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AAOM meeting to explore hot button oral health issues

March 19, 2012

By Jean Williams, ADA News staff

Charleston, S.C.— Controversies in Oral Medicine is this year’s theme for the American Academy of Oral Medicine 2012 taking place April 17-21 here.

Continuing education credits can be earned through AAOM sessions, which will focus on diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the mouth and their effects on systemic health. Experts from dentistry departments of universities, scientists conducting research in the realm of oral health and practicing dentists will lecture.

Some notable presentations:

  • L. Kristin Newby, M.D., who is a professor of medicine, cardiology, Duke University will address the American Heart Association’s recent statement on the link between oral health and cardiac disorders.
  • Dr. Michael Glick, editor of The Journal of the American Dental Association, will present the Samuel Charles Miller award lecture focusing on evidence-based medical decision making. Dr. Glick is professor of oral medicine and dean, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Dr. Libby Edwards, a physician in private practice in Charlotte, N.C., will explore Topical Therapy for the Management of Dermatologic Autoimmune Diseases, and Dr. Gary Heir, a general practice dentist and a professor at New Jersey Dental School, will follow with Topical Therapy for the Management of Orofacial Pain.

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