Dr. Shahid Aziz’s Smile Bangladesh team marked its 25th visit to Bangladesh in March, 2019. The 10-day journey has become a fixture on Dr. Aziz’s calendar and a coveted opportunity for OMS residents eager to learn cleft lip and palate repair techniques from a master.   The travel is grueling and the surgery schedule packed, but…

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by Dr. Brent Ward, Chair, OMS Foundation Committee on Research A recent experience in the operating room helped shape my go-to answer for a question I’m frequently asked: “Why should I, as an OMS, invest in research?”   During a procedure when the pathologist had to make a “close call” assessment, I was able to provide…

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The OMS Foundation recently disbursed Research Support Grants of $75,000 each to four projects that show promise for advancing the specialty through innovation. The Stephen B. Milam Research Award recognizes the highest-ranking proposal of those submitted for review. The four projects are: Stephen B. Milam Research AwardMagnetic resonance neurography and diffusion tensor imaging of peripheral…

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By: Austin Leavitt, MS, CFP®,Senior Financial PlannerThe Financial Advisory Group Tucked inside Congress’s 2019 year-end spending bill, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement (SECURE) Act includes several provisions that merit further discussion with your financial & legal counsel. Here are the top things you should know: 1) Age limit for IRA contributions revoked: The…

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It is said necessity is the mother of invention. In the mid-1980s, with the cost of OMS malpractice insurance spiraling upward, necessity gave birth to one of the specialty’s most successful companies: the AAOMS Mutual Insurance Company, capitalized initially by AAOMS and now known as OMSNIC.  In the 30-plus years since, the relationship between AAOMS…

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When the safety record of our specialty’s anesthesia team model was questioned this summer, the Boards of AAOMS and the OMS Foundation agreed: Quality data are needed to tell the real story. To that end, the Foundation has committed to facilitate a study of past and prospective data related to anesthesia and patient safety. AAOMS…

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The International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (IAOMS) and the IAOMS Foundation, in partnership with the OMS Foundation, will begin accepting applications September 3 for a 12-month International Fellowship for Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Surgery in Beijing, China. The collaborative Fellowship offers OMS residents and junior faculty from the U.S. the opportunity…

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