/B
Keynote Symposium: You Can Live with Excellent Health Throughout Your Life: Oral Health Plays a Critical
Bradley Bale, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, WSU College of Medicine; Assistant Professor, University of
Kentucky College of Dentistry
Gallatin, TN
10:00 – 10:30 am
Rocky Mountain C/D
Refreshment Break
In Exhibit Hall
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Mountain View Terrace
SWSOMS Luncheon & Meeting
7:00 – 10:00 pm
West Tower Lawn
President’s Event – Buffet dinner (Optional)


The Broadmoor

1 Lake Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80906 Hotel Phone: 1-800-755-5011
For Broadmoor reservations, please visit

Special SWSOMS Rates:

$289/night/s/d, plus taxes & applicable fees, including $32/night Resort Fee Note: Discounted rates expire March 6, 2022

The Broadmoor – A Luxury Resort with the Spirit of Adventure!

Situated on 3,000 lush acres under the shadow of the Cheyenne Mountains, The Broadmoor welcomes
guests to Colorado Springs with impeccable service and distinctive amenities. Here, the spirit of the
West inspires the adventurer within, with endless opportunities to explore the picturesque mountains,
streams, and canyons. The SWSOMS invites you to experience this legendary, one-of-a-kind resort
where you and your guests may escape from the ordinary and enjoy all that this special corner of the
world has to offer.

Hotel Cancelations

The SWSOMS contracts with The Broadmoor for a specific number of rooms. Last minute cancelations result in fees to the Society. Any cancelations received within 7 days of arrival that negatively affect our group will be billed to you by both the hotel and the SWSOMS. The hotel will automatically charge one night’s room and tax penalty to you. Should the SWSOMS be negatively impacted by room block reduction and attrition penalties, the remaining charges billed to the SWSOMS will be billed to you separately. Payment is required within 30 days of receipt of the invoice.

Please contact Lisa Agular for more information: 
210-998-0960 /

Alumni Events

Friday, April 8, 2022
7:00 pm –10:00 pm
Baylor OMS Alumni Association Dinner
Oklahoma OMS Alumni Dinner
UTHSC-SA OMS Alumni Association Dinner

Business Meetings

Thursday, April 7, 2022
8:00 – 9:30 am SWSOMS Board of Directors Meeting
9:30 – 10:30 am TOMSPAC Board of Directors Meeting
10:30 am – Noon TSOMS Board of Directors Meeting

Saturday, April 9, 2022
12:00 – 12:30 pm SWSOMS Membership Meeting
12:30 – 1:30 pm TSOMS Membership Meeting

Special Events

Golf Tournament (Optional)

The Broadmoor Golf – West Course
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Start-Time: 1:30 pm

Get ready for rolling fairways, multi-level greens, and demanding hazards at the stunning yet formidable West Course. At 6,800 feet, this course has more doglegs and steeply angled greens than the East Course and offers breathtaking views of both the mountains and Colorado Springs. The West Course may look like a postcard, but it offers a very challenging and rewarding round of golf.

$179 per person

(includes golf, green fee and shared cart)
$79 Club Rental, $36 Shoe Rental

Companion Program (Optional Event)

US Olympic & Paralympic Museum Tour and Luncheon
Friday, April 8
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

More than 10,000 athletes train at the Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. In 2020, Colorado Springs celebrated the opening of the US Olympic Museum as a testament to these athletes and their stories.

On Friday, April 8, the SWSOMS Annual Meeting Companion Event will tour this amazing facility and enjoy a relaxed luncheon at the Ivywild School/Brewery. Our tour will include the museum’s 12 exhibits and galleries featuring interactive demonstrations in such sports as archery, skiing, and even a race against Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Games, in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay, and the long jump. There are even areas where visitors can have a virtual conversation with select athletes.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to witness and appreciate the Olympic experience.

$175 per person

President’s Event(Optional)

Saturday, April 9, 2022
7:00-10:00 pm

We invite you and your guests to an unforgettable evening of dinner and entertainment at the legendary Broadmoor Resort. Sit back with friends and colleagues and enjoy an evening of great food, good friends and exciting entertainment at this five-star retreat.
Don’t Miss this special evening!
$165 per person

Continuing Education Accreditation Statements

The 2022 SWSOMS Combined Annual Meeting is presented through a joint providership agreement with the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 10.0 continuing education credits. AGD – Accepted Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit 5/1/18-6/30/22 Provider ID# 214680

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

KEYNOTE SYMPOSIUM: You Can Live with Excellent Health Throughout Your Life: Oral Health Plays a Critical Role

(4 hrs. CDE), presented by Bradley Bale, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, WSU College of Medicine; Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, has been approved for 4 Hrs. CDE through the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners as specified in 22 TAC §104.2. The Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is a TSBDE Approved Continuing Education Course Provider.

Colorado Springs Weather/Transportation

Colorado Springs Weather
April daytime temperatures in Colorado Springs are between 57°F to 64°F, rarely falling below 41°F or exceeding 76°F. Evenings are cooler with temperatures around 40°F. It is suggested that you dress in layers to accommodate the changes in temperature. Dress for the SWSOMS Combined Annual Meeting is Business Casual.

Colorado Springs Airport (COS) is conveniently located just 15 minutes from The Broadmoor and is serviced by several major airlines, with non-stop flights available through several U.S. cities. Denver International Airport (DEN) is one of the world’s largest airports, providing nonstop daily service to more than 126 domestic and international destinations. A major international gateway to the Rocky Mountains, Denver International Airport is located 90 minutes from The Broadmoor.

Shuttle Services
Round-trip and one-way shuttle service between both Colorado Springs Airport and Denver International Airport and The Broadmoor can be arranged through The Broadmoor Transportation Department once you have finalized your flight plans. To reserve a shuttle, contact 719-362-3276. Rental Cars and Driving Directions are available from both the Colorado Springs and Denver airports.

Driving from the Colorado Springs Airport: Head west onto the Milton E. Proby Parkway; continue onto Drennan Road; Turn left onto S. Academy Blvd. After 1.1 miles, take the ramp onto US-85; Turn left onto US-85 N/US-87 N. After 3.2 miles, turn left onto Lake Avenue and continue straight through 3 traffic circles to reach the main gate to The Broadmoor.

Driving from Denver International Airport: Exit the airport on Pena Blvd. Follow Pena Blvd. to Interstate 70 West; Stay in the right-hand lane and take the first exit, which is I-225; Follow I-225 until it intersects I 25. Take I-25 south to Colorado Springs. Continue on I-25 through Colorado Springs to exit 138, Circle Drive. Turn right off the exit onto Circle Drive and follow it until it becomes Lake Avenue, approximately 2.6 miles, to The Broadmoor.

Parking at The Broadmoor
Valet Parking: The overnight Valet Parking Fee for Hotel Guests is $32.00 per night.
Parking Garage: The overnight Self-Parking Fee for Hotel Guests is $25.00 per night with full in and out privileges.