Don’t Get Bitter, Get Better

We in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery have much to be thankful for. Our specialty has been spared many of the regulatory and third party payer ordeals faced by other medical and surgical specialties.  Clearly, however, there is a gathering storm … Continued

Dr. Karen Crowley

Karen E. Crowley, DDS, is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in private practice in southern New Hampshire. After receiving her dental degree from Georgetown, she attended the general practice residency at the University of Vermont, and then entered the oral … Continued

Dr. W. Frederick Stephens

Frederick Stephens, D.D.S., F.A.C.D. has been in private practice as an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon for over 30 years. After completing his undergraduate and dental training at The University of Washington, he completed his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Anesthesia … Continued

“The Grant Was a Huge Deal”

“The OMS Foundation grant had a significant impact not only on me, but on my entire research team.” Dr. Lisa Tran is a chief resident at Emory in Atlanta, GA. In 2014, she was awarded a $75,000 Research Support Grant … Continued

The Ones that Got Away

What About the Research the OMS Foundation Wasn’t Able to Fund? On a clear day, you can see forever. But on the clearest day, you cannot see just around the corner. That is an exciting part about life; we never … Continued

Pursuing Academic Dreams

FEDAs Allow OMSs to Pursue Academic Dreams My name is Tirbod Fattahi. I am the Chair and Program Director of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Florida (UF) in Jacksonville. I was the recipient of … Continued

Imagine the Possibilities

Imagine if craniomaxillofacial bone defects could be reconstructed using autogenous bone grafts that match, exactly, the defect? Here’s what’s going on at the Indiana University School of Dentistry: Principal investigator Tien-Min G. Chu* and his research team are developing such … Continued

The Periodontal Probe: A Surgical Tool

When you probe the third molar regions, you can produce data to your patient about the current state of his or her periodontal health and provide a risk estimate for future disease. Probing depths greater than 4 mm suggest the … Continued

Third Molar Study Produces a Rich Set of Data

The prospective, longitudinal design of the Third Molar Study, with primary data collection involving investigators from multiple disciplines and surgeons, has led to a rich set of data about third molar pathology and management. A special contribution was submitted to … Continued