AAOMS garners awards for its Informational Campaign

ROSEMONT, Ill. – A national campaign launched by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) to inform the public of the training, skills and expertise of oral and maxillofacial surgeons has been honored with 26 awards in the past year. The AAOMS Informational Campaign was recognized for its overall campaign, educational videos, consumer… Read more »

AAOMS, Henry Schein Cares Foundation award grants to surgeon volunteers

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation are helping to support the volunteer work of four oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMSs) through the joint Global Outreach Project grant program. For the third consecutive year, AAOMS and the Foundation are presenting $2,500 grants to four… Read more »

25th AAOMS Dental Implant Conference to continue premier education tradition

Rosemont, Ill. – The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) will host its 25th Dental Implant Conference – the premier dental implant educational event featuring an internationally renowned faculty of experts – from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 in Chicago, Ill. More than 1,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons, their staff and restorative dentists… Read more »

JOMS study: Botox can relieve jaw muscle pain

Rosemont, Ill. – Botox therapy can provide significant relief with only a mild risk for negative effects to patients with stubborn pain in the muscles involved in chewing, according to a new retrospective study. Chemically known as botulinum toxin A, Botox is a protein made from bacteria that, when injected, stops nerve signals that command… Read more »

JOMS study: Study emphasizes the value of discussing oral cancer risk factors with patients needing oral biopsies

ROSEMONT, Ill. – A new study suggests a doctor-patient discussion of risk factors at the time of oral cancer biopsies could be “an important initial step” toward behavior changes of at-risk patients. The study, published in the October issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, encourages doctors to advise their oral cancer biopsy patients… Read more »

JOMS study: Immunosuppressant drugs raise risks for oral cancer patients

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma taking immunosuppressant drugs – with or without steroids – should be closely monitored because of increased risk for developing other tumors, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. A 10-year retrospective study at the Division of Oral… Read more »

AAOMS issues opioid prescribing recommendations

ROSEMONT, Ill. – In response to the nationwide opioid epidemic, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations today that urge ibuprofen – rather than opioids – to be used as a first-line therapy to manage a patient’s acute and post-surgical pain. Recognizing the value and importance of the doctor-patient relationship,… Read more »

JOMS facial cellulitis study: Efforts should focus on early treatment

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Public health efforts regarding facial cellulitis – a sometimes dangerous infection of the skin – should focus on early treatment of the condition, according to a new scientific study. Researchers analyzed two years of national records of almost 75,000 adult patients who were hospitalized for facial cellulitis to try to determine factors… Read more »