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Dana Leach (Georgia)

Lynn Howard (Michigan)

Audra Lansdown (Texas)

Robin Zenz (Iowa)

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1717 East Republic Road, Suite A
Springfield, MO 65804
fax 417.886.3685

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Southern Anesthesia+Surgical


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Members Only Webinar

Patient Safety Considerations: Intake and Discharge

OMSNIC Have you registered yet for Julie Goldbergs's webinar covering the safety considerations patient intake and discharge? The webinar is Tuesday, August 21, at 11 AM CT. Members, click here to register.

About the Presenter

Julie Goldberg, DDS, with OMSNICJulie Goldberg is the Education Coordinator at OMSNIC and Fortress. Julie received her dental degree from the University of Illinois and is a licensed dentist in both Illinois and Florida. She is a Chicago area native who has been in private practice in Illinois as well as in the Ft. Lauderdale, FL area, and currently maintains membership with the ADA as well as the Chicago Dental Society. Julie brings her clinical dental experience and knowledge to the Patient Safety and Risk Management Department.

Course Description

This webinar will cover patient safety and risk management considerations related to patient intake and discharge in the OMS office. Topics covered include: Administrative and Clinical intake and discharge, time outs, surgical checklists, escort considerations and emergency preparedness. Join us for a discussion on how to increase patient safety and reduce risk. Following the discussion,there will be time for members to ask liability-related questions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Adopt or enhance practice policies related to patient intake and discharge in both the administrative and clinical offices to increase patient safety and reduce risk.
  2. Review the benefits of a surgical checklist, time outs and good catch initiatives.
  3. Understand best practices as they relate to emergency preparedness for all staff in the OMS office.

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA: 2019 Annual Conference 

Savannah. April 7-10, 2019. Be there, or be square (like a box of chocolates). Our 2019 Annual Conference will be in the Hostess City of the South, at the Marriott Savannah Riverfront, and we hope you'll join us! We will open our group-rate hotel reservation link this summer, and conference registration will open in December, but pencil it in your calendar today.

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As administrators of busy oral surgery practices do you find that there are never enough hours in a day to complete every task or process every request made either by your staff or doctors?

We juggle our schedules and prioritize; we take and return many important calls, schedule and attend important meetings, make time to listen to our staffs’ and doctors’ concerns, update and implement important changes, etc.

Our responsibilities in running a successful OMS practice are endless. It is our responsibility as administrators/managers to make sure that every day runs smoothly, efficiently and harmoniously.

Join JAWS Society Today!

What a tremendous opportunity for networking with others who "know" exactly the pressures, problems and joys of helping to run an OMS office. It's quite affirming to be associated with an organization dedicated to just practice administrators.

Sherry Jenkins, Office Manager for Dr. Frederick Gustave

The relationships and learning experiences that I have had the privilege to share through the JAWS Society have been a key to my successful transition into OMS from a medical specialty, my ability to stay current as changes occur and my learning from the experiences of my colleagues

Ruth Whitehurst, Austin Oral Surgery

Everyone is just like me - serious about quality and committed to excellence.

Susan Strittmatter, Northern Texas Facial & Oral Surgery

A huge benefit of joining JAWS is having access to other practice managers around the country who encounter the same issues you do. We have a lively discussion of those issues and share our solutions to them in the forums. It is strictly Members Only, so join today to get the support and knowledge of people just like you.

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Our Mission

Promote the professional development of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Administrator/Office Manager through peer interaction and educational programs. 

Our Vision

The Jaws Society, Inc. will provide its members the opportunity to belong to an organization recognized as the leading national authority on all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery practice management.