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ASMS: The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
ASMS: The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

Leaders in the Education, Art, and
Science of Facial Reconstruction

History of ASMS

This year, we celebrate the 75th anniversary (1947-2022) of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS). The need for a society focused on not only soft tissue but also injury involving the maxillofacial skeleton became apparent soon after the start of World War I (1911-1918). With advancing weapon technology in the setting of trench warfare, large volumes of survivable maxillofacial injuries necessitated the search for more effective treatments and thus, the formation of specialized maxillofacial units in Europe and the United States. [1] Maxillofacial injuries have two distinguishing features that when combined are unique among military injuries: survivability, yet severe disfigurements that dressings or clothing alone cannot hide.
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