[Chicago, Illinois, December 6, 2013] The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) unveiled a new Web site this week, allowing the public to more easily access vital information about conditions of the face, mouth and jaw and their possible treatments. Download the Press Release.
Osteo Science Foundation to Support Scientific and Clinical Research in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Peter Geistlich, chairman of the board of Geistlich Pharma, has established the Osteo Science Foundation to advance hard and soft tissue regeneration in the area of oral, cranial and maxillofacial surgery through high quality basic and clinical research, and education that leads to improved outcomes and quality of life for patients. Creation of the… Read more »
AAOMS Paper States Jaw Advancement Surgery May Be Primary Treatment for Select Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients
Download the Press Release. Surgical treatment may be a primary option for select obstructive sleep apnea patients who have airway narrowing and anatomy that is surgically correctible, and patients for whom nonsurgical therapies, including continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, are inadequate or not tolerated, according to “Evaluation and Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea -‐… Read more »
April is National Facial Protection Month
Rosemont, IL (April 1, 2013) – April is National Facial Protection Month and the Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), and the American Dental Association (ADA) are teaming up to remind parents, coaches and… Read more »
AAOMS a Proud Partner in the Medicine Abuse Project
ROSEMONT, ILLINOIS The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is a proud partner in the Partnership at Drugfree.org and participant in the partnership’s latest initiative, The Medicine Abuse Project, September 23 – 29,. The project is intended as a multi>year campaign to raise both consumer and provider awareness and curb the abuse of… Read more »
AAOMS White Paper discusses why, when and how to treat third molar teeth
ROSEMONT, IL. Tragedies like the recent death of a young Maryland woman undergoing surgery to remove her wisdom teeth (third molars), while rare, serve to remind us that there is an inherent risk in every surgical procedure, just as there is a risk in postponing or refusing a necessary surgery. Download the Press Release.
AAOMS applauds federal legislation to enable Medicare patients to rehabilitate and recover more efficiently from oral and maxillofacial injuries
[Rosemont, IL] The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) applauds the introduction of the “Medicare Oral Health Rehabilitative Enhancement Act of 2011” (H.R. 2863), which would amend current law prohibiting dentists from referring their Medicare patients for physical therapy. Download the Press Release.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons among first responders to Fort Hood shootings
[Rosemont, IL] – Before news of the November 12, Fort Hood shootings reached the public, oral and maxillofacial surgeons Major Mark E. Ranschaert, DMD and Major Joseph Dylan Bowles, DDS were in Fort Hood’s Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center emergency room working to save the lives of the shooter’s victims Download the Press Release.
AAOMS says only trained dental and medical practitioners should administer and monitor anesthesia
[ROSEMONT, IL] – In the wake of news reports concerning the possible use of such anesthetic drugs as Diprivan (propofol) by the late Michael Jackson, questions have been raised about the availability and administration of such agents. Download the Press Release
Surgeons applaud Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) for introducing legislation to require insurance cover
[Rosemont, IL] The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) applauds Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) on introducing S. 1235, the Senate companion bill to H.R. 1339, the Children’s Access to Reconstructive Evaluation and Surgery (CARES) Act. The bill would require insurance plans that provide surgical benefits, including those under the Employee Retirement Income Security… Read more »