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.

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 »

AAOMS applauds legislation enabling Medicare patients to rehabilitate and recover more efficiently.

[Rosemont, IL] The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) applauds the introduction of the “Medicare Oral Health Rehabilitative Enhancement Act of 2009” (H.R. 1430 IH), which would change current Medicare law that prohibits dentists from referring their Medicare patients for physical therapy. Introduced on March 11, by Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) and… Read more »