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103rd AAOMS annual meeting takes place in Nashville

By Dental Tribune USA
September 29, 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn., USA: The 103rd AAOMS Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition is being held Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CAOMS). Attendees at the meeting can explore the newest technology and learn from some of the world’s top clinicians.

Attending the event is ideal for those who want to identify emerging issues and trends in oral and maxillofacial surgery and to be on the forefront of research and innovation, AAOMS said. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Ensuring Our Future Through Wellness and Diversity.” In Nashville, attendees can find support, guidance and leadership opportunities by rubbing elbows with with peers and mentors.

The exhibit hall, open Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 (Thursday to Saturday), is filled with specialty-related products and services from 100-plus exhibitors. The show floor is open Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m.

Held right on the show floor, “Lunch and Learn,” “Breakfast and Learn” and “Snack and Learn” sessions provide opportunities for oral and maxillofacial surgeons and members of their staff to discover the features, value and benefits of exhibitor products. Food and beverages are served for those in attendance.

In addition, various industry symposiums offer a unique opportunity to learn about the latest research and developments significant to the OMS specialty.



For those who are not able to attend in person, the 2021 AAOMS Annual Meeting is offering a virtual exhibit hall, available at

This year’s Annual Meeting clinical tracks cover the entire scope of OMS practice, allowing a full emersion in the latest research. With the new format, attendees can participate in two clinical tracks per day.

New this year, each track features a one-hour session presenting a “hot-off-the-press” JOMS article published in 2021. In addition, to bring more high-level evidence to each track, expert speakers and oral abstracts — which were previously held in their own sessions — are being added to a two-hour plenary session before a question-and-answer session with the speakers.

The track topics are as follows: anesthesia, cosmetic, dental implant, dentoalveolar, head and neck, orthognathic, OSA, pathology, pediatrics and cleft, reconstruction, TMJ and trauma.

Most educational sessions and the exhibition are taking place at Music City Center. The Omni Nashville Hotel is hosting the keynote lecture, opening ceremony, awards presentation and meeting dedication, welcome reception and select educational sessions and social functions.

More information on specific educational sessions is available in the show guide, at and on the official meeting app.

(Source: AAOMS)

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