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JAWS Society: A National Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Administrators
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Board of Directors

Dana Leach (Georgia)

Lynn Howard (Michigan)

Audra Lansdown (Texas)

Robin Zenz (Iowa)

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JAWS Society Headquarters

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

2017 Conference Presenting Sponsor

OMS National Insurance Company


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Updated "Destination: Downtown"
(with music options!)

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Destination: Downtown Austin, Live Music Capital of the World

Austin, TX, Austin City Limits by Dos Ojos

Hop on a charter bus that will take you from our hotel to Downtown Austin Tuesday night during the conference. We will start at The Backyard at Sheraton Austin at the Capitol, and then the bus will drop you off at various hotspots along 6th Street and around downtown. Check out these recommendations from our Austin team on the ground.

For more information about the evening, click here. Register for Tuesday night for you and your guest during conference registration. (If you have already registered for the conference and would like to sign up for Tuesday night, email Linden ASAP--limited seating available.)

(Photo is of the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, held in Austin, Texas each year, is one of the reasons Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World. Photo by Dos Ojos, via


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.