Our Mission

The mission of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is to enhance surgical excellence through education and to promote fellowship amongst oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

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Our Purpose

Our purpose is to contribute to the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery knowledge that translates into improved patient outcomes. We develop educational activities that address the learning wants and needs of our members and other surgeons and seek to enhance surgical excellence by identifying and closing existing gaps in knowledge.

ACOMS History

Three men met over luncheon in Boston's Copley Hotel in late 1947, good friends and pioneers in what would become the dental specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

The American Society of Oral Surgeons (ASOS now AAOMS) at that time was an outgrowth of the American Society of Exodontist. They were a group of men with a widely diverse training and experience with few who were dealing with that were then considered "major cases" ; i.e. congenital clefts, malignant neoplasia, TMJ, and salivary gland surgery...

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Board of Regents

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Regent - Region I (Northeast)
Regent - Region II (Mid-Atlantic)
Regent - Region III (Southeast)
Regent - Region IV (Great Lakes)
Regent - Region V (Mid-West)
Regent - Region VI (West)

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Through its awards program, ACOMS recognizes outstanding oral and maxillofacial surgeons, honors those making philanthropic and humanitarian contributions to humanity, and supports the ongoing development of surgeons to both advance their knowledge and to support our mission of enhancing surgical excellence through education.

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The ACOMS Fund

Donations to the ACOMS General Fund are used to support the day-to-day operations of ACOMS...


Stuebner Scholar Program

Established by ACOMS in 2016, this program provides opportunities for female surgeons to advance through...


Resident Travel Fund

100% of donations to the Resident Travel Award Sponsorship are used to fund travel opportunities for...



The ACOMS Donor Advised Fund supports education and research to advance the specialty of oral and...