After a lengthy interview process, David
Felton, D.D.S., M.S., emerged as the leading candidate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry
(UMMC SOD) Dean Search Committee. Dr. Felton will succeed Gary W. Reeves, D.M.D.,
who served UMMC SOD as Dean since 2012 after two years as Interim Dean.
Dr. Felton received his D.D.S. and his M.S.
in Prosthodontics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School
of Dentistry (UNC SOD). He joined the UNC SOD faculty in 1984 as an Assistant Professor
in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics. He was Director of Graduate Prosthodontics
for four years and Chair of the Prosthodontics Department for a decade before
rejoining the faculty as a full professor.
Dr. Felton became Dean of the West Virginia
University School of Dentistry in 2011. After three years as Dean, he became a Professor
in the Department of Restorative Dentistry.
President of the Academy of Prosthodontics,
Dr. Felton has also served as President of the American College of
Prosthodontists. He is editor of the Journal
of Prosthodontics and is Secretary-Treasurer for the American Board of
Prosthodontics (ABP). He became a Diplomate of the ABP in 1996, and has since
successfully recertified twice.
Published on January 13, 2016.