The American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons established the W. Harry Archer Award to recognize the achievements of outstanding oral and maxillofacial surgeons and to recognize the major contributions to the specialty by Dr. Archer.
Dr. Archer was a prolific writer, gifted and respected teacher, and a trailblazer in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His excellence in leadership, teaching, research, and writing place him among the eternal giants of our specialty. Please review this page to view details about Dr. Archer. The W. Harry Archer Award recipients are asked to deliver the Kurt H. Thoma lecture upon receiving the Archer Award. For details about Dr. Thoma, please view this page.
ACOMS has honored the individuals below with the prestigious W. Harry Archer Award for their excellence in education and promotion of our specialty: