[Rosemont, IL, May 1, 2014] Concave faces, the result of underdevelopment of the middle of the face (midfacial hypoplasia) is a deformity in which growth of the upper jaw, cheekbones, and eye sockets lags behind that of the rest of the face. It is characterized by eyes that seem overly large due to poorly developed… Read more »
[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.
Dr. Peter Geistlich, chairman of the board of Geistlich Pharma, has established the Osteo Science Foundation to advance hard and soft tissue regeneration in the area of oral, cranial and maxillofacial surgery through high quality basic and clinical research, and education that leads to improved outcomes and quality of life for patients. Creation of the… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
[Rosemont, IL] The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) applauds the introduction of the “Medicare Oral Health Rehabilitative Enhancement Act of 2011” (H.R. 2863), which would amend current law prohibiting dentists from referring their Medicare patients for physical therapy. Download the Press Release.
[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.
[ROSEMONT, IL] – In the wake of news reports concerning the possible use of such anesthetic drugs as Diprivan (propofol) by the late Michael Jackson, questions have been raised about the availability and administration of such agents. Download the Press Release