Sharon Lynn Brooks
Sharon L Brooks, DDS, MS

Dr. Sharon Brooks, Professor Emerita, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, retired from the university in 2010 after teaching oral radiology and oral medicine for 37 years. Since then she has been working as an oral and maxillofacial radiologist with BeamReaders, Inc., interpreting CBCT scans from home – or wherever she may be - doing 40-50 cases/week and mentoring some young radiologists who have recently completed their graduate program.

She received five degrees from the University of Michigan: B.A. in Education, D.D.S., M.S. in Oral Diagnosis and Radiology, M.S. in Radiological Health/ Health Physics, and M.S. in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis. She recently completed a M.A. in Linguistics at Eastern Michigan University.

Dr. Brooks served as president of AAOMR from 2001-2003 and director of ABOMR from 2004-2008, president during 2008. She was editor of the Oral Radiology Section of the journal Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology (as it was then) from 1995-2001 and was editor-in-chief of the journal Dentomaxillofacial Radiology from 2003-2011. She attended her first ICDMFR in 1988 in San Antonio, Texas. Since the Congress in 1994 in Seoul, Korea, she has missed only one ICDMFR, that in 2015 in Santiago, Chile, because it was at the same time as her 50th wedding anniversary celebration.

One of her major non-dental pursuits is participating in Earthwatch research projects on various aspects of biology and ecology. So far, she has done >25 projects all over the world, most recently in Patagonia in southern Argentina, studying Magellanic penguins.