The Department of OMS is doing very well and we’re very excited about the future. We face many challenges and changes but the school has a good plan. We have chartered a path, the rudder is in the water and the winds are beginning to blow. Dean Mike Reddy is very involved and appreciates the value of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Our vision is to optimize oral health in Alabama and beyond. Our core values are unity of purpose, excel‐ lence, innovation, and patient care. I believe our faculty, residents and students are excited about their knowledge in clinical skills.