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AAOMS On the Go

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AAOMS On the Go is a podcast series for OMSs and anyone interested in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Podcasts will feature conversations on a variety of topics related to the specialty and Association initiatives.


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AAOMS On the Go is a podcast series for OMSs and anyone interested in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Podcasts will feature conversations on a variety of topics related to the specialty and Association initiatives.




Do OMSs Really Need Antibiotics for What They Do?

Dr. Jasjit Dillon discusses the use of antibiotics and oral and maxillofacial surgery.


Deciphering the 2022 MRONJ Position Paper: Take-home Messages and Debates

Drs. Tara Aghaloo and Sal Ruggiero discuss Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ) and the updated AAOMS position paper published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2022.


Membership Matters: Exploring AAOMS Benefits

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) has more than 9,000 members across the country and serves as the national organization representing the specialty. A Board of Trustees Subcommittee was appointed to examine the Association’s member benefits. Dr. Martin Eichner discusses some of the highlights of the Subcommittee’s work, which he presented to the Reference Committee at the 2023 House of Delegates.


OAE Insights: Understanding Reporting Changes

AAOMS is expanding its Office Anesthesia Evaluation (OAE) program. A Board of Trustees joint Subcommittee recently reviewed the OAE program and developed an implementation plan for the new components. Dr. Gregory Ness, who presented the highlights of the Subcommittee’s work to the Reference Committee at the 2023 House of Delegates, discusses these program enhancements.


Giving Back: OMSs and Humanitarian Volunteerism

AAOMS fellow Dr. Shahid Aziz, president and co-founder of Smile Bangladesh, joins OMS Foundation GIVE recipients Drs. Jessica Lee (2019) and Vickas Agarwal (2023) to discuss their experiences delivering surgical care to communities in need, and the rewards and challenges associated with providing humanitarian healthcare to underserved areas of the world.


JOMS Forum: Pain Levels Did Not Differ Following Uncomplicated Third Molar Extractions Utilizing Liposomal Bupivacaine Versus Standard Bupivacaine

Drs. Elie Ferneini and Jeffrey James discuss the recent JOMS article comparing pain levels after third molar extractions. The purpose of the study was to determine if liposomal bupivacaine infiltration following uncomplicated extraction of bilateral, mandibular third molars will significantly reduce postoperative pain when compared to standard bupivacaine.


JOMS Forum: What Is the Linear Accuracy of Regional Voxel-Based Registration for Orthognathic Surgery Landmarks?

Dr. Michael Han discusses the recent JOMS article on the linear accuracy of R-VBR for orthognathic surgery. The purpose of the study was to estimate the linear accuracy of R-VBR for several skeletal landmarks commonly used in orthognathic surgical planning, and to measure the correlation between angular and linear discrepancies.


Advocacy: At the Center of Everything OMSs Do

Dr. William Jordan explains what it means to advocate for the specialty and how AAOMS advocacy efforts support OMS practices.


The AAOMS Informational Campaign: Resources for OMS Practice Marketing

Through the award-winning Informational Campaign, AAOMS members have access to hundreds of resources they can use in their everyday practice marketing.


Work-Related Pain and the Benefits of Ergonomics for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

An important discussion about work-related neck and back pain in surgeons and how the science of ergonomics can help to prevent long-term discomfort and injury.


Deciphering and Negotiating Insurance Network Participation Contracts

The decision to become a participating provider with an insurance company is an important component of a practice’s patient acquisition strategy. Understanding managed care contracts and how the delivery of dental healthcare is financed will help an OMS develop an effective business plan.


The Importance of Volunteers to the Health of AAOMS and the Specialty

A discussion about volunteerism and the importance of volunteers to AAOMS and the OMS specialty.


Cybersecurity for OMS Practices

Preventive measures are necessary to protect against ransomware attacks. Cybersecurity awareness and training can prepare OMS practices against potential threats. Gary Salman, Black Talon Security CEO, discusses current trends in cyberattacks and how OMSs can keep their businesses and patient data safe.


ROAAOMS - Supporting Residents in Their Development as Future Leaders of the Specialty

The Resident Organization of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ROAAOMS™) was established in 1994 to provide OMS residents a forum for discussion of resident issues, to familiarize residents with organized dentistry and medicine, and to support residents in their development as future leaders of the specialty. Through ROAAOMS, residents become acquainted with the specialty and the Association, share common experiences, and glean insights from colleagues around the country.


JOMS Guide for Authors and Peer Reviewers

Dr. Thomas Dodson – who became Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2022 – explains his vision for the journal as well as its importance to the future of the specialty.


What Does Board Certification Mean and Why is it Important?

Learn what it means to be a Board-Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and why this is important for both the surgeon and the patient.


OMS Faculty Section: Education is the Foundation of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The OMS Faculty Section provides a discussion forum for OMS educators; develops improved methods of residency, predoctoral and postdoctoral education in oral and maxillofacial surgery and encourages clinical and laboratory research within residency and helps to ensure a continuing supply of outstanding faculty for residency, predoctoral and postdoctoral programs.


Transitioning from Private Practice to Academia

AAOMS President Paul J. Schwartz, DMD, offers insight on the challenges and rewards of transitioning from a private OMS practice to an academic faculty position.


OMS Research – The Future of the Specialty Depends on It

Dr. Simon Young at the UTHealth Katz Department of OMS discusses his career as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon-scientist, the importance of great mentors, and why research is important for the OMS specialty.


AAOMS Day on the Hill – Why It's important for the Specialty

AAOMS Vice President J. David Morrison, DMD shares the important role Day on the Hill plays in the specialty’s federal advocacy and invites members to participate in the first in-person meeting since 2019.