BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Michael Glick, DMD, professor of oral medicine
and dean of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine,
has been presented with the highest academic award given by the
American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM), conferred at their 66th
annual meeting in April.
Glick received the Samuel Charles Miller Award in recognition of
his outstanding academic and clinical achievements, specifically
his pioneering work with dental management of patients with
HIV/AIDS, as well as patients with other medically complex
The AAOM, whose tagline is, "We Bring Medicine to Dentistry,"
was founded in 1945 and is the membership organization representing
the discipline of oral medicine. While the primary focus of most
dental specialties is a particular area of dental, oral or
maxillofacial expertise, oral medicine encompasses the diagnosis
and treatment of primarily adult patients who have medical
conditions that affect the mouth or the delivery of dental
"Looking at previous recipients and knowing that this award is
one decided upon by one's peers, I was both humbled and honored to
be a recipient of the Samuel Charles Miler Award," Glick said.
"But, this type of award is also recognition of all the great
people I have had the pleasure of collaborating with during my
Glick is regarded as a leader in clinical dental care/oral
medicine for medically complex patients. He is a proponent for
dentists to become involved in the overall health and well being of
their patients, including chair-side screening of dental patients
for cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses, such as HIV
disease and diabetes.
AAOM President Martin S. Greenberg, DDS, professor and associate
dean of hospital affairs at the University of Pennsylvania School
of Dental Medicine, praised Glick for his outstanding research and
publications into the dental and oral management of patients with
complex medical problems.
"He has been an important role model for dentists and dental
specialists and has guided his students and residents into careers
in oral medicine and academic dentistry," Greenberg said. "Dr.
Glick highly deserves this honor."
Glick, who became UB dean in December 2009, is the immediate
past president of the American Board of Oral Medicine and serves as
the editor of JADA, the premier, peer-reviewed journal in
dentistry. He has twice been the recipient of the American Dental
Education Association's William J. Gies Foundation First Place
Editorial Award. He has also received the Edward B. Shills
Entrepreneurial Education Award for his innovative,
medicine-oriented approach to dental care.
Glick has authored more than 200 journal publications, numerous
book chapters and has co-edited several textbooks including "Dental
Management of Patients with HIV" and "Burket's Oral Medicine:
Diagnosis and Treatment," a standard, internationally recognized
textbook. He serves on several national and global committees,
including Chairman of the Science Committee for FDI, the World