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The AAOMS welcomes media inquiries on all areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery practice, including the full range of surgical procedures performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the treatment of dentoalveolar and pathological conditions, and the reconstruction of the maxillofacial areas injured by trauma or damaged by disease, or affected by congenital issues. The association maintains a list of nationally recognized experts who have agreed to address such areas as the use of office based anesthesia; trauma care; dentoalveolar surgery; Bisphosphonate Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws (BRONJ); dental implants; oral cancer; and other areas of public interest. Please e-mail the AAOMS Communications Department or phone 847-678-6200.

Third Molar Research News

April is National Facial Protection Month

National Facial Protection Month Information & Materials

Oral Cancer Awareness

Oral Cancer Awareness Month Information & Materials

OMSs in the News

First-of-a-kind surgery in US for severe headaches (August 18, 2014)
Woman’s Jaw Surgery: “Like Nothing We’ve Seen Before” (August 8, 2014)
Waiting for a new face: The transplants giving people back their lives (August 7, 2014)
New Hope for Soldiers Disfigured in War (July 31, 2014)
Researchers Develop a Framework for Monitoring Oral Cancer Development, Progression and Recurrance (June 10, 2014)
OMS uses cutting-edge medical technology to help rebuild teen's jaw (May 31, 2014)
Deline's miracle journey: Massive tumor in mouth removed (May 18, 2014)
OMS helps put smile back on face of oral cancer survivor (April 28, 2014)
Plan to take on cleft lips, palates in South America (March 14, 2014)
Somali woman waits 23 years for surgery to fix shattered face (February 19, 2014)
Dentist for Anaheim Ducks winces at every hit (January 14, 2014)
Snake attack victim regains his smile in Fort Worth (December 18, 2013)
Mending Matia: Faith, hope and medicine deliver great rewards for one small child (October 18, 2013)
Rare surgery saves baby's life (March 4, 2013)
Africa Mercy OMSs save faces, change lives. Watch the "60 Minutes" report (February 17, 2013
Most Extensive Full Face Transplant To Date (March 27, 2012)
Surgeon Brett Ferguson helps patients face the world (January 18, 2012)
Las Vegas native survives pipe through head thanks to doctors (May 10, 2011)
Football-sized tumor removed from man's face in Knoxville surgery (March 17, 2011)
Cutting-Edge Jaw Surgery (February 18, 2011)
Chicago Conductor Undergoes Successful Facial Surgery (February 7, 2011)
Fibrous dysplasia a disease very few people know about (October 12, 2010)
New Look: Blind Mom Gets Prosthetic Face (July 15, 2010)
AAOMS challenges AMA data series comments on OMS, dentistry (June 7, 2010)
Competition for the tooth fairy - Pulled teeth now saved as source of stem cells for future therapies (June 7, 2010)
AAOMS members quick to join Haiti relief effort (May 24, 2010)
OMSs at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx repair Afghan girl's jaw (February 27, 2009)
Fixing dead jaw bones (February 4, 2009)
Girl Survives Surgery to Remove 12-Pound Facial Tumor (May 2, 2008)

Press Releases

June 1, 2014 — Technique Removes Moles with Minimal Scarring
June 1, 2014 — New Procedure Promises Acceleration of Bone Healing
April 3, 2014 — April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
April 1, 2014 — April is National Facial Protection Month
April 1, 2014 — Changing Trends Show Elderly at Increased Risk for Facial Injuries
March 27, 2014AAOMS issues position paper expanding the scope of Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ)
March 1, 2014 — Not All Motorcycle Helmets Offer Adequate Protection in Crashes
February 1, 2014 — Study finds facial injuries in the elderly result in longer hospitalizations, increased critical care needs and more commonly result in death
February 1, 2014 — Study advises more aggressive surgery for mouth cancer to improve cure rates
January 1, 2014 — Malnutrition Leads to Failure of Post-Cancer Facial Reconstruction
December 6, 2013 — Web site Gives Patients New Insight into Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
October 21, 2013 — Osteo Science Foundation to Support Scientific and Clinical Research in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
August 28, 2013  AAOMS Paper States Jaw Advancement Surgery May Be Primary Treatment for Select Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients
April 1, 2013
2013 National Facial Protection Month
September 23, 2012AAOMS a Proud Partner in the Medicine Abuse Project
December 19, 2011AAOMS White Paper discusses why, when and how to treat third molar teeth
September 21, 2011 AAOMS responds to NY Times article on Third Molars
September 21, 2011 AAOMS responds to USA Today article on Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
September 12, 2011AAOMS applauds federal legislation to enable Medicare patients to rehabilitate and recover more efficiently from oral and maxillofacial injuries

AAOMS Position Statements

Reports and white papers expressing the association's position on various issues

Anesthesia

Anesthesia: Safety and Comfort in the OMS Office

AAOMS Media Award

The AAOMS Media Award for Excellence in the Reporting of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Issues was established to honor a member of the print or electronic media whose work has significantly contributed to the education of the public about the dental specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery, and the positive impact on the public health and welfare resulting from the surgical procedures provided by dedicated oral and maxillofacial surgeons throughout the United States.

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