Driven by a shared passion and vision for our future: innovation and excellence

our mission

The mission of the OMS Foundation is to improve the quality and safety of patient care by advancing innovation in oral and maxillofacial surgery research and education.

our vision

  • OMS patients are receiving the highest quality-most advanced care available
  • OMSs are advancing the specialty through innovative research, practice and education
  • Donors and partners are energized by their engagement in the OMS Foundation




Oral and maxillofacial surgery will evolve over the next 10 years. Our treatment of pain, defects, disease, and trauma will be transformed in amazing ways. The OMS Foundation will fuel that transformation by underwriting cutting-edge research and education that dramatically impacts our patients’ lives.


Our goal is to nurture the next generation of researchers and educators and to fund much-needed clinical innovations in the specialty. By continuing to invest in early-stage research, we will help position our grantees to procure significant additional funding from federal sources and other grant makers.


We continue to grow the ranks of our donors at all levels so we can continue to fund research in strategic areas showing scientific promise. We give early support to young talent who hope to serve as leaders, teachers, and researchers in the future.


To support our ambitious vision and guide our funding decisions, we will draw heavily on the insights and expertise of the leaders of our specialty. The OMS Foundation is a diverse and dedicated community of researchers, educators, and practitioners united by a passion for science and research that makes an impact. As a professional scientific community, we share a deep investment in the future of our specialty.