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Th e O h i o S tat e Un i v e r s i t y C o l l e g e o f D e n t i s t ry

Alumni Magazine 2008-2009

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry: leading the way in research and scholarship, patient care, and education.

Vision The vision of the College of Dentistry is to be among the nation’s leaders in research, scholarship, education, service, patient care, and advocacy in the field of oral health care.

Mission Statement The mission of the College of Dentistry is to produce dental professionals who are prepared for entry into practice, advanced education, or specialized practice. Graduates are prepared to meet the oral health care needs of the citizens of Ohio and the nation, to conduct research that will expand the scientific base upon which dentistry is practiced, and to provide service to the profession.

The College of Dentistry Alumni Magazine 2008-2009 is produced by: The Ohio State University College of Dentistry 305 W. 12th Avenue Columbus, OH 43210

Editor-in-Chief Kathleen Kennedy Contributing Editor Maria Battaglia Gentile Graphic Designer Cherie Khumprakob

Letter from the Dean..........................................................................2 Letter from the Editor.........................................................................3

College News..........................................................................4

Carole Anderson Named Dean of the College........................7 College and Alumni Honor Dr. Ed Maag...................................8 Veler Donation is Largest Gift in College History..................10 College Improvements......................................................... 12-13

Faculty News.........................................................................14

Ketchum Memorial Award........................................................16 Faculty Awards...........................................................................18

Research News...................................................................22

Dr. John Sheridan Honored......................................................24 Research Day..............................................................................25

Student News........................................................................28 Letters to the editor are welcome. Please address correspondence to Permission to quote from or reproduce articles in this publication is granted when due acknowledgement is given. Please send requests for the use of excerpts to the e-mail address above. The College of Dentistry Alumni Magazine is headquartered at The Ohio State University, an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.

White Coat Ceremony.......................................................... 30-31 Student Leadership Awards.....................................................33 Volunteer Programs Help Students Give Back................ 36-37

Staff news.................................................................... 40

New Staff Appointments...........................................................40

Alumni News.........................................................................42

ODA Awards................................................................................45 Distinguished Alumni Awards..................................................46 Society of Benefactors..............................................................47 Class Notes.................................................................................53 Friends Remembered........................................................... 54-55 Annual Report Information.......................................................56

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Message from the Dean

Carole Anderson, Ph.D. Dean

Dear Friends, I’m pleased to have this opportunity to tell you about some of the great strides and great changes we’ve made that are moving this College in some new and dynamic directions. As many of you know, President E. Gordon Gee has asked every college at Ohio State to create and implement plans that will help to move the university from “excellence to eminence.” We’re doing our part here in dentistry by asking our faculty, staff, and students to strive for higher standards of achievement, to be positive and pro-active in all they do, and to increase their productivity to help build what we’re calling a “high performance” culture that represents the best attitudes and attributes of the College of Dentistry. In addition to establishing a high performance culture, we’ve begun the implementation of a new, ambitious strategic plan for this College that includes dramatic changes in such areas as improving clinic operations to enhance revenues, expanding clinical and basic science research, cultivating outstanding faculty members, enriching educational programs that offer efficient, effective and consistent instruction, while also recruiting and retaining high-caliber staff and students. We continue to foster outreach and community-based education programs, while also increasing the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students. We’re also working to implement the recommendations made last year by the external review committee, as well as adopting and applying the directives from the self-study report we completed in 2009. All of these goals represent critical milestones that this College must accomplish over the next five years, but we’ve already made substantial progress, and we’re continuing our efforts to meet these ambitious goals. As dean of this College, I’m very proud to be a part of this institution and all it has to offer. With its history of educational excellence and a future that’s filled with unlimited possibilities, this College and its traditions represent something that is truly great. The College of Dentistry is known for its outstanding faculty members, staff, and students, but we’re also privileged to have the best and most loyal alumni and friends. Your ongoing support is essential, and your contributions and involvement are vital in moving us forward with these new initiatives that ensure our continued progress, our success, and our commitment to excellence in all we do! Sincerely,

Carole Anderson Dean, College of Dentistry



Letter from the Editor Dear Readers, I’d like to thank you for spending some time with us as you read this magazine that is filled with highlights of the achievements made by dentistry’s faculty, staff, students, and alumni. As you’ll see in our feature stories, the College is changing and expanding in many important ways, and those changes include some new and exciting communications initiatives. In 2008, we created the College’s first-ever electronic newsletter, The College of Dentistry News. Distributed via e-mail to faculty, staff, students, and 4000 alumni, this free monthly publication offers updates on events, honors, awards, and other great news in the College. At the same time, we created a cost-effective electronic marketing package that gets the word out about our Continuing Education (CE) courses. By delivering CE information directly to your e-mail inbox, we keep you updated with the latest course offerings that include links to full course descriptions and provide the option of easy registration online. While electronic communications have given us some new ways to stay in touch with friends, alumni, and other constituents, we have also kept our focus on traditional publications and news venues that reach most Ohioans. In 2008 and 2009, two news items about the H.O.M.E. Coach mobile dental clinic and the Veler family’s multimillion-dollar estate gift were featured in newspapers and on local TV stations throughout the state, reaching audiences of about 500,000 viewers.

Other communications that showcased the College and its programs have included local television interviews with faculty members, and articles published in Columbus’ journals, such as Business First. We also ventured into the world of radio broadcasting with Dean Anderson’s guest appearance on the Columbus-based radio talk show, “Dentally Speaking,” which reaches an estimated radio audience of one million. Many of these items and more are included in this publication, and we hope you enjoy reading about our talented faculty, staff, students, and alumni whom we’re proud to call Buckeyes! We are always looking for ways to improve, and we welcome your feedback. Please let us know if there are other items you would like to read more about in future publications. Feel free to send an e-mail to with your comments and suggestions. Best wishes!

Kathleen Kennedy Editor-in-Chief Director of Marketing & Communications

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College News



The College of Dentistry is a leader in oral health care and education. The third largest public dental school in the nation, the College offers outstanding dental education programs, dental clinics that provide a full range of care, outreach programs for underserved communities, as well as cutting-edge research that explores new horizons in treatment techniques. The College is made up by its outstanding people -- dedicated staff members, excellent students, and nationally renowned faculty members who provide the best teaching, research, and clinical practice.

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Dr. Carole Anderson, Dean of Dentistry!


r. Carole Anderson, a respected administrator and faculty member at Ohio State, was named dean of the College of Dentistry in February 2009. Serving as interim dean of the College since 2006, with a concurrent appointment as vice provost for academic policy and faculty resources, Dr. Anderson is an administrator with a wealth of experience. During her 23-year career at Ohio State, Anderson was the interim dean of the Graduate School from April 2005 to September 2006. While serving as dean of the College of Nursing from 1986-2001, she was also the assistant vice president for health sciences and the executive dean of the health sciences. Accepting the appointment, Anderson stepped down from her vice provost position to focus her efforts on the needs of the College of Dentistry and meeting the first 6



objectives she set forth, which include implementing the goals of the strategic plan, increasing diversity by focusing on the recruitment and retention of outstanding minority students and faculty members, and facilitating collaboration between the College and the medical center’s health sciences units. “I’ve learned a great deal as interim dean of this College, and I know what we need to make this one of the top professional schools in the nation,” Anderson said. “We have many strengths to work with — our faculty members are outstanding in every respect; our students are among the best in the nation; and we have an ambitious strategic plan that’s designed to move this College into a ‘world-

Join Us Online for Town Hall Meetings with the Dean!

In May and November (2009), Dean Anderson held two town hall meetings that were attended by dentistry’s faculty, staff, and students. Topics for discussion included current and future goals for bringing the College into the top ten ranking of schools of dentistry nationwide, as well as creating a positive, productive, “high class’ status. This is already a strong, well-respected organization, and we’re going to focus now on moving to an even higher level of achievement and success.” Anderson has held academic appointments at Ohio State as a professor in the College of Medicine, and as a professor in the College of Nursing. Prior to joining Ohio State’s faculty in 1986, she served as associate dean in the School of Nursing at the University of Rochester, and she was a faculty member and division chair at the University of Colorado’s School of Nursing. She received her B.S. in nursing, an M.S. in psychiatric nursing, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Colorado. Throughout her distinguished career as a professor and administrator in the health sciences at Ohio State, Anderson has managed the restructuring of multi-million dollar budgets, and she has affected university-wide policies in myriad ways, including her service as the cochair of the University’s Council on Diversity. Commenting on her appointment as dean of the College of Dentistry, Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee said, “Carole Anderson has been successful in an array of executive-level leadership positions at this University, and she is one of the premier administrators at Ohio State. The College is in very capable hands with her as dean.” n

performance culture” throughout the College community. Other town hall meeting topics included the implementation of a new, multi-year strategic plan for improvements throughout the College. Dean Anderson also called for new research initiatives and new collaborations with the OSU medical center. Other goals include creating a shared vision among dentistry’s faculty, staff, and students; providing highly effective leadership; and fostering a commitment to excellence in all areas within the College. Want to know more? Join us for the next town hall meeting in person or online! Visit and click the “news” link for more information. n

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Dr. Edward and Christine Maag at the ribboncutting ceremony for the new Screening Clinic

College, Alumni, and Friends Honor Dr. Edward Maag Dentistry’s faculty, staff, students, members of the Dental Alumni Society Board of Governors, and other guests gathered at Postle Hall on February 14th, 2008, to celebrate the College’s first million dollar donation. Dr. Edward Maag, an alumnus from the class of 1956, and his wife Christine were honored at the celebration in Postle Hall, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially christened the new Dr. Edward Maag Screening Clinic. The ribbon cutting was preceded by remarks from dentistry professors Stan Vermilyea, Meade van Putten and Joen Iannucci, who expressed their thanks for the ‘Maag-nificent’ $1 million gift. The Maags were later escorted to the Screening Clinic named in their honor. The ceremonial ribbon was cut, and everyone enjoyed a brief tour of the newly renovated facility. A cocktail reception followed at the Medical Heritage Center, where the Maags and more than 20 of their family members enjoyed meeting with faculty members, student leaders, staff, and dentistry board members. Over dinner, congratulatory remarks were made by Dental Alumni Society president Dr. George Brown, and a football autographed by Jim Tressel was presented to Dr. Maag. n 8



Dentistry and Delta Dental Keep H.O.M.E. Coach Rolling One of the College of Dentistry’s slogans is “great smiles begin here,” and thanks to the work done by the College’s mobile dental clinic, called the “Dental H.O.M.E. Coach,” great smiles really do begin when the Dental H.O.M.E. Coach visits Columbus area elementary schools to provide dental care to the community’s children in need. Launched in 2005, the Dental H.O.M.E. Coach was originally funded by a donation from the Columbusbased Osteopathic Heritage Foundations. That support enabled the Dental H.O.M.E. Coach to continue its works through 2008. When the need for additional funding arose, that need was met by a donation of $450,000 from the Delta Dental Foundation of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. The gift was officially presented to the H.O.M.E. Coach on May 9, 2009 at the College of Dentistry’s Annual Post College Assembly, but the celebration of that gift took place on August 28th at a “back-to-school” event at Columbus’ Weinland Park Elementary School. Ohio State’s President E. Gordon Gee attended the celebration, along with the College of Dentistry’s Dean Carole Anderson, Superintendent of Columbus City Schools Gene Harris, and Delta Dental of Ohio’s Marketing President Michael Clark. President Gee thanked the Delta Dental Foundation, saying, “We appreciate this generous donation to the College of Dentistry’s H.O.M.E. Coach, which represents a great example of Ohio State’s service to the local community.” Gee added, “The University’s mission is to educate and to serveand that service includes the kind of work that’s being done by this mobile dental clinic, which is improving peoples’ lives.” Gee also thanked the College of Dentistry’s faculty and students who work with the H.O.M.E. Coach to provide dental care — and genuine caring — to Columbus’ children in need. Michael Clark echoed Gee’s praise of the work done by the Dental H.O.M.E. Coach and the College of Dentistry’s faculty, staff and students who are part of the outreach initiative. “An important part of Delta Dental’s mission is to support our colleges of dentistry and the good work they do,” Clark said. “Here in Columbus and throughout Ohio we’ve supported programs that improve the oral health of underserved children, and the H.O.M.E. Coach is a prime example of our continuing commitment to this effort.” n

Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee attended the Delta Dental “back-to-school” event with Dean Carole Anderson, local dignitaries, and students from Columbus’ Weinland Park Elementary School. Dr. Canise Bean spoke to local reporters about the dental H.O.M.E. Coach outreach program and its impact on children in the Columbus community.

The dental H.O.M.E. Coach is a fully-equipped mobile dental clinic that serves approximately 2000 children in Franklin County annually.

