About Us

The American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM), founded in 1945, is the membership organization representing the discipline of Oral Medicine. Our membership provides care to thousands of our nation’s youth and adults whose underlying medical condition affects oral health and the delivery of dental care.Scott DeRossi and Patient

Experts who are board certified by the American Board of Oral Medicine as diplomates are the primary contributors to professional education programs and scholarly activity in the field. AAOM, in accordance with its vision and mission, advocates optimal oral health and health care for anyone with medical illness. AAOM's advocacy activities take place within the broader health care community and with the public at local, regional, and national levels. Clinician's Guides are one of the components of the AAOM’s advocacy activities.

The Academy is a sponsor of the American Board of Oral Medicine—which is responsible for examining and certifying candidates who have received approved postdoctoral training. Requirements correspond to those of national specialty boards.

Membership Activities

  • National meetings of the AAOM at reduced membership rates
  • Lectures, workshops, and seminars
  • Research
  • Cooperation with dental and other health care educational institutions in developing Oral Medicine programs
  • Sponsorship of the American Board of Oral Medicine
  • Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology (OOOO) Journal
  • Development of pre- and postdoctoral Oral Medicine programs
  • Newsletters and monographs (Clinician’s Guides) in English and Spanish
  • Professional recognition, fellowships, and awards
  • The Awards and Endowment Fund which sponsors student graduate awards and abstract and research awards
  • Social activities

If you meet the qualifications for membership, please join us!

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