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American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

About AAOMS

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the professional organization representing more than 9,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States, supports its members' ability to practice their specialty through education, research, and advocacy. AAOMS members comply with rigorous continuing education requirements and submit to periodic office examinations, ensuring the public that all office procedures and personnel meet stringent national standards.

Mission Statement

The mission of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is to promote, protect and advance oral and maxillofacial surgery to assure excellence for surgeons and their patients.

Major Activities

  • Monthly publication of the renowned Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • The AAOMS Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition
  • The Dental Implant Conference
  • Hands-on skills courses
  • Office assistant clinical educational programs
  • Practice management programs
  • Educational and research activities
  • Programs to support professional issues such as hospital privileging and anesthesia
  • Advocacy
  • Comprehensive government relations and communications programs

Related Organizations

Related organizations formed by the specialty include the OMS Foundation (OMSF), established in 1959; the OMS Political Action Committee (OMSPAC), established in 1971; and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS), which was established in 1946.