Lee D. Pollan, DMD, MS, new vice president of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

January 13, 2006

Lee D. Pollan, DMD, MS, was elected vice president of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) during the Association's 87th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions, and Exhibition held in Boston, Mass.

Pollan has been on the AAOMS board of trustees representing the oral and maxillofacial surgeons of District I since 2001. The district includes New York, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

After earning his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1971, Pollan completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. He earned his masters of science from Georgetown the same year. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is a fellow in the American and International College of Dentists.

Pollan and is an associate professor of dentistry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the director of the oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program at the Eastman Department of Dentistry. His special areas of interest include trauma care, temporomandibular joint, dentoalveolar surgery, dental implants and reconstructive surgery.

Cyril Meyerowitz, DDS, MS, chair of the Department of Dentistry and director of the Eastman Dental Center said, “Election to the position of AAOMS vice president is indeed prestigious as there is automatic succession to the presidency of the organization. Dr. Pollan has been extremely important in the insurance that the OMFS Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center maintains its high standards nationally.”

Pollan and his wife and family live in Pittsford. He has maintained a private practice in Rochester since 1974.

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