Simply Put: Uncovering the facts about rare childhood tongue cancer

Tongue Cancer in Children on the Rise Oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) – most commonly found on the tongue – is rare among those under the age of 21, and little is understood about risk factors for that age group. To better understand the disease, researchers at the University of Michigan analyzed 3 clinical… Read more »

Simply Put: New modes of transportation and associated risks

New Modes of Transportation and Associated Risks With the increased need for convenient, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly ways to commute, there has come an explosion of alternative modes of transportation, especially in metropolitan areas. Traditional alternative modes of transportation such as shared rides, increased use of public transportation, and walking or biking have become popular… Read more »

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 »

State-of-the-art surgery to treat jaw tumors in children: How is it done?

My Child has a Jaw Tumor. What are the Challenges of Jaw Tumor Surgery? Jaw tumors are common in children and although usually are not cancerous, they most often require surgery as first line of treatment. Tumor removal can cause significant jaw and face deformity in the young patient and future problems with growth and… Read more »

Simply Put: JOMS Information for Patients

What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery? Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a specialty of dentistry responsible for the diagnosis and surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects involving the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the surgical arm… 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 »