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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,…

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The Foundation congratulates its 2021 Annual Meeting award recipients

The OMS Foundation is pleased to announce the 2020 and 2021 winners of the OMS Foundation awards given at the AAOMS Annual Meeting in Nashville. The Torch Award is the…

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Volunteer spotlight: Dr. David Frost

Tar Heel or Aggie? by: Dr. James Q. Swift Dr. David Frost is an exceptional example of contagious enthusiasm, infecting anyone who stands close. He is a lifetime academic, always…

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Alliance events hit the right notes in Nashville

The OMS Foundation Alliance celebrated its 27th year with a flourish in Nashville, Tenn., raising more than $17,000 for Global Initiative for Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) and welcoming five resident…

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Volunteer spotlight: Dr. Kathy Banks

It’s fitting that the OMS Foundation recognize one of its most influential volunteers of our generation, Dr. Kathy Banks, with its prestigious Torch Award in 2021. Kathy is one of…

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Chair column: ‘Relevance’ drives Foundation’s goals in 2022

If you were asked to rate the relevance of the OMS Foundation in 2021, how would you respond? “Relevance” was top of mind for our Directors as we launched our…

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The OMS Foundation welcomes two new Directors to its Board

Gary Bouloux, DDS, MD, MDSc, FRACDS, FRACDS (OMS), FRCS (Eng), FACS, is a Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the Department of…

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Annual Meeting a resounding success for the Foundation

Behind their face masks, attendees of the 2021 AAOMS Annual Meeting were clearly excited to gather with their colleagues in Nashville, Tenn., and that enthusiasm translated into an outpouring of…

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Walker Society giving tops $1 million in 2021

Dr. Richard Panek and his wife, Mary, presented a legacy gift commitment of $850,000 to the OMS Foundation during the 2021 AAOMS Annual Meeting, bringing the Foundation’s new and upgraded…

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OMS Foundation Volunteer spotlight: Dr. Thomas P. Williams

Submitted by Dr. Larry Herman Volunteerism is a bit like hypnosis: Hypnotists always choose the people who raise their hands when asked, “Who wants to be hypnotized?” These people are…