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OMSFIRE: Funding the specialty’s future

When the OMS Foundation in January 2020 rolled out OMSFIRE (OMS for Innovation, Research and Education) – a high-profile, recurring donor recognition program – AAOMS District III Trustee Dr. Debra…

Featured donor: Dr. Elizabeth (Libby) Kutcipal, Seattle, WA

‘I’m doing what I can do right now’ As a young, female OMS who lives on a houseboat and donates monthly to the OMS Foundation, Dr. Elizabeth “Libby” Kutcipal knows…

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Foundation announces 2021 funding opportunities

Foundation donors frequently cite clinical research as a top priority. In response to the strong debut of its Clinical Research Support Grant in 2020, the Foundation is offering another two-year,…

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Student research award continues to attract top talent to the specialty

Dr. Lauren Hum arrived at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) in 2012 with a solid plan. “I fully intended to pursue pediatric dentistry,” she said. “I thought that was…

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OMS Society Q1 Member Update

The OMS Foundation extends its sincere thanks to EVERY donor who contributed to the Annual Fund or GIVE in 2020. Your generosity was a lifeline during a complicated year. Special…

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Dr. Amin supports ‘big picture’ with OMSFIRE gift

Dr. Dina Amin is a “big picture” person. Educated with a DDS and as an OMS in Saudi Arabia, her holistic approach to life and medicine led her to the…

A tribute to Dr. John Sullivan Bond (1946-2020)

by Dr. Mary Delsol Dobon A bright light in the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery was dimmed with the passing of Dr. John S. Bond.  Dr. Bond served the…

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Advancing the specialty through collaboration

From her earliest days as a dental student at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Shelly Abramowicz was attracted to the multi-disciplinary aspect of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS), with its…

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Volunteer service was a given for 2020 GIVE awardee

The culture of “giving back” has been a central tenet of the OMS specialty for generations; it’s not unusual to find an expectation of service embedded in the culture of…

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The legacy of GIVE: Pay it forward

Dr. Shahid Aziz’s Smile Bangladesh team marked its 25th visit to Bangladesh in March, 2019. The 10-day journey has become a fixture on Dr. Aziz’s calendar and a coveted opportunity…