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AAOMS National Simulation Program

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Involved

Workforce Development Focus

Workforce Issues Addressed


American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Surgical Technologists

Improving the quality of healthcare workforce

Training current healthcare professionals in new techniques or practices


The National Simulation Program is offered by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) to help surgery teams practice and master critical techniques for administering and monitoring office-based anesthesia, for the purpose of better preparing surgery teams for any anesthesia-related situation that could occur during a procedure. Currently, the National Simulation Program has an Office-Based Emergency Airway Management (OBEAM) module, with in-person module sessions, an Office-Based Crisis Management (OBCM) module, and a Sedation online module that is in development.

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