Congratulations to Carol Stewart, D.D.S., M.S., who was chosen president-elect of the American Academy of Oral Medicine at their annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, in April 2013. She was also appointed to the editorial board of the OOOOE Journal, which is the official publication for four societies – Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology.
Stewart is a professor in the University of Florida department of oral and maxillofacial diagnostic sciences. She earned her bachelor’s with honors in medical technology and a master’s in education, both from Indiana University, Indianapolis. She went on to earn her dental degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and then completed a general practice residency at the University of Minnesota. After working in private dental practice, she earned her M.S. degree in oral medicine from Indiana University School of Dentistry.
She served on faculty of the University of Nebraska and the University of Minnesota before joining UF in 1985. In 1996 she received a certificate in oral and maxillofacial pathology from the University of Florida College of Dentistry and was awarded Diplomate status from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology in 1997.
Her educational activities include clinical and didactic instruction in diagnosis, treatment planning, management of medically complex patients and applied dental pharmacology. Her research focuses on oral medicine and oral pathology, with interest in management of patients with HIV infection and autoimmune disorders.
She has worked with Florida AIDS Education and Training Center since 1995 to enhance access to care for underserved patients. Since 1993, she has worked with the UF Center for Orphan Autoimmune Disorders, and assumed directorship in 1995. Recent funding appropriations have enhanced collaborative patient care, disease management strategies, and clinical research with the UF College of Medicine for patients with autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Sjögren’s syndrome.
From 1997- 2002, Dr. Stewart served as the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. Since June 2002, she has served as Director of Oral Diagnostic Sciences.
About AAOM: Founded in 1945, The American Academy of Oral Medicine offers credentialing, resources and professional community for oral medicine practitioners and serves the public by facilitating lifesaving research on Oral Medicine topics. For more information please visit their website.
Photo: Stewart, on the left, appears with other members of the AAOM Executive Committee. From left: Drs. Carol Stewart, Wendy Hupp, Mark Kutcher, Ross Kerr, Scott DeRossi and Michaell Huber.