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Attendees walk the exhibit hall floor during a past AAOMS Annual Meeting. If you haven’t yet registered or joined in the fun at the 102nd AAOMS Annual Meeting, you’re in luck. There is no better time than now, with the meeting just heating up. (Photo: Dental Tribune file photo)

AAOMS is waiting for you

By Dental Tribune USA
October 01, 2020

The 2020 Virtual AAOMS Annual Meeting, running from now through Oct. 10, is taking place online this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting combines the educational content of the association’s 102nd Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition, originally scheduled for this month, and annual Dental Implant Conference, originally scheduled for December, into one.

Organizers promise that the meeting’s live and on-demand educational sessions will provide greater flexibility for attendees to learn about the latest research in the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS). A community-oriented platform is set to foster interaction between attendees and speakers.

Being held in conjunction with the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the meeting features several international speakers and focuses on the theme of the “Digital Workforce: Improving Efficiency and Safety for our Patients.” Oral and maxillofacial surgeons, faculty, residents and allied staff are all invited to attend.

Similar to previous in-person AAOMS annual meetings, the educational content is presented in clinical tracks that cover the scope of OMS practice: anesthesia, cosmetic, dentoalveolar, orthognathic, pathology, pediatrics and cleft, reconstruction/nerve, temporomandibular joint and trauma. Sessions are focused on timely topics that will help enhance the OMS practice.

The Dental Implant Program is reviewing enhanced dental implant content with four live sessions, three on-demand sessions and interaction opportunities.

New to the AAOMS Annual Meeting lineup are OMS-guided surgical recordings. Renowned OMSs will share videos of procedures while discussing important pearls and lessons for specific clinical procedures important to the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Topics include implants, orthognathic, reconstruction/nerve and cosmetic.

Each Surgical Pearl will include teachings on three specific procedures led by the operating surgeon. Upon conclusion of the presentations, attendees will be able to engage in a question-and-answer period with the speakers.

Attendees can participate live or watch these sessions on-demand for 60 days.

In addition to the educational sessions, a virtual exhibit hall is displaying the most advanced products and services available in the OMS specialty. Attendees are encouraged to visit the exhibit hall during Exhibitor Engagement Hours (visit for exact times). During these hours, exhibitors will be available to chat with attendees and answer questions, provide additional information and build relationships with AAOMS members.

The exhibit hall will be available 24/7 until Dec. 10.

Registration is still open to AAOMS members, OMS residents, professional allied staff and non-members, and you can join in at any time. More information is available at

(Source: AAOMS)

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