Kenneth Abramovitch, DDS, MS, comes to LLU School of Dentistry with the rank of professor in the Department of Oral Diagnosis, Radiology and Pathology and an appointment as director, Radiology and Imaging Services.
He recently resigned as a professor with tenure after 26 years of service at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Dentistry. Prior to his appointment in Texas, he was also a member of the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Dr. Abramovitch received his DDS in 1980 from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and his MS in Oral Diagnostic Sciences in 1986 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Until his appointment at LLUSD, Dr. Abramovitch also maintained a private referral-based specialty practice limited to oral radiology and oral medicine that served the greater Houston metropolitan area beginning in 1991.
Dr. Abramovitch has published 22 scientific abstracts and contributed over 50 articles to refereed or peer reviewed journals such as Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, Dentomaxillofacial Radiology and the Journal of Forensic Sciences. From 1989 to 2009, he published a popular monthly continuing series of case reports entitled “Roentgen Ray Anomalies” in the Journal of the Greater Houston Dental Society.
He has been an invited speaker at over 120 national, international, state and local professional meetings. In addition, he has presented over 150 hours of accredited continuing dental education programs.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine. He has held membership in twenty-one professional organizations since 1981, eight currently.
Dr. Abramovitch currently serves as vice president and chief examiner of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He is a past president of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and a past president of the Southwestern Society of Oral Medicine. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of the Greater Houston Dental Society.
Dr. Abramovitch’s most recent research projects are related to symmetry and 3D cephalometric evaluations from CBCT and in the development of low dose-high yield diagnostic techniques for x-radiation.
Dr. Abramovitch recently co-authored with Dr. Chung H. Kau and two others Cone Beam CT of the Head and Neck: An Anatomical Atlas (Springer, 2011).
He has been married since 1985 to Jacqueline R. Dubel, Ph.D, a retired molecular geneticist and microbiologist. The couple has two sons.