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College Receives Multi-Million Dollar Estate Gift In the summer of 2009, the College of Dentistry received a gift of approximately $3 million to support scholarships for students. The largest single gift in the College’s history, the donation came from the estate of the late Dr. Richard C. Veler and his wife, Betty G. Veler, both of whom were lifelong supporters of the university. Dr. Veler, a 1946 College of Dentistry graduate whose practice was in Toledo, Ohio, began his philanthropy to Ohio State with a gift of $10 in 1948. He and his wife later donated the funds that created the Richard C. Veler, D.D.S. and Betty G. Veler Scholarship endowment that provides financial support for dentistry students who demonstrate “merit, need, and outstanding moral and ethical character.” The Velers’ multi-million dollar gift will support and expand their existing scholarship endowment. Commenting on the Velers’ loyalty to Ohio State and the College of Dentistry, estate trustee and longtime family friend Mr.

Frederick Lamb said, “I knew Betty and Richard Veler for more than 40 years, and it was always their intent to leave their estate to the university. They both felt they’d had a wonderful life because of the education Richard received from the College of Dentistry, and they really wanted to give something back.” Dean Carole Anderson expressed her thanks for this gift that will meet a vital need. “This donation is extraordinary not only because it’s the largest single gift in the history of the College, but also because it’s a gift that’s designated for something we’re in dire need of,” Anderson said. “Our dentistry students pay some of the highest tuition fees in the medical profession, and this gift will help us recruit outstanding new students, while also supporting the excellent students we have now who need financial help to complete their education and begin their careers as dental professionals.” “Throughout their lives, the Velers were remarkably generous with the university,” said Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee. “This latest gift from their estate will enable future generations of talented young people to pursue their dreams and to earn their degrees at Ohio State. I can think of no more selfless action, and I am deeply grateful.” n

The William J. Meyers Endowed Chair in Endodontics College of Dentistry Professor Emeritus William J. Meyers has been recognized with an endowed chair named in his honor. Dean Carole Anderson made the official announcement of the William J. Meyers Endowed Chair in Endodontics, which will support a distinguished endodontic educator and researcher. A longtime faculty member and administrator in the Division of Endodontics, Dr. Meyers joined the College of Dentistry in 1976, providing outstanding leadership as the Endodontic Division Chair from 1976 to 1995. Throughout his distinguished career, Meyers has been honored with a number of prestigious awards, including the (2005) I.B. Bender Lifetime Educator Award from the American Association of Endodontists. Dr. Meyers has also served as president of the Columbus Dental Society and he is a past president of the Ohio Association of Endodontists. Still a part-time faculty member in the Division of Endodontics, Dr. Meyers said of the endowed chair named in his honor, “This is great – not because I’m great in any way, but because this endowed chair will be a wonderful thing for the Division of Endodontics.” Meyers added, “I’d like to thank everyone who made a contribution that helped to accomplish this goal. Your efforts and your generosity are amazing and I’m very honored.” n 10


Professor Emeritus William J. Meyers

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COLLEGE IMPROVEMENTS The College of Dentistry extends its sincere gratitude to all of our alumni and friends who made generous donations to our facility improvement funds. Most recently, these donations have helped to renovate and update our facilities to match the world-class education and patient care the College provides.

Main Clinic Waiting Area Renovation Orthodontic Waiting Area Updates Screening Clinic Equipment Upgrade Pre-Clinic Lab Renovation


Main Clinic Waiting Area Renovation


Orthodontic Waiting Area Updates

Without such continuous and dedicated support, these projects would not have been possible. If you would like to support a future improvement project and make a lasting contribution to the College, please see our list of funds online: n




Screening Clinic Equipment Upgrade


Student Pre-Clinic Renovation


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Faculty News



One of the College of Dentistry’s premier assets is our renowned faculty. At the local, national, and global levels, faculty members are leaders in their fields. The remarkable diversity of academic and professional training among the College’s 89 full-time faculty members creates a dynamic environment that fosters innovation and excellence. The diverse combination of full-time faculty experts is augmented by 94 part-time faculty instructors who infuse classrooms and clinics with knowledge, experience, and expertise derived from their day-to-day work in the art and science of dentistry.

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Professor Emeritus Katherine Vig Receives Ketcham Memorial Award Dr. Katherine Vig, a professor emeritus and former chair of the College of Dentistry’s Division of Orthodontics, was selected as the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Albert H. Ketcham Memorial Award, presented annually by the American Board of Orthodontics. This award recognizes “an individual who, in the judgment of the award committee, has made a notable contribution to the science and art of orthodontics.” Vig is the first woman to receive the Ketcham Memorial Award since its inception in 1936. An orthodontic educator for more than 40 years, Dr. Vig received her dental degree from the Dundee Dental School at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Her orthodontic training was at Eastman Dental Hospital in London, where she served on the faculty for ten years before moving to the U.S. in 1976 to join the orthodontic faculty at the University of North Carolina (UNC). Vig served as an orthodontic faculty member at UNC until 1984, when she accepted a position at the University of Michigan as an associate professor of orthodontics. At that same time, she became an American citizen and obtained a Master of Science degree in anatomy and cell biology. In 1990, Vig joined the University of Pittsburgh where she was the Chair of the Department of Orthodontics, the Director of the Graduate Orthodontics Program, and the Associate Director of the Cleft PalateCraniofacial Center. Dr. Vig moved to The Ohio State University in 1994 to chair the College of Dentistry’s Division of Orthodontics. Her work has included teaching, research and clinical practice at the College, and in the pediatric dentistry clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where she treated patients with cleft lips and cleft palates. Craniofacial anomalies are of special interest to Vig, who is a past president of the American Cleft Palate/ Craniofacial Association and a current member of the British Craniofacial Society. “Treating cleft lip/palate and craniofacial birth defects is a very team-oriented process,” Vig said. “One works with plastic surgeons, ear, nose and throat specialists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and speech therapists to manage this special group of patients. I’ve always felt very strongly that children with cleft lips


Professor Emeritus and Former Chair of Orthodontics Katherine Vig and palates needed the best help we can give them, and I’ve felt great compassion for them and their families.” Dr. Vig’s distinguished career has included a strong and ongoing commitment to international education and research initiatives. She has also served as the external examiner for an orthodontic program in Singapore that included reviewing curriculum content for the provost of the National University of Singapore. During the past three years, she has also participated in an international task force for the Academy of Finland in Helsinki for which she served as a grant applications reviewer, while also helping to set priorities for funding research. Commenting on the honor of receiving the Albert H. Ketcham Memorial Award, Vig said, “I feel very humble in comparison with the previous recipients of this award and the tremendous contributions they’ve made to the orthodontic profession.” She added, “I must also share the credit for this award with all those mentors and colleagues, as well as the residents, staff, and alumni who have contributed to any success I may have achieved.” n



Dr. La’Tonia Stiner named Director of Minority Recruitment In 2009, the College of Dentistry welcomed Dr. La’Tonia M. Stiner as Director of Minority Student Recruitment and adjunct Assistant Professor in the Division of Oral Biology. Stiner first joined the College of Dentistry as a postdoctoral fellow in 2006, working with Associate Dean of Research Dr. John Sheridan, in the Comprehensive Training in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences (CTOC) program, where she studies neuroendocrine regulation of the immune system. Stiner is an Ohio native who holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from Wright State University, in Dayton, Ohio. She is currently completing a master’s degree in business administration at Capital University in Columbus. In her role as dentistry’s Director of Minority Student Recruitment, one of Stiner’s goals is to connect with students in underrepresented populations, and to encourage them to consider dentistry and its specialties as a career path. Stiner said, “Many minority students don’t consider dentistry as a career because they haven’t experienced regular dental care, or know a dentist they can relate to. We want to provide minority students with opportunities to interact with current dental students and practicing dentists who can serve as mentors. Our ultimate goal is to show them all that dentistry has to offer as a career.” Stiner continues her commitment to mentorship through the College of Dentistry’s innovative DentPath program that is Students, faculty and staff at the 2009 designed to increase "Make a Dent in Diversity" event underrepresented minority enrollment in the Doctor of Dental Surgery program. She currently serves as the program’s academic advisor. “I’m proud to have been offered this position in the College of Dentistry,” Stiner said. “It’s an honor and a privilege to have this opportunity to pursue my passion for research, teaching, diversity, and outreach.” n

Dr. Canise Bean Honored by NDAF Dr. Canise Bean, dentistry professor and director of the Office of Community Education, was selected as the 2009 National Dental Association Foundation (NDAF) Colgate-Palmolive Faculty Recognition Award winner. As a recipient of this year’s NDAF Colgate-Palmolive Faculty Recognition Award, Dr. Bean is honored as “an individual who demonstrates excellence, professional development and a willingness to support and help others in their quest for knowledge and advancement.” The award was presented at the 2009 National Dental Association Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. A faculty member in the Division of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry and the Director of the College of Dentistry’s Oral Health Improvement through Outreach (OHIO) Project, Dr. Bean has been instrumental in creating and implementing an array of innovative oral health improvement programs for underserved adults and children throughout Ohio. n

Diversity Outreach The College of Dentistry promotes and fosters a diverse culture among its faculty, staff, and students by supporting the following programs designed to enrich and enhance the College community: „„ Recruitment and outreach initiatives at local high schools „„ Participation in Ohio State’s STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – education programs „„ A DentPath program that allows students to become more competitive and successful in the dental school environment „„ Faculty mentoring experiences for Doctor of Dental Surgery students

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Dr. Angelo Mariotti Chosen as Leadership Fellow Dr. Angelo Mariotti, Division of Periodontology chair, was one of five Ohio State faculty members chosen in 2009 as a Fellow of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation’s Academic Leadership Program (CIC/ALP), which hosts seminars on topics such as human resources, budgets, and strategic planning for the university’s future. The CIC/ALP program is sponsored by Executive Vice President and Provost Joseph A. Alutto, and each participant is chosen through a highly competitive process. Fellows who are honored as participants in the program meet with Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee, while also attending three two-day seminars with other deans and senior administrators. As a faculty member in the College of Dentistry, Dr. Mariotti holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and a D.D.S. degree. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and he serves on the Advisory Board for the Journal of Periodontology. A Fellow of the International College of Dentists, Dr. Mariotti is listed as one of the “Best Dentists in America.” n

Dr. Al Reader Honored with Louis I. Grossman Award Dentistry professor and Director of the Advanced Endodontic Program Al Reader has spent decades on research in pain prevention and pain management. In 2009, he was chosen to receive the American Association of Endodontics’ Louis I. Grossman Award, which recognizes authors whose research publications


have made an “extraordinary” contribution to the field of endodontics. “I’ve spent most of my professional career working with other researchers in dentistry to find ways of preventing pain during these procedures,” Reader says. “There are several of us who’ve done clinical research that shows new ways of managing pain, but these advances are still a best kept secret for most dental practitioners.” Reader’s many publications on pain prevention and pain management include an article in the (2009) American Association of Endodontics publication titled, “Taking the Pain out of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics: Current Thoughts and Treatment Options to Help Patients Achieve Profound Anesthesia.” Serving two important purposes for the dental practitioner, the article lists 13 common misconceptions related to local anesthesia, and it includes proven methods of achieving profound pulpal anesthesia that ensure pain-free procedures for dental and endodontic patients. n

Dr. Hilary Soller Inducted as ACD Fellow Dr. Hilary Soller, a clinical associate professor in the College of Dentistry, has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists (ACD), whose mission is the advancement of excellence, ethics, professionalism, and leadership in dentistry. As a Fellow of the ACD, Soller joins an elite group of dentistry professionals. “I’m very honored to have been selected for fellowship by the ACD. Recognition by one’s peers of the work you do each day is gratifying and humbling,” Soller said. Dr. Soller holds a bachelor’s degree and a certificate in dental hygiene from The Ohio State University, and she received her D.D.S. degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in 1985. She joined the College of Dentistry as a faculty member later that same year. Soller’s primary focus is on early clinical education and community service. She currently serves as Chair of the Dental Faculty Council, Assistant Director of the OHIO Project, Director of EFDA Continuing Education, and Director of the D.D.S. Early Clinic Curriculum. n



Dr. Nusstein Is Appointed as Meyers Endowed Chair

Rachel Henry Receives ADHA Leadership Award

Dr. John Nusstein is the first William J. Meyers Endowed Chair in the Division of Endodontics. He received a D.D.S. degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1987, and he completed a master’s degree in endodontics from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1995. Dr. Nusstein joined the College as a faculty member in 2000, serving as an associate professor of endodontics and as the graduate clinic director. A Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, Dr. Nusstein has also served as chairman of the Ohio Dental Association Specialty Council (2005), secretary/treasurer and vice-president of the Ohio Association of Endodontists (2005–2006), and a member of the AAE Ethics and Peer Review committee (2004). He currently serves as the Chair of the College of Dentistry’s Division of Endodontics. n

Division of Dental Hygiene faculty member Rachel Henry was selected as the 2009 winner of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) Hu-Friedy Esther Wilkins Future Leader Award. As the recipient of this honor, Ms. Henry is recognized among the nation’s dental hygienists who “exhibit a strong commitment to the dental hygiene profession and who have demonstrated leadership in the American Dental Hygiene Association within five years of graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program.” An alumna of the College of Dentistry’s Dental Hygiene Program, Ms. Henry received the ADHA Future Leader Award at the Annual Session of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. n

2009 Faculty Awards The College of Dentistry’s Student Government Association (SGA) presented the 2009 dental hygiene and dentistry faculty award winners on May 12. An annual event for the last 16 years, each dentistry and dental hygiene class votes to choose the instructors who receive these awards that recognize teaching excellence.

