Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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John H. Ammon Medical Education Center 
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718

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Timothy E. Gibbs, MPH 
Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association and the Delaware State Dental Society 

About the Fund which supports this lecture...

When Rob's father and dental partner Frank Hoopes died in 1976' Rob's mother Edna, his family, and donors of gifts for "Dr. Frank," established this lecture fund to provide honoraria for expert speakers to provide continuing dental education in Delaware. While the lectures have been open to the public, actively practicing dentists and physicians are the target audience. Frank Hoopes was ahead of his time in recognizing this need; he was especially interested in medical-dental collaboration.

During his retirement, Rob was engaged in updating the lecture program. The funds are now managed by the Delaware Community Foundation who send an annual donation to the Delaware Academy of Medicine who work with the Delaware State Dental Society to design and present the Annual Hoopes Lecture.


Frank M. and Robert R. Hoopes Medical/Dental Lecture 2018 

8The Delaware Academy of Medicine and the Delaware State Dental Society are pleased to hold the 2018 Frank M. and Robert R. Hoopes Medical/Dental Lecture

TMJ Facts and Foibles

Our speaker this year is Louis G. Mercuri, D.D.S, M.S. Dr. Mercuri is a Cum Laude graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry, Washington, DC. He received his Certification and Master of Science degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Illinois Chicago.

Dr. Mercuri was a full-time member of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery faculties at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry and the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, Richmond, Virginia.

He has been Chairman of the Department/Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Chicago Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry and Loyola University Chicago Medical Center. He is presently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago Illinois and the Clinical Consultant for TMJ Concepts, Ventura California.

Dr. Mercuri is a Life Member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a Retired Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also a member and has held office in numerous other professional and non-professional associations.

Over his career, Dr. Mercuri has obtained research funding, published extensively and invited to lecture locally, nationally and internationally on subjects related to the diagnosis, non-surgical and surgical management of temporomandibular joint disorders and has published the first comprehensive text on alloplastic TMJ replacement.

Dr. Mercuri is the recipient of the 2009 Oral and Maxillofacial Foundation Research Recognition Award, the 2010 William J. Gies Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship in Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England for his body of work in alloplastic TMJ replacement.

There is no cost to attend this educational activity which is underwritten by the F.M. and R.R. Hoopes Lecture Fund. 

Registration will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by a reception with beer, wine, soft drinks, and hors d'oeuvres until 6:45 pm.  Daniel Meara, MD, DMD and Timothy Gibbs, MPH, NPMc will open the lecture and introduce Dr. Mercuri, who will speak until 8:00 pm.

Continuing Education

As a Recognized Provider of ADA CERP and AGD Fellowship/Mastership Programs, the Dental Society will present 1 Continuing Education Credit for this presentaiton.