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 »

Medicaid and Uninsured Head and Neck Cancer Patients have Worse Outcomes

[Rosemont, IL, June 2, 2016] It is estimated that 48 million individuals in the United States lack medical insurance and for those seeking the treatment for head and neck cancers (HNC) the financial burden is only the tip of the iceberg. Investigators from the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard found that patients without insurance, as… Read more »

E-Cigarette Explosions Causing Serious Mouth Injuries

[Rosemont, IL, June 1, 2016] “Oral Trauma and Tooth Avulsion Following Explosion of E-Cigarette,” featured in the June issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, examines the oral hard and soft tissue injuries resulting from an E-cigarette explosion. The University of Cincinnati study describes in detail the severe oral and abdominal burns, oral… Read more »