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Alliance Events turn a big meeting into a small world

For Dr. Erin Gunderson, attending the 2021 AAOMS Annual Meeting with her husband, OMS Senior Resident Dr. Aaron Altman, seemed unattainable.  The young couple was desperately in need of a…

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GIVE inspires a humanitarian mindset: “I would go back tomorrow”

Dr. Adam Abel has been determined since dental school to take a surgical service trip.   When an opportunity to serve with Smile Bangladesh emerged in February, there was a catch:…

Introducing Kos Lugakingira

Kos Lugakingira was raised in Nashville, Tenn. and has had a passion for dentistry since her days as a young pediatric dental assistant in the operating room. Her current role…

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Introducing Page Gamble Rollert

Page Gamble Rollert grew up in Kansas City, Mo. A business degree from the University of Missouri prepared her for a successful career in equipment and pharmaceuticals sales to medical,…

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New Clinical Research: Anesthesia simulation training curriculum in development

The OMS Foundation recently awarded a two-year Clinical Research Support Grant to the University of Michigan to develop and validate an anesthesia simulation training curriculum for OMSs (AST-OMS). Principal Investigator…

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2022 awards for research, education announced

The OMS Foundation Board of Directors approved an array of programs for funding in 2022. These include: Clinical Research Support Grant (two-year duration, $150,000) University of Michigan – “Development and…

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WSSOMS pays tribute to its retiring ‘first couple’ with gifts, testimonials

In a specialty that has never lacked for “giants,” Dr. O. Ross Beirne continues to stand out from the crowd. After 40-plus years spent training, mentoring and inspiring OMSs in…

Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Brent Ward

Dr. Brent Ward, Chair of the OMS Foundation’s Committee on Research since 2019, is clearly in his element at the epicenter of the Foundation. “Research has always been a major…

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OMOSATS Exam puts aspiring OMSs’ technical skills to the test

On Nov. 7, 2021, 21 OMS trainees from across North America gathered at the University of Toronto Surgical Skills lab at Toronto’s Mt. Sinai Hospital for the Oral and Maxillofacial…

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Florida Society honors one of its ‘giants’ with tribute gifts to the OMS Foundation

The OMS Foundation gratefully acknowledges the leadership and generosity of the Florida Society of OMS, which recently paid tribute to retired OMS Dr. James A. Davis Jr. and his wife,…