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Dr. Eric Dierks will receive the W. Harry Archer Award at the 34th American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery annual scientific meeting in April, 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona. As the Archer Award recipient, he will deliver the Kurt A. Thoma Memorial Lecture at that meeting

Dr. Eric Dierks in the news: Dr. Dierks treats Kenyan runner
Kenyan runner takes a detour through Portland in pursuit of Olympics

Dr. Eric Dierks in the news: A special report by The Oregonian
Rebuilding Chrissy Steltz’s face

Dr. Eric Dierks was Grand Rounds Speaker at Harvard University in October:

Dr. Dierks was the 7th annual invited Grand Rounds speaker at Harvard University in October 2011 and gave his lecture in the famous “Ether Dome” in the Massachusetts General Hospital. Many decades ago, what is now called the Ether Dome was an actual surgical amphitheater where generations of students and residents sat in rows of pew-like curved benches and looked down to observe actual surgery. It is the site where general anesthesia was first used on a human in 1846. Now it is a lecture hall, where Dr. Dierks spoke on “Evidence Based Management of Oral Cancer” to the assembled residents, faculty and students of the Harvard, Tufts and Boston University OMFS departments.

Dr. Dierks with Harvard residents

Photo: Dr. Dierks with Harvard residents

HNSA Surgeons participate in the 2011 Portland Mission of Mercy (MOM)

The Mission of Mercy (MOM) is a program sponsored by the Oregon Dental Association that provides high-volume free dental and oral surgery care to underserved citizens who wait in line all night at the Oregon Convention Center to take advantage of the services offered. The 2011 MOM follows on the heels of a hugely successful 2010 MOM in Portland, which was the first MOM ever held in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Eric Dierks was the Oral Surgery Leader for the 2010 MOM, and for the 2011 program his leadership was assisted by Erik Richmond, DMD. HNSA surgeons Dr. Bryan Bell and Dr. Tuan Bui also participated in this year’s MOM and provided volunteer oral surgery services to help the thousands of patients who were treated.

Dr. Eric Dierks lectured at the University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine in Egypt:

Recently, Dr. Dierks delivered four lectures on topics related to head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgery to the Dept of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery at the medical school at the University of Alexandria in Egypt. The recent revolution in Egypt has passed and the Egyptians were most welcoming of Dr. Dierks and the two other foreign speakers, one from Hong Kong and the other from the U.K.

Upcoming Events

Please join us at one of our upcoming cosmetic surgery seminars. Head & Neck Surgical Associates’ physicians and surgeons will be present to offer insight into the latest cosmetic surgery techniques, what you can expect during and after procedures, and more detailed information about the procedures offered at HNSA.

All seminars, which include wine, cheese, and other refreshments, are held at our offices at 1849 NW Kearney, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97209. We request that you make a reservation by calling us at 503-525-3643.

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Portland Surgical-Orthodontic Lecture
February 15-16, 2012

Management of the Patient with Cleft Lip and Palate
Diagnosis and Management of the Patient with Craniosynostosis

This year’s lecturer is Paul S. Tiwana DDS, MD, MS, FACS. Dr. Tiwana’s clinical practice is through the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center University Hospital and Faculty Clinic. He is also very actively involved in the craniofacial team and is the Chief of Pediatric Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Dr. Tiwana’s investigative and clinical efforts are focused primarily on infants, children and young adults affected by: dento-facial deformities/orthognathic surgery, craniofacial syndromes, craniosynostosis, cleft lip & palate, and craniomaxillofacial trauma. He also maintains an active outpatient oral surgery faculty practice.

Previous Lecturers:

  • 2003: William H. Bell, DDS
  • 2004: William R. Proffit, DDS
  • 2005: Larry M. Wolford, DDS
  • 2006: John Stella, DDS
  • 2007: Myron Tucker, DDS
  • 2008: James Xia, MD
  • 2009: Felice O’Ryan, DDS