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Applications available September 3 for International Fellowship opportunity

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…


OMS Foundation to host Advance Charitable Planning seminar at 2019 Annual Meeting

“I wish I could do more” is a common refrain among donors.
It’s easier than you think, once you learn how.

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GIVE offers opportunity to learn, serve and smile

I am extremely grateful to have received a generous scholarship from the OMS Foundation Alliance. It afforded me the opportunity to accompany my husband to the 2018 AAOMS meeting. Dr. Jessica Lee’s career path was forged early. As the daughter of an OMS practicing in South Korea, Dr. Lee witnessed firsthand the transformative effect of…

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New life insurance option offers fast-track to R. V. Walker membership

Transformative philanthropic giving is not just for the very wealthy. It can be easy, in fact, to make a significant gift anytime in your career when you expand your options to include planned giving.

Mr. Kenny Estelle (with Owen), Mrs. Valerie Burks, Mrs. Ashley Barzan, Mrs. Alison Mancia, Mrs. Ansley Bunnell, Mrs. Emily Boggess, Mrs. Vivian Marechek (with Micah), Mrs. Catherine Cagino and Mrs. Maria Tandon smile for their photo at the 2018 Alliance Annual Fundraising Event as the Norma L. Kelly Scholarship Recipients

Meet 2018 Norma L. Kelly Scholarship recipient: Valerie Burks

I am extremely grateful to have received a generous scholarship from the OMS Foundation Alliance. It afforded me the opportunity to accompany my husband to the 2018 AAOMS meeting. It was quite the dynamic being a general dentist myself and finding myself married to an OMS resident. The long hours, demanding schedules and long years…

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OMS Foundation concludes successful $1 million fundraising campaign

After surpassing its $1 million 2018 Annual Fund campaign goal, the OMS Foundation is poised to further support research and education that can improve patient care in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The Foundation established the $1 million campaign goal to honor the centennial of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), its parent…

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Inspiring potential OMSs to pursue their dreams

Scientific research posters submitted by Penn students Dr. Brian Carr and Jennifer Caughey were presented at the 100th AAOMS Annual Meeting in October. Student Research Training Awards provided them with a stipend and covered their travel expenses to Chicago. Other students are exploring topics – with support from faculty – ranging from TMJ surgery to…

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Slow-release hydrogel shows promise for cancer treatment

Preliminary findings from an investigation funded in part by the OMS Foundation indicate that an immunotherapy drug embedded in a slow-release hydrogel appears to be highly effective at killing cancer cells.


Dr. Ingrassia’s legacy includes gift to OMS Foundation

The OMS Foundation gratefully acknowledges the recent gift of $25,000 from the estate of Dr. James Ingrassia.

Dr. Peter Aschaffenburg leaves $100,000 to the OMS Foundation

The OMS Foundation recently received a $100,000 gift from the estate of Dr. Peter Aschaffenburg, who passed away in late 2015. Dr. Aschaffenburg became a Charter Member of the Robert V. Walker Society in 1999, and upgraded his commitment to $100,000 in 2011. “I never felt so proud as to donate $10,000 to be a…