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Congratulations to the following AAOM Abstract Award Winners 2022

Lester Burkett Awards

1) Expanding Patient-Centered Outcome Measures in Oral Lichen Planus Management, Caroline Bissonnette, et al, Carolina Medical Center – Atrium Health, USA 

  “I am very grateful to the AAOM and members of the abstract committee for selecting myself and my co-investigators' project for the Lester Burket Memorial Award. Having been granted this award encourages me to pursue my research endeavors with goals of better understanding the diseases we diagnose and treat as well as optimizing patient care.” 

- Caroline Bissonnette


2) Characteristics of Oral Immune-Related Adverse Events (irAEs) of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and their Correlation with Non-Oral irAEs, Yuanming Xu et al, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, USA

Case Report Awards

1) Oral Mucositis in a Child with Rare Medical Conditions, Eman Alamodi et al, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, USA

2) Trismus in a Young Adult, Sara Aldosary et al, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, USA

3) Severe, Refractory, Oropharyngeal Vesiculobullous Lesions – The Frustration of Linear IgA-Bullous Disease, Blake Bachner et al, West Virginia University School of Dentistry, USA

 “I was incredibly honored to be selected for the case report award at the AAOM annual meeting.  The opportunity to present my   case at the annual meeting is something I will cherish for the rest of my career.”  

 - Blake Bachner



4) Goo’s Syndrome with Lichen Planus, HSV-Related Oral Ulcer, and Refractory Oral Candidiasis, Abrar Bakhsh et al, University of California San Francisco, USA

5) Paresthesia as a Presenting Sign/Symptom of MRONJ in Patients with Multiple Myeloma, Bella Ly et al, University of Maryland School of Dentistry and The Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA

“The award for abstract of case series report that I received is a great honor and motivation for me in the journey of my career. It helped remind me every day practicing dentistry, as a general dentist, with a holistic care for both soft and hard tissue, not to see only teeth and gingiva. The award was also an opportunity for me to attend the America Academy of Oral Medicine for the first time, presenting my case series and gaining so much clinical experience and knowledge by attending lectures of specialists all over the world. I would love to express my sincere gratitude to the Abstract Committee, AAOM Board members 2022, and my supervisors at University of Maryland School of Dentistry and Perry Point VAMC Dental Clinic, for giving me such a wonderful and helpful learning experience.”  

- Bella Ly