The Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is a not-for-profit professional association, incorporated in the State of Illinois. ISOMS is dedicated to the advancement of public welfare through educational programs that help improve standards of practice in the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Illinois.
Active ISOMS members are graduates of accredited dental schools who have also completed an accredited training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, are licensed to practice dentistry or medicine in the State of Illinois, and limit their practice exclusively to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Active members must participate in the Society's Office Anesthesia Evaluation Program as a precondition of membership and every five years thereafter, and they must maintain membership in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
For additional information on membership, contact the ISOMS headquarters:
810 S. Waukegan Road, Suite 104
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
Phone 847 482.0222
eFax 847 574.0445
Annual Meeting and Election of Officers Held
The ISOMS Annual Meeting and Election of Officers was held on Saturday, November 9th, at the Westin Michigan Hotel, Chicago. The event featured Henry A. Gremillion, DDS, MAGD. A special thanks to the exhibitors who help ISOMS by defraying some of the cost of conducting our semi-annual education programs for members.
Enjoy these photos from the November 9th Annual Meeting and Election of Officers for 2014!
Schedule Your Anesthesia Evaluation or We'll Be Forced to Drop You!
If you are due for an Anesthesia Evaluation this year and have not yet completed it, you must at least schedule the office visit and forward the scheduled date to ISOMS ASAP. The AAOMS Annual Meeting is in October, at which they review — and subsequently drop — members who have not made an attempt to complete the evaluation on time. If you are dropped from AAOMS, you'll be dropped from ISOMS, too and will be required to re-apply to both.
The ISOMS ACLS/BLS Training program will be held on the weekend of March 1 & 2, 2014 at the Hyatt Lodge and Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL. Members and their staff are welcome to attend. We have blocked some rooms for Friday and Saturday nights at $125 + tax. Call the hotel for reservations at 630-568-1234. More details will be available soon. Continuing Education Requirements
Total: 48 hours required in the three year licensing cycle. The next license renewals will be due in September 2015. At least 9 hours of the 48 must be applicable to anesthesia for anyone who has an anesthesia permit.
Office Anesthesia Evaluations
During 2013, all completed office anesthesia evaluations must be submitted to ISOMS with a copy of a certificate proving that one office assistant has completed the training required by the state. As always, we must also see a copy of the doctor's current anesthesia permit. We will accept the completed forms by mail or by fax to 847-574-0445. Please make certain that signatures are legible, and the complete document is sent.
It is up to the evaluator (assigned by the Chairman of the ISOMS Anesthesia Committee), and the person due for the Office Anesthesia Evaluation to get in contact with each other to establish a mutually agreeable time to complete the process. Every effort is made to get all members of the same practice to complete the evaluation on the same day. As a reminder, after the initial evaluation upon application for membership,
the process must be completed every five years to comply with ISOMS and AAOMS Bylaws. We report completed evaluations to AAOMS for Illinois members. All original signed evaluations and supporting documents, including a copy of a current anesthesia permit are scanned onto our database.
Due to our limited resources, evaluations will only be completed in the year in which they are due, and not sooner than the five year cycle. There is a financial penalty for late evaluations that are not completed in the year in which they are due. If a member is more than two years late, he or she risks expulsion from the Society.
The evaluation schedule for the current year is posted here on the web site and is updated at least quarterly.
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