April is National Facial Protection Month

This month we’re spreading the word to remind both children and adults: as you suit up for outdoor activities this spring, don’t forget to protect your face and head. Spring often brings a flood of patients suffering with head, mouth and facial injuries resulting from sports-related accidents to doctors’ offices and emergency rooms. Many oral… Read more »

Changing Trends Show Elderly at Increased Risk for Facial Injuries

[Rosemont, IL, April 1, 2014] Common causes of fractures to the face and jaws include motor vehicle collisions (MVCs), assaults, sports injuries, job related injuries, domestic violence and falls. A study featured in the April issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery looked at trauma data collected by oral and maxillofacial surgeons at… Read more »

Not All Motorcycle Helmets Offer Adequate Protection in Crashes

[Rosemont, IL, March 1, 2014] Throughout the world, motorcycles are a major contributor to road crashes that involve deaths and serious injuries. In response, many US states and foreign countries have enacted motorcycle helmet laws. Although a review of the scientific literature shows that wearing helmets has led to a marked decrease in the number… Read more »

Web site Gives Patients New Insight into Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

[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.

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.