The 2009 winners: Dr. Shereen Azer (Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry) Dr. Zdenka Bartz (Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry) Ms. Susan Bauchmoyer (Dental Hygiene) Dr. Lewis Claman (Periodontology) Dr. Erik Evans (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) Dr. Richard Fertel (Pharmacology) Dr. Reza Heshmati (Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry) Dr. Joen Iannucci (Clinical Dentistry)

Dr. Robert Jaynes (Primary Care) Dr. William Kaye (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) Dr. Camilo Machado (Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry) Ms. Anne McCaffrey (Dental Hygiene) Ms. Beverly McClure (Dental Hygiene) Dr. David Padgett (Oral Biology) Dr. Sarath Thikkurissy (Pediatric Dentistry) Dr. Gabriela Weiss (Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry)

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Faculty Awards Presented at Drake Union Gathering College of Dentistry faculty and staff members gathered at the Drake Union in December (2008) for the annual holiday celebration and the presentation of the College’s faculty and staff awards.

Dr. Ning Quan Research excellence award recipients included Division of Oral Biology Professor Ning Quan, who received the Stazen Senior Faculty Award which recognizes the development of a productive and successful research program.

Dr. Purnima Kumar Professor of Periodontology Purnima Kumar was honored with the Stazen Junior Faculty Award for research excellence.

Dr. Ronald Kerby The Fields Award, which is given to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, was awarded to Dr. Ronald Kerby, a professor in the Division of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Sarath Thikkurissy The Larry J. Peterson Young Educator’s Award, which honors a faculty member who has taught for 1-3 years, and who has shown “exceptional enthusiasm for teaching,” was presented to Professor of Pediatric Dentistry Sarath Thikkurissy for his dedication to excellence in teaching.

Dr. Lewis Claman Professor of Periodontology Lewis Claman received the Postle Teaching Award in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments and his dedication to instruction for the College’s undergraduate, pre-doctoral, and graduate students. n




Ohio State Smile Research Published in JADA College of Dentistry professors Stephen Rosenstiel and Henry Fields have conducted a research study that was featured in the prestigious Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). The results of the survey were published in a JADA article titled, “Esthetic Fields and Smile Characteristics from the Layperson’s Perspective: A Computer-Based Survey Study.” Dr. Fields, a former president of the Ohio Dental Association (ODA) and the current chairman of the College of Dentistry’s Division of Orthodontics, partnered with Dr. Rosenstiel, a professor in the Division of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry at OSU, to conduct a groundbreaking study in esthetic smile research. Working with Ohio State orthodontics residents A.J. Ker and Richard Chan, and Professor Emeritus Mike Beck, Drs. Rosenstiel and Fields surveyed 243 individuals from Ohio, Massachusetts, and Washington, using an innovative survey method that allowed participants to view images of various smiles, and to manipulate those images on a laptop screen to create what they considered the “perfect” smile. Commenting on this research, Fields said, “Dentists have always known that crooked, crowded, Rosenstiel and protruding teeth are esthetically undesirable, but we’ve learned from this study that the general population is more tolerant of certain flaws than we expected -- and they’re slightly less tolerant of others.” Although esthetic smile research has been ongoing for many decades, what is new about this research is that Fields and Rosenstiel have studied the factors that make up the perfect smile, and they can pinpoint right down to the millimeter what survey participants considered attractive or unattractive in an array of smile characteristics. Asked about the significance of this research and its impact on patients and dentists, Fields and Rosenstiel agreed that these findings will help clinicians to refine their treatment methods so their patients can get a smile they consider to be truly beautiful. n

Dr. Julie Holloway Joins Fellows of the American Board of Prosthodontics Professor Julie Holloway was approved in 2009 as a board certified prosthodontist in the state of Ohio. Holloway, who is the director of the Advanced Prosthodontics Graduate Program, is one of only eleven board certified prosthodontists in Ohio, making her the only woman in the state who is currently a Fellow of the American Board of Prosthodontics. Holloway completed the highly competitive prosthodontics board exams in February 2009 and she was awarded her certificate at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Prosthodontists in November of the same year. This honor was presented to her by Dr. Kenneth Malament, President of the American Board of Prosthodontics, and by Dr. Charles Goodacre, President of the American College of Prosthodontists. An alumna of the College of Dentistry’s Doctor of Dental Surgery program and the Advanced Prosthodontics Graduate Program, Dr. Holloway has served in a number of dental leadership positions throughout her career. She is a current member of the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and she is a former president of the Ohio chapter of the American College of Prosthodontists. Holloway also serves as an advisory committee member for the American Dental Education Association. n

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Research News




The College of Dentistry’s research program offers a learning experience that extends beyond classroom and clinical education. Providing a unique blend of professional and academic experience, our research experts give students and patients the benefits of a leading research institution. With millions in funding from private foundations and government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, our faculty researchers are at the forefront in identifying and addressing issues connected to the oral health and well-being of patients and communities both near and far.

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Dr. John Sheridan Honored as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Dr. John Sheridan, a professor in the Division of Oral Biology, has joined the ranks of the most prestigious researchers in the nation with his selection as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Established in 1848, AAAS is the largest general scientific society in the world, and those who are honored as Fellows in the organization represent an elite group of scientists whose outstanding work has increased the body of knowledge in a particular subject area. Dr. Sheridan’s Fellow award is a result of his “distinguished contributions to the fields of oral biology, molecular virology, immunology and medical genetics.” Sheridan is the College of Dentistry’s Associate Dean of Research, and he is a faculty member in the College of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics. He also holds the George C. Paffenburger Endowed Chair in Dental Research, which supports his study of the interactions of the mind and body as they relate to the regulation of the human immune system. Throughout his distinguished career as a researcher and scientist, Sheridan has held a number of prestigious academic and


advisory positions that include the following: a research fellow in the Division of Comparative Medicine at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine; a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Duke University Medical Center; a visiting scientist and advisor for the World Health Organization in Zurich, Switzerland; a member of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research; and a distinguished lecturer for the Task Force in Psychoneuroimmunology at the University of California at Los Angeles. Graduating in 1974 with a Ph.D. in microbiology from the Waksman Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers University, Sheridan has made immunological research the focus of his career, with three areas of primary interest: viral immunology, neuroendocrine immunology and behavioral medicine, and tissue repair as it relates to wound healing. The author of more than 100 journal articles and monograph chapters, Sheridan’s current studies examine stress-induced cellular and molecular mechanisms that affect immunity and resistance to infectious diseases. To date, these studies have demonstrated the importance of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in viral pathogenesis, resistance to infectious disease, and the immune response to vaccines and wound healing. This research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the National Institute of Mental Health, the World Health Organization, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The College of Dentistry congratulates Dr. Sheridan for his outstanding academic career, for his contributions to the field of immunological research, and for the honor of being selected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. n



Research Day Winners The College of Dentistry’s 24th and 25th Annual Research Day featured dental and dental hygiene students, post-doctoral and Ph.D. students, residents, and fellows who presented more than 50 abstracts on an array of cutting-edge research topics. Posters were displayed throughout the day as researchers presented their findings for faculty members, guests, and judges.

2008 1st place, ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Award: Heidi Snider

Non-lymphocytes are responsible for the resistant phenotype seen in STAT1 BALB/c KO mice infected with Leishmania donovani P41

2nd place, Alumni Research Merit Award: Brandon Lloyd VEGF: Autocrine-paracrine Function in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC)

3rd place, Alumni Research Achievement Award: Erin Gross

Molecular Microbiological Analysis of Severe Caries in Young Permanent Teeth

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research (Graduate Students): 1st place: Jacqueline Mays

Mechanisms of social stress enhancement of virus specific immune memory

2nd place: Alireza Moshaverina

Effects of N-vinylpyrrolidone containing polyelectrolytes on surface properties of GICsP32

Post Doctoral Fellow Award Nicole Powell

Social disruption stress enhances the primary response to influenza infection through the activation of dendritic cells

2009 1st place, ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Award: Byungdo (Brian) Han

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research (Graduate Students):

2nd place, Alumni Research Merit Award: Andrew Holpuch

Molecular Microbiological Analysis of Severe Caries in Primary Teeth

Influence of Androstenediol on TLRs Signaling

Feasibility of Local Nanoparticle Delivery for Oral Cancer Chemoprevention

3rd place, Alumni Research Achievement Award: Brandon Lloyd

VEGF Influences the Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) in Oral Cells

1st place: Erin Gross

2nd place: Rebecca Allen

Stress-Induced Increases in Bacterial Killing Are p38 Dependent

Post Doctoral Fellow Award Nicole Powell

Dendritic Cells Exposed to Social Stress Display Enhanced Antigen Processing as Indicated by Robust CD4+T Cell Proliferation and Cytokine Secretion n

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Jacki Mays Joins NIH Research Team When Jacki (Wiesehan) Mays arrived at the College of Dentistry in 2002, she was looking forward to a challenging D.D.S. program that would move her on to the next phase of her career as a dental professional. While preparing to work on one advanced degree, she could never have anticipated being recruited into a dual Ph.D. and D.D.S. program that would lead to a job working at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on a team with two of the most renowned immunologists in the nation. “I’m passionate about science,” Mays said, “and I fell in love with research after I began working on an immunology and T-cell project when I was an undergraduate at Valparaiso University.” As a chemistry and biology major at Valparaiso, Mays received an education that prepared her well for the immunology research that has become her vocation. Shortly after she entered the D.D.S. program here at Ohio State, Dr. John Sheridan, Associate Dean of Research and professor of oral biology, suggested that she pursue combined Ph.D. and D.D.S. degrees as part of the College’s Comprehensive Training in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences (CTOC) program. “Jacki’s talents were evident very early on,” Sheridan said, “so I recruited her to join this program, knowing she had what it takes to complete both the Ph.D. in oral biology and the doctor of dental surgery degrees.” The decision to embark on two professional degrees simultaneously meant a seven-year commitment to a graduate program, as well as a course of study that included cutting-edge research. Although Mays admitted this program was a challenging one, she said it was worth the effort in every respect. “My experience here at Ohio State has been absolutely fantastic. I’ve loved the work, and I know these combined degrees will let me do what I want to do with my life and my career.” In preparation for the research career she’s always known was right for her, Mays worked with Dr. Sheridan in his laboratory that focuses on research in virology, immunology and stress biology. Mays decided to specialize again in immunological research—but this time, with an emphasis on determining how stress affects the immune system and the immune response. Mays’ research with Sheridan focused on the role of stress-induced regulation of the immune system, and their findings have shown that controlled social stress can stimulate enhanced immunological activity in mice that are subsequently exposed to a microbial infection. As a result of this research and a number of related publications, Mays was offered a post-doctoral research position at the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, working with Drs. Jack Bennink and Jonathan Yewdell, two of the NIH’s nationally renowned immunologists. “As a member of the team at the NIH, Jacki joins other researchers at one of the best labs in the country, working with two of the most respected immunologists in the U.S.,” Sheridan said., “That’s quite a success story—for Jacki, for this dual degree program, and for Ohio State.” n

Comprehensive Training in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences (CTOC) Universities across the nation are experiencing an ongoing shortage in oral health researchers. In an effort to change this trend, The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has invested more than three million dollars in CTOC programs nationwide. In addition to financial support, this infusion of funding provides the opportunity for excellent training in a variety of careers. The goal of the CTOC program at Ohio State’s College of Dentistry is to move dentistry into the future through the recruitment and training of highly qualified and motivated candidates in oral health research. The CTOC program offers both a combined D.D.S. and Ph.D. program. 26



Heidi Snider Recognized for Research Contributions Heidi Snider is a Fellow in the Comprehensive Training in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences (CTOC) combined D.D.S. and Ph.D. program, and she is an outstanding student researcher whose work has been presented at conferences worldwide. In her 6th year of this dual degree program, Snider works closely with Dr. Abhay Satoskar, a faculty member in the College of Medicine’s Department of Pathology. Snider’s research focuses on the immunology of leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease commonly found in the tropics, sub-tropics, and parts of southern Europe. Currently focusing on the effects of Leishmania donovani, a potentially fatal, visceral form of the disease, her research aims at understanding the role that the transcription factor, STAT1, plays in phagocyte trafficking and parasite uptake. An outstanding pre-doctoral student and immunology researcher, Heidi’s work was recognized when she received the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Abstract Trainee Award, which supports members whose first-author abstracts are selected for oral presentation at an AAI Block Symposium. In July 2009, Heidi joined 40 other graduate students chosen worldwide to present their research at the RCAI International Symposium on Immunology sponsored by the RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI) in Yokohama, Japan. n

Distinguished Lecture Series The College of Dentistry invites world-renowned investigators in oral health research to share their knowledge and expertise as distinguished guest lecturers. This series of presentations ensures that students, faculty, researchers, and scientists remain on the cutting edge of dental research.

2009 Speakers

2008 Speakers

Dennis Drayna, Ph.D.

Kenneth Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Chief, Section on Systems Biology of Communication Disorders, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, NIDCD/NIH

“Our Genes and Our Sense of Taste”

Stephen Hecht, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Endodontics, President’s Council Endowed Chair in Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

“Orofacial Pain Mechanisms”

Wallin Land Grant Professor of Cancer Prevention; American Cancer Society Research Professor

Robert Burne, Ph.D.

“Mechanisms and Prevention of Tobacco-Induced Cancer”

“Biofilms and Caries: Sisyphus Meets Streptococcus Mutans” and “Complexities in Catabolite Modification of Gene Expression in Streptococcus Mutans”

David Wong, D.M.D., D.M. Sc.

Associate Dean of Research, Director of Dental Research Institute, UCLA, Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), AADR Vice President

“Salivary Diagnostics”

Susan Herring, Ph.D.

Chair of Department of Oral Biology, University of Florida

Charles Turner, Ph.D. Indiana University/Purdue University

“Mechanobiology of Bone: Basic Principles and Clinical Application”

University of Washington

“We Are What We Eat: Jaw Muscles and the Skull”

Trainees have the opportunity to participate in research in the following areas: inflammation/immunity, wound healing, cancer biology, chemical senses, psychoneuroimmunology, microbial pathogenesis, biomaterials, and molecular genetics. Another important function of the program is to expose dental students to the important experience of high-level clinical research. Through the Summer Student Research Program, dental students work intensively with a faculty member and gain valuable career experience by participating in the development of patient care technologies. The program increases dental students’ awareness of career opportunities in research and academia, and it enlarges the scope of dental education to include a research component in addition to basic and clinical science. n

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Student News




Students in the College of Dentistry are an extraordinary group of people. In addition to their academic strengths, they’re also engaged in the world outside the College, participating regularly in community service projects, both locally and internationally, and organizing seminars, informal working groups, and learning-focused discussions to increase their knowledge. Each year, approximately 100 selected individuals will join the College community as dentistry students who represent the highest qualities of character, intellect, and distinction. Our undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students embody these same qualities as well. Chosen from the best and the brightest in the nation, the College of Dentistry’s students are an ongoing point of pride.

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White Coat Ceremony

College Honors Students in White Coat Ceremony Imagine a group of eager and excited students gathering to celebrate the dream of beginning their dental and dental hygiene academic careers. Their dream is also a goal that is celebrated by their families, and by the College’s administration, faculty, and staff at the annual White Coat Ceremony. Recognizing this momentous occasion, the White Coat Ceremony serves as an official welcome into the College of Dentistry for new dental and dental hygiene students. The coveted white coats, which students wear proudly at the event, are a visual symbol of their newfound commitment to the art and science of dentistry. On September 21, 2009, the White Coat Ceremony marked the beginning of the professional educational experience for the members of the Dental Class of 2013 and the Dental Hygiene Class of 2012. The event, attended by more than 550, was held in the ballroom at the Blackwell Inn on campus at Ohio State. College of Dentistry guest speakers included Dr. Carole Anderson, Dean; Dr. Joen Iannucci, Director of Admissions; Michele Carr, Chair of Dental Hygiene;


and Joshua Melton, President of the Student Government Association, Class of 2010. The featured speakers’ remarks ranged from inspiring to witty, and serious to light-hearted. Each offered sound advice and words of wisdom on what it takes to succeed in the professional setting. The White Coat Ceremony gathered together 106 new dental students and 33 new dental hygiene students. In the Blackwell’s grand ballroom, attendees joined the celebration where they were welcomed and congratulated by Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee. Each member of both incoming classes received a white coat and was officially welcomed to the College by faculty members Canise Bean, Mark Morrison, Henry Fischbach, Bev McClure, Sue Bauchmoyer, and Wendy Moore, all of whom helped students with the ceremonial donning of their white coats. At the end of the ceremony, the new students stood together and recited their respective oaths in unison. A reception followed with faculty members, students, and guests who congratulated the new dental and dental hygiene students as they embarked on the first step in their careers as young professionals in the College of Dentistry. n



Class of 2013 Statistics

Class of 2012 Statistics



Ohio Out of State

84 22

Gender Male Female

70 31

Gender 63 (59%) 43 (41%)

Age Average

Ohio Out of State

Male Female

58 (57%) 43 (43%)

Age 24



Grade Point Average

Grade Point Average

Overall GPA Science GPA Non-Science GPA BCP

Overall GPA Science GPA Non-Science GPA BCP

3.65 3.57 3.79 3.54

DAT Scores (range 1-30)

DAT Scores (range 1-30)

Academic Average Total Science Perceptual Ability

Academic Average Total Science Perceptual Ability

19.19 19.19 20.36

3.69 3.61 3.77 3.57

18.43 19.33 18.58

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Congratulations to Our Graduates! The College of Dentistry’s convocation ceremony is held in June each year at the Mershon Auditorium on Ohio State’s campus. The traditional ceremony honors the achievements of the Dental Hygiene and the Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) classes with awards presentations, a hooding ceremony, and the announcement of student honors.


The graduating class of 2008 included 102 D.D.S. students and 31 dental hygiene students. From the class of 2009, there were 97 D.D.S. graduates, 32 dental hygiene program graduates, and three Doctor of Philosophy in Oral Biology graduates, all of whom were congratulated by dentistry’s Dean Carole Anderson and other faculty members who wished them happiness and success as dental professionals embarking on their new careers. n



Your future is bright and filled with promise, and you’re embarking on a career that offers great possibilities and opportunities. As you move forward in achieving your personal and professional goals, I hope you’ll hold onto the enthusiasm and the vision you had when you first entered this College -- and I hope your future includes a wonderful life and a career that’s both successful and rewarding!

–Dean Carole Anderson

Dean Carole Anderson (center) with Outstanding Professional Student Award winners Joseph Landry (left) and David Defay

Defay and Landry Win OSU Leadership Awards Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) graduating seniors David Defay and Joseph Landry were selected as the 2009 recipients of Ohio State’s Outstanding Professional Student Award. This honor is among the highest of those presented to professional students at the University, and its purpose is to recognize students who have made outstanding contributions to Ohio State through their leadership and their commitment to service. Chosen by a committee of faculty and staff from throughout the University, award recipients are honored for their academic excellence, and their leadership abilities both within and outside their professional programs. This year’s Outstanding Professional Student Award winners were recognized at the university’s 48th Annual Leadership Awards ceremony held on May 15th. The event was attended by OSU President E. Gordon Gee who praised the winners for being student leaders at Ohio State, as well as leaders in their chosen professions in the future. n

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Omicron Kappa Upsilon Presents Awards and Welcomes New Members Ryan Bailey

Andrew Baker

Robin Baker

Jonathan Conover

David Defay

Kelsey Esber

Jacob Haslem

John Haynie

Mary Ellen Helmkamp

Amin Mason

Spencer Updike

Bryan Wirtz

The College of Dentistry’s Theta Chapter of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor society for dental students welcomed new members at a banquet that included the presentation of two student awards for excellence, scholarship, character, and service to humanity. Sophomore dental student Garrett Seghi received the Orville E. Russell Award of Excellence, and senior dental student Charu Gupta received the William S. Kramer Award of Excellence. The event included a special welcome to Omicron Kappa Upsilon’s newly inducted faculty members Sarandeep Huja and Binnaz Leblebicioglu. The College’s most recent student members were also introduced and welcomed at the event that included Class of 2009 graduates: Ryan Bailey, David Defay, Andrew Baker, Robin Baker, Jonathan Conover, Kelsey Esber, Jacob Haslem, John Haynie, Mary Ellen Helmkamp, Amin Mason, Spencer Updike, and Bryan Wirtz. n

Sigma Phi Alpha Welcomes New Members The Sigma Phi Alpha national honor society for dental hygiene students was founded in 1958 to recognize the highest achieving students in dental hygiene programs throughout the United States. Continuing this tradition of honoring students who demonstrate outstanding leadership and academic excellence, the College of Dentistry’s Zeta Chapter of Sigma Phi Alpha welcomed its newest alumni members at a ceremony on June 4, 2009. Division of Dental Hygiene Chair and Zeta Chapter President Michele Carr spoke at the ceremony that introduced this year’s Sigma Phi Alpha alumni members Jenna Victor, Tricia Krukemyer, and Haley Wood. The event included a special welcome for Sigma Phi 34

Jenna Victor

Tricia Krukemyer

Haley Wood

Alpha’s new honorary member, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene Dr. Mark Morrison. Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene Denise Kissell was also introduced and welcomed as a newly inducted faculty member of Sigma Phi Alpha. n



OSU Presents Professional Student Awards

Kelley, Snyder, and Sheth (left to right)

Student Entrepreneurs Give Back to College of Dentistry College of Dentistry students Rajan Sheth, Dan Kelley and Kevin Snyder worked together in 2008 to develop the, a web-based job search tool that helps connect dental students and graduates with practicing dentists who seek partners and staff for their practices. The web site offers dental practitioners the ability to create a profile with pictures, relevant statistics, and a detailed description of their practice and available positions. Users can log in to search profiles for the ideal associate, partner, buy-out, or support staff. Having made a commitment to give a portion of their profits from the Practice Connection to the College of Dentistry, Kelley, Snyder and Sheth presented their first donation check to Associate Dean Cheryl Devore and Assistant Dean Darrell Young in January 2009. The donation was dedicated to the OSU College of Dentistry Student Development Fund, and the hope was expressed by Sheth, Kelley and Snyder that future donations would be even larger. “This first check is a small one,” Snyder said, “but we hope to continue giving back to the College by presenting larger and more significant donations in the future, as we expand the Practice Connection to make it as successful as possible.”n

The 2008 OSU Professional Student award was presented to D.D.S. student Tyler Scott. Having served as a delegate to the American Dental Association (ADA), and as chair of the Council on Professional Issues for the American Student Dental Association (ASDA), Scott was one of four Outstanding Scott Professional Student Award recipients. This honor is one of the highest of those presented to professional students, and its purpose is to recognize those students who have made outstanding contributions through their leadership and their commitment to service. Selected by a committee of faculty and staff members throughout the university, award recipients are chosen for their academic excellence and their leadership abilities both within and outside their professional programs. Recipients of the Outstanding Professional Student Award were honored at the university’s 47th Annual Leadership Awards ceremony that had as its theme, “The League of Extraordinary Leaders.” n

ODHA Elects Student Delegates At the 2009 Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Association (ODHA) annual session, dental hygiene student Tonda Hockenberry was elected as a student delegate and a voting (student) member of that organization, which is the state constituent of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA). Hockenberry Elected by a committee of other delegates, Ms. Hockenberry joined ODHA student delegates representing all 12 dental hygiene schools in Ohio. “This is quite an honor,” said Rachel Henry, an assistant professor in the Division of Dental Hygiene. “At that ODHA meeting, Tonda voted on the students’ behalf, along with the other dental hygiene delegates from throughout Ohio. She represented Ohio State very well, and we’re proud that she took the initiative to pursue this opportunity to get involved in her professional organization.” n

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Head Start Screenings Connect The College of Dentistry’s Doctor of Dental Surgery students get hands-on experience as they give dental screenings and fluoride treatments to children in Columbus’ Head Start program. Designed to promote health education, “school readiness,” and social services for children in lowincome families, the Head Start dental screenings have been a collaborative outreach and education project since 2005. “All first-year dental students participate in these screenings,” said Hilary Soller, a clinical associate professor who coordinates the screenings for the College of Dentistry. “This experience helps to keep students connected with their desire to become health care professionals, and it’s an enjoyable break from the heavy schedule of classroom and laboratory courses.” Trained specifically for these pediatric screening events, dental students perform the screenings and provide varnish treatments under the supervision of clinical associate professor Janet Bolina. Other participants include local dentists who volunteer their time and

Students Spend Break Donating Time and Supplies Uganda While many students packed their bags and headed home for winter break, a group of OSU dental students traveled to Kampala, Uganda, to provide local villagers with free dental care and oral health education. At the Kampala dental clinic, students performed root canals and provided restorations to those in need, and donated essential dental health care supplies, including masks, gloves, amalgam, composite, matrix bands and stainless steel crowns. 36



Dental Students and Local Community expertise as members of the Columbus Dental Society. Providing a much-needed service to the community, these Head Start screenings are a firsttime dental experience for many children from low-income families that have limited access to dental care. And for the dental students, this is often their first experience of working directly with pediatric patients. The impact of the screenings is significant. From October through November 2009, the College of Dentistry’s students screened 404 children and provided fluoride varnish treatments for more than half that number. As part of this hands-on educational and outreach experience, dental students are required to write summaries that serve as “reflections” on their work with the Head Start screening program, and most have a strong, positive reaction to the learning process that results from this direct interaction. One College of Dentistry student said, “I learned that I really enjoy working with children and that it gives me great satisfaction to help people. I felt that I got more out of this experience than the kids I was helping, because it boosted my confidence and reminded me why I chose this profession in the first place.” n

