JOMS study: Early removal of unerupted wisdom teeth results in positive gum outcomes

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Certain gum disease-related variables improve five years after the early removal of nearby unerupted wisdom teeth in young patients, according to a new study. In the study published in the March issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS),… Read more »

New feature in journal educates the public about oral and maxillofacial surgery

ROSEMONT, Ill. – A new feature in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (JOMS) – the official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) – helps inform the public about oral and maxillofacial surgery – surgery of the face, mouth and jaw. In each monthly issue of JOMS, Simply Put: JOMS Information for Patients converts… Read more »

JOMS study: Hoverboard head injuries more severe in adults

ROSEMONT, Ill. – A new study finds head injuries involving hoverboards are more severe among adults; therefore, the researchers recommend helmet use to help prevent injuries. Hoverboard head injuries also are more severe during the summer, though most injuries occur during the winter (38 percent) and at home (77 percent), possibly because hoverboards are received… Read more »

JOMS study: Outpatient jaw fracture treatment reduces hospital stay without raising complication risk

ROSEMONT, Ill. – A new study presents an outpatient treatment strategy for lower jaw fractures that shortens the patient’s hospital stay by more than two days without increasing the risk of postsurgical inflammatory complications compared to inpatient treatment.  The shorter hospital stay for outpatient care compared to inpatient care “may be clinically significant” because length… Read more »

AAOMS recognizes award winners during Annual Meeting

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) honored more than 20 award recipients for their accomplishments in education, research, advocacy and humanitarianism at the association’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition. The awards presentation was held during the virtual Opening Ceremony of the 102nd AAOMS Annual Meeting –… Read more »

JOMS study: Skull fractures a concern with emergency department skateboarding injuries

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Skull fractures are the most common type of head and facial fracture among skateboarding injuries in the emergency department, and a new study warns of the effects of these fractures, particularly in children. Increased helmet use and injury prevention programs could help lower hospitalization related to skateboarding, according to the study published… Read more »

JOMS study: Motorized scooters result in more severe injuries than nonmotorized scooters

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Injuries involving motorized scooters result in more than triple the hospital admission rate of injuries involving nonmotorized scooters and may present a public health issue, according to a new study. Compared to traditional, nonmotorized scooters, motorized scooters lead to more serious injuries, researchers concluded in the study published in the September issue… Read more »

AAOMS to hold its first-ever virtual Annual Meeting

ROSEMONT, Ill. – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is offering the 2020 Virtual AAOMS Annual Meeting Oct. 1 to 10. The meeting combines the educational content of the Association’s 102nd Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition and annual Dental Implant Conference.   The meeting’s live and… Read more »

JOMS study: For jaw cancer patients, in-house 3D printing allows quicker restoration of teeth

ROSEMONT, Ill. – In-house 3D printing allows patients with malignant disease to more quickly receive immediate tooth restoration – treatment that had been regarded as of low importance for these patients due to the severity of their disease, a new study found.  The 3D digital workflow eliminates the wait in providing replacement teeth using the conventional approach and… Read more »

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Changing Lives

OMS helps patient with severe dog bite on the nose

Anyone who has ever known the unconditional love of a pet knows every pet has its own personality and set of emotions. For example, dog owners can see happiness in their pets’ eyes – and tails! Some dogs give off clues that say, “Leave me alone right now,” while others may convey, “I’m sleepy, don’t… Read more »

OMS provides free procedure for cancer patient

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) – When one Dexter woman was in desperate need of a surgery, she kept getting turned away by doctors. But one local oral surgeon not only took her in, he decided to do the procedure for free. It’s finally the day Dorothy Gagnon has been waiting for. She has head and neck… Read more »

AAOMS fellow works on world’s first face and hands transplant

It’s been more than two years since Joe Dimeo could smile. In July 2018, Dimeo, 20 at the time, fell asleep at the wheel of his car on Route 22 in New Jersey. He lost control, and the car hit the curb, flipping over before bursting into flames. A passerby pulled him out of the… Read more »

COVID-19 patient treated for macroglossia

HOUSTON — This story is something you have to see to believe. A man in Florida was critically ill with COVID-19. When he regained consciousness, his tongue was so swollen he couldn’t close his mouth. Editor’s note: We need to warn you – some people may find the images in this story disturbing. Anthony Jones… Read more »

OMS removes large facial tumor

HOUSTON, Texas — A man is thrilled to have found a surgeon in Houston to remove a large tumor from his jaw. It was a painful and emotionally difficult experience, until he met the right doctor. Chris Stovah’s wife first spotted his swollen jaw when they were living in their home country of Nigeria about five years… Read more »

OMS performs surgery on NFL ref

KNOXVILLE, Tenn — Terry Brown has lived a fast-paced life with football at the very core. A Tennessee Vol in the 1980s, he spent time in the NFL as a player and is entering year No. 15 as an official. He still roams the field, just in black and white stripes with a yellow flag… Read more »

2 OMSs help 3-year-old with birth defects

STATEN ISLAND — Doctors from Staten Island University Hospital are helping a young girl from Ecuador to lead a more normal life. 3-year-old Betsaida was born with birth defects which caused her to have trouble breathing and eating. “Betsaida was born with this really extensive congenital deformity where she was basically missing one side of… Read more »

Dr. Niamtu’s family featured in People magazine

How I Parent explores the ins and outs of modern day parenting with moms and dads from all over the world, who are raising their own unique families and sharing their best advice and most heartfelt lessons with PEOPLE. Our “normal” is very different than other families’, so our goal is to show our sons as much love… Read more »

Michigan man receives implants through Second Chance program

A Beaverton father of 3 now has that confidence thanks to a team of dentists who are giving him a life-altering surgery. For years Timothy Smith did his best to hide his smile. Through even the happiest of moments– he tried to keep his teeth hidden. “Even in this interview I’m not trying to smile,… Read more »

OMS delivers pro bono care in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Dr. Daniel Quon has been an oral surgeon in Jackson for over 30 years. “Growing up in the family business, I knew that in order for you to gain something, you have to give back,” Quon said. “And being in the field of dentistry, we have a special gift that we… Read more »

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Simply Put.

State-of-the-art surgery to treat jaw tumors in children: How is it done?

My Child has a Jaw Tumor. What are the Challenges of Jaw Tumor Surgery? Jaw tumors are common in children and although usually are not cancerous, they most often require surgery as first line of treatment. Tumor removal can cause significant jaw and face deformity in the young patient and future problems with growth and… Read more »

Simply Put: JOMS Information for Patients

What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery? Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a specialty of dentistry responsible for the diagnosis and surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects involving the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the surgical arm… Read more »

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