Messages from your AAOM leadership, updates from national schools, and more.


In This Issue:

AAOM President's Message

AAOM Welcomes New Association Executive

Member Highlights

2020 EBD Accomplished Faculty Award

World Workshop on Oral Medicine VIII

News from Schools

AAOM Social Media and Webinar: An Outreach

AAOM Announces New Publications Committee

Dr. Robert Arm Obituary

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Editor: Dr. Juan Bugueno

Co-editor: Dr. Chizobam Idahosa

Editor Emeritus and Copy Editor: Michael Krakow

ADA Officially Recognizes Oral Medicine Definition

Oral Medicine: Oral Medicine is the specialty of dentistry responsible for the oral health care of medically complex patients and for the diagnosis and management of medically-related diseases, disorders and conditions affecting the oral and maxillofacial region. 

AAOM's Fall 2020 Newsletter

The Fall 2020 Newsletter contains messages from your AAOM leadership, Academy announcements, a new Member Spotlight, COVID-19 information, and more.

Message from the President

On behalf of the Presidential Triumvirate Dr. Lauren Patton, Dr. Eric Stoopler, and Dr. Andres Pinto

Welcome to the Fall 2020 newsletter,

Although many dispute Winston Churchill’s authorship of the saying “Never let a good crisis go to waste,” most organizations have taken the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to innovate and explore new ways to communicate.

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AAOM Welcomes New Executive Director

Felicia Kenan, MPA, CMP

AAOM feels fortunate to have found Felicia to fill this role as she brings a wealth of knowledge that is extremely important to have in the Executive Director for AAOM and ABOM. She is an accomplished association executive, with more than 16 years of association experience, and she has worked for associations in both the stand-alone and AMC models as well.

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AAOM Member Highlights

Nancy W. Burkhart Iquebal Hasan Markéta Janovská

2020 Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) Accomplished Faculty Award

Rajesh V. Lalla, BDS., PhD, will receive the 2020 EBD Accomplished Faculty Award. Dr. Lalla is a professor and associate dean for research at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He developed as well as teaches the school’s course on evidence-based decision-making, which emphasizes experiential learning and student participation with minimal lecturing.

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World Workshop on Oral Medicine VIII

In the mid-1980s, Professor Sir David Mason (UK) and Dr. Dean Millard (US) conceived the idea of convening experts in oral medicine from around the world to explore the current status and future directions of the field.

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News from Schools

Hear from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard School of Medicine; the University of Washington School of Dentistry; and the School of Dentistry University of California, San Francisco.

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AAOM Social Media and Webinar: An Outreach

Jaisri R. Thoppay, DDS, MBA, MS

This year, AAOM started a webinar series to foster an interactive way of learning and staying connected. The live sessions are an exciting global opportunity to share presentations and encourage real-time conversations.

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AAOM Announces New Publication Committee

The AAOM Publication Committee has incorporated new members:

  • Dr. Juan Bugueno – Chair (Newsletter)

  • Dr. Milda Chmieliauskaite – Co-chair (Clinician’s Guides and Clinical Practice Statements)

  • Dr. Ahmed Sultan (Clinician’s Guides and Clinical Practice Statements)

  • Dr. Michal Kuten-Shorrer (Clinician’s Guides and Clinical Practice Statements)

  • Dr. Chizobam Idahosa (Newsletter)

  • Dr. Rashmi Mishra (Clinician’s Guides and Clinical Practice Statements)

Dr. Robert N. Arm Obituary

Dr. Arm, AAOM's 49th President, Passes Away at 73

We at AAOM are sad to report the death of our 49th AAOM President, Dr. Robert N. Arm, on July 1, 2020.

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