Welcome to SOMSA

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; and update and implement important changes at the office.

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.

A huge benefit of joining SOMSA 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 SOMSA forums. It is strictly Members Only, so join today to get the support and knowledge of people just like you.

2025 conference


WHEN: Sun, April 6th - Wed, April 9th, 2025
WHERE: The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
335 Powell St.
San Francisco | CA 94102
Hotel group reservation link coming summer 2024
Conference registration coming December 2024
Everyone is just like me -
serious about quality and committed to excellence.
- Susan Strittmatter, Northern Texas facial & oral surgery

Membership benefits

Annual Conference. Education and networking—learn from dynamic speakers and engage with other OMS administrators in both formal and informal networking.

Forums. Access year-round networking on the SOMSA forums, where members share solutions on every topic of OMS practice management.

Webinars. Learn without leaving your office through member-exclusive webinars every other month on wide-ranging topics.

Educational Resources. The Education Committee is continuously adding to our online library of links and documents to create a database of helpful deadlines and resources.

OMSNIC Newsletter. SOMSA-exclusive, administrator-targeted newsletter, regarding risk management information and updates, including three new on-demand educational courses, webinars, and the OMS Guardian, OMSNIC’s bi-monthly risk management newsletter — no more than 2 emails/month; unsubscribe at any time.


Our mission

To provide professional and personal development for OMS practice administrators that align with our 6 core values.


Our vision

SOMSA 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.

6 Core Values

LEADERSHIP. Cultivate excellence in OMS practice administrators as they lead staff teams towards practice goals while also navigating their unique seat at the table with doctors and partners.

EDUCATION. Provide educational programming designed to meet the unique professional needs of OMS practice administrators.

AUTHENTICITY. Encourage authenticity in our members as they lead with humility, integrity, and courage in interactions with doctors, staff, patients, each other, and the public.

INNOVATION. Influence industry development by encouraging and supporting our members as they intentionally innovate towards growth and profitability in their practices.

COMPLIANCE. Foster compliance in our members’ practices by raising awareness of law and regulation changes, so they can ensure staff and patient safety and manage risk for their practices.

NETWORKING. Organize opportunities for our members to strengthen their professional relationships between other OMS practice administrators and with vendors, for the benefit of their practices and our community.