OSU College of Dentistry

College Welcomes Dr. Patrick M. Lloyd as Dean of Dentistry 

Dean Patrick LloydOn his first day as dean of the College of Dentistry, Dr. Lloyd toured the clinics, research labs, and service units. He introduced himself to students, staff, and faculty, asking questions about the college and its community. Staff members described what they do and how long they've worked at the college. Students told him about the classes they're taking and the hometowns they come from. Faculty members let him know how pleased they are that he has joined the college, and how much they appreciate seeing him "out and about." 

"You can't know what's important to people or how you can help them without meeting them where they work and asking them questions," Dean Lloyd said. "The more I know about people and what they do here, the better I can advocate for them. I want to do all I can to make their contributions to the college most meaningful."

Dean Lloyd will meet and greet alumni at the upcoming alumni reunion weekend events, and at the ODA and ADA meetings. "These will be excellent opportunities for me to learn more about the college's traditions and history. It will also give me a chance to share what attracted me to the deanship at Ohio State," he said. "I hope we get great turnouts for these events!"  

Ohio State is the third Big Ten dental school where Dean Lloyd has held a senior administrative appointment, and it's the fourth school he has served as a faculty member. From 1992 to 1996, he directed the Special Patient Care Clinic at Marquette University, a pre-doctoral clinic for adults with physical or cognitive impairments. For eight years, he chaired the Department of Family Dentistry at the University of Iowa, and he served as dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of Minnesota from 2004 until July of this year. "I've been fortunate to have worked at some wonderful dental schools and with a host of amazing staff and faculty," Dean Lloyd remarked. "Along the way, I have learned a great deal and I have had many experiences that prepared me to serve as dean of this college. I look forward to working with students, staff, and faculty as we join together to move our college to a new level of professional prominence."

College News
Dentistry Announces the Larry J. Peterson Endowed Professorship


Larry J. Peterson

This summer, the College of Dentistry will award the Larry J. Peterson Endowed Professorship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for the first time, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.


The professorship was created through the generosity of the College of Dentistry's alumni, friends, and faculty members as a way of celebrating the life and accomplishments of their friend and colleague, the late Larry James Peterson, D.D.S.




HOME Coach Partners with Local Dentist to Help Those in Need


HOME coachThe College of Dentistry's mobile dental clinic, called the H.O.M.E. Coach, recently partnered with local dentist and OSU alumnus Dr. Brian Kvitko to host "Dentistry from the Heart," an event offering free dental services to those in need in the Columbus community.


The college's Health Outreach Mobile Experience (H.O.M.E.) Coach and its staff helped Dr. Kvitko and other local dentists in providing some 357 patients with dental cleanings and other essential dental care.  



Ohio State Unites to Fight Cancer through Pelotonia Bike Tour


PelotoniaPelotonia is a grassroots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer. Members of the College of Dentistry Student Peloton Team have each pledged to raise $650 to participate in the 102-mile ride from Columbus to Athens, Ohio. 

Pelotonia raises money for innovative and life-saving cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center's James Cancer Hospital and the Solove Research Institute. In the two years since Pelotonia started, its participants have raised more than $12.3 million for cancer research. 

We invite you to join in this effort with the College of Dentistry team by clicking here




College Launches Twitter and Facebook Pages


OSU_Dentistry Twitter

The College of Dentistry recently joined Twitter and Facebook to distribute updates, reminders, event information, news, and more to students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

For those who are new to Twitter, this social media service is used for posting short messages or "tweets" that are sent to users. Tweets are short, with a 140-character limit for each message, and links may be included. Our Facebook page offers the College of Dentistry community a way to connect, submit photos, articles, news items, events, updates, and more.  


Join us on online, and share your news with the college community. Just send an email with your information (in less than 140 characters) to pollard.55@osu.edu with the subject line "Tweet Request." We look forward to hearing from you!

