Resident Membership Benefits

ROAAOMS Executive Committee

The legislative and administrative body of the ROAAOMS shall be the Executive Committee. The officers of the ROAAOMS who also serve on the Executive Committee are President, Vice President, and Immediate Past President. Additionally, the Executive Committee shall include six District Representatives elected by vote of the membership of each district at the annual meeting of the ROAAOMS. In addition to the elected officers, the Executive Committee shall include three (3) committee liaison positions with elected approval of the executive committee one (1) staff liaison who will serve as the executive committee director. Vice President and President shall succeed to their respective offices by virtue of prior election.


ROAAOMS Strategic Plan

ROAAOMS continues to follow its vision, purpose and mission and developed a strategic plan which includes four major goals: (1) Improve and enhance communication among its members and its affiliates; (2) Educate residents concerning the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery and issues facing the specialty; (3) Assist in the recruitment and retention of highly qualified professionals in oral and maxillofacial surgery and (4) Demonstrate the value of oral and maxillofacial surgery to OMS residents, dental students, public, professional and pre-dental audiences. You can view the complete strategic plan online.


ROAAOMS Program Liaisons

ROAAOMS has developed a network of residents entitled, "ROAAOMS Program Liaisons" (one resident per residency training program) to assist the executive committee in communicating important information and upcoming events to all residents. In addition, ROAAOMS continues its efforts in increasing resident awareness and encouraging them to take ownership of and become involved in their specialty.

A future goal for ROAAOMS is to convene a meeting for program liaisons to provide an orientation to ROAAOMS/AAOMS's purpose, governance and activities, the meaning and value of organized dentistry and the importance of continuing membership in AAOMS post residency training. This meeting would provide opportunities to exchange ideas among OMS residents and learn from others in the specialty in a collegial and enjoyable environment.

If you are interested in serving as your program liaison, please contact Laurie Oddo at 800-822-6637 ext. 4330.


OMS Reference Guide for Residents, 4th Edition

ROAAOMS has developed a reference guide for residents to provide essential information on basic patient care by.

The OMS Reference Guide, 4th Edition, provides a valuable tool to quickly obtain answers to questions that arise during treatment, as well as an organized resource for review of the material essential for practice in OMS and board certification. In addition, the guide provides information that residents can use early in their training and OMS career and explains how AAOMS can assist them.



Annual Meeting

Admission fees for the AAOMS Annual Meeting are waived for oral and maxillofacial surgery residents enrolled in an ADA accredited training program in the United States, its territories or in Canada. Residents may also attend ticketed clinics at the annual meeting free of charge on a space available basis only (15 minutes prior to start of course). To ensure a seat at ticketed clinics, residents may buy a ticket at full price during pre-registration. To check space availability of clinics, please stop by the on-site registration area. Meeting topics and sites vary annually. Annual Meetings are held in the fall.


Resident Organization Educational Program

Residents are encouraged to attend and participate in this interactive program filled with leading surgeons who present on surgical complications in variety of clinical areas. Become involved in the organization that works for you and learn about how you can play an important role.


Residents Reception

Residents are welcome to join their fellow residents, AAOMS members, and corporate sponsors for an evening of camaraderie and entertainment FREE of charge. This event is held in conjunction with the AAOMS annual meeting each year.


Dental Implant Conference

The AAOMS Dental Implant Conference focuses on building communication and cooperation among patients, oral and maxillofacial surgeons and general dentists, and on practical methods for delivering sophisticated implant care in the private practice setting. This unique continuing education experience is designed for oral and maxillofacial surgeons, other dental specialties and general dentists with a strong interest in the field of dental implants. Resident may attend this event but must pay the general registration fee.


Publications and References

A key benefit the Association offers to its fellows and members is the ability to gather and share knowledge about the specialty.

Resident E-News

One of the main purposes of the Resident Organization of the AAOMS (ROAAOMS) is to improve and enhance communication among its members and educate residents about OMS and issues facing the specialty. In order to increase communication at a decreased cost, ROAAOMS replaced the printed quarterly newsletter, Resident Reach, with a quarterly email to all residents entitled, Resident E-News. The e-newsletter is disseminated on the third Friday of every month and serves as the main communication tool among residents.


AAOMS Website

The AAOMS website serves as an important communication tool to enhance the role of residents in the association. Included in the site are member news, a meeting calendar, career opportunities, residency resources, patient information, provider referral resources for new patients and links to related sites of interest for oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Also included is a section exclusive to AAOMS fellows and members. ROAAOMS continues to review and update the content of the resident section on the AAOMS website and welcomes any ideas, suggestions and/or comments from residents.



