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Grants awarded to oral and maxillofacial surgeons for volunteer service

December 18, 2019 GMT

ROSEMONT, Ill., Dec. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation are supporting the volunteer service of four oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMSs) through the joint Global Outreach Program.

For the fifth consecutive year, AAOMS and the Foundation are presenting $2,500 grants to four doctors to help fund their oral and maxillofacial surgery care in the United States or overseas. The program also offers each recipient $2,000 in healthcare products courtesy of Henry Schein Cares, which aims to increase the delivery of healthcare services and information to at-risk and underserved communities.

“Since 2015, the Global Outreach Program has provided support to oral and maxillofacial surgeons in their efforts to deliver critical care around the world through such needed procedures as cleft lip and palate repair and tumor removal,” said AAOMS President Victor L. Nannini, DDS, FACS. “Oral and maxillofacial surgeons help change lives.”

The 2019 grant recipients are:

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The experts in face, mouth and jaw surgery® — The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is the professional organization representing more than 11,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons, OMS residents and OMS professional staff in the United States. AAOMS supports its fellows’ and members’ ability to practice their specialty through education, research and advocacy. AAOMS fellows and members comply with rigorous continuing education requirements and submit to periodic office anesthesia evaluations. For additional information about oral and maxillofacial surgery, visit the AAOMS websites at AAOMS.org and MyOMS.org.

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SOURCE American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons