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OMSKU V- History of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


This chapter is free to AAOMS Members. There is no CDE/CME credit offered.

Upon completion of this activity, learners should be to:

  • Describe the evolution of the modern version of American oral and maxillofacial surgery from that of a group of dentists with special interest in exodontia to that of a diverse specialty that transcends medicine and dentistry.
  • Discuss the history of organized oral and maxillofacial surgery, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
  • Name a number of the transformational leaders who have contributed to the advancement of scope and relevance of oral and maxillofacial surgery in America.
  • Describe some of the seminal research papers that have influenced the current state of the art and practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery.