Appointment, Dean of the College of Dentistry
Provost Alutto Announces the Appointment of Dr. Patrick Lloyd as
Dean of Dentistry
May 4, 2011
To: Faculty, Staff, and Students
College of Dentistry
From: Joseph A. Alutto
Executive Vice President and Provost
I am very pleased to announce that President Gee and I are
recommending to the Board of Trustees the appointment of
Lloyd, D.D.S., M.S., currently dean of the School of Dentistry and
professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences at the
University of Minnesota, as dean of the College of Dentistry.
Subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, his appointment will
be effective on August 1, 2011.
Dr. Lloyd’s research and scholarship included the effect of age on
the human dentition, graduate dental education curricula in
geriatrics, and the interdisciplinary care of the older adult
patient. His record includes book chapters, peer-refereed journal
articles, editorials, abstracts, and invited external presentations
and lectures. In addition, as program director and/or director of
projects, he has garnered more than $2 million dollars in sponsored
funding from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and
other federal agencies.
Since his appointment as dean in 2004, Dr. Lloyd has led changes and
improvements for the
School of Dentistry at the University of
Minnesota including, establishing a new hospital-based general
practice residency in dentistry; using simulation technology to
educate students about clinical practice; and the building and
opening of a new student commons. In addition, he initiated a
promotion process for clinical/research track faculty and advocated
support for the school’s robust research in virology, biomaterials,
pain, bone biology, and the relationship between oral health and
systemic health. Further, he developed local partnerships to promote
and finance community-based dental education.
During his tenure, the School of Dentistry was the first academic
health center school or college to receive the University’s Equity
and Diversity Outstanding Unit Award. In addition, the School was
awarded the 2010 William J. Gies Award for Vision presented at the
2010 Annual Meeting of the American Dental Education Association.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, a
Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, and a Fellow,
Clinical Medicine Section, of the Gerontological Society of America. He
previously served as co-president of the International College of Prosthodontists. He is currently a reviewer for the
Dental Education; a member of the Council on Dental Education and
Licensure and of the Council of Deans of the American Dental
Association. In addition, he is a member of the Ad Hoc Committee for
Dental Therapy, Minnesota Dental Association. From 1998 to 2003 he
also served as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Prosthodontics. Among
many other honors, he received the Faculty Award from the Minnesota
Student District Dental Society (2006) and the Excellence in
Journalism Award, International College of Dentists (1998).
Prior to becoming dean at the University of Minnesota, he was the
Department Executive Officer in the Department of Family Dentistry,
College of Dentistry, University of Iowa from 1996 to 2004. In
addition, from 1992 to 1996 he served as Head, Division Special
Patient Care, Marquette University School of Dentistry; and as
National Coordinator, Geriatric Dental Programs, Department of
Veteran Affairs, Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1985 to 1992.
He earned a D.D.S. degree and an M.S. in prosthodontics from the
School of Dentistry at Marquette
Many thanks to Dean Mel Shipp, College of Optometry, and the other
members of the Advisory Committee for the Search for the Dean, for
their time and commitment to the College.
Please join me in thanking Carole A. Anderson for her tremendous
efforts on behalf of the College. As you know, she served as interim
dean, beginning in July 2006, and then as permanent dean, beginning
in February 2009. She has graciously agreed to continue as dean
until Patrick’s arrival. We are forever grateful to Carole for
stepping in and assuming this pivotal role.
Please join us in welcoming Patrick. We look forward to working with
him as we move forward with our ambitious agenda for the College of
Dentistry, the health sciences, the University, and beyond.