Dominican Republic A group of Ohio State’s College of Dentistry students brought a helping hand to those in need in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Students gave free dental treatment to members of the local community by performing restorations, removing decayed teeth, and providing cleaning and preventive care to 429 children and adults at an improvised clinic set up in a local church. A highlight of the trip was a visit by the students to a local orphanage where they were greeted by smiling children who wanted to play, talk, and just be held. Children from the orphanage were also brought to the students’ free clinic where they received dental care and preventive treatment . ALUMNI MAGAZINE | 2008–20 09



Dentistry’s Faculty and Student Volunteers “Give Kids a Smile!” Dentistry students and faculty members joined together in 2009 for the 7th annual “Give Kids a Smile Day,” as part of a national initiative by the American Dental Association (ADA) to focus attention on untreated oral disease among children from low-income families. Ohio State’s student-planned effort helped children at Columbus’ Broadleigh Elementary School -- with the support of the College of Dentistry and the Ohio Dental Association (ODA). Sunny Pahouja, a College of Dentistry student and the Chapter President for the American Student Dental Association (ASDA), was key in planning this event. “It’s a great opportunity to give back because these kids don’t have a chance to receive dental care since their access to it is so limited,” Pahouja said. “It makes us feel good to get involved because we can use what we’ve learned as dental students.” About 250 children at Broadleigh received free dental services that included free dental exams, fluoride varnishes, oral health care products, and educational materials that explain the connection between good oral health and good health in general. The College of Dentistry’s Office of Community Education, directed by Dr. Canise Bean, plans to return to Broadleigh and address more complex dental needs that were identified during the exams. Some dental students volunteered to answer questions and to show children how to brush and floss their teeth. Tina Crist, the school nurse at Broadleigh, commented that teaching children in this age group is especially important. “These kids are losing their baby teeth and they’re growing new teeth now that will be there for the rest of their lives,” she said. “It’s so important to get that teaching when they come in so they can take care of their new teeth.” The day’s events ended with a burst of excitement as Brutus Buckeye appeared for a surprise visit and some play time with the children. Having spent the day getting oral health education and dental treatments, the children hugged and played with Brutus, their favorite Buckeye, who gave all of the children -- and the volunteers -- their biggest and best smile of the day. n

Dental Hygiene Students Help with “Project Compassion” The College of Dentistry’s members of the Student Chapter of the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) collected food items for Project Compassion, a non-profit organization that provides services to men, women, and children in central Ohio who are affected by HIV/AIDS. Working together throughout November and December of 2008, the College’s dental hygiene students filled 50 bags of groceries, and they purchased 15 fleece blankets to contribute to Project Compassion, which serves more than 100 HIV/AIDS clients in the Columbus area. n




MandiBall Celebration! Each year in February, dental hygiene and dental students get together for an evening of food, drinks, and dancing at this “dress up” event of the year! Formerly called the Toothball -- but recently renamed the Mandiball -- this annual celebration is held by the Student Government Association. The 2008 Toothball took place at the Westin Great Southern Hotel in downtown Columbus, and a good time was had by all at this event that welcomed faculty, staff, students, and alumni. With a new name and a new location, the 2009 Mandiball was a big hit at the Gateway Theatre on North High Street, where students mingled for a fun-filled evening with friends and classmates. n

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Staff News It’s not just professionalism and expertise that set our staff apart. They also have a strong commitment to their public service mission, to the quality of their work, and to the clients they serve. Common goals and a drive for excellence link the College of Dentistry’s staff and, in turn, link staff to faculty members, students, and patients. Their work is more than just a job; it’s a career of mission-focused efforts and successes.

New Staff Appointments Mike Kessler is dentistry’s Senior Director of Development. An Ohio native and an OSU alumnus, Kessler first worked for the university as a student fundraiser in the mid 1990’s. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he joined Ohio State as a Development Director in charge of all direct marketing activity in the Office of Annual Giving, which included telemarketing, direct mail initiatives, matching gift programs, and internet giving. Kessler then served in the President’s Club office as the Director of Development for Northeast Ohio. Joining the College as dentistry’s Senior Director of Development, Kessler said, “I’m thrilled to work with this group of people who are so connected to, interested in, and supportive of their alma mater and their profession. I look forward to capitalizing on that passion and loyalty shown by our alumni, and helping with the effort to transform this College into the best of its kind.”

Tim Rumfield joined the College of Dentistry as the Director of the Dental Faculty Practice. Rumfield graduated from Shawnee State University in 1993 with a B.A. in social science, and he holds dual master’s degrees in sociology and health administration from Ohio University. Throughout his professional career, Rumfield has served as an administrator in the Pike County General Health District, where he promoted county programs and services, and managed the district’s $2.4 million dollar budget. Joining The Ohio State University’s Medical Center in 2001, Rumfield was a Division Administrator for the Department of Internal Medicine’s Digestive Health Division, and later, the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. There, Rumfield was responsible for daily operations management, business planning and development, and personnel management, as well as faculty recruitment, procurement, and credentialing compliance. 40

Amanda Hayes is the Practice Director for the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Hayes brings management experience from multiple private dental practices where she specialized in office and personnel management, practice finance management, human resources, and patient treatment coordination. Hayes is an Ohio State University alumna who graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Plant Health Management.

Kathleen Kennedy joined the College of Dentistry as the Director of Marketing and Communications. Previously, Kennedy was the Director of Communications in the College of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, where she wrote and edited various publications, web content, and promotional materials. As dentistry’s marketing and communications director, Kennedy works with the dean, division chairs, and faculty and staff members to implement effective marketing strategies that promote the College’s outstanding programs and research.

Kate Charlesworth-Miller is the Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs. Formerly a program coordinator for dentistry’s Office of Development, Charlesworth-Miller’s new position focuses on alumni activities, while working closely with the Dental Alumni Society and serving as the primary liaison to the Dental Alumni Society Board of Governors. A graduate of Fordham University, CharlesworthMiller worked on the OSU campus since 1999, and served on the University Staff Advisory Committee from 2005-2008. n



Jessie Tudor Wins Dawson Staff Award for Excellence

Dental Staff Advisory Council Creates Rho Sigma Award

Jessie Tudor was honored with the (2008) College of Dentistry’s Mark Dawson Memorial Staff Award for Excellence, which recognizes outstanding service and contributions from the College’s full-time staff members. Tudor, who holds a master’s degree in business administration, is the Assistant to the Chair of the Primary Care Division, and she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Health with a focus on Community Health and Education. n

The Dental Staff Advisory Council (DSAC) created the Rho Sigma award to honor staff members’ professionalism and their positive effect on the College. Award winners receive certificates of recognition and they are invited guests at a DSAC breakfast celebration held in their honor.

Rachel Whisler Elected to USAC

Rho Sigma Award Winners:

OHIO Project Program Coordinator Rachel Whisler was elected as a member of the University Staff Advisory Committee (USAC) in 2009. USAC serves as an advisory body to the University President, and its mission includes maintaining an active line of communication with the university community. n

Barbara Ahmed

Office Assistant, Clinic Administration

Carmen Benton

Information Associate

Jan Bourke

Dental Hygienist, Dental Faculty Practice

Jason Burnaugh

Human Resources Assistant

Robert Harris

Treasurer, Dental Faculty Practice

Kenneth Herman

Research Assistant, Oral Biology

Julie Lovell

Primary Care Information Associate

Emily Lyles

Assistant to the Dean

Connie Mason

Assistant to the Chair of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry

Victoria Rexford

Dental Assistant, Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry

James Rodriguez

Division of Orthodontics Dental Technician

Phil Shepherd

Dental Technician, Dental Lab

The College of Dentistry’s staff support the local community as much as they do the College itself. Staff members participate in many OSU-supported initiatives that include Operation Feed, Bucks for Charity, the Campus Campaign, and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

William (Ernie) White Electronics Technician

Dalandrea Whiteside

Dental Assistant, Division of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry

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Alumni News



The College of Dentistry’s alumni are leaders in their profession. Living in every state in the nation and in many foreign countries, they make up a vibrant community of more than 10,000 dentists and dental hygienists who serve as researchers, educators, and dental practitioners. Our alumni also share a special connection. They are lifelong Buckeyes whose friendships and memories keep them connected to their alma mater -- and to all that it means to be a part of the past, present, and the future of the College of Dentistry and Ohio State.

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Alumni Gather for Reunion Weekend Festivities Dentistry’s loyal Buckeyes return to campus each year to reconnect with fellow graduates, friends, faculty members, and students during the Alumni Reunion Weekend festivities. Celebrations include a tailgate before an OSU football game, private receptions for the classes celebrating their reunions, and a gala dinner! More than 600 alumni and friends attended each Reunion Weekend in 2008 and 2009 to cheer on the Buckeyes as they battled Ohio University (’08) and the University of Southern California (’09) on the field. Alumni have traveled from as far away as Alaska to join in the festivities. And while reunions past have been held in the Postle Hall courtyard, future Reunion Weekend activities are planned for the new Ohio State Student Union facility on High Street. Dentistry’s alumni give generously of their time, energy, and resources, and they make the College a stronger and better place. We thank you, friends and fellow Buckeyes, for your generous and gracious support, and for all that you do! n




Ohio Dental Association Gives Top Awards to Dentistry Alumni



The College of Dentistry’s alumni have a history of dedication to the art and science of dentistry that was recognized at the 142nd annual session of the Ohio Dental Association (ODA). At the (2008) meeting and the reception that followed it, three College of Dentistry alumni were presented with top awards. Dr. Dennis A. Burns, a Columbus dentist whose undergraduate and D.D.S. degrees are from Ohio State, received the ODA’s Distinguished Dentist Award, which is the highest honor bestowed by the association. Expressing his gratitude for the Distinguished Dentist Award, Burns said, “To be able to join this list of really esteemed colleagues is a profound honor for me. I see this as a proud moment in my career.” Another outstanding College of Dentistry graduate who was recognized with an ODA award is Dr. Carole Kelley, the founder and president of the Heart of Gold Foundation, and the recipient of the ODA’s Marvin Fisk Humanitarian Award. As a 1980 graduate of the College of Dentistry, Kelley’s lifelong commitment to philanthropic endeavors inspired her to create the Heart of Gold Foundation, a charitable organization that receives local dentists’ scrap metal donations that can be turned into cash to support clinics and other organizations that offer dental care for underserved populations. As the recipient of the Marvin Fisk Humanitarian Award, Dr. Kelley expressed the hope that the award and the publicity surrounding it would call attention to the need for basic dental health care that organizations like the Heart of Gold Foundation help to provide. The third Ohio State alumnus who received an award from the ODA was Dr. Joel Weaver II, a graduate of the College of Dentistry’s class of 1972. Honored with the ODA’s Achievement Award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the dental profession. Weaver began his academic career when he earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at Ohio Northern University. He continued his education by completing two advanced degrees from Ohio State--a D.D.S. degree in 1972, and a Ph.D. in pharmacology, which he received in 1976. A lifelong educator, Weaver says, “To have made a difference is ultimately the highest reward that anyone can receive.” n


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Distinguished Alumni Awards The Dental Alumni Society honors a College of Dentistry alumnus each year with the Distinguished Alumni Award, which is presented at Post College Assembly. The award is given to alumni who demonstrate good character, and who have given outstanding service or other contributions to the College of Dentistry, to the fields of art and science, or to organized dentistry.

Dr. Donald Bowers Dr. Donald F. Bowers (Class of 1959) was honored in 2008 with the Distinguished Alumni Award, which recognized his outstanding professional and personal achievements. The award was presented by Bowers’ friend and colleague Dr. Robert Stevenson at the College of Dentistry’s alumni luncheon during the Post College Assembly event in May. As an additional honor, the Ohio Dental Association Foundation featured a new essay contest that recognizes Bowers’ work as a co-author of the popular monograph, “A Historical Remembrance of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.” The inaugural Bowers Essay Award winner was Ohio State dental student Gabrielle Torbeck, who won the competition with her essay titled, “Women Changing the Face of Dentistry in Ohio.”


Dr. Walter Buchsieb (left) with Dr. John Rhodes The 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Dr. Walter Buchsieb, a former Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Orthodontics. Dr. Buchsieb has been a longtime friend and advocate for the College who worked closely with dentistry’s development officers to help build support for the Vig/Williams Endowed Chair in Orthodontics, which was funded in 2008. Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Buchsieb has spent more than 25 years in private practice, and he has held an array of leadership positions in dental organizations. He is a past president of the Ohio Dental Association, and he has also held the position of President of the College of Diplomats of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Buchsieb has also been a recipient of the James A. Brophy Distinguished Service Award, and he has been elected to membership in the Pierre Fouchard Academy, Who’s Who in America, the International College of Dentists, and the American College of Dentists. n



The Society of Benefactors Celebrates a History of Generous Giving to the College 3M Unitek

Dr. Craig and Jane Hasselschwert

OSU Orthodontic Alumni Foundation

A-Dec Inc.

Dr. Noel and Sandra Hayden

Dr. James and Patricia Palermo

American Dental Education Association

Dr. Richard and Marilyn Hecker

Dr. Joe and Teresa Patton

American Orthodontics

Dr. Ronald and Susan Heiber

Dr. Larry Peterson and Kit M. Foreman

Dr. Douglas and Susan Anderson

Dr. James Karpac

Dr. Lawrence and Judi Pfeil


KLS Martin L.P.

