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OMSs need research, now more than ever

by Dr. Brent Ward, Chair, OMS Foundation Committee on Research A recent experience in the operating room helped shape my go-to answer for a question I’m frequently asked: “Why should…

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New research projects address a diverse array of topics

The OMS Foundation recently disbursed Research Support Grants of $75,000 each to four projects that show promise for advancing the specialty through innovation. The Stephen B. Milam Research Award recognizes…

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How does the SECURE Act impact you?

By: Austin Leavitt, MS, CFP®,Senior Financial PlannerThe Financial Advisory Group Tucked inside Congress’s 2019 year-end spending bill, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement (SECURE) Act includes several provisions that…

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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…


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…

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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…


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

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 a cleft lip and…

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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.