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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 Patrick M. 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 Journal of 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 University.

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.


[May 2011]