Member Updates

CLICK HERE for the latest ISOMS Member Update Form.

Members are urged to keep us updated when an office address, phone, fax, email address or other practice change occurs. We print a member directory every two years and we hope to have the most current information possible. The completed forms can be emailed to, or faxed to 847-574-0445.

Online Anesthesia Assistant Training

Online anesthesia assistant training is now available. Our own ISOMS member, Dr. Robert Bosack, has designed and recorded an anesthesia assistant training course that meets the new requirements set by the State of Illinois' Dental Practice Act.

This 14-hour course consists of 9 lectures, followed by a live, hands-on, in-person guided simulation training module to be completed with an anesthesia provider. Learners can work at their own pace. Downloadable handouts can be printed.

Browse the extensive library of 50+ hours of presentations by nationally renowned anesthesia experts. Immediately print documentation of valuable anesthesia CE credit. The course is recognized by ADA CERP and AGD.

Avoid travel costs or time away from home or practice. Access your presentations from any internet connected computer for up to 1 year after purchase.

Visit for more information.

Doctors are required to provide education for their anesthesia assisting staff. At least one member of the assisting team must complete 12 hours of qualified coursework as required by the State of Illinois.

Other Options... The University of Illinois at Chicago is also offering courses that satisfy this state requirement. More information on their program is available through the UIC Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Also check with AAMOS for their educational opportunties and programs.

Anesthesia Evaluations: Is YOURS Due?

Reminder: The names of those who are due for office anesthesia evaluations this year are posted on the ISOMS web site, along with the names of the assigned evaluators from the ISOMS Anesthesia Committee for each member.

Please remember that evaluations must be completed every five years or you will be subject to a financial penalty in addition to delinquent membership status. Eventually, you risk loss of membership if the evaluations are not completed in the year in which they are due.

Contact the ISOMS office with any questions.

ISOMS Executive Council
Officers and Councilmen for 2017 - 2018

(Elected October 28, 2017)

The Executive Council is comprised of the President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Editor, the Immediate Past President and Five Elected Councilmen.

President: Spiro C. Karras, DDS
Vice President: Stephen N. Doran, DMD
Secretary / Treasurer: Donald L. Hoffman, DDS
Immediate Past President: Coleman J. Spector, DDS
Editor: Mark J. Steinberg, DDS, MD

Anthony M. Spina, DDS, MD
Henry C. Fung, DDS
Jay I. Swanson, DDS, MD
Matthew Bruksch, DDS
Mohammed K. Qaisi, DMD, MD

2017 Delegates
Coleman J. Spector, DDS
Herbert D. Stith, DDS
Anthony M. Spina, DDS, MD

2017 Alternate Delegate(s) up to 3
Donald L. Hoffman, DDS, PhD
Mark J. Steinberg, DDS, MD
Matthew Bruksch, DDS

The 2018 AAOMS Annual Meeting will be held in Chicago.
Delegates for Illinois will be determined at the March 2018 meeting.

Anesthesia Committee Chair
Jerome ("Jay") Bergamini, DDS

Program Co-Chairmen
James Vaiana, DDS and Leslie Heffez, DMD, MS

DENT-IL PAC Chairman - to be determined

OMS Foundation Ambassador
Edward Rentschler, DDS

OMS PAC Chairman
Stephen Doran, DMD

AAOMS District IV Trustee
J. David Morrison, DMD (Ohio)

Executive Director
Jane R. Stein

(Officers, Councilmen, AAOMS Delegates and Alternates and the chairman of the Anesthesia Committee and Program Committee are invited to all Executive Council meetings. The Delegates, Alternates and Chairmen of the Anesthesia and Program Committees are non-voting members.)



Special Links
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck

American Dental Association

ADSA - American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

AHIMA - American Health Information Management Association

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Illinois State Dental Society

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation

OSHA Home Page

University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation