EXTRACTED; Unmasking Rampant Antisemitism in America’s Higher Education

Dr. Perry Brickman, GSOMS Past President, founder of our GSOMS Educational Trust and recipient of our John Freihaut Lifetime Achievement Award, is the author of Extracted, a fascinating book that describes the antisemitism he and many other Jewish students experienced at Emory University’s Dental School and the Atlanta Southern Dental College in the 1950’s and early 60’s. Also a part of the “racial quota” scheme was ADA’s Council on Dental Education (CODE).

Perry’s story is compelling in many ways but his relentless pursuit of the truth stands out throughout the tightly written text. Do yourself a favor and read this book.

You will be proud of Perry, ashamed of the leadership at Emory during that critical time in dental education but pleased with the end result of reconciliation and forgiveness.


Posted 2-2020

LSU OMS 2020 Pearls Course, March 27-28, 2020

March 27-28, 2020
New Orleans

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Dear OMS Colleagues:

Pearls in OMS sponsored by LSU OMS is March 27-28 in New Orleans this year. Please see the attached brochure with course and hotel registration.
This Pearls meeting may be the strongest of any Pearls meeting in many years.

It features Ed Ellis on Facial Trauma, Stu Lieblich on Anesthesia, Mark Fletcher on Dentoalveolar Surgery, Mike Block on Dental Implants, Jon Perenack on Facial Esthetic Surgery, and Lou Mercuri on TMJ Disorders and Surgery.

Look forward to seeing you in the Big Easy.

John N. Kent DDS, FACD, FICD
Boyd Professor and Head
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
LSU School of Dentistry 1973-2002, 2003-8, 2012
LSU School of Medicine at Shreveport 1978-2003
Professor Emeritus, LSUSD and LSUHSC, New Orleans

Cell 504 430 3381

Dental Anesthesiology Recognized As Dental Specialty

ADA has announced that dental anesthesiology has become “the 10th dental specialty recognized by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards.” On March 11, the National Commission “adopted a resolution based on an application from the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists to recognize dental anesthesiology as a dental specialty.”

Dr. James Tom, president of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, said, “This historic vote by the National Commission certainly reflects the ADA’s ongoing efforts towards improved patient care and safety in the areas of dental sedation, dental anesthesiology and access for those with special health care needs.”

In addition to dental anesthesiology, other recognized dental specialties include dental public health, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics.