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Associate dean of advanced education appointed for the School of Dentistry

W. Patrick Naylor, DDS, MPH, has been appointed associate dean.
W. Patrick Naylor, DDS, MPH, has been appointed associate dean.
W. Patrick Naylor, DDS, MPH, has been named  associate dean of advanced education in the LLU School of Dentistry, effective August 1, 2006

Dr. Naylor will be responsible for the organization and administration of the instructional and research activities connected with the program. He will also serve as faculty advisor for the School’s investment study club.

Dr. Naylor, a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps, has held academic appointments at LLUSD since 1997.

After earning his dental degree from the Georgetown University School of Dentistry, he completed a certificate in prosthodontics from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, a master of public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a master of science degree in dental materials from Indiana University.

Dr. Naylor has published numerous abstracts and articles and written or revised chapters in textbooks including Skinner’s Science of Dental Materials (Phillips, 9th edition), and he authored a textbook, Introduction to Metal Ceramic Technology (Quintessence Publishing Co.). He has also written several personal finance books including 10 Steps to Financial Success: A Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing (John Wiley & Sons), and Personal Finance for Healthcare Professionals (Loma Linda University Press, 2005). Additionally, he has served as a reviewer for several prosthodontic journals.

Dr. Naylor is a member of the American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, American College of Prosthodontists, International Association for Dental Research/ American Association for Dental Research, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, and the John F. Johnston Society.

A welcome reception for Dr. Naylor was held during lunch on Tuesday, May 16, 2006, in the School. Faculty, students, and staff gathered in lecture rooms 1101 and 1102 for the reception. Charles Goodacre, DDS, MSD, dean, introduced Dr. Naylor  to the group. Dr. Naylor addressed those in attendance. After answering questions, he told the group that he is looking forward to his new role in the School of Dentistry—especially the opportunity to work more closely with the students, faculty, and staff. 

By Nancy Yuen

TODAY news for Thursday, June 29, 2006