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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

From the ISOMS President, Mike Zak
Proposed changes to the Illinois Dental Practice Act
Which Will Affect Your Practice

There is a proposal before the Joint Commission on Administrative Rules (JCAR) which will affect the way you will be able to train your anesthesia staff going forward.

The two main effects of the proposed rule change are that only 6 of the required 12 hours of training can be completed online, and that the "clinical" section of the training will require airway management training on a mannequin. This training would have to be supervised by a state approved instructor who is not the employer of the anesthesia assistant. Currently, all 12 hours of training can be obtained online, and the clinical portions of the training can by taught by you as the anesthesia provider.

If these rules pass, the AAOMS Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Exam (DAANCE) and the Dental Anesthesia Online courses will no longer fulfill the training requirements.

The board of directors of ISOMS has gone on record as opposing these rule changes, and has contacted both the ISDS and JCAR voicing our opposition. We are reaching out to the membership of the ISOMS to encourage you to contact board members of ISDS or JCAR who you may know. Encourage board members of ISDS to apply all due influence on the Illinois lawmakers so that these rule changes do not come into effect. If you know any of the legislators on JCAR, please contact them and let them know that these rule changes are unnecessary and counter productive. Click on these links for copies of the letters sent to JCAR and ISDS.

If these rules do take effect, there will likely not be any lag time, and the rule changes will be immediate. In addition to reaching out to anyone on the ISDS board or JCAR you may know, it may also be prudent to complete any anesthesia staff training as soon as possible, as there appears to be a grandfather clause for those who are trained under the current rules so long as the training is completed by the time the new rules would be enacted.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Save the Dates

CSOMS Spring Education Program
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Chicago Marriott Oak Brook

ISOMS Annual Meeting
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago

Watch for more details on both meetings to come in our Calendar of Events.

For ISOMS Delegates and Alternates:

The ISOMS Delegates and Alternates are expected to attend a District IV Caucus meeting to be held on August 9 at AAOMS headquarters in Rosemont.

The AAOMS Annual Meeting will be held in Hawaii this year, September 8-13. ISOMS will have three Delegates and three Alternate Delegates in attendance. The 2015 Annual Meeting will be in Washington, DC.

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.

Free Paper Shredding Day

Lake County Medical Society invites ISOMS members to participate in the next Shred-it event. We are teaming up with Shred-it to provide members another free paper shredding day. The event is held at Christ Church, 100 N. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest, from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, May 3rd. RSVP is strongly encouraged; email LakeDocs@aol.com. Click here for complete details on this event.

Important Details!

• RSVP required if you expect to bring a large volume of paper to shred (more than 20 grocery-size bags).
• Members who bring more than 20 grocery bags or 10 cartons of paper must pay $25 to help cover costs. Members who bring more than 40 bags/20 cartons must pay $100, and advanced notice is required. Please bring a check payable to "Lake County Medical Society."
• Members must stay until their documents are shredded. LCMS cannot be responsible for papers left for shredding.
• No paper boxes and no plastic, please. We cannot destroy boxes, so you will have to carry them back with you. Staples and paper clips are not a problem; binder clips and large metal clips must be removed, however. No X-ray films, please.

Spring Education Program: June 8th

Save the date — Sunday, June 8th, 2014. The Chicago Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons announces the Spring Education Program for that date from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook, 1401 West 22nd Street, Oak Brook, Illinois. The program will feature Joseph I. Helman, DMD. Click here for complete details on the program.

Continuing Education Requirements

Schedule your Office Anesthesia Evaluation as soon as possible in the New Year. Time runs away with us all — especially when the weather improves — so do yourself a favor and schedule your anesthesia evaluation as soon as you can, if you are due in 2014. It is up to the member due for an evaluation (or the group practice) to make contact with the assigned member of the ISOMS Anesthesia Committee You will be notified by mail, and we keep the schedule posted here on the website. If you are due, a $150 fee was added to your annual dues statement for the year. There is a financial penalty for non-compliance, or tardy evaluations, so please plan to get yours completed as soon as possible. Evaluations are due upon joining ISOMS, and then every five years thereafter. Members who do not comply also risk expulsion from membership in both ISOMS and AAOMS.

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. 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.

DISCLAIMER: The links on this web site are provided only for the convenience of ISOMS site visitors. ISOMS has no interest in, responsibility for, or control over some linked sites. ISOMS makes no promise or warranties of any kind, express or implied, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, as to the content of the linked sites. In no event shall ISOMS be liable for damages resulting from the use of linked sites.



Ad Rates

Click here for ISOMS ad rates.

Join a friendly and progressive staff in state-of-the-art Practice. FT position immediately available for highly motivated, team oriented candidates with 3+ years of experience with dental/surgical assisting. Position is a dual role also providing administrative support as needed. Location-Naperville. Please click here to contact with resume and cover letter.

Looking for Oral Surgery Anesthesia Assistant who has successfully completed AAOMS's Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Examination (DAANCE) or equivalent and is available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays as needed for practice with emphasis on oral surgery with moderate IV sedation located in the western suburbs. Click here to send email regarding this ad.

Job Opening
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the UIC College of Dentistry is seeking an experienced Oral and Maxillofacial billing and coding specialist. For more information, click here.

Dr. Michael Zak
ISOMS President

Dr. Herbert Stith
Anesthesia Committee

Jane Stein
Executive Director

Special 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)

Web Link
SteriSafe.com — view a virtual demo of online OSHA Compliance Tools and Online Continuing Education Training Center. Also, Stericycle.com, main site showing all of the service offered as well as information on the company.