November 2020 – Dr. Dan Colosi has been elected as President of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR) at the organization’s annual meeting, held virtually for the first time. The AAOMR maintains its mission to “promote and advance radiology in dentistry, as well as provide a forum for communication among its members, the healthcare community, and the public.” Recently, as President-Elect, Dr. Colosi played an integral role in AAOMR’s development of COVID-19 safety guidelines for dental imaging.
Dr. Colosi brings his expertise in oral and maxillofacial radiology to Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine in his roles as Director of Diagnostic Imaging and Acting Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics and Digital Technology. He teaches in the Advanced Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, a program started during his tenure as Acting Chair, and oversees the predoctoral radiology curriculum. At the School of Dental Medicine, he researches the comparative accuracy of optical and cone-beam CT scanning and image quality and forensic applications of cone-beam CT.
According to Dr. Colosi, upcoming projects for the AAOMR include exploring new avenues of support for imaging research support and strengthening dental maxillofacial imaging teleradiology standards. Dr. Colosi’s history of advocacy and leadership within oral healthcare will serve him well in meeting his goals for AAOMR. He has experience fighting on Capitol Hill for increased funding for dental research and additional oral health educational programs. Additionally, he is a graduate of the American Dental Education Association’s Leadership Institute.
“As President of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Dr. Colosi will serve as a leader and facilitate advances in this dynamic specialty,” said Dr. Allan Kucine, Interim Dean.