JOMS study: Early removal of unerupted wisdom teeth results in positive gum outcomes

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Certain gum disease-related variables improve five years after the early removal of nearby unerupted wisdom teeth in young patients, according to a new study. In the study published in the March issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS),… Read more »

New feature in journal educates the public about oral and maxillofacial surgery

ROSEMONT, Ill. – A new feature in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (JOMS) – the official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) – helps inform the public about oral and maxillofacial surgery – surgery of the face, mouth and jaw. In each monthly issue of JOMS, Simply Put: JOMS Information for Patients converts… Read more »

JOMS study: Hoverboard head injuries more severe in adults

ROSEMONT, Ill. – A new study finds head injuries involving hoverboards are more severe among adults; therefore, the researchers recommend helmet use to help prevent injuries. Hoverboard head injuries also are more severe during the summer, though most injuries occur during the winter (38 percent) and at home (77 percent), possibly because hoverboards are received… Read more »

JOMS study: Outpatient jaw fracture treatment reduces hospital stay without raising complication risk

ROSEMONT, Ill. – A new study presents an outpatient treatment strategy for lower jaw fractures that shortens the patient’s hospital stay by more than two days without increasing the risk of postsurgical inflammatory complications compared to inpatient treatment.  The shorter hospital stay for outpatient care compared to inpatient care “may be clinically significant” because length… Read more »

AAOMS recognizes award winners during Annual Meeting

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) honored more than 20 award recipients for their accomplishments in education, research, advocacy and humanitarianism at the association’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition. The awards presentation was held during the virtual Opening Ceremony of the 102nd AAOMS Annual Meeting –… Read more »

JOMS study: Skull fractures a concern with emergency department skateboarding injuries

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Skull fractures are the most common type of head and facial fracture among skateboarding injuries in the emergency department, and a new study warns of the effects of these fractures, particularly in children. Increased helmet use and injury prevention programs could help lower hospitalization related to skateboarding, according to the study published… Read more »

JOMS study: Motorized scooters result in more severe injuries than nonmotorized scooters

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Injuries involving motorized scooters result in more than triple the hospital admission rate of injuries involving nonmotorized scooters and may present a public health issue, according to a new study. Compared to traditional, nonmotorized scooters, motorized scooters lead to more serious injuries, researchers concluded in the study published in the September issue… Read more »

AAOMS to hold its first-ever virtual Annual Meeting

ROSEMONT, Ill. – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is offering the 2020 Virtual AAOMS Annual Meeting Oct. 1 to 10. The meeting combines the educational content of the Association’s 102nd Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition and annual Dental Implant Conference.   The meeting’s live and… Read more »

JOMS study: For jaw cancer patients, in-house 3D printing allows quicker restoration of teeth

ROSEMONT, Ill. – In-house 3D printing allows patients with malignant disease to more quickly receive immediate tooth restoration – treatment that had been regarded as of low importance for these patients due to the severity of their disease, a new study found.  The 3D digital workflow eliminates the wait in providing replacement teeth using the conventional approach and… Read more »