Dr. George and Helen Pommert

Ashland Inc. Foundation

Dr. John and Patricia Kramer

Premier Dental Products Company

Astra Tech Inc. - USA Dental Implant Division

Dr. Peter and Patty Larsen

Dr. Lee and Tracey Prentice

Dr. Phillip and Marlene Beckwith

Dr. Robert and Claudia Lauer

Dr. Robert and Anita Rankin

Dr. Scott and Jessica Lawrence

Dr. Dillon and Beverly Rhodenbaugh

Dr. John and Robyn Lazor

Dr. William and Anna Robertson

Dr. David and Amy Behringer Drs. Stephen and Belinda Belli 3-I Implant Innovations Inc. Dr. William and Nancy Black Dr. George and Johanna Boston Dr. William Bricker Dr. George and Julie Brown Dr. Walter and Betty Buchsieb Dr. Kenneth and Jean Clemens Dr. John and Barbara Clugh Colgate Palmolive Company Drs. James and Sandra Cornett Dr. James and Cathy Cryder Dr. Kent and Sue Cunningham Dr. J. Howard and Margaret Dawson

Dr. Chester and Anna Marie Rockey Dr. James and Ruth Rumbaugh

Established in 2006, The Society of Benefactors seeks to recognize those donors who have made major philanthropic investments with The College of Dentistry. Please join us in thanking these alumni, friends, and corporations who have supported the college with gifts qualifying them for such recognition, currently identified as $50,000 or more.

Dr. Richard and Cynthia Scheetz Dr. Jeffrey and Roberta Schmunk Dr. Robert and Antoinette Seghi Dr. Joseph and Susan Shadeed Dr. Susumu “Bill” Shimokon Dr. Joseph and Kathy Shiveley Dr. Bernard and Barbara Snyder Dr. D.P. and Sadie Snyder Dr. William and Bobette Sockman Dr. Victor and Marie Steffel Dr. Jeffery and Diana Stephens Straumann USA

Dr. Dante and Patricia De Angelo

Stryker Corporation

Delta Dental

Dr. Randall and Kimberley Lonsbrough

GAC International Inc.

Dr. Robert and Cathy Lowery

Dentsply International

Dr. Edward and Christine Maag

Kenneth and Christine Farrell

Dr. Richard and Beverly Marinelli

Henry and Mildred Fields

Dr. Bernie and Dona McConnell

Drs. Henry and Anne Fields

Dr. Edwin McGlumphy and Dr. Deborah Mendel

Dr. Douglas and Genevieve Wallace

Dr. Walter and Irene Merriman

Dr. David and Anne Weaver

Dr. Palmer and Mary Fontanarosa Dr. William Foster Drs. Eric and Juliane Gallatin Dr. Ronald and Marcia Garvey Dr. Randolph and Loretta Geoghan Dr. Morris and Kathleen Goldberg Dr. Steven and Sheryl Goldberg Drs. Louis and Nancy Goorey Dr. Clyde and Julia Gump Dr. Joseph and Kathy Haase Dr. Burton and Roxann Hagler Dr. Allen and Helen Hall

Dr. Frank Tosi Dr. Robert and Margaret Uhle Dr. Richard and Betty Veler Dr. Richard Wacksman and Dee Dee Shrum Wacksman Dr. William and Jane Wallace

Dr. Alan and Rev. Elaine Mikesell

Dr. Joel and Barbara Weaver

Mosby Year Book Inc.

Terry and Christina Weisenstein

Dr. T. Michael and Gretchen Murphy

Dr. Michael and Danielle Whitcomb

Dr. James and Anne Murrin

Ruth Lloyd Wilkins

Dr. Jon and Janet Musser

Dr. Benjamin Williams, Jr.

Dr. Jeanne Nicolette and Michael McMennamin

Dr. Stanley and Merry Williams Pauline Wittwer

Nobel Biocare USA Inc.

Dr. Julian and Marcile Woelfel

Ohio Dental Association Foundation Ohio State University Dental Alumni Society

Dr. Michael and Tanny Zetz Zimmer Dental Inc.

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College of Dentistry Alumni Pay It Forward The College of Dentistry has always relied on the generous support of its loyal friends and alumni. Throughout its history, the College has been the recipient of gifts both large and small -- all of which have a wide-reaching and positive impact. Funds from donations have been used to improve dentistry’s facilities, to provide student shcolarships, and to enrich the educational experience the College of Dentistry provides.

Dr. Edward Maag Screening Clinic Wacksman-Shrum Scholarship In February 2008, dentistry’s faculty, staff, students, members of the Dental Alumni Society Board of Governors, and other guests gathered in Postle Hall to celebrate the College’s firstever $1 million donation. Dr. Edward Maag (D.D.S. ‘56) and his wife Christine presented their generous gift that created funding for a renovation of the first floor screening clinic, which was renamed the Dr. Edward Maag Screening Clinic.

Dr. John Frye Contributes to Pre-Clinic Lab Fund Dr. John Frye (D.D.S. ‘05) and his brother, Dr. Bret Frye (D.D.S. ‘92), are the team that makes up the Frye Dental Group of Marietta, Ohio. In the spirit of paying forward and giving back, John Frye made a donation to the College of Dentistry’s PreClinic Lab Fund that earned him recognition from the President’s Club. John credits his brother, who is also a President’s Club member, and their dental practice staff for the success that has enabled him to give back to his alma mater. As one of the College’s youngest President’s Club members, Frye’s donation contributed to the ongoing renovations of the Pre-Clinic Lab facility that serves as dental students’ primary work space.


College of Dentistry alumna DeeDee (Shrum) Wacksman (B.S.D.H. ‘67) honored her father, the late Dr. Gene Shrum (D.D.S. ‘47) with a scholarship that recognizes his dedication to the practice of dentistry. After graduating from Ohio State, Dr. Shrum enjoyed a rewarding career that spanned decades, and he lived to see his daughter DeeDee graduate from the College’s dental hygiene program. Following in her father’s footsteps both as a dental professional and a lifelong learner, DeeDee (Shrum) Wacksman established the Wacksman-Shrum Dental Scholarship Fund that provides two scholarships each year-one for a D.D.S. student, and one for a dental hygiene student at Ohio State.

Lawrence Scholarship Dr. Scott Lawrence (D.D.S. ‘85) and his wife Jessica are helping to meet the dental health care needs of Ohioans through their gift of $50,000 that provides scholarship funding for students in underserved regions of the state. The Scott and Jessica Lawrence Scholarship Fund provides needbased support for College of Dentistry students from Appalachian counties in Ohio. “By giving to a worthy young student, we’re really just sharing the bounty that God has so generously given to us,” Dr. Lawrence said. “I realize we can’t single-handedly change a young doctor’s thinking, but I do believe we can demonstrate with our gift just how many blessings we have had in dentistry.” n


There’s never been a better time to become a member of the Dental Alumni Society! Dental Alumni Society members enjoy many benefits:

Annual members ($25 per year, January to December)

Upcoming Alumni Events Reunion Weekend

• 5% off OSU Continuing Dental Education programs

September 10thth and 11thth

Lifetime members ($400)

ODA Reception

• 10% off OSU Continuing Dental Education programs

September 24thth

ADA in Orlando Dental Alumni Society members receive discounts on Faculty Club memberships, and they receive invitations to special events throughout the year. Members also have the opportunity to purchase football tickets in conjunction with our Alumni Weekend Tailgate party (some restrictions apply).

For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development at 614-292-9254 or e-mail

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Greater New York Dental Meeting December 1stst


The Postle Family: Putting Students First and Helping Them Now! For some people, giving is just a way of life, and that tradition of giving -- and giving back -- has been a Postle family commitment for generations. It began with Dr. Wendell D. Postle, an Ohio State dentistry graduate who became the dean of the College of Dentistry in 1938. An innovative leader, Wendell Postle implemented several new programs for the College, and he created the first Post College Assembly, which offered continuing education courses for dentistry alumni. Because of his extraordinary dedication and success, the building that houses the College of Dentistry -- Postle Hall -- was named in Wendell’s honor in 1976.

Putting Students’ Needs First

Understanding the value and the costs of a dental Scholarship recipients Cole Bryant education inspired the Postle family to make donations that and Jonathan Draney (top left to right) have helped generations of dentistry students. Wendell and with Mrs. Margaret Postle and her son, Dr. Herb Postle. his wife Helen created the Wendell D. and Helen R. Postle Scholarship Fund to support students who need and deserve financial help. Wendell’s son Harry and his daughter-inlaw Margaret also gave funds to create the Harry H. and Coming from a family of Ohio State graduates, Herb Postle Margaret B. Postle Scholarship Fund, which has provided remembers his grandfather Wendell’s commitment to the support to dentistry students for more than 30 years. College of Dentistry’s students. “Grandad’s big push was Margaret and Harry’s son, always for the dental students, Dr. Herb Postle, is an Ohio State making sure they had a great alumnus who joined the family’s education. Helping students “Dentistry students have all kinds of abilities, and professional tradition. Dr. Postle’s succeed would have been his scholarships give them an opportunity to use their dental practice is in Columbus, big wish,” Postle said. “Some talents and to achieve their dreams. A lot of us and he remarked that although individuals might not be able wouldn’t be where we are now if we hadn’t been dental treatments have advanced to get a dental education if given help and an opportunity -- and that’s why significantly over the years, it’s scholarships weren’t available, ‘paying ahead’ and giving back are so important.“ the caring about patients and and that’s why it’s so important colleagues that hasn’t changed to give the brightest and -- Mrs. Margaret Postle -- and that’s what makes him love best talent can come to dental his career. school.” 50



Helping Students Now

Postle scholarship recipients Cole Bryant and Jonathan Draney were among those students whose lives were changed by the Postle family’s generosity. “The scholarship lessened my dependence on loans so that my wife and I felt confident enough to purchase our first home,” Bryant said. “I’m very thankful for receiving the scholarship because it provided vital encouragement to become the best I can be, despite the difficulties of dental school.” Draney echoed that sentiment. “As a dental student with a wife and three small children, I’d hoped to avoid having too much debt when I finished school, and it’s always an enormous help for any student to have some scholarship money,” he said. “It means a great deal to us that there are dentistry alumni and other donors who are generous enough to lend support to those of us who needed it.” Margaret Postle agreed that giving back is vital for the future of the profession. “Dentistry students have all kinds of abilities, and scholarships give them an opportunity to use their talents and to achieve their dreams,” she said. “A lot of us wouldn’t be where we are now if we hadn’t been given help and an opportunity.” Because of their lifelong support of “Scholarships have an impact that’s greater than many people realize. As everyone knows, dental school is a pressing time financially and otherwise, and I’m grateful for all of the kindhearted people who take the time and make the effort to help out.” -- Matthew Lemke, scholarship recipient Ohio State’s dentistry students, the Postle family was featured on OSU’s “Students First, Students Now” web site, which showcased one of the university’s campus-wide scholarship initiatives that was introduced by President E. Gordon Gee in 2008. Thanking alumni and friends of Ohio State, like the Postle family whose support helps students start and finish their education at OSU, President Gee said, “Our profound commitment is to providing access to Ohio State’s excellent educational opportunities. Now more than ever, we must ensure that young people are able to pursue their dreams, earn a degree, and use their talents to enhance our economy, our state, and our world.” n

Leave Your Legacy

By including the OSU College of Dentistry in your will or estate plan, you help ensure the College’s ability to provide the world-class education and patient care it is known for. If you have already named the College in your estate plan, we thank you for your most generous gift to help advance the art and science of dentistry. If you are considering making a gift or adding the College to your will or estate plan, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development at 614-292-9254 or

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In Memoriam Endowment Fund Honors Memory of Dr. John Horton John E. Horton, D.M.D., of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on October 28, 2008. Prior to attending The Ohio State University from which he graduated in 1977, Dr. Horton conducted research in periodontology at Harvard University and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Horton at the National Institutes of Health. Serving as Chair of the College of Dentistry’s Department of Periodontology from 1981-1995, Horton made improvements that raised the stature of the department by expanding the graduate program from two to three years, while also requiring an advanced degree for students working toward a Certificate in Periodontics. A highly respected faculty member and alumnus, Dr. Horton was honored by alumni who created an endowment in his name for the Division of Periodontology. n

Dr. Ben Williams Honored with Endowed Chair College of Dentistry alumnus Benjamin Williams, Jr., D.D.S. passed away at the age of 87 on August 27, 2009. A graduate of Shaker Heights High School, Williams attended St. Bonaventure College and The Ohio State University. Graduating from Ohio State with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in Williams 1946, Dr. Williams was also a WWII veteran who served as a captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corps. Dr. Williams practiced orthodontics in Worthington, Ohio, from 1951 to 1996, while also serving as a dentistry faculty member at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry from 1951 to 1986. As a full professor and as Chair of the Section of Orthodontics, Williams was a highly regarded faculty member and leader. With a distinguished career spanning more than 35 52

years in dentistry, Dr. Williams was honored as one of two outstanding professors for whom an endowed chair in the current Division of Orthodontics was named. In 2008, a total of $1.5 million in gifts and pledges made the Vig/Williams Endowed Chair in Orthodontics a reality. Named in honor of former division chairs Dr. Katherine Vig and Dr. Benjamin Williams, the endowed chair provides outstanding leadership for the orthodontics division. As a lifelong teacher, leader, and dental practitioner, Williams was honored with other professional recognitions that included board certification by the American Board of Orthodontics, as well as membership in the American College of Dentists and the World Federation of Orthodontics. Williams was also the first honoree of The Ohio State University’s Orthodontic Alumni Association’s Wall of Fame. n

Scholarships Named for Dr. Kenneth Hines II Kenneth Joseph Hines II, D.D.S., passed away on September 13, 2009. An alumnus from the class of 2008, Dr. Hines had recently completed a general practice residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey before returning to Michigan to work as an associate Hines dentist in Detroit. As a dental student at Ohio State, Dr. Hines mentored inner city high school students through the OHIO Project, and he was an ambassador for the American Dental Association’s student mentoring program. He was also the vice president of his dental class, and he served as the president of the Ohio State chapter of the Student National Dental Association. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a Spanish minor from Denison University, Dr. Hines taught English in Costa Rica. He was also the co-captain of the varsity basketball team at Denison, where he volunteered with “Big Brothers, Big Sisters” and other community service organizations. In his honor, the Dr. Kenneth Joseph Hines, II Memorial Scholarship for Diversity in Dental Education was established at Ohio State’s College of Dentistry. Other memorial scholarships include the Dr. Kenneth Joseph Hines, II Memorial Scholarship at Denison University, and the Dr. K. Joseph Hines, II Scholarship and Leadership Award at the Student National Dental Association. n



Class Notes Connie Uncapher Darnell, (DH ‘65) also graduated with a B.S. in Education in 1966. Ms. Darnell retired on April 27 after practicing dental hygiene for 44 years at the office of Drs. Richard and Scott Kelly. Ronald B. Marx, D.D.S. (‘67) was featured in a film titled, “Show Business, the Road to Broadway,” which also includes Dr. Marx’s son Jeff who created and cowrote a Broadway musical titled, “Avenue Q.” The film was presented on the Showtime cable channel. Michael J. Zimmerman, D.D.S. (‘68) and his wife Sydell live in Estero, Florida. His daughter Jeniffer and her husband, Stuart Freedland, and grandchildren Rachel and Noah live in West Bloomfield, Michigan. The Zimmermans enjoy golfing with friends and neighbors, and they welcome news from other dentistry colleagues and classmates! Douglas E. Hill, D.D.S. (‘75) is a faculty member and an assistant professor at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Hill is also the clinical director at Dental Care West, a teaching satellite clinic. Dr. Hill is a faculty member of the Lutheran Medical Center’s Department of Dental Medicine’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program, which is affiliated with the dental school. Dr. Hill looks forward to hearing from any of his College of Dentistry classmates. He can be contacted via email at: Actress Jody Stevenson is the daughter of College of Dentistry professor Robert Stevenson, D.D.S. (‘75). Ms. Stevenson was featured in a 2009 film titled, “Café Coexistence,” and she has also appeared in a 2009 documentary about deaf entertainers titled, “See What I’m Saying.” In 1999, Ms. Stevenson was Ohio State’s first female deaf cheerleader. She was also a runner-up in the Miss Deaf Ohio competition in 2003, the same year as her graduation from The Ohio State University.

Rod Rogge, D.D.S. (‘78) also graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in 1975. Dr. Rogge became president of the Tidewater Dental Association in September 2009. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Old Dominion School of Dental Hygiene and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. Dr. Rogge served in the U.S. Navy for 24 years, and in 2003 he opened a new private practice specializing in periodontics in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is also president of the Seaboard Dental Study Club and the Bayside Dental Study Club. John Bennet, Jr., D.D.S. (‘80) and his wife Susan are pleased to announce that their son, Tim Bennet, will graduate in 2014 from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. and Mrs. Bennet also became grandparents to Carson Koehl in 2009. J. Michael Heider, D.D.S.(‘81) is president-elect of the Atlantic Coast District Dental Association, which is a component of the Florida Dental Association. He was elected as president this past June at the Florida National Dental Congress in Orlando. Dr. Heider is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and he is a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Lisa Lintner Berlin, (DH ‘82) also graduated from Ohio State with a B.S. in education. She has been in practice for 28 years. Her daughter Rachel is a freshman at Marshal University and is studying for her B.S. and R.N. degrees. Berlin’s son Evan is 15 years old. She has been married for 22 years to her husband, Eric. M. Berlin. n

Share your news with your fellow Alumni! Have you received an award? Accepted a new position? Are you newly married or proud new parents? Send your notes and photos to: Be sure to include your full name and graduation year! Class notes submitted may be used in future College of Dentistry publications.

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Friends Remembered The Alumni Magazine has received notice of the passing of the following alumni and friends. To find out more, or to make a memorial gift, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development at 614-292-9254.


Dr. William Conrad Myers ‘32 Dr. Herbert Deutchman ‘34 Dr. Paul Eugene Marshall ‘37 Dr. Joseph J. Reingold ‘37 Dr. Frank Edwin Willing ‘38 Dr. Paul B. Eib ‘40 Dr. William S. Rusk ‘41 Dr. Samuel I. Levey ‘41 Dr. Arthur John Block ‘42 Dr. Richard Watkin Samuel ‘42 Dr. Vance Thomas Stewart ‘42 Dr. Lawrence Chester Church Jr. ‘42 Dr. John W. Novotny, Sr. ‘42 Dr. Alfred Lauren Sneeringer Sr. ‘43 Dr. Sidney E. Miller ‘43 Lt. Col. Rowland Daniel Wolfe Jr. ‘43 Dr. Edward P. Phillips ‘43 Dr. Stanley Raymond Schultz ‘43 Dr. Robert Earl Ley Jr. ‘43 Dr. Allan Richard Pohto ‘43 Dr. R. Thomas Dunkin ‘43 Dr. Benjamin Cohen ‘43 Dr. Herbert L. Goldfarb ‘44 Dr. Robert R. McGonagle ‘44 Dr. Laban T. McClure ‘44 Dr. Sidney Holtzman ‘44 Dr. John Henry Kofol ‘45 Dr. William Angus Rickey ‘45 Dr. Gerald Berkowitz ‘45 Dr. Norman Schwartz ‘45 Dr. Wayne Franklin Hootman ‘45 Dr. Robert Jospeh Fanning ‘46 Dr. Francis Isaac Wilks ‘46 Dr. Norman C. Huffman ‘46 Dr. Benjamin Hayden Williams Jr. ‘46 Dorothy J. Forwalter ‘47 Dr. Glenn A. Christy ‘47 Dr. Howard F. Webb Jr. ‘47 Dr. Robert Miles Jackson ‘47 Linda Pohto Klumph ‘48 Mary Smithers Butts ‘48 Dr. Keith A. Phelps ‘48


Dr. Donald E. Schwartz Sr. ‘48 Dr. Irwin R. Katz ‘49 Robert Minto Morgan ’50 Catherine Gilsdorf Middleton ‘50 Joan Houck Wagner ‘50 Dr. Phillip John Peters ‘50 Dr. Sanford David Goldman ‘50 Dr. William Jerome Stewart ‘50 Dr. Vincent Anthony Codispoti ‘50 Dr. Mitchell S. Goodman ‘50 Dr. Joseph Bailey Thornhill ‘51 Dr. Anthony E. Billett ‘51 Dr. James Richard Robertson ‘51 Dr. Hal Charles Hackett ‘51 Dr. James J. Thuma ‘51 Dr. Jack Charles Weinrich ‘51 Susan Warren Wink ‘52 Virginia Walker Moore ‘52 Dr. Bernice Blaschke Roby ‘52 Dr. Brodie G. Secrest Jr. ‘52 Dr. George David Boston ‘52 Dr. Jack Roberts Parrish ‘52 Dr. Robert Charles Hinkle ‘52 Dr. Donald Walton Dickson ‘52 Dr. William Merrick Semans ‘52 Dr. Jacque Cain ‘52 Dr. Donald Edward Cook ‘52 Dr. Raymond Eugene George ‘52 Dr. William E. Blosser ‘52 Dr. Daniel B. Collins ‘52 Marilyn R. Sturgeon ‘53 Carol Griffith Kuhn ‘53 Dr. Richard Louis Wunderlich ‘53 Dr. Charles Lee Ortman ‘53 Dr. Marion Allen Dunbar ‘53 Dr. Rasselle Lee McCaleb ‘53 John F. McAllister ‘54 Dr. Clarence William Adams Sr. ‘54 Dr. Morris James Miller Sr. ‘54 Dr. Calvin W. Willruth ‘54 Dr. Robert I. Frankel ‘54 Dr. Arnold J. Given Jr. ‘54


Dr. Donald Bruce Merker ‘55 Dr. James Edward Genuit ‘55 Dr. Donald Scott Kopes ‘55 Dr. William P. Cunnings ‘55 Dr. Evan C. Roderick ‘56 Col. John Gerald Griffith ‘56 Dr. Isidore B. Codispoti ‘56 Emily Weese Glick ‘57 Dr. Albert Cread Jefferson Calaway ‘57 Dr. Robert Harlan Perry ‘57 Dr. Rollin E. Mallernee Sr. ‘57 Ann Wisterman Metz ‘58 Dr. Robert Clifford Vickers ‘58 Dr. Robert A. Enslen ‘58 Dr. Martin Regis Pierron ‘58 Dr. Larry Sidney Lawrence ‘58 Dr. Frank H. Strukel ‘58 Dr. Richard Otto Dagefoerde ‘58 Dr. Philip A. Mack ‘58 Dr. Val Skalski ‘58 Naomi Meschan Charnas ‘59 Kathleen Duffy Thompson ‘59 Dr. Clarence Anthony Bonaventure ‘59 Dr. George Arthur Hablitzel ‘59 Dr. Jack L. Freeman ‘59 Dr. James T. Giovanetti ‘60 Dr. John D. Beisner ‘60 Dr. James L. Arnold ‘60 Dr. Harry E. Hagquist ‘60 Dr. Charles Mitchell Hatchett Jr. ‘60 Dr. Ivan Edward Sanderson ‘60 Louanne McIntyre Byrd ‘61 Dr. John Ronald Blankenship ‘61 Dr. Joseph Roehm Lehman ‘62 Dr. Robert J. Quaranta ‘62 Dr. Donald H. Harpster Jr. ‘62 Dr. Alan Douglas Fee ‘62 Donna Backer Breen ‘63 Dr. Edward H. Elsasser ‘63 Dr. Norman L. Strutner ‘63 Dr. Lawrence A. Fried ‘63 Dr. John Alvin Ramseyer Jr. ‘63

Dr. Richard Joseph Wroblewski ‘63 Dr. C. Dean Londos ‘63 Dr. Craig R. Means ‘63 Dr. Paul J. Gaiser Jr. ‘64 Dr. Robert Lee Bump ‘64 Dr. Albert Louis Ross Jr. ‘64 Dr. Ira Lee Hedrick Jr. ‘64 Dr. Russell F.P. Staerkel ‘64 Dr. Bennie S. Dukes ‘64 Susan Walker Samuel ‘65 Dr. William Jeffrey Walker ‘65 Dr. Louis Lacy Young ‘65 Dr. Earl D. Poffenberger ‘66 Dr. Freeman Maltz ‘66 Dr. William K. Bruce II ‘66 Dr. Leonard Kenneth Ebel ‘67 Dr. Thomas J. Gallaway ‘67 Dr. Richard Allen Schroeder ‘68 Dr. Roger Wesley LeValley ‘68 Sandrea Greene Bates ‘69 Dr. Lee Mark Butler ‘69 Dr. Robert Allen Laird ‘69 Sara Macklin Frendberg ‘70 Dr. Philip Martin Primmer ‘70 Dr. Steve Edward Kiltau ‘70 Dr. Daniel Lewis Tumey ‘70 Dr. Terry Michael Ballard ‘71 Dr. Albert Wilson Ford ‘71 Dr. Robert Perry Merrill III ‘73 Dr. James Xavier Bauer ‘74 Dr. Cheryl Lee Long ‘75 Patrice Arnstine Rosen ‘76 Dr. Harry John Jordan ‘76 Dr. Jan Gene Stollings ‘83 Dr. Derek Gibbs Ellis ‘84 Dr. Robert Michael Wright ‘85 Dr. Clarence Lester Camp Jr. ‘88 Dr. Lars Christian Larsen ‘00 Dr. Kenneth Joseph Hines II ‘08

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ANNUAL REPORT Financial Summary: 2008-2009 Dear Friends and Alumni, In the current economic climate of budget cuts and constraints, the College of Dentistry, like other dental schools around the nation, must find ways to decrease expenses while increasing efficiency, productivity, and revenue to provide for future growth. These goals must be accomplished without sacrificing the quality of student services or the many resources available for learning. As we’ve done in the past, the College will meet its financial challenges with the help of faculty, staff, alumni, and friends who understand the importance of our primary mission, which is educating and training the next generation of oral health care providers. Your continued help enables us to look to the future with confidence, and we thank you for your past, present, and future generosity and support. Sincerely,

