Susan Roche, DDS’93, MS, MA, associate professor, Department of Oral Diagnosis, Radiology and Pathology, was elected as a Fellow of the American Headache Society (AHS) at the Society’s annual symposium, November 2014, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Founded in 1959, AHS is a professional society of health care providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache and face pain. Fellowship in the Society reflects acknowledgement by peers of high professional and scholarly achievement, integrity, outstanding professional maturity, and superior competence.
Composed primarily of neurologists, AHS members include only 5 percent orofacial pain dentists, and less than half-a-dozen orofacial pain dentists have been made Fellows by the Society. Dr. Roche is the first faculty member from the School of Dentistry to be so honored. She has been an AHS member for 20 years and has attended, since 1995, every Annual Headache Symposium.
Dr. Roche has been a member of the LLUSD clinical faculty since 1995. She is author, with Ali Makki, DMD, associate professor, ODRP, of a chapter, “Oral Pain and Neurological Disorders Affecting the Head and Neck,” in the 2008 volume, Improving Oral Health for the Elderly: An Interdisciplinary Approach, editors Ira B. Lamster, J.C. Takamura, Mary E. Northridge.