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July 22, 2010

Dr. Andres Pinto Named Scientific Committee Chair for AAOM

Philadelphia – Dr. Andres Pinto, Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, has been selected as Chair of the Scientific Committee of the American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM). His appointment was effective July 1 for a three-year term.

The Scientific Committee, consisting of oral medicine faculty and Academy members from across the United States, directs the Academy’s scientific development and research. In addition, the Committee is in charge of planning the annual meeting of the Academy, selecting abstracts and topics for presentations, coordinating the Lester Burket Award competition, and fostering academic and scientific development of residents and recent graduates of Oral Medicine programs. Dr. Pinto reports that the planning process for the 2011 AAOM meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico has already started, with a central theme of The Pharmacology and Therapeutics of Oral Medicine: An Evidence Based Review.

The AAOM is dedicated to promoting excellence in education, research, and patient care in the field of oral medicine. Its membership of approximately 700 clinicians include an internationally recognized group of health care professionals concerned with the oral health care of patients who have complex medical conditions, oral mucosal disorders, and/or chronic orofacial pain.

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