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Dr. Ivar Andreas MjörThe annual Brauman-Bell Alpha Omega Lectureship will be presented by Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry with the Dallas County Dental Society, Tuesday, Oct. 16, on the sixth floor of the dental school. Dr. Ivar Andreas Mjör, professor of operative dentistry and academy 100 eminent scholar at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville, Fla., and past president of the International Association of Dental Research, will be the invited speaker at the lectureship.

As always, the lecture is presented free of charge and open to faculty, staff, students and alumni as well as the general public. Attendees are invited to an hors d’ oeuvre reception at 5:30 p.m. before the one-hour lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. One hour of continuing education credit is provided at no cost. Lecture attendees may reserve a spot at the program through Oct. 10 by contacting Lori Dees in the communications and development office at EXT 8471 or ldees@bcd.tamhsc.edu.  

An internationally respected dental educator and researcher, Mjör will present “Practice Based Dental Research – A Real Clinical Approach.” He began his career as a dental officer in the Royal Norwegian Army before transitioning into academic dentistry. Mjör has held faculty positions at a number of dental and research institutions in the U.S. and Europe and has published numerous research articles and textbooks. He has received many accolades throughout his career including the European Federation of Conservative Dentistry’s prestigious Award of Excellence in recognition of his outstanding contributions to restorative dentistry in Europe.

Named for distinguished BCD alumni Dr. Alfred W. Brauman, a 1938 graduate, and Dr. Welden E. Bell, a 1934 graduate, the Brauman-Bell Alpha Omega Lectureship is organized through the college's Faculty Development Committee and the Office of Communications and Development, as well as the Dallas alumni chapter of Alpha Omega International Fraternity. It exists to annually invite a nationally distinguished individual in the area of oral health; medicine as it relates to oral health; dental and craniofacial research; and/or oral health education to address faculty, students, alumni, staff, practicing dental professionals, medical professionals, community members and guests.

Bell was a faculty member in oral and maxillofacial surgery and a continuing education lecturer until his death in 1990. He also was a visiting lecturer to 24 dental schools throughout the United States and Canada and the author of nine textbooks on orofacial pain and TMJ disorders. Brauman was instrumental in establishing the Dallas Chapter of Alpha Omega fraternity while in dental school. A practicing dentist in Dallas for more than 50 years and a commercial real estate developer, he was an active community volunteer and philanthropist until his death in 1996. Bell and Brauman maintained a friendship for 52 years.

To attend the lecture or for more information, contact Lori Dees.