COVID-19 Information for AAOMS Members: Updates and Resources

Resident Membership Benefits

ROAAOMS Program Liaisons

ROAAOMS has developed a network of residents – ROAAOMS Program Liaisons – with one resident per residency training program to assist the Executive Committee in communicating important information, including highlights of upcoming events, to all residents. In addition, ROAAOMS continues its efforts in increasing resident awareness and encouraging residents to take ownership of and become involved in their specialty.

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


Annual Meeting

Admission fees for the AAOMS Annual Meeting were waived through July 31 for oral and maxillofacial surgery residents enrolled in an ADA-accredited training program in the United States, its territories or Canada. After July 31, residents can purchase a ticket at a discounted rate of $50. Residents have exclusive opportunities at Annual Meeting, including: 

Resident Organization Educational Program

Residents are encouraged to attend and participate in this interactive program with leading surgeons who present on surgical complications in a variety of clinical areas. Residents can become involved in the organization that works for them and learn how they 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.

ROAAOMS Orientation

This program provides residents the opportunity to learn about the mission and objectives of the resident organization.

Dental Implant Conference

The AAOMS Dental Implant Conference focuses on building communication and cooperation among patients, oral and maxillofacial surgeons and general dentists while presenting 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. Residents receive a reduced registration fee.

Resident Transitions into Practice Conference

The ROAAOMS Executive Committee plans the Resident Transitions into Practice Conference: Preparing for Post-residency Life. The conference provides residents with essential non-clinical information to help with the transition from residency to practice. The registration fee is $100 for resident members.

Clinical Trials Methods Course

The AAOMS Clinical Trials Methods Course provides oral and maxillofacial surgeons – including faculty, residents, fellows and private practitioners – a broad overview of research methodology and clinical trial design. Ideally, a resident and a faculty mentor pair will attend the course. Residents also will have the opportunity to interact with course faculty and faculty from other programs. The course is complimentary to all attendees. The registration fee is $200 for fellows/members and $100 for resident members.

Clinical and Scientific Innovations for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (CSIOMS) conference

The CSIOMS conference is an educational conference that brings together world-class researchers from a variety of disciplines to showcase the latest technologies and research affecting the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

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 ROAAOMS is to improve and enhance communication among its members and educate residents about oral and maxillofacial surgery 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, Resident E-News. The e-newsletter is disseminated quarterly and serves as the main communication tool among residents.


AAOMS remains committed to supporting its OMS residents and OMS residency programs across the country and has launched a new ROAAOMS Community on the AAOMS Connect online community website to offer resources and serve as a forum for discussion among residents.

Please visit this new online community when you have a few minutes. Keeping in touch helps those in the specialty remember they are in this together, can problem solve together and be there for each other. This group is private; check your email for an invitation or email Laurie Oddo to request access.

ROAAOMS Social Media

Stay connected with all the latest news and updates from the Resident Organization on the ROAAOMS Facebook and Instagram. Updates are shared regularly and include upcoming events, resident features, wellness, tips during residency and more. Follow ROAAOMS today!