Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology residents shine at AAOMR meeting

raper-awardThe UF College of Dentistry Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology residents shined during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology held in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Mehrnaz Tahmasbi-Arashlow, D.D.S., pictured on the left, won the 2016 Howard R. Raper Award which recognizes a promising graduate student who demonstrates an interest in oral and maxillofacial radiology and intends to pursue a career in academia. The award, co-sponsored by Dentsply/Rinn and the Howard Riley Raper Fund, includes a certificate and a check for $1,000.

The radiology program residents, as a group, won a prize for their diagnostic abilities during the interpretation session, competing against residents from across the United States and Canada. The group also had the largest number of abstracts presented during the program, totaling 25 percent of all abstracts accepted for presentation.

“I am so very proud to know that the radiology program’s residents performed successfully during the recent meeting. It is truly a testament to their talents and skills as well as the quality of their education at our college,” said A. Isabel Garcia, D.D.S., M.P.H., dean.

In 1909, Dr. Howard Riley Raper was on faculty at the Indiana University School of Dentistry and convinced his dean that the dental school should install X-ray equipment, the first dental school to do so. Raper also became the first dental professor to hold the title of “professor of radiology,” when he integrated radiology into the dental school curriculum. Howard Riley Raper Award. Click here for more information about Dr. Raper and the award.