The OMS Foundation announces the 2020 and 2021 AAOMS Annual Meeting Award Winners

Dr. Kathy A. Banks receiving the Torch Award from Mr. Bill Passolt

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 highest and most prestigious award bestowed by the OMS Foundation in recognition of distinguished contributions to the OMS Foundation and superior achievements in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Eric T. Geist was presented this award in 2020 and Dr. Kathy A. Banks was presented this award in 2021.

The Research Recognition Award is given to recognize an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the specialty through their participation and support of research within the specialty. Dr. Scott B. Boyd was presented this award in 2020 and Dr. Anh D. Le was presented this award in 2021.

The Gerald E. Hanson Outstanding Service Award is given in recognition to an outstanding donor who has gone above and beyond to advocate on behalf of the Foundation. Dr. A. Thomas Indresano was presented this award in 2020 and Dr. David E. Frost was presented this award in 2021.

The Daniel M. Laskin award was established in recognition of the Dr. Laskin’s many years as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and his development of the specialty, which has set an example for other oral and maxillofacial surgeons to follow. In 2020, this award was presented to the project titled Maxillomandibular Advancement Improves Multiple Health-Related and Functional Outcomes in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Multicenter Study by Dr. Scott B. Boyd, Dr. Joseph E. Cillo, Dr. Gail Eskes, Dr. Reginald H. B. Goodday, Dr. Tina Meisami, Dr. Christopher F. Viozzi, Dr. Peter D. Waite, Dr. James W. Wilson, and Dr. Radhika Chigurupati. In 2021, this award was presented to the project titled Oral Lichen Planus-Associated Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma Is Associated With Improved Survival and Increased Risk of Recurrence by Dr. David L. Best, Dr. Curtis Herzog, Dr. Thomas Braun, Dr. Corey Powell, Dr. Brent B. Ward and Dr. Justine Moe.