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May 25, 2016, 14:55 ET E-Cigarette Explosions Causing Serious Mouth Injuries

"Oral Trauma and Tooth Avulsion Following Explosion of E-Cigarette," featured in the June issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,...


May 16, 2016, 12:37 ET AAOMS & Henry Schein Cares Foundation team up to support oral and maxillofacial surgery care for at-risk patients worldwide

 Whether volunteering their surgical skills in the United States or in underserved communities around the world, oral and maxillofacial...


Apr 27, 2016, 13:37 ET Dental Specialties and Organizations Support AAOMS Wisdom Tooth Guidelines

 Eight dental specialties and three international OMS associations have signed on to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial...


Apr 01, 2016, 12:55 ET April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

 Every hour, 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year, someone dies of oral or oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the mouth and upper throat). Yet, if oral...


Apr 01, 2016, 12:54 ET Five Health Organizations Double Down on Mouth Guards

 April is National Facial Protection Month and this year five of the nation's top dental associations are reminding athletes and recreational...


Feb 08, 2016, 10:45 ET American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Names Scott Farrell as New Executive Director

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, AAOMS, has named Scott C. Farrell as the Executive Director effective March 2, 2016....


Oct 22, 2015, 08:30 ET Dental Implants Surgically Placed By Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons Can Last A Lifetime

Advances in dental science have led dental implant surgical care to become the best treatment option for patients who have lost one or more teeth....


Sep 25, 2015, 09:14 ET 97th AAOMS Annual Meeting Convenes September 28 - October 3, 2015 in Washington, DC

Washington, DC hosts the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons' 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition,...


Aug 14, 2015, 11:34 ET AAOMS & Henry Schein Cares Foundation Team Up To Support Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery Care To At-Risk Patients Worldwide

 Whether volunteering their surgical skills on healthcare missions in the United States or in underserved nations and communities around the...


Apr 02, 2015, 17:49 ET April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

 When oral and oropharyngeal cancers (cancers of the mouth and upper throat) are detected and treated early in their development, survival...


Mar 31, 2015, 14:38 ET Take Five: Sports Safety Tips for National Facial Protection Month

Calling all MVPs, team captains, full roster players, practice squads, coaches, teachers and parents/caregivers. Five of the nation's top dental...


Jun 18, 2014, 14:27 ET 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...