University of Maryland, Baltimore President Jay A. Perman, M.D., has appointed Mark A. Reynolds, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.A., as the Dean of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD). The selection was made after a national search and was effective June 2, 2014. 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.
“Dean Reynolds has proven himself to be an integral member of our University of Maryland, Baltimore community,” says Dr. Perman. “In his nearly two decades of service, he has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and a strong dedication to this university and to the School of Dentistry. His nationally recognized expertise in his field and his commitment to strengthening the school and the university as a whole make him the perfect choice for this position. We are thrilled to continue working with him in his new capacity.”
Dr. Reynolds has served as Chair of the Department of Periodontics since 2005, and as Director of the Advanced Dental Education Program in Periodontics from 2001 to 2013. He joined the UMSOD in 1996 as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Periodontics. In 2005 he was appointed Chair of the Department of Periodontics. In 2009, he became a Professor of Periodontics. Dr. Reynolds was named Interim Dean in July 2013 when former Dean Christian S. Stohler, D.M.D., DrMedDent, left to become Dean of Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.
“I’ve greatly enjoyed the last year as interim dean of this fine school, my own alma mater,” Dr. Reynolds adds. “I am grateful to Dr. Perman and to the search committee, led by School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, for providing me with this challenging and exciting new opportunity to lead the School of Dentistry into the future.”
Dr. Reynolds earned his Ph.D. in oral and experimental pathology from the University of Maryland Graduate School in 1999. In 1995, he earned a certificate in periodontics from the School of Dentistry, where he had earned his D.D.S. in 1986.
He has published more than 110 peer-reviewed articles and has more than 3,700 citations. He sits on the editorial boards of the journal Clinical Advances in Periodontics, the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice and the Journal of Periodontal Research and he serves on the peer-review panel of the Journal of Periodontology. He has sat on and chaired many committees for distinguished organizations such as the American Academy of Periodontology and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Reynolds is currently the Director of the American Board of Periodontology.