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The Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is a not-for-profit professional association, incorporated in the State of Illinois. ISOMS is dedicated to the advancement of public welfare through educational programs that help improve standards of practice in the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Illinois.

Active ISOMS members are graduates of accredited dental schools who have also completed an accredited training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, are licensed to practice dentistry or medicine in the State of Illinois, and limit their practice exclusively to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Active members must participate in the Society's Office Anesthesia Evaluation Program as a precondition of membership and every five years thereafter, and they must maintain membership in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

For additional information on membership, contact the ISOMS headquarters:

810 S. Waukegan Road, Suite 104
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
Phone 847 482.0222
eFax 847 574.0445
Email isoms99@aol.com

Risk Management Program June 2nd

The ISOMS OMSNIC Patient Safety and Risk Management Program will be held on Saturday, June 2nd, from 8-12 at the Hyatt Lodge Hotel. Click here for complete details including registration information!

Click here for information sheet. Click here for fund donation form.

Centennial Tree offers golden opportunity for giving

The OMS Foundation is offering a once-in-a-century recognition opportunity to the first 400 donors who make a gift of $2500 or more during AAOMS's centennial year. Gifts of $2500, $5,000 or $10,000 will be recognized on shimmering bronze, silver and gold leaves of AAOMS' Centennial Tree, slated for permanent display at AAOMS headquarters. A companion digital display will travel to OMS meetings in 2018 and 2019.

The goal is to raise $1 million by Dec. 31 and inscribe all 400 leaves of the Centennial Tree with the names of practitioners, researchers, faculty members and friends of the specialty. The Foundation is asking for support from its current donors plus those who have never donated, have not donated in a while or donate only through their AAOMS dues statement, to ensure that robust funding for research and education remains a hallmark of AAOMS's next century.

EVERY gift, regardless of size, counts toward the $1 million dollar goal, and OMSNIC is rewarding early donors by matching 100 percent of donations made to the Annual Fund before April 30, up to a total of $100,000.

Don't miss this opportunity for recognition as an investor in the future of the OMS specialty. Donate today at omsfoundation.org, or mail your check to OMS Foundation. 9700 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont, IL 60018.

2018 Spring Program

ACLS snd BLS training was offered at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook. Members enjoyed the new one day format
and new course content provided by Acute Cardiac Education Systems, or ACES.

State Advocates Forum: Preparing for Issues

Click here to read the article State Advocates Forum: Preparing for Issues, authored by ISOMS member and past president, Dr. Herbert Stith in the most recent AAOMS Today magazine (January-February 2018). Dr. Stith is the Chair, AAOMS Committee on Government Affairs.

IAOMS Names Alexis B. Olsson, DDS, FACS President

Chicago, January 22, 2018 — The IAOMS named Prof. Alexis B. Olsson, DDS, FACS, President of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He will serve a two-year term (effective January 1) and succeeds Prof. Julio Acero (Madrid, Spain).

Dr. Olsson holds appointments at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospitals in Chicago. He is Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Director of Resident Training.

"The IAOMS is well-positioned to continue its growth and offer members some of the best educational and networking opportunities through our worldwide network of surgeons," Dr. Olsson said in a statement. "With live (and on-demand) webinars, educational opportunities, fellowships, and engaging our younger fellows and trainees, I am excited at the prospect of moving our specialty forward and upward."

Prior to becoming President, Dr. Olsson was IAOMS Vice President. He has been an IAOMS Fellow since 1992, and served on numerous committees, including Assistant Executive Director.

Prof. Olsson received his undergraduate education at Carroll University (USA). He completed his graduate education at Northwestern University, and residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. His clinical interests include facial trauma, reconstructive, orthognathic and implant surgery.
About the IAOMS
The mission of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (IAOMS) is to improve the quality and safety of health care worldwide through the advancement of patient care, education and research in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Visit www.iaoms.org.

Risk Management Program in the Works

ISOMS is working with OMSNIC to bring our members a Risk Management program on the morning of Saturday, June 2nd. This will be a four hour accredited program (4 hours of CE) held at the Hyatt Lodge Hotel in Oak Brook, from 8 AM until noon. A light breakfast will be available beginning at 7:30 AM. Watch for registration forms in the mail. Your staff members are welcome to attend.

Annual Meeting of ISOMS

Above, left photo: Congrats to Dr. Spiro Karras who stepped up to serve as president of ISOMS on October 28th
during the Annual Meeting of ISOMS, held in Oak Brook. Dr. Karras presented Dr. Coleman Spector with a handsome
traditional plaque from the membership with sincere gratitude for his year of service to ISOMS. The annual meeting
was attended by 80 people.

Above, right photo: Dr. A. Thomas Indresano (left), president elect of AAOMS, pictured with Dr. Richard Martino, October 28.

AAOMS Day On the Hill

Left photo: Dr. Herbert Stith, AAOMS Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Council, urges members to consider
joining colleagues in Washington D.C. next year for the April 18, 2018, Day on the Hill event. Dr. Stith is
immediate past president of ISOMS. Dr. Coleman Spector, the current ISOMS president, attended as well,
along with other Illinois members and colleagues from around the country. AAOMS staff accompanies and
prepares members who share mutual concerns on behalf of patients and the profession, for the visits to
various legislators on Capitol Hill.

Photo on right above: 2017 AAOMS, Day on the Hill, Washington, DC; L. Dr. Pierre-Eric Landry
(Canadian Society of OMS), Drs. Leslie Heffez and Coleman Spector, Illinois Society of OMS.

ISOMS Spring Education Program

The ISOMS Spring Education Program was enjoyed by over 50 members and various guests on March 11.

In addition to the popular morning presentation on business topics including cyber security and HIPAA compliance, the afternoon offered a fully packed program on well received topics and issues featuring three outstanding young members who covered current topics in oral and maxillofacial surgery, including (1) Technical Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, by Mohammed Qaisi, DMD,MD,FACS, mqaisi@cookcountyhhs.org,(2) Oral Cancer and Pre-cancerous Lesions, by James Murphy, BDS (DDS), MD, MFDS, MRCS, FFD, james.anthony.murphy@gmail.com, and (3) Functional Reconstruction of Oral and Maxillofacial Defects, by Michael Markiewicz, DDS, MPH, MD, mrmark@uic.edu. The three presentations were packed with new information and supported by excellent visuals. Many thanks to Drs. Qaisi, Murphy and Markiewicz!

Dr. Henry Fung, John Stroger, Jr. Cook County Hospitial, Chicago, with ISOMS guest speakers Drs. Mohammed Qaisi,
James Murphy and Michael Markiewicz, March 11, 2017 in Oak Brook.

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Job opportunities for Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon with the Navy Reserve Dental Corps. Click here for more information.

Helpful Links
Illinois State Dental Society


OMS Foundation

American Dental Association

ADSA - American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

UIC College of Dentistry - Dept. OMS

Loyola University College of Surgery - Dept. OMS

Cook County Hospital (Stroger)

HIV Care Connect

Join a friendly and progressive staff in state-of-the-art Practice. FT position immediately available for highly motivated, team oriented candidates with 3+ years of experience with dental/surgical assisting. Position is a dual role also providing administrative support as needed. Location-Naperville. Please click here to contact with resume and cover letter.

Looking for Oral Surgery Anesthesia Assistant who has successfully completed AAOMS's Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Examination (DAANCE) or equivalent and is available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays as needed for practice with emphasis on oral surgery with moderate IV sedation located in the western suburbs. Click here to send email regarding this ad.

Spiro Karras, DDS
ISOMS President

Jerome "Jay" Bergamini
Chairman, Anesthesia Committee

Jane Stein
Executive Director