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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.


1.To appreciate 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.
2.To understand 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
3.To gain insight into a number of the transformational leaders who have contributed to the advancement of scope and relevance of oral and maxillofacial surgery in America.
4.To become familiar with some of the seminal research papers that have influence the current state of the art and practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery.