Oral Pathology Resident Receives AAOMP Award

Abdulaziz Hakeem, D.D.S.

Congratulations to UF College of Dentistry’s Abdulaziz Hakeem, D.D.S., a current fellow and past resident in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology. Hakeem was awarded the 2017 Waldron Award by the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, or AAOMP, during the annual meeting April 28-May 3 in Newport, Rhode Island, for his presentation, “Lichenoid and granulomatous stomatitis: Case series and literature review.” Hakeem’s co-authors included Drs. S Fitzpatrick, M Aljabri, M BinDakhil, M Islam, I Bhattacharyya, D Cohen and junior dental student Krunal Pachigar.

The award, which includes a cash prize of $1,000, is given annually to the Best Resident Scientific Poster Presentation; his presentation was judged the best out of over 60 posters from around the world at the annual meeting.

About the AAOMP

Oral and maxillofacial pathology is the specialty of dentistry and pathology which deals with the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is a science that investigates the causes, processes and effects of these diseases.The practice of oral and maxillofacial pathology includes research, diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical or other examinations, and management of patients

The American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology endeavors to represent the interest of oral and maxillofacial pathologists, or OMPs, within the profession itself, in the dental and medical community, and to the public at large.