H. David Hall Lecture Series

H. David HallThrough the generosity of alumni and others, the H. David Hall Scholarship has also helped support the H. David Hall Lecture Series. Established in 2001, the H. David Hall Lecture Series provides a venue for the profession's top clinicians and academicians to share their knowledge with residents, faculty, alumni, and community colleagues.

Each spring, Dr. Hall is recognized for his dedication and contributions to resident education through the Annual H. David Hall Lecture Series.

In the spirit on Dr. David Hall's contributions to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, speakers for the annual H. David Hall Lecture are selected on the basis of noteworthy contributions to the specialty and, in particular, to resident education and training. Vanderbilt University Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery was delighted to have John R. Zuniga, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D., as the speaker for the 18th Annual H. David Hall Lecture.  The topics of Dr. Zuniga’s three-part presentation will be “MR Neurography in Trigeminal Neuropathies,” “Managing Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain:  Is Surgery Enough?”, and “Inferior Alveolar Nerve Reconstruction with Ablative Procedures.”

Dr. Zuniga is the Robert V. Walker, DDS Chair in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Professor in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery and Professor of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.    Dr. Zuniga’s major research interests include regenerative neuroscience, acute and chronic orofacial pain and taste function.  He has authored over 122 contributions to the scientific literature.

Dr. Zuniga has been the recipient of numerous research grants, contracts and awards; he has served as a consultant to the editorial boards of a number of scientific and clinical journals, served on the FDA advisory panel for dental products, the examination committee of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and serves on several research, resident education and faculty committees for AAOMS, the OMS Foundation and the ADA.

Dr. Zuniga’s contributions in academic surgery characterize the commitment to education, research, and excellence in surgical care that are H. David Hall’s legacy to Vanderbilt University and the profession of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Past Keynote Speakers:

  • 2001 - Michael Block, DDS (Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA)
  • 2002 - Edward Ellis, DDS, MD (UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX)
  • 2003 - Robert V. Walker, DDS (UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX)
  • 2004 - Jeffrey C. Posnick, DMD, MD, FRCS, FACS (Posnick Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, Chevy Chase, MD)
  • 2005 - Eric J. Dierks, DMD, MD, FACS (Head and Neck Associates and Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR)
  • 2006 - Thomas Indresano, DMD, FACD, FICD (University of the Pacific, San Francisco, CA)
  • 2007 - T. William Evans, DDS, MD, FACS (Columbus, OH)
  • 2008 - M. Anthony Pogrel, DDS, MD (University of California, San Francisco, CA)
  • 2009 - John Beumer, III, DDS, MS (University of California, Los Angeles, CA)
  • 2010 - Ricardo J. Padilla, DDS (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC)
  • 2011 - Eric R. Carlson, DMD, MD, FACS (University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN)
  • 2012 - Scott B. Boyd, DDS, PhD (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN)
  • 2013 - Ole T. Jensen, DDS, MS (Denver, CO)
  • 2014 - Myron R. Tucker, D.D.S. (Isles of Palms, SC)
  • 2015 - Alan S. Herford, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S. (Loma Linda University)
  • 2016 - Julio Acero, M.D., D.M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2017 - Alberto Garcia-Perla, M.D., Ph.D.