James C. Melville, DDS, FACS

Considerations for the

Inferior Alveolar and Lingual Nerves in

Dental Surgery

October 29, 2019


3400 S. Gessner Rd. #102

Houston, TX 77063

Course Description

This course is designed to enhance the  provider’s  awareness and appreciation of the potential for nerve  involvement in surgical procedures near the inferior alveolar and lingual nerves.  Dr. Melville provides practical instruction to assist providers in the prevention and appropriate response to nerve involvement and injury.

This course covers

· Anatomy of the inferior alveolar and lingual nerves including anatomical variations

· Implications of the nerves in surgical extractions and dental implant placement

· Prevention of nerve injuries including anatomical variations of vital structures

· Pre-referral protocols in the event of a nerve injury

· Overall treatment options and prognosis for nerve injuries

· Timeline for making a referral to a specialist


Participate in this  important course for general dentists, periodontists, and  any provider who performs surgical extractions or dental implants.

Please join us on October  29th  and take advantage of this valuable CE opportunity.

1.5 PACE credit hours AGD subject code 310

AGD Provider ID # 369052

Approved PACE Program Provider   


 Approval does not imply acceptance

 by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.

(5/1/16) to (4/30/20)

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Course Details

Registration:  $195 per person

Attendance is limited to licensed dentists and specialist

Registration includes a light dinner and 1.5 hours of PACE approved CE.

Date:  October 29, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM– 8:30PM

Location:  3400 S. Gessner Rd. Suite 102

Houston, TX  77063


More Info: dena@vipsdental.com or cwain@periohealth.com

Presented by VIPS Dental and Perio Health Professionals

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CE Hours
Location Info
Perio Health Professionals
3400 S. Gessner Rd. Suite 102
Houston, TX 77063


Course Objectives
October 29, 2019


Day Only
 6:00PM- 8:30PM
We are proud to provide continuing education by some of dentistry's leading experts

The Speaker

James C. Melville, DDS, FACS

James C. Melville, DDS, FACS, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston and specializes in Oral, Head & Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery. He graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2005 and completed a General Practice Residency at the University of California San Francisco in 2006.


He completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery in 2012, followed by fellowships in oral, head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstructive surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He was appointed to UTH OMFS internship director in 2017.


Dr. Melville was awarded the Faculty Educator Development Award (FEDA) in 2019 by American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). An award given to promising young academic surgeons.


Dr. Melville is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons.


He has written a Springer textbook on maxillofacial reconstruction and contributed to 13 chapters in major textbooks concerning oral and maxillofacial surgery, oncology, maxillofacial reconstruction, microvascular reconstruction and tissue engineering. In addition, he is the author of more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Triple OOOO Journal and Journal of Tissue Engineering and serves as chief editor of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/ Dentistry Springer Education video channels.