Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell has approved the appointment of Rear Admiral Nicholas S. Makrides, D.M.D., M.A., M.P.H., to the position of Chief Dental Officer (CDO) of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) with a subsequent temporary promotion to the rank of Assistant Surgeon General.
The National Dental Association (NDA) Board of Trustees announced at its fall meeting that NDA Past President Nathan Fletcher, D.D.S., will serve as Interim Executive Director, effective immediately.
Isabel Garcia, D.D.S., M.P.H., has been named Dean of the University of Florida College of Dentistry (UF COD). Dr. Garcia currently serves as the Deputy Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).
The professorship was established by Princeton, WV, residents Cynthia Branson, D.D.S., an orthodontist, and her husband Philip Branson, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon, who are both graduates of Northwestern University.
Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Roosevelt Allen was confirmed this year as the Commander, 79th Medical Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
Dennis A. Mitchell, D.D.S., M.P.H., has taken the role of Columbia University College of Dental Medicine's Senior Associate Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion.
David A. Felton, D.D.S., M.S., Dean of the West Virginia University School of Dentistry (WVU SOD), has stepped down and returned to a faculty position within the university system.
Dr. Reynolds, a 1986 graduate of UMSOD, has served as its Interim Dean since last year and has been with the school in various capacities for 18 years.
A 1979 alumnus of the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine (CWRU SDM) has been tapped to become its next dean on July 1.
His appointment, which is subject to approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, is effective October 1, 2014.