Published six times a year, AAOMS Today serves as an important information resource for fellows and members on all activity occurring within the Association. Update articles keep fellows and members abreast of Association activities, while articles on practice management, coding and reimbursement, advocacy and others are designed to help fellows and members personally in their day-to-day practices. The classified advertisements are also a resource for fellows and members seeking positions or selling a practice.


AAOMS Membership Directory

The searchable AAOMS Member Directories are provided online as a member service. The Member Directory contains current detailed information for fellows, members, candidates and residents in the United States and internationally. The Allied Staff Directory provides basic information for AAOMS allied staff members. 

The Resident Organization sends annual verification letters to all resident members to assist staff in maintaining accurate and complete membership records for all resident members. As the scope of practice continues to evolve and technological innovations present new opportunities to better serve patients, residents involvement in AAOMS strengthens the specialty. ROAAOMS encourages all residents to use the Directory as a reference and encourages residents to remain active in AAOMS throughout their careers.


Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (JOMS)

The Journal services as the premier peer-reviewed resource for scientific and clinical information. Published monthly, the Journal contains clinical articles, scientific articles, case reports, special contributions and a section for continuing education (CE) credit. AAOMS resident members receive an annual complimentary subscription for the Journal.

For more information regarding AAOMS Products and Publications or the JOMS, contact the Membership Information Line at 800-822-6637.


AAOMS Practice Management Resources and Courses

AAOMS offers OMSs and their staff a variety of resources to assist you in running a smooth and efficient practice.


AAOMS Coding and Reimbursement Resources and Courses

Keeping current on correct coding guidelines and Medicare and other insurers' payment policies can mean the difference between getting paid or getting charged for fraud and abuse. AAOMS offers an abundance of resources to navigate the maze of coding and third party reimbursement issues.


Expanded Career Opportunities

Clearinghouse Opportunities to Aid Resident, Faculty and Dental Student Connections

The AAOMS clearinghouse for faculty, residents and dental students who seek new opportunities in oral and maxillofacial surgery is available through the AAOMS Career Line.

The posting of available faculty, resident, externship, internship and fellowship openings have been added to the Career Line to give you direct access to career opportunities 24-hours a day, seven days a week. You can respond to posted jobs by generating a confidential mini-CV for AAOMS Career Line advertisers to view, sending an e-mail, or asking prospective employers to contact you directly, whatever your preference.

Visit the Career Line today to begin exploring your possibilities!


Related Organizations

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation Membership (OMSF)

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents are automatically OMS Foundation Annual Associate Members. As an Annual Associate Member, you will receive the following:

  • The ability to meet with members of the OMS Foundation Committee on Research and the Committee on Fellowships at the AAOMS Annual Meeting, by appointment, to answer questions and discuss applications for research awards and fellowships.
  • The e-Torch newsletter to keep you updated on the OMS Foundation’s important work.

For more information on memberships, please contact the OMS Foundation.


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Political Action Committee (OMSPAC)

OMSPAC Protects the Specialty by supporting those candidates for federal and state legislative office who will work toward the principles of quality oral and maxillofacial surgery care. OMSPAC's contributions to candidates' election campaigns are made possible by the membership contributions of individual oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

OMSPAC is not affiliated with any political party. OMSPAC is your primary means of influencing legislators and ensuring the specialty's position is heard. Your contribution to OMSPAC enables oral and maxillofacial surgery to speak with unity to candidates in the Congress and state legislatures on issues of concern to the specialty.

For more information, please contact a member of the Advocacy and Governmental Affairs department at 800-822-6637.


American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABOMS)

The objectives and purpose of the Board are to elevate the standards of oral and maxillofacial surgery and to advance the cause of oral and maxillofacial surgery in its efforts to provide optimum health care. To fulfill these objectives, the Board shall establish qualifications of candidates of fitness and competence whereby a candidate may be evaluated, and shall examine qualified candidates accordingly.

For more information regarding the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, please contact: ABOMS, 625 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60611; phone: 312-642-0070; fax: 312-642-8584; website: www.aboms.org.


AAOMS Services, Inc. (ASI)

The mission of ASI is to provide AAOMS members with high quality services and products at competitive prices, which increase the value of AAOMS membership and provides a source of non-dues income that will help fund AAOMS programs. For more information visit ASI online at www.aaomsservices.org.