[Oradlist] ADA listing

Benson, Byron BBenson at bcd.tamhsc.edu
Thu Nov 16 19:58:31 PST 2006

I disagree.  In order to change your specialty status with the ADA, you must do it individually through the ADA, your state association, and local society.  They apparently do not talk to each other.  Neither ABOMR or AAOMR can do this for you.  As with state recognition of OMR, you've got to do it yourself!  Similarly, individual state boards of dental examiners do know you are an OMR specialist unless you tell them.  TYpically, you must provide documentation that you've completely a CODA-approved residency or are board certified.
Pete Benson


From: oradlist-bounces at lists.ucla.edu on behalf of Allan G Farman
Sent: Mon 11/13/2006 8:56 PM
To: Oral Radiology Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [Oradlist] ADA listing

pps... Perhaps that would best be achieved by the a task force of the
ABOMR rather than individuals. AGF

>>> "Ruprecht, Axel" <axel-ruprecht at uiowa.edu> 11/13/2006 04:51 PM >>>

For those of you not in the USA, you may disregard this. Of course,
may look in. We have no secrets...(as far as you know).

In the Summer 2006 AAOMR Newsletter, President Geist suggested that we
look ourselves up to see if we are listed on the ADA Website  Find a
Dentist section, as an Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist. Being a
dutiful AAOMR member, I did what the President said. Lo and behold, I
found that according to the ADA, I was indeed listed, but that there
another oral and maxillofacial radiologist in Council Bluffs (that is
way over to the western border of Iowa, on the Missouri River,
Omaha, Nebraska, for this of you not from here and without your trusty
atlas). Strange, I thought. I had never heard of this person.
Suspicious, I thought, His office name was "Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgeons". I called the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners, in case I had
missed out on a new oral and maxillofacial radiologist. The Iowa Board
had him listed as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. I called the ADA
check. I have been incorrectly listed as an OM Surgeon in the past.
informed me that they had three OM Radiologists listed for Iowa. An
epidemic of OM Radiologists was sweeping the state, I thought. One was
the above described surgeon. The other was one of my own residents.
Wrong I said. One is an OM Surgeon, the other a resident. Neither was
OM Radiologist (although I trust one will be eventually). They
to correct the situation.

You may indeed wish to check your state to see if you are listed, and
also to see if anyone else is listed who is not an OM Radiologist. The
ADA is not infallible.



Axel Ruprecht D.D.S., M.Sc.D., F.R.C.D.(C),

Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Gilbert E. Lilly Professor of Diagnostic Sciences

Professor and Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Professor of Radiology

Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

The University of Iowa



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