ACOMS Announces the William H. Bell Award for Predoctoral Achievement in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ACOMS) announced the William H. Bell Award for Predoctoral Achievement in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. A pioneer in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. William "Bill" H. Bell's research developed the biologic basis and clinical rationale for orthognathic surgery. His career spanned more than fifty-five years, including sixteen years at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and over three decades at UT Southwestern Medical School/Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. He was a lifelong educator, recipient of numerous accolades, and a celebrated author of over 180 papers and publications.
Previously known as the Dental Student Award, this annual award was developed in 2018 to provide education and recognition to dental students who may wish to pursue training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Each accredited dental school in the United States may select one recipient in their third year who has exhibited academic excellence and interest in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Winners will receive a certificate of recognition and an invitation to attend the ACOMS41st Annual Scientific Conference and Exhibition in 2020.
ACOMS offers a complimentary membership to dental students enrolled in accredited dental schools in the United States and Canada. This membership level provides access to our online learning center and offers dental students post-graduate education in OMS. To learn more about Dental Student membership, click here.