History of the AAOMS

A Historical Overview of the AAOMS

This essay on the history of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) will attempt to identify the seminal social, economic and political currents that have coursed, often repeatedly, through our history. It is hoped that this effort will help the deliberations of those who in the future participate in and direct the affairs of the specialty.