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Michael Kase, D.M.D., has been elected as one of six members leading the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics (AAMP) board of directors. He will serve a three-year term that concludes in 2026.

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Kase is an associate professor in the UAB Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, where he is a practicing Maxillofacial Prosthodontist, as well as the Clinical and Assistant Director to the Advanced Education Program in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology Fellowship. The program is one of only 8 accredited programs in the country, the only one in the southeast, and among only 6 civilian programs. The others are military.

Kase received his D.M.D. from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, his Prosthodontics residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and his Maxillofacial Prosthetics Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He practices within the School of Dentistry, as well as the Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, Callahan Eye Hospital, and Children’s of Alabama. An Associate Scientist in the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, Kase also serves on several committees and cancer related groups within the UAB Hospital community.

A member of the American College of Prosthodontists, he serves as secretary of the Alabama Chapter. He has been a member and Fellow of the AAMP since his Fellowship year in 2012.

AAMP’s mission is to gather and share knowledge and experience, as well as promote and maintain research programs related to the methods, techniques, and devices used in Maxillofacial Prosthetics, a subspecialty of Prosthodontics. The field helps patients with defects or disabilities due to birth, disease, or trauma by providing prostheses to replace missing areas of bone or tissue. These prostheses restore oral functions like swallowing, speech, and chewing, with the overall goal of improving quality of life.

“While the organization is the American Academy, it is really an international organization,” says Kase. “The Board has members from other countries and there are always people from across the globe in attendance at our meetings.”

Kase said he is proud to have the opportunity to serve. “I was elected this year along with fellow Memorial Sloan-Kettering alumnus and friend Dr. Amanda Colebeck, and look forward to working in conjunction with an impressive multinational team to lead the organization It is truly a wonderful and welcoming group.”