The leadership of oral surgery in the United States asks the public to support
IRVING, Texas, July 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Management of oral surgery in the United States (USOSM)—a specialty management services company that exclusively serves top oral and maxillofacial surgeons—is proud to announce its support for Operation Restore Oral Health by donating to the nonprofit organization a initial contribution of $10,000 – the largest donation in the nonprofit’s history. Additionally, the USOSM is offering a matching incentive of up to $20,000 to encourage others to support this worthy cause.
“The general public only sees a glimpse of what our military men and women go through to fight for our freedom, and there is a monumental gap between the support needed and what is available. Programs like Operation Restore Oral Health help close that gap,” said Richard Hall, USOSM president and CEO and former U.S. Marine. “In addition, Dr. N. Ray Lee, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Operation Restore Oral Health, is a veteran and one of our partner surgeons. We are proud to work alongside him to support this worthy cause.
Operation Restore Oral Health is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides non-VA covered pro bono dental and oral surgery services to honorably discharged U.S. veterans from all branches of the military. Additionally, it provides wisdom tooth extractions to the children of U.S. Special Forces soldiers who have been killed in the line of duty. Its mission is to restore hope to veterans by restoring their smiles, both in form and in function.
“I am extremely grateful to the USOSM for their generosity in supporting this worthy cause,” Dr. Lee said. “I’m a veteran myself and became interested in oral health because of the military. I was a combat-trained medic and cross-trained in dentistry, where I became passionate about the difference good oral health can make, especially in the lives of our service men and women. . Creating Operation Restore Oral Health was a way to give back, to help veterans who cannot afford to change their own smile. It makes such a difference, not just financially, but because they know someone cares.
Dr Lee says that’s usually the case with veterans assisting Operation Restore Oral Health, like former Marine Christopher Coker, who served two tours in Vietnam and had several oral health issues resulting serious Crohn’s disease, as well as complications from an old injury. . Coker had undergone a lung biopsy procedure, during which two large tracheal tubes were placed in parts of both of his lungs. During the removal of the tube, all of Coker’s front teeth were knocked out.
Coker said he had no one to help him, until Operation Restore Oral Health heard what he was going through. The nonprofit provided Coker with everything he needed to get his smile back, including complex surgery that took about eight hours. All at no cost to Coker.
“Helping people like Christopher Coker makes such a big difference. We give hope by giving them a smile,” added Dr. Lee. “Our network of dentists and doctors have graciously stepped up to provide oral health services free of charge, which is having a huge impact. However, there are many other things these veterans need at the same time. time than that – like dental implants and restorative parts, lab work, etc. and the children we serve, and we really couldn’t do it without you.
For more information, visit https://operationrestoreoralhealth.org/.
Based in Irving, Texas, USOSM has partner practices spanning 19 states. They include Texas, Colorado, Georgia, Tennessee, Minnesota, Alabama, Oklahoma, Louisiana, South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Arizona, California, Oregon, Virginia, Washington State and Massachusetts. A shared services organization, USOSM collaborates with top oral and maxillofacial surgeons to offer a partnership solution for continued and accelerated practice success. USOSM provides operational, marketing and administrative support services, reinvests resources and applies best practices to improve clinical and financial performance and produce more stable and profitable growth for all. For more information, visit https://www.usosm.com/.
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