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Jun 18, 2014, 14:27 ET
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AAOMS issues position paper expanding the scope of Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ)

 A new position paper on Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ) released by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial...

May 01, 2014, 14:01 ET
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Improved Surgical Technique for Moving Entire Face Forward to Correct Concave Faces

Concave faces, the result of underdevelopment of the middle of the face (midfacial hypoplasia) is a deformity in which growth of the upper jaw,...

May 01, 2014, 13:59 ET
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Severe Bone Loss in Upper Jaw No Longer a Barrier to Dental Implants

Until relatively recently, dental implants were not recommended for patients with severe bone loss in the upper jaw. Such cases often required...

Mar 28, 2014, 17:04 ET
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April is National Facial Protection Month

 Five of the nation's top dental associations want to remind young athletes to play it safe by wearing a mouth guard during recreational and...

Mar 04, 2014, 16:43 ET
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Not All Motorcycle Helmets Offer Adequate Protection in Crashes

Throughout the world, motorcycles are a major contributor to road crashes that involve deaths and serious injuries. In response, many US states and...

Dec 06, 2013, 15:06 ET
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Web site Gives Patients New Insight into Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

 The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) unveiled a new Web site this week, allowing the public to more easily...

Dec 03, 2013, 14:49 ET
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New Treatment Using Computer-assisted Surgical Simulation for Jaw Joint Replacements and Facial Corrective Surgery Shortens Planning Time and Increases Surgical Accuracy

Jaw joint (TMJ) disorders and facial deformities commonly coexist and are usually addressed surgically in one or two stages. In the latter...

Nov 04, 2013, 13:56 ET
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Team Approach Improves Esthetic and Functional Outcomes in Older Patients with Complex Facial, Jaw and Dental Deformities

 The need for dental implant treatment in older patients remains high, considering the prevalence of partial and complete loss of one's teeth,...

Nov 04, 2013, 13:50 ET
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Literature Review Targets Nutritional Concerns for Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Some 35 to 60% of all patients with head and neck cancers are malnourished at the time of diagnosis.  This is the result of intake...

Oct 21, 2013, 15:31 ET
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Osteo Science Foundation to Support Scientific and Clinical Research in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

 Dr. Peter Geistlich, chairman of the board of Geistlich Pharma, has established the Osteo Science Foundation to advance hard and soft tissue...

Sep 26, 2013, 14:19 ET
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AAOMS Paper States Jaw Advancement Surgery May Be Primary Treatment for Select Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients

Surgical treatment may be a primary option for select obstructive sleep apnea patients who have airway narrowing and anatomy that is surgically...

Aug 01, 2013, 17:41 ET
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Surgery to move both jaws forward noticeably improves obstructive sleep apnea, says American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA), a surgical procedure performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons to move both the upper and/or lower jaws...

Apr 11, 2013, 15:02 ET
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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Dental Associations urge regular oral cancer examinations for early detection Almost 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or throat...

Apr 01, 2013, 14:43 ET
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Play it Safe: Prevent Facial Injuries With Simple Sports Safety Precautions

Experts offer critical advice on protecting children and young adults from dental and facial injuries  April is National Facial...

Sep 26, 2012, 17:29 ET
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AAOMS a Proud Partner in the Medicine Abuse Project

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is a proud partner in the Partnership at Drugfree.org and participant in the...

Dec 19, 2011, 18:12 ET
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AAOMS White Paper Discusses Why, When and How To Treat Third Molar Teeth

 Tragedies like the recent death of a young Maryland woman undergoing surgery to remove her wisdom teeth (third molars), while rare, serve to...

Sep 15, 2011, 15:29 ET

AAOMS Applauds Federal Legislation to Enable Medicare Patients to Rehabilitate and Recover More Efficiently From Oral and Maxillofacial Injuries

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) applauds the introduction of the "Medicare Oral Health Rehabilitative...

Aug 04, 2011, 13:16 ET

The AAOMS Collaborates with Ad Council Coalition to Improve Children's Oral Health

National Three-Year Campaign Comprised of More Than 20 Leading Dental Organizations The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons...

Apr 01, 2011, 17:51 ET

AAOMS Supports Goals of Oral Cancer Awareness Week

The 2011 Oral Cancer Awareness Week, set for April 11-15, is intended to educate people of all ages and socio-economic levels about the risk...

Apr 01, 2011, 17:33 ET

April is National Facial Protection Month

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) reminds children and adults: As you suit up for outdoor fun this spring, don't...

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