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Board of Directors

Dana Leach (Georgia)

Lynn Howard (Michigan)

Audra Lansdown (Texas)

Robin Zenz (Iowa)

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JAWS Society Headquarters

1717 East Republic Road, Suite A
Springfield, MO 65804
fax 417.886.3685

2018 Conference Presenting Sponsor

Southern Anesthesia+Surgical


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Waves of Change: The Power of Performance

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Direct your Lyft, Uber, taxi, or shuttle to

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
900 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Where to Start Sunday

Starting at 4 PM, pick up your name tag and drink ticket—and get oriented to the general session and exhibit hall room—by checking in at the Grand Pacific Ballroom Registration Booth, which is down a short hall to the right of the hotel check-in counters. At 5:00, head to the atrium for Hudson & Delilah, appetizers, and the conference kick off. Click the picture below to view it larger.

Newport Beach Marriott Property Map

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At our 2018 conference, we will explore how change can bring positive, powerful improvements in performance.

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2018 Speakers

Presented By

Southern Anesthesia & Surgical, Inc.


Duffy Boat Scavenger Hunt,
Register Now

Skipper Nye and first mates Krapta-Young, Toombs, Rust and Mueller invite you on three two hour tour of Newport Beach Harbor. It sets sail from the same port* as Skipper and Gilligan set sail from on Tuesday, April 24, as an optional evening excursion that will help you get to know your JAWS friends better as you work to complete the Newport Beach Harbor scavenger hunt together while enjoying the California coast from the ocean and discovering Newport Beach.

Register now... we promise this two-hour tour won't set you on the shore of an uncharted desert isle or turn you into stranded castaways.

Some updates about the scavenger hunt:

  • We are providing some beverages for your boat ride, but please feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks.
  • Duffy boats are equipped with Bluetooth and speaker. Bring your own tunes!
  • There are restrooms at Duffy, so plan to arrive a few minutes early if you need to use the facilities before we take the bus to Balboa Island.

Scavenger Hunt Registration

Gilligan's Island Crew

* At least the same port they were filmed setting sail from...

Register Now for Terri Bradley's Pre-Conference Coding & Billing Course

Special Pricing for Members Attending the Conference

We are so excited to offer a pre-conference course on coding and billing with Terri Bradley. Registration is now open. The capacity of this event is 75, so register today to reserve your seat.

Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Time: 8 AM to 1 PM
Location: Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
Registration: NOW OPEN. Select the appropriate link below.

Members, in order to receive member pricing, you must be logged in before you begin the registration process. If you are unsure at this point whether you will attend the conference but will definitely attend the coding and billing course, please register at the "not attending" link; we can handle the $25 discount later if you are able to attend the conference.

Members Attending Conf.
Members AND Non-Members NOT Attending Conf. 


  • $75: Members also attending the conference
  • $100: Members not attending the conference
  • $125: Non-Members

If you have any questions about pricing or the registration process, please don't hesitate to contact the Linden at the JAWS Society office at (417) 886-8606 or

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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, update and implement important changes, etc.

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.

Join JAWS Society Today!

What a tremendous opportunity for networking with others who "know" exactly the pressures, problems and joys of helping to run an OMS office. It's quite affirming to be associated with an organization dedicated to just practice administrators.

Sherry Jenkins, Office Manager for Dr. Frederick Gustave

The relationships and learning experiences that I have had the privilege to share through the JAWS Society have been a key to my successful transition into OMS from a medical specialty, my ability to stay current as changes occur and my learning from the experiences of my colleagues

Ruth Whitehurst, Austin Oral Surgery

Everyone is just like me - serious about quality and committed to excellence.

Susan Strittmatter, Northern Texas Facial & Oral Surgery

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

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Our Mission

Promote the professional development of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Administrator/Office Manager through peer interaction and educational programs. 

Our Vision

The Jaws Society, Inc. 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.