Congratulations to Carol Stewart, D.D.S., M.S., who was recognized for her contributions to the field of oral medicine during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Oral Medicine, or AAOM, in April 2017. Stewart received the highest and most prestigious award bestowed by the American Academy of Oral Medicine – the Diamond Pin Award. The award is for unusual, exceptional, and dedicated service to the Academy.The recipient must be unanimously supported by the Executive Committee, and approved by the Board of Trustees and the General Assembly of AAOM.
Stewart is a professor in the UF department of oral and maxillofacial diagnostic sciences and has been on faculty with the college since 1985. She earned her bachelor’s in medical technology from Indiana University, a master’s in education from Indiana University, Indianapolis, and her dental degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry. Following completion of a General Practice Residency at the University of Minnesota, she returned to Indiana to engage in private dental practice and complete a master’s degree in Oral Medicine from Indiana University School of Dentistry. She was awarded Diplomate status by the American Board of Oral Medicine in 1986. She served on the dental faculty of the University of Nebraska and University of Minnesota before joining UF. In 1996 she received a certificate in oral and maxillofacial pathology from UF and was awarded Diplomate status from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology in 1997.
The AAOM, founded in 1945, is a membership organization representing the discipline of oral medicine. The Academy is a sponsor of the American Board of Oral Medicine, which is responsible for examining and certifying candidates who have received approved postdoctoral training in the specialty.