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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
Email isoms99@aol.com

Prospective Program Exhibitors

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ISOMS Spring Educational Program — April 25, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015; 8 AM to 4 PM
Hamburger University on the McDonalds Campus
2715 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, IL 60523

Featuring Lew Estabrooks, DMD, MS: Complications and Pitfalls of Anesthesia and
Edward T. Naureckas, MD: A physiology based approach to Lung Disease

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Next Education Program: April 25, 2015

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Annual Meeting & Educational Program Held

New ISOMS president, Stephen Jagielo (left) presented a traditional president's plaque to outgoing president Michael Zak during the Annual Meeting and Educational Program held October 25, 2014 at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel in Chicago. Dr. Jagielo extended his sincere thanks to Dr. Zak on behalf of the Society for his dedication and hard work during the past year. Guest speaker Don-John Summerlin, an oral pathologist from Indiana, guest speaker for the day was very well received by over 70 members and guests from Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.

Photo, upper right: Drs. S. Todd Jensen and Leslie Heffez, two past presidents of ISOMS, chat during the
2014 Annual Meeting in Chicago. Lower right, guest lecturer Dr. Don-John Summerlin.

2015 Office Anesthesia Evaluations

Early in 2015 those members who are due for office anesthesia evaluations (on our five-year cycle) will receive notices about their assigned evaluator, from our Anesthesia Committee chairman. The name of the Anesthesia Committee member assigned will be in the letter. It is up to both the member and the evaluator to make contact with one another and establish a mutually agreeable date on which the evaluation can take place. We urge you not to wait until the end of the year. There are sample evaluation forms on our website. We will be happy to answer any questions if you contact us by email to isoms99@aol.com.

Once the evaluation is completed, the signed form (please write clearly or print your name under your signature) needs to be mailed or faxed to our office so our records can be updated, and so that we can notify AAOMS. Please return the completed form along with a copy of the doctor's current anesthesia permit, and proof that one assistant has completed the 12 hours of training that is required by the state.

Whenever possible, we try to evaluate members of a group all at the same time. It is recommended that assistant(s) be present. If you have any difficulty finding a mutually convenient date, you may contact us for a new committee member to be assigned. Remember this is a requirement of AAOMS as well as ISOMS. We notify AAOMS immediately upon receiving the completed documentation. There are financial penalties for late compliance, and a members may put his or her membership at risk by delaying the process. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation with this important educational process.

March ACLS & BLS Training Program

The ISOMS March 2014 ACLS & BLS Training program was held at the Hyatt Lodge and Hamburger University on the McDonalds campus in Oak Brook. The weekend program was a success as always and members enjoyed the views in the beautiful surroundings in spite of the wintry weather.

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. At the AAOMS Annual Meeting, 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.

Click here for more information on the evals due this year (2014).

Do We Have Your Current Email Address?

Did this message go to the right place? Are your colleagues getting these e-newsletters and other e-communications from us? More and more of our correspondence is being sent electronically and you may miss some important announements if we do not have your email and/or fax number. Email the office any updates.

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Helpful Links
Illinois State Dental Society


OMS Foundation

American Dental Association

ADSA - American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

UIC College of Dentistry - Dept. OMS

Loyola University College of Surgery - Dept. OMS

Cook County Hospital (Stroger)

HIV Care Connect

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Dr. Stephen Jagielo
ISOMS President

Dr. John Otten
Anesthesia Committee

Jane Stein
Executive Director