Grants Available to Support Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Missions



The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation have renewed their partnership to support surgeons who work to save the faces and lives of vulnerable patients worldwide.

For the second consecutive year, the AAOMS-Henry Schein Cares Foundation Global Outreach program will provide grants to support oral and maxillofacial surgeons who volunteer their surgical skills in the United States or underserved communities across the globe.

“Oral pathology and disease are not confined by national borders or prosperity,” said AAOMS president Dr. Lou Rafetto. “Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are among the first to volunteer their surgical skills on dental and medical missions that treat indigent and underserved patients around the world.”

The program provides a quartet of $2,500 cash grants to help offset the expenses of 4 oral and maxillofacial surgeons planning to volunteer on a healthcare mission in the United States or internationally. Recipients also will be able to accept up to $2,000 in products from the Henry Schein catalog for use during their mission.

“The work performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons is nothing less than life-changing, and it is incredibly rewarding to be able to support their efforts to treat our society’s most vulnerable patients,” said Steven W. Kess, president of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.

Applications are due by Friday, August 5. Recipients will be notified on Friday, September 20. For more information, including rules, applications, and timeline, visit

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