About the CAOMS

(CAOMS) is a non-profit organization that serves the needs of hundreds of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons across Canada. The CAOMS is designed to support the ongoing requirements of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and ensure that they are able to maintain excellence in their area of specialty.

BECOME A MEMBER

The CAOMS helps Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons by enabling members to stay connected, remain on the leading edge of this specialty through continuing education and regular meetings, support ongoing research, and representing and advocating for the needs of this profession to various interest groups to further advance the profession.

CAOMS membership

For Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons who are not yet members, the benefits of joining this organization are many!

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Resident membership

The CRAOMS’s main goal is to improve communication and provide support for residents during their studies.

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OUR EXECUTIVE

The members of the CAOMS Executive Council consist of five line officers, an Executive Director, Regional Councilors, a Membership Chair and Communications and Marketing Chair. The line officers have a one-year mandate and include the President, President-Elect, Past-President, Treasurer and Secretary.

The Executive Council work together to advocate for the OMS specialty and further the development of the Association for its members and the public.

Dr. Miller Smith

President

Calgary, AB

Dr. Chad Robertson

President – Elect

Halifax, NS

Dr. Robert Paquin

Treasurer

Québec, QC

Dr. Robert Wagner

Secretary

Regina, SK

Dr. Pierre-Éric Landry

Executive Director

Québec, QC

Dr. Kevin McCann

Past President

Waterloo, ON

Dr. Wendall Mascarenhas

Membership Chair

Toronto, ON

Dr. Antoine Chehade

Communication and Marketing Chair

Montréal, QC

Dr. Emilie Archambault

Canadian Residents Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Representative (CRAOMS)

Laval, QC

Dr. Susan Bourque

Atlantic Canada Regional Councilor

Sydney, NS

Dr. Claude Guimond

Quebec Regional Councilor

Gatineau, QC

Dr. Stephen K.C. Ho

Ontario Regional Councilor

Mississauga, ON

Dr. Kabir Virdi

Prairie Regional Councilor

Saskatoon, SK

Dr. Graham Cobb

Alberta Regional Councilor

Calgary, AB

Dr. Raymon Grewal

British Columbia Regional Councilor

Vancouver, BC

If you would like to contact any member of the CAOMS Executive please email the COAMS Secretariat.

Past presidents

CAOMS Presidents since 1953

In Memoriam

The CAOMS is saddened to report the passing of our valued members. Their contribution to the development of our specialty will not be forgotten. A memorial donation has been made in honour of each deceased member to the Foundation for Continuing Education and Research (CAOMS).

Membre Défunt
Province
Année
Sheldon Claman
Winnipeg, MB
2020
Simon Weinberg
Toronto, ON
2018
Ed Grodecki
Brampton, ON
2017
Richard Emery
Montreal, QC
2017
François Wilson
Lévis, QC
2016
David Precious
Halifax, NS
2015
Alva Swanson
Vancouver, BC
2015
Gerald Baker
Toronto, ON
2013
Timothy Head
Montreal, QC
2013
Alexander (Sandy) Hoffman
Halifax, NS
2013
Andrew Boyko
Hamilton, ON
2012
William W. Dowhos
Thunder Bay, ON
2011
Murray E. Mickleborough
Edmonton, AB
2011
E.W. Paul Luxford
Calgary, AB
2011
Gerard de Montigny
St-Hippolyte, QC
2009
Gaston Chesnay
Mont-Royal, QC
2008
Alan S. Brown
Toronto, ON
2007
Daniel G. Johnson
Stoney Creek, ON
2007
Jon P. Cardinal
St. John’s, NL
2007
Thomas A. Wintermans
Thunder Bay, ON
2007
Jean-Yves Turcotte
Ste-Foy
2007
Pierre Surprenant
Sherbrooke, QC
2007
Harold F. Biewald
Ottawa, ON
2006
Antoine Raymond
Laval, QC
2006
Frank A. Smith
Vancouver, BC
2004
Paul J. Demers
Sarnia, ON
2003
Peter Smylski
Mississauga, ON
2002
John (Jack) McCarthy
Quebec
1999

Donate

The CAOMS is in constant need of your support so that we can continue to help our surgeons.

We contribute to the public welfare by the advancement of the specialty of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery through research, education, and the diffusion of knowledge.

The CAOMS supports its members in their efforts to provide charitable outreach works worldwide for the benefit of those unable to otherwise access this care.

NEWS

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Awards

 It is one of the priorities of the CAOMS to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to the CAOMS, the profession of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and/or their community. In this regard, the following two awards have been established to offer a mechanism to achieve such recognition:

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes CAOMS members who have made a major and significant current, past, or long-standing contribution of benefit to the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and/or the Association through clinical, academic, research, public service or Association related activities.

The Honorary Membership Award recognizes any individual who has made substantial and distinguished contribution to the advancement of the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, who has rendered valuable service to the Association, and such other deserving persons as may be determined by the Executive Council. Such individuals may be nominated for appointment as an Honorary Member of the Association by the Executive Council.

Nominate a Surgeon

In order to nominate an individual for either of the above two awards, please complete the Nomination Form and email it to caoms@caoms.com or fax/mail to the CAOMS secretariat.

The Al Swanson Award was created by the CAOMS to encourage the participation of students, residents-in-training and potential new members in the collective affairs of the profession at large.

Every year, an amount of $300.00 is awarded by the CAOMS to all first-year residents accepted in each of the six graduate OMS training programs in Canada.

The Al Swanson Award acknowledges the outstanding contribution and volunteer service of Dr. Alva Swanson to the CAOMS.

Recipients

2020

No awards presented

2019

Distinguished Service Award:

2018

Distinguished Service Award:

2017

Distinguished Service Award:

2016

No awards presented

2015

Distinguished Service Award:

2014

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2013

Distinguished Service Award:

2012

No awards presented

2011

Distinguished Service Award:

2010

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2009

Distinguished Service Award:

Honorary Membership

2008

Distinguished Service Award:

2007

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2006

Distinguished Service Award:

2005

Distinguished Service Award:

Award of Merit

Pre-2003

Distinguished Service Award:

Honorary Membership:

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