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The course will be four 3-day weekend sessions over the course of one year. Each weekend session will consist of pertinent lectures followed by demonstrations and subsequent mentored hands-on cadaveric experience.  Each participant will have 2 fresh cadaveric specimens, thereby providing them with 4 joints each weekend on which to perform procedures. Faculty will be very engaged in one-on-one hands-on teaching and will be available throughout each entire session.

Our sponsors generously provide arthroscopic, total joint prostheses and arthroplasty materials and equipment for your use.

CE Credits

A total of 80 hours of Continuing Education Credits will be issued for all 4 sessions - 20 hours per weekend.

CE will be provided by the University of Maryland.


Each session will take place on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday, starting at 8am on Friday and ending at 12 noon on Sunday.  This will provide sufficient time to fly in on Thursday and fly out Sunday afternoon. Lunch will be provided on Fridays and Saturdays. There will all be a hosted reception each Friday evening and a formal graduation dinner the final weekend.

Session I:

  • Diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Lecture from Maxillofacial Radiologist
  • Basic surgical techniques
    • Arthrocentesis
    • Basic arthroscopy (focusing on the McCain arthroscopy technique)
  • Lectures and cadaveric demonstrations
  • Individual cadaveric experience
  • (4 cadaveric TMJ’s per attendee)

Session II:

  • Continued skill development in basic arthroscopic techniques 
  • Progressing to advanced double and triple puncture arthroscopic techniques
  • Collaborative non-surgical treatment (guest speaker - Jeremy Abbott)
  • Lectures and cadaveric demonstrations
  • Individual cadaveric experience
  • (4 cadaveric TMJ’s per attendee)

Session III:

Emphasis on total joint replacement with Stryker/TMJ Concepts custom alloplastic joint

  • Total joint replacement (TJR) with Stryker/TMJ Concepts device
  • Vascular access
  • Continued arthroscopic and open surgical skills practice.
  • Lectures and demonstrations
  • Individual cadaveric experience
  • (4 cadaveric TMJ’s per attendee)
  • Dr. Lou Mercuri as guest faculty

Session IV:

Emphasis on advanced multi-port arthroscopy

  • Advanced arthroscopic techniques, including arthroscopic discopexy
  • Lectures, demonstrations and individual cadaveric experience
  • (4 cadaveric TMJ’s per attendee)

There will also be opportunities for observation of live cases with several of the faculty outside the weekend sessions.

5 thoughts on “Program

  1. Dr. Lotfy Kelany

    Dear Colleague
    I, Dr.Lotfy Kelany, am an oral and maxillofacial surgeon from Egypt, . I am interested in doing the mini residency cadaver course. Could you please send me the details of the same (course fees, accommodation, how to apply etc).
    Thank you,

  2. Ahmed mohamed

    I'm dr Ahmed mohamed from Egypt oral and Maxillofacial surgeon ,I'm interested in this course please send me details
    Thank you very much

  3. tmjminiresidency2015

    Dr. Kelany,
    You had requested information in May regarding our TMJ Mini Residency and have not heard from you since.
    Can you confirm whether or not you are still interested in attending as we only take a limited number of participants each year
    to maintain our one on one mentorship.
    Please just let me know either way at your earliest convenience.
    Thank you,

  4. tmjminiresidency2015

    Dear Dr.,
    We are now registering for our 2018 sessions in Parsippany, NJ, USA.
    If you are interested in attending please notify me as soon as possible so that we may
    make provisions for your attendence. Our website reveals all the necessary details of the program, however,
    if you have additional questions or would like to register, please contact me at: [email protected]
    With Kind Respect,
    Scott Levin, DDS
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
    Director and Faculty
    TMJ Surgical Mini Residency
    Parsippany, NJ, USA

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