DALLAS — Dr. B.D. Tiner will be the featured speaker at the 6th Annual Dr. Phillip Earle Williams Lectureship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery scheduled for Jan. 24, 2004, in Dallas. Sponsored by Baylor College of Dentistry and hosted by the college’s Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Pharmacology, the day-long symposium will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast in Baylor University Medical Center’s Beasley Auditorium, which is adjacent to BCD.
Tiner, a nationally recognized oral and maxillofacial surgeon, will speak on “Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.” He is co-author of a chapter on this topic in one of the specialty’s leading textbooks and is considered one of the leaders in the management of obstructive sleep apnea in the country. Tiner maintains a private practice in San Antonio, Texas, and serves as a clinical associate professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio.
Tiner is a 1975 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry who earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio in 1987, then served in a subsequent anesthesiology internship. He is a former examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a past president of the Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.


The Williams Lectureship is presented in memory of the 1926 BCD alumnus and “dean” of North Texas oral and maxillofacial surgery who also served as president of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Nationally known for his professional dedication, concern for patients and devotion to his family, Williams established himself as a medical pioneer, teacher and public speaker. His genuine concern, sense of humor and amateur magician skills endeared him to all who met him, enabling him to bridge both generational and professional gaps in all areas of his life. In that tradition, invited lecturers for this symposium are selected on the basis of their distinguished scholarly accomplishments and their senses of humor.
The tuition-free lectureship is made possible each year through voluntary contributions of colleagues to perpetuate the fund. It also is sponsored by 3i Dental Implants, the Walter Lorenz Surgical Instruments Company and David Werntz, Walter Lorenz’s Dallas distributor. Texas State Board of Dental Examiners’ continuing education credit (three hours) will be provided to participants.
For more information about the Williams Lectureship or to place a name on the event’s mailing list, contact BCD’s OMS/P department by calling 214-828-8981 or by mail: P.E. Williams Lectureship, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Pharmacology; Baylor College of Dentistry; P.O. Box 660677; Dallas, Texas 75266-0677. Advance registration is required by Jan. 16, 2004.
Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, a component of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, is a nationally recognized center for oral health sciences education, research, specialized patient care and continuing dental education. The A&M System HSC serves the state as a distributed, statewide health science center that is present in communities throughout Texas.

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