The Houston Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons was founded in 1948 with the objectives to promote and advance the art and science of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; to encourage continuing education and research; to promote unity and harmony among its members; to cooperate with other dental societies and positive collaboration with The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; and to enlighten the health professions and the general public in matters relating to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.