Friday, May 16, 2014 - 1:17pm
Shawn S. Adibi, DDS, MEd, of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Oral Medicine. Adibi is an associate professor in the Department of General Dentistry and Dental Public Health and sees patients in the school’s faculty practice, UT Dentists.
To earn the credential, Adibi completed a comprehensive training program in Advanced and Comprehensive Program on Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain at the University of Kentucky, focusing on temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and orofacial pain management. He passed a fellowship exam after meeting the academy’s requirements as a member for at least two years.
The 80-hour program was equally split between condensed classroom lectures and supervised clinical practice. The credential recognizes proficiency in the diagnosis and management of oral mucosal diseases, difficult oral and dental diagnoses, orofacial pain and dental management of medically complex patients.