Rosemont, IL /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - A national campaign launched by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) to inform the public of the training, skills and expertise of oral and maxillofacial surgeons has been honored with 26 awards in the past year.
The AAOMS Informational Campaign was recognized for its overall campaign, educational videos, consumer website and public service announcements (PSAs) in nine national and international communications, publications and digital awards competitions.
The goal of the AAOMS campaign is to 1) increase the public perception of the OMS scope of practice, 2) inform prospective patients of OMS education and training, and 3) convey the specialty's contributions to public health. The campaign has been successful in all three areas through the development of a consumer-facing website (MyOMS.org), a series of educational videos, digital and print advertising, and PSAs focusing on oral cancer and obstructive sleep apnea.
"AAOMS is pleased to receive acclaim from these prestigious awards organizations for our overall Informational Campaign as well as its individual components," said AAOMS President Brett L. Ferguson, DDS, FACS. "We know from annual surveys the campaign is effectively reaching consumers with our message, but we're also proud our creative work is respected and being acknowledged by communications professionals."
Awards won in the past year include:
The experts in face, mouth and jaw surgery® — The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is the professional organization representing more than 11,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons, OMS residents and OMS professional staff in the United States. AAOMS supports its fellows' and members' ability to practice their specialty through education, research and advocacy. AAOMS fellows and members comply with rigorous continuing education requirements and submit to periodic office anesthesia evaluations. For additional information about oral and maxillofacial surgery, visit the AAOMS websites at AAOMS.org and myOMS.org.
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