Dentistry's Newest Specialty Begins Third Year at Annual Session in the 'City Of Roses'

Oct. 24, 2001
Highlights include presentations by Drs. Hudgins and Fixott

The 52nd Annual Session of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR) was held in Protland, OR October 3-7, 2001 at the Benson Hotel. Activities included two and one half

days of scientific sessions consisting of over 30 presentations representing research abstracts, a continuing education seminar, clinical imaging workshops, and the annual H. Cline Fixott Sr. Memorial Lecture. Oral and maxillofacial radiologists, educators and corporate members from North America, Europe and Asia attended. Many commercial exhibitors were present, including Instrumentarium Imaging(R), and Imaging Sciences International(R).

An elegant cocktail reception was hosted by Eastman-Kodak(R) prior to the annual banquet on Saturday evening.

Participants in the continuing education program enjoyed a very

timely and practical presentation by Patricia Hudgins, M.D., of Emory University. Her topic was "Radiology of the Central and Posterior Skull Base."

Workshops were also presented, addressing topics such as radiologic pathologic correlation, advanced imaging of craniofacial anomalies, understanding the DICOM standard and evaluating DICOM conformance statements, private practice organization and

startup, and scientific authorship.

Always a high point of the Annual Session, The Cline Fixott Memorial Lecture was entitled "Dental Radiology as a Key to Identification,"presented by Richard Fixott, D.D.S., a nationally and internationally known forensic odontologist. Dr. Fixott serves as Chief of Professional Services for the 6250th US Army Hospital Reserve Unit, Chair of the Oregon Forensic Dental Team, Consultant to the Oregon State Medical Examiner, Co-Chair of the Pacific Northwest Forensic Studies Group, a member of DMORT 10 and the Washington

State Dental Team.

The AAOMR was created in 1949 to promote and advance the art and science of radiology in Dentistry. Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology was formally recognized as the ninth dental specialty during the 1999 ADA House of Delegates in Honolulu. The AAOMR provides a forum for communication among and professional advancement of its members. The Academy conducts annual scientific meetings and other educational programs, sponsors a scientific journal, publishes a newsletter, and sponsors awards for dental and graduate students to advance the science of maxillofacial imaging. Members of the

academy hold posts in academia, industry, military service, and practice in dental school clinic, private practice, and hospital based settings.

For more information on AAOMR, visit the web site at

or call 601-984-6060, e-mail [email protected] or

mail to AAOMR, P.O. Box 55722, Jackson, MS 39296.

SOURCE American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

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