GSOMS Past President Pat Allen Dies

Dr. Patrick G. Allen, of Highlands, North Carolina, passed away suddenly on May 15. He was in the arms of his loving wife, Patricia Flewellyn Allen, who shared his love for 33 years.

Pat was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and attended Millsaps College, where he earned a double Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and physics and a minor degree in biology. He then attended the University of Tennessee, Memphis, dental school where he earned a Doctor of Dental Science degree. He was then commissioned to the United States Air Force as a dentist and served as a Colonel at Aviano Air Force Base in Italy. He enjoyed traveling throughout Italy and Germany during his time in Europe. He returned to the US and practiced dentistry in Atlanta for a short time before furthering his career as an oral surgeon. He trained in oral surgery as a fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he also received a Master of Science degree. He then moved to Macon, Georgia, where he practiced for almost 30 years.

He was a member of the American Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association and served as president of the Georgia Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. His compassion for his patients was felt by all.

He lived in Highlands, North Carolina for 23 years where he and his wife opened the Morning Star Inn and operated it for 7 years before retiring. He lived a full life and enjoyed traveling the world, scuba diving, theater, classical music and reading.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Pat) Allen, children Julie Johnson Osborn, Henry Lee Johnson, III, Kevin Drew Allen, Stephanie Lynn Allen, Jennifer Allen Johannessen and six grandchildren.

He was the epitome of a fine southern gentleman and his kindness and loving spirit will be missed by all who were fortunate to have known him.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cashiers Highlands Humane Society, P.O. Box 638, Cashiers, NC 28717 in honor of Miss Lucy, who brought so much joy to Pat’s life.

Dr. Perciaccante’s OMS Foundation Challenge

Dear Colleagues and members of the GSOMS,

Dr. Vinny Perciaccante has made a pledge to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation Major Gifts Campaign for $25,000 ($5,000 per year over a five-year period). Dr. Gary Bouloux and Dr. J. David Allen have already matched the pledge.

Dr. Perciaccante says:
“The need to support research and education in OMS cannot be disputed. Our future depends on it. I would love to see a greater degree of involvement and giving from our state so I am going to put my money where my mouth is. I would like to put forth a challenge to the members of GSOMS. If, by December 31, 2016, five members of the GSOMS will match my pledge of $25,000 over five years, to the OMSF Major Gifts Campaign, I will increase my Estate gift to the RV Walker Society of the OMSF by $25,000. If ten do it, I will increase my Estate gift to the RV Walker Society of the OMSF by $50,000”.

To meet Dr. Perciaccante’s challenge, click here to submit your major gifts donation.

Please note “Dr. Perciaccante Challenge” on the form!


Associate Opportunity

Solo practitioner in Rome, GA looking for an associate. Convenient to Atlanta, Chattanooga and Birmingham, Rome has been named as one of America’s Top 100 places to live. Historic downtown Rome was named a Historic Main Streets across the USA.

Rome has 2 medical centers, Redmond Regional Medical Center and Floyd Medical Center, and a large multispecialty medical clinic, Harbin Clinic. We are home to Shorter University, Berry College, Georgia Highlands College and Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Public schools are ranked high in the state and we boast of an internationally known private school, Darlington School that serves Pre-k-12, as well as several other private schools.

We are home to the Single A Rome Braves, a 60 court tennis center and an active arts community. Rome has a small town atmosphere (pop. 36,000) but a regional population of 380,000.

I need an associate for a thriving 24-year old practice. I am looking for a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with a genuine interest in patient care that will complement the practice and desires to perform full-scope oral and maxillofacial surgery. My highly motivated and positive staff and I will handle the marketing, new patient generation and administration. We offer great income potential and working conditions. Our office has just finished a major renovation to our 5,000 square feet allowing for enhanced patient care in a comfortable environment.

Contact: Dr. John J. Beninato
21 John Maddox Drive
Rome, GA 30165

Posted: August 24, 2016

Acworth Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Practice for sale

Acworth Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Practice for sale:

Highly profitable Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Practice in N ATL Area.

2500 sq ft with 3 operatories and plenty of space for growth. Over $690k in revenue (3 yr avg) with strong cash flow. Established referral network over 15 yrs.

Email for more information.

Posted 6-14-16

ORAL Surgeon Needed for Group Practice

Georgia Group Practice seeking a well-qualified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon for a part-time or full-time position in the Greater Atlanta Area

Choice One Dental Partners is Dentist-owned and committed to ensuring that every patient enjoys an exceptional dental care experience. We are looking to expand our oral surgery service offerings and seek a high-quality Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon to join our group. Arrangements can be flexible to accommodate existing schedules, including part-time or full-time commitments.  Each of our practices is established with great patients, staff, technological capabilities, and growth potential. This is an opportunity to join a progressive and fast-growing dental group.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Must be certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Active State Dental Board license

Email: to learn more.

Posted: March 29, 2016

Associate OMS

Looking for Associate OMS

Date Posted: 9-30-15

Solo practitioner of thriving practice in Rome, Georgia (70 miles NW of Atlanta) looking for associate OMS with genuine interest in patient care.

Highly motivated and positive staff. Great income potential and opportunity in this newly renovated office. I would like to provide you with more information on this practice and our community.

Please email me at

5th Annual Facial Trauma and Reconstruction Conference:

Advances in Maxillofacial Soft and Hard Tissue Reconstruction

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Office Anesthesia Evaluation

Remember if your OAE is due in 2016 you must complete it ASAP.

The penalty for non-completion of your evaluation will be suspension or termination of membership in GSOMS and thereby from the AAOMS. This will impact those who also have insurance through OMSNIC as AAOMS membership is required for OMSNIC coverage.

Report from Legislative Session

Frank H. White III, D.D.S.

    • FL-state-capDental Student loan repayment program appears to be on track to be reinstated.
    • Single administrator for Dental Medicaid passed in the House 166-1.
    • Unfair Practices Insurance Bill is in committee for review and discussion of the issues.
    • Local Anesthesia Bill: In House – This would allow licensed dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia under the direct supervision of a dentist. GDA recommends that only the dentist administer local anesthesia.
    • Anti-Fluoridation Bill: Did not move out of the House during this session.

Emory University School of Medicine Update

Gary F Bouloux MD, DDS

The division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Emory University has had a productive 12 months. There are several notable achievements and milestones worthy of reporting. [Read more…]