Mission Statement & General Information
What is the OMS Foundation?
The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation was originally incorporated in 1959 as a not for profit corporation in the State of Illinois and is exempt from the payment of federal income tax pursuant to §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As such, it is characterized as a charitable organization with an obligation to serve the public good.
Today, as the only national foundation which supports the oral and maxillofacial surgery specialty, the OMS Foundation continues to prosper because of the support from members of AAOMS, corporations and friends of the specialty. The focus of the OMS Foundation is supporting research and education to advance the specialty.
To request the OMS Foundation's audit and/or Form 990, please email the OMS Foundation office. To view the Form 990 online, please visit www.guidestar.com.
The OMS Foundation is dedicated to advancing the long term development, health and well-being of the specialty and the public it serves through financial support of research and education consistent with the goals of the AAOMS.
Research and Education
Research and education are critical to making advances in the specialty. The OMS Foundation’s yearly funding of research awards and fellowships allow the specialty to develop new areas of scientific study which will affect the treatment of patients now and for years into the future.
The OMS Foundation has supported hundreds of grants, awards, and projects, for more than $12 million in support for the specialty, including:
- Third Molar Study
- Outcomes Assessment Project
- Research Grants & Fellowships
Donors may make an investment in the future of the specialty with support to the OMS Foundation through membership, the REAP program, and planned gifts.
Opportunities to support the Foundation include membership, pledges and direct contributions, planned giving arrangements, special events, and memorials.