AAOMS conference focuses on anesthesia patient safety

ROSEMONT, Ill. – To examine patient safety as it relates to anesthesia, 100 doctors representing a variety of dental and anesthesia specialties gathered at the first-ever Anesthesia Patient Safety Conference sponsored by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Download Press Release.

Oral Health supplement featured in national publication

Oral Health, a 12-page supplement published by Mediaplanet, appeared in the March 23, 2017, issue of USA Today distributed in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, South Florida and Washington/Baltimore. The article “Understanding the Wisdom Behind Extracting Wisdom Teeth” by AAOMS President Dr. Douglas Fain is featured in the supplement. Download Press Release.

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Rosemont, IL (April 1, 2017) – Every hour, 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year, someone dies of oral or oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the mouth and upper throat). Yet, if oral cancer is detected and treated early, treatment-related health problems are reduced and survival rates may increase. Download Press Release.

AAOMS journal: Botox helps manage Sjögren’s Syndrome salivary gland inflammation

December 20, 2016, Rosemont, Ill. – Researchers have found another potential medical use for botulinum toxin, commercially known as Botox, when they injected the drug into the inflamed salivary glands of a patient suffering from Sjögren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune disorder affecting nearly 4 million Americans. Download Press Release.

The Importance of Wisdom Teeth Management

[ROSEMONT, IL, June 23, 2016] – Third molars, more commonly known as wisdom teeth, usually emerge in young adulthood between ages of 17 and 25. This period known as the “age of wisdom” brings with it many decisions. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) believes one of those decisions should be how… Read more »

AAOMS and Organized Dentistry Coalition advocate for increase to the Flexible Spending Account cap

[June 2, 2016, Rosemont, IL] A letter written by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and co-signed by the American Dental Association and nine other dental groups comprising the Organized Dentistry Coalition, urges the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee to recognize and alleviate the burden placed on consumers by escalating out-of-pocket… Read more »