The National Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons has a generous history of tribute gifts to the OMS Foundation. The NSOMS has made special tribute gifts to honor African American leaders in the OMS specialty.
- Dr. Reginald Gowans
- Dr. Frank Barbee
- Dr. C. Ray Bennett– Chief of the Meharry Medical College OMFS Training Program for many years.
- Dr. Edward E. Black– was in private practice and part time attending at the Martin Luther King OMFS Training Program.
- Dr. Noah Robert Calhoun– Lifetime Howard University Faculty.
- Dr. Frank M. Laparolryrie
- Dr. Roscoe Franklin Lee
- Dr. John Turner — for bios of Drs. Laparolrie, Lee, and Turner, click here
2013: Dr. Bassett Brown was the fifth African American to become a Diplomate the American Board of Oral Surgery.
2012: Dr. Thomas Pinson is considered the “Father of Oral Surgery” at Howard University.