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OMSNIC agents give back again and again

It is said necessity is the mother of invention. In the mid-1980s, with the cost of OMS malpractice insurance spiraling upward, necessity gave birth to one of the specialty’s most successful companies: the AAOMS Mutual Insurance Company, capitalized initially by AAOMS and now known as OMSNIC.  In the 30-plus years since, the relationship between AAOMS…


Foundation, AAOMS to collaborate on anesthesia and patient safety study

When the safety record of our specialty’s anesthesia team model was questioned this summer, the Boards of AAOMS and the OMS Foundation agreed: Quality data are needed to tell the real story. To that end, the Foundation has committed to facilitate a study of past and prospective data related to anesthesia and patient safety. AAOMS…

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GIVE is a “natural fit” for the Alliance

The James and Carmen Hupp Foundation will match every donation to GIVE received by September 21, 2019, up to a total of $10,000.

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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…