Alumni News
Weaver Wins Distinguished Service Award


Dr. Joel Weaver wins distinguished service award

Dr. Joel Weaver II, a graduate of the College of Dentistry's class of 1972 was honored at The Ohio State University's recent commencement ceremony as he was presented with the university's Distinguished Service Award that recognizes outstanding contributions to society and academics, and dedication to the university.



Join Us for Alumni Reunion Weekend Sept. 9 & 10!


Alumni Reunion Weekend

The College of Dentistry's alumni 

reunions and tailgate are coming September 9 and 10, and we hope you'll join us for this scarlet-and-gray-packed weekend! We welcome you back to campus as we celebrate the Buckeyes' second game of the season against the Toledo Rockets! 

Register Now! [Click here to download a brochure.]

Schedule of Events: 

Friday, September 9:
Join us for individual class reunion receptions and dinner at the 
Hyatt Regency Convention Center in downtown Columbus!

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Individual Reunion Class Receptions ('61, '66, '71, '76, '81, '86, '91, '96 and '01): Get together with your class, and reconnect with friends! (Class photos will be taken.)

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Gala Dinner: Enjoy your choice of a plated dinner served at tables reserved for each class. There will be welcome remarks from our new dean of dentistry, Dr. Patrick Lloyd, and we'll recognize our newest class of Golden Buckeyes.

9:00 - 11:00 p.m. Individual reception rooms will be available for celebrating into the evening.

Saturday, September 10: OSU's Buckeyes take on the Toledo Rockets!
Join alumni and friends at our annual College of Dentistry tailgate, held this year in the West Courtyard and Performance Hall at the 
Ohio Union on High Street.

8:30 - 11:00 a.m. Alumni, faculty, staff, and their guests are welcome to register and join us for this annual tradition. (Dental Alumni Society members receive a discount.) 

12:00 p.m. Kickoff is at noon, and we'll have a shuttle service available to and from the stadium.


Questions about alumni weekend? Email DentalAlumni@osu.edu

Share News with Your Fellow Alumni


Dental Alumni

Have you received an award? 
Accepted a new position? 
Are you newly married or proud new parents?


Please send your class notes and photos to:  DentalAlumni@osu.edu.


Be sure to include your full name and graduation year! [Class notes submitted may be used in future College of Dentistry marketing and alumni publications.]

Alumni Reception at the ODA: September 16


Alumni Reception ODA

We invite you to join dean of dentistry Dr. Patrick M. Lloyd, and other faculty and staff members, as well as the Dental Alumni Society Board of Governors for our alumni reception held in conjunction with the 2011 Ohio Dental Association (ODA) Annual Session at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. 

The alumni reception will be held Friday, September 16 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Franklin D Room at the Columbus Hyatt Regency Convention Center. Meet and mingle with your fellow Buckeyes, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a drink, and get caught up on the latest news from the College of Dentistry.
For more information, con
tact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 614-292-9254 or email us at DentalAlumni@osu.edu

ADA Reception in Las Vegas: October 11


ADA Reception

On Wednesday, October 11, please join dean of dentistry Dr. Patrick M. Lloyd, along with faculty and alumni at the annual ADA College of Dentistry alumni reception. 


The reception will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Shell Seekers meeting room. Other ADA events will include continuing education courses, the World Marketplace Exhibition, and the ADA Health Screening Program. Please let us know if you'll be joining us, and we'll look forward to seeing you there!  For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 614-292-9254 or email us at DentalAlumni@osu.edu. 

Table of Contents
Larry J. Peterson Endowed Professorship
HOME Coach
Pelotonia Bike Tour
Dentistry Twitter
Distinguished Service Award
Alumni Reunion Weekend
Alumni Reception at the ODA
ADA Reception in Las Vegas
Top Stories 
Alumni Reunion Tailgate 2011  
Larry J. Peterson Endowed Professorship  
Dr. Joel Weaver II  
HOME Coach  
Brutus D.D.S. 
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