Early oral & maxillofacial surgery exposure

Passing the Scalpel holds annual events that place dental students side by side with oral surgeons providing students with early hands-on experience of simulated OMS procedures in an operating room environment on cadavers. Our annual banquet provides an opportunity to network and share intimate moments of an oral surgeon’s journey through our keynote speakers. Passing the Scalpel continues to propel the next generation of oral surgeons as its legacy of lifelong learning continues at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine.
UNLV CHAPTER

2019

2018



FEATURING: Dr. Stanley Liu, DDS, MD; Dr. Steven Saxe, DMD; Dr. Gregory Hunter, DMD; Dr. Michael Daccache, DDS; Dr. Emmett Findlay, DC.

past events

2017

FEATURING: Dr. Stanley Liu, DDS, MD; Dr. Yu-Feng Chen, DDS; Dr. Steven Saxe, DMD; Dr. Gregory Hunter, DMD; Dr. Emmett Findlay, DC.

FEATURING: Dr. Steven Saxe, DMD; Dr. Gregory Hunter, DMD; Dr. Eric Ringer DDS; Dr. Emmett Findlay, DC; Dr. Alessandro Retis, DMD

2017

What to Expect

An Evening For The Decision Of A Lifetime

Every winter, Passing The Scalpel hosts a two-part event where practicing oral surgeons live demonstrate surgery scenarios on cadavers.  

PART 1: LIVE CADAVER DEMO

Small groups of students gather around a table and observe surgical dissections on human cadavers. 

PART 2: BANQUET

A 3 course dinner with a guest speaker presentation provided to attendees as a chance to learn about the life of an oral surgery and network with OMFS attendings, residents, and fellow students. 

  

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

Passing the Scalpel was created in 2013 by three individuals with a vision to broaden the exposure of OMFS to dental students. Dr. Brian Lee, D.D.S. and Dr. Allen Huang, D.D.S. gained insight into OMFS after their first experiences in the OR. Their selflessness inspired them to develop Passing the Scalpel with Dr. Stanley Y. Liu, D.D.S. M.D., a then chief resident of the UCSF Oral & Maxillofacial residency, so that a similar educational opportunity could be shared with their peers. These events provided dental students with a unique experience to observe OMS procedures in an OR environment first hand and share intimate moments of learning through keynote speaker events. Following the guidance of Dr. Huang, Dr. Lee, Dr. Liu, and UCSF peers, Passing the Scalpel was begun in 2017 at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine and it continues to propel the next generation of oral surgeons as its legacy of lifelong learning at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine.  

Alessandro Retis

aleretis@gmail.com

Nathan Anderson

nate.anderson108@gmail.com

© 2023 by Passing The Scalpel. 

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