Darrell Young Executive Assistant Dean of Business and Administration



Sources of Income: The College of Dentistry is supported by five main sources of revenue: state funding, tuition, revenue from the clinics, philanthropic support, and federal and private grants that support faculty members’ research projects. Revenue: Fiscal years 2008 and 2009 showed a decrease in philanthropic support and research dollars, while the College’s other sources of income remained steady or rose. Income from tuition increased from $10,858,000 in 2007 to $13,586,400 in 2008-09. Clinic revenues also rose significantly, showing an increase of $2,482,400 from 2007 to 2008-09. Expenses: Salaries and benefits remained steady at $25,174,700 in 2007, with only a slight rise to $25,534,673 in 2008-09. Other expenses showed significant increases throughout the last two fiscal years. The cost of supplies rose from $3,046,400 in 2007 to $6,043,800 in 2008-09, as did building maintenance and renovation costs, which rose from $1,344,300 in 2007 to $2,164,800 in 2008-09. Gifts: Throughout the last two years, the generous support of our friends and alumni has paid for many improvements in the College. Gifts to the Pre-Clinic Laboratory Fund brought about some much-needed renovations in the area known as “the Pits,” while other gifts to the Leadership Fund resulted in the renovation of two patient waiting areas that now offer new lighting, comfortable seating, and improved access to patient services. n





$12,000,000.00 $20,000,000.00



$8,000,000.00 $6,000,000.00


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$2,000,000.00 $0.00












Tuition State Support Clinic Income Research Private Philanthropy

$13,586,400 $9,956,400 $9,130,700 $4,307,700 $1,373,749

Salaries & Benefits Research Supplies Building Maintenance & Renovation

$25,534,673 $4,307,000 $6,043,800 $2,164,800






ANNUAL REPORT 2008-2009 CORPORATE AND ORGANIZATIONAL DONORS 3M-Unitek Corporation Orthodontic Products Akron Area Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Association Align Technology Inc. Alpha Omega Foundation - Int’l Dental Fraternity Ambulatory Anesthesia Associates of Ohio American Association of Endodontists Foundation American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons American Orthodontics Arlington Dental Group LLC Astra Tech Inc. Benco Dental Company Beverly M. Gaines MD & Associates Biohorizons Implant Systems Inc. Biomet 3-I Inc. Coldstream Laboratories Inc. Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Colgate Speakers Bureau Columbus Dental Society Community Dental Care Inc. Complete Services Dayton Dental Society Delta Dental Foundation Dental Associates Dentistry for Kids DENTSPLY - GAC International Inc. Dragoo and Associates Inc. Elsevier Science Publishers Bv Henschen Consulting KLS Martin LP Links Inc. Twin Rivers Chapter Ohio Insurance Institute Ohio Society of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons OSU Dental Hygiene Alumni Society OSU Orthodontic Alumni Foundation OSU SNDA Chapter Proctor & Gamble Patterson Companies Inc. Plastic Endo LLC Premier Dental Products Company Shannon & Company Spectrum Lasers Inc. Synthes USA The Demkee Scholarship Funds

The Practice Connection LLC Westat Whip Mix Corporation Zimmer Dental Inc. 2008-2009 INDIVIDUAL DONORS Barry and Christine Aab George H. Aberth, Jr. Roman and Anna Achberger Mary Strachovsky Adams Lois Ann Aerni Vaishali Agarwala Rachel Agunga Tom and Cathy Ahman Kevin and Lisa Aiken Jacquee Albers Roger and Dianne Albrecht C. Gale and Claribel Alderman Keith James Alexander M. Linnea Alexander Nicholas and Barbara Alexander Philip B. Alexander Roger Lash Alexander Solon and Dicki Alexiou Carl Allen and Gayle Gordillo Matthew John Allen Janet J. Allison John and Susan Allsop Douglas and Anne Almoney Lisa Ann Alvetro-Rossman Dina Lynn Ambrose Jody William Ames Brian Lamar Amison David Albert Amlin Barbara L. Andersen Clark and Carole Anderson Dale and Judith Anderson Kimberly Marie Anderson Mark and Judith Anderson Ron and Linda Anderson Thomas Edward Anderson Christopher W. Andonian Kenneth L. Andow Kenneth and Susan L. Andryc Robert Clark Ankerman Philip Norman Ankrim Thomas Le Roy Appelfeller S. Yetunde Aranmolate Marion V. Arbogast Linda Krech Archer Michael D. Arnette

Armond Virgil Arnold Nancy Egger Arnold Richard William Aros Robert Joseph Arruda William Asbury and Heather Merrill Jonathan and Dorene Ash Deborah Jean Aten J. Scott Atkins Bruce George Atkinson John Rees Aughenbaugh John Edward Ausnehmer James Aust and Tracy Di Sabato-Aust Christopher David Avery William and Patricia Avery Sami H. Awadallah Kurt and Cynthia Ayers H. Scott and Judith Ayle Jeffrey A. Babushkin Dean and Anne Backiewicz Gayle Volz Bacquet Mary Anne Baechle Janet Bahr Michael T. Bailey David and Carol Baker Deborah A. Baker Missy R. Baker Don M. Ball Bruce and Patricia Baloy Gary and Kathy Barker Robert and Stephanie Jo Barnett Jason Philip Barney Vicki Barnhouse-Kraft Brad and Amy Barricklow Richard Bernard Barry Richard and Sandra Barsan Jeffrey Robert Bartnik William Arthur Barton Robert William Basalla Theresa Handley Bassett Susan Snyder Bauchmoyer Jon Fenton Bauer Theodore T. Bauer Thomas and Deborah Bauer Gary and Carol Baughman Dennis David Baum Martin Lee Baumgardner Deborah Biniker Baymiller Joseph John Baytosh Charles Wesley Beal John and Diane Beal Canise Yvette Bean

J. Victor and Kathleen Bean Jacinto and Karen Beard Thomas and Elizabeth Beattie Rodney and Deborah Beckett Archie Wilson Beckner Christopher and Kristen Beckner Phillip Julian Beckwith Carolyn Diane Bednar Lanny Eugene Beekman Robert and Margaret Beem Jerrold John Behringer Mark Edward Beicke Douglas Stanley Beil Claude Theodore Beitler, Jr. Portia J. Bell Donald Edward Bellebaum Stephen and Belinda Belli John Bentel Bennet, Jr. John Bentel Bennet, Sr. Judy Herlihy Benson Mark Joseph Bentele Gerhard Alexander Berberich Denise Roesch Beres N. Kent and Marilou Berg Theodore and Virginia Berg David and Wanda Berk Elaine H. Berkowitz Deborah Lynn Bernard Michael and Sally Bernard Susan D. Bernstein Howard and Carol Berusch Brian Ralph Best Kimberli Crates Best Richard and Robbie Betor Stephen Frederick Bettes William Charles Betzhold Michael and Ellen Bezbatchenko Harold Hubert Biddle J. Jason and Lisa Bigby Anthony and Mary Biggio Joyce A. Billett Mark and Michelle Billy Judy Smith Bily Barry and Holley Biniker Thomas James Birong Julia Ellen Bitzel Alan Howard Black William and Nancy Black Robert and Phyllis Blackford Bradley and Susan Blair Ann Coffey Blake

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ANNUAL REPORT Barry and Denise Blank Bryan Keith Blankenship Olin and Margaret Bleichrodt Jonathan and Yassamin Bleiweiss Nancy De Caprio Blemker Neil Lawrence Blitz Catherine Knecht Bloomberg C. William Blosser George and Winnifred Blozis Bernard Francis Blubaugh Gary Robert Blumberg Forrest and Shirley Blythe Susan Lambert Bock David Emery Boggs Steven Robert Bohl Linda Pfleger Bokerman Charles Theodore Bole, II Jack D. Bolinski Philip Daniel Bomeli John and Joan Bommer Adrian Gendell Bonser Dean Edwin Booher Charles and Carol Bookwalter Gregory and Beth Bookwalter Roger Lee Bookwalter Ruth Miller Booth Thomas Harry Boreman Pamela Smith Bores Thomas Christopher Bork George David Boston* James and Roberta Boucher Frederick and Sherryl Bourgeois Janice Duncan Bourke Judy Battles Bourne Sandra Paulus Bowen Donald and Theresa Bowers Harris Claude Bowman Garry and Ellen Boyd James and Sandra Boyer J. Richard and Pamela Bradbury George W. Bradley Scott Kent Brady Tim and Susan Brady David E. Brandfass Louis W. Brasaemle Christopher and Sarah Brauning James and Barbara Breisch Joan Morris Bresnan Gary and Renee Breymaier Jeffrey Duane Breymaier William Stanley Bricker


Kathy Virginia Brisley-Sedon Antoinette Schmitt Bristol Richard Paul Broering Virgil Dale Brogan Mark Edward Bronson Carol Bowyer Brooks Linda Gideon Brophy James Howard Broughton Christine Saxton Brown David and Ann Brown Dennis and Jennifer Brown George and Julie Brown Karen L. Brown Kristin Anne Brown Lawrence Brown and Jane Toerner-Brown Lawrence Edward Brown Leo Marvin Brown Philip Eugene Brown Robert and Bonnie Brown Scott and Emily Brown Thomas and Betty Brown Lafayette and Ashlie Brownfield Donna George Browning Richard Brozewicz Frank and Paula Brumfield Donald Joseph Brunetti Gary and Kathryn Brunk Richard V. Brunner Susan Catherine Bucheit Larry Duane Bucher Walter and Betty Buchsieb Eric Paul Buck Mary Singleton Buck Gay Carlisle Buckles Elizabeth Welfare Buckley Stephen Joseph Buening Dai Huu Bui Saadia Bukhari Rickey James Burger Karl Burgess and Jill Reichelderfer Stephen and Christine Burke Sandy Burkett-Brado Aaron Patrick Burleson Roger and Yolanda Burleson Alan and Cynthia Burley John and Donna Burley Kenneth and Jean Burman Carol Wood Burnett Judith A. Burngen Norman and Donna Burns Richard Howard Burns, Jr.

Yvette Leigh Burns Sue Cumbow Burreson Richard H. Bush Adolph Bushell and Beverly Giordano Charles Lewis Butts, II David Andrew Cacchillo Timothy Peter Cadden Zhuo Cai and Xiaohong Chu Marcia K. Calahan Richard and Greta Caldwell Robert Lyndon Caldwell Marjorie Heigle Calloway Howard and Marilyn Calver Wayne and Linda Campagni John Robert Campbell Nancy Levy Campbell Charles Vito Caponigro Marilyn Miller Carl John and Phyllis Carlile Don and Marilyn Carr Michele Paige Carr Jeanne C. Carroll Kimberly A. Carroll Peter Brian Carroll Kristina Paterson Cartwright Paul and Maureen Casamassimo Thomas and Gay Cathers Elizabeth Carder Caton C. John and Lynda Cavalaris Donald Michael Centofante Jacqueline Macy Cerar John Donald Cercek Guillermo Enrique Chacon Carlisha Chambers Elizabeth Kinkley Chaney Alice Chao Everett and Elaine Chapman Marisol Chaves-Trautmann Douglas Vincent Chaytor Chun Chuan Chen Dennis and Yi-Ping Chen Howard Yi-Min Chen Jen’Tai J. Chen Daniel Keith Cheney David and Ruth Chesnut Jerry and Judith Chess Hua-Hong Ben Chien Michael Andrew Childers Steve and Rachel Childress Aubree Michelle Chismark Y. Jennifer Choi


A Buckeye is Pride, Tradition and Excellence -K. Best

Donna Gibson Christman Edward Chun Barbara Arps Churchill Ronald Anthony Cimaglio Dale and Jill Cipra David and Elizabeth Claffey Lewis and Nancy Claman Christopher Bryon Clark George Clark and Arlene Maynard Roger and Georgianna Clark Starla Dagel Clark Stephen Jay Clark Joseph and Jane Clause William and Nancy Clayton Nancy L. Clelland Kenneth and Jean Clemens Ralph Clemens and Patricia Sinn-Clemens Mary Elizabeth Cliett Arthur J. Cloran Roger Lee Clouse Ronald and Marilyn Clowson John and Barbara Clugh George and Nicole Cochran John and Karen Codjoe Timothy Brian Coffelt Randall Albert Coggins Howard and Heather Cohen Marvin David Cohen Richard and Judith Cohen Steven and Susan Cohen Ralph Wallace Cole Kelly Ann Collins Russell Peter Colosi Rhonda Slone Company Timothy Conley and Sherry Mullins-Conley Melvin and Ann Conn Wilford D. Conn

ANNUAL REPORT David John Conover Nicole Conrath Stacey Katherine Contakis Suzanne Johnson Cooley William Franklin Cooper Julie Pruneski Corbin Claude Elliott Corbitt, Jr. Kitrina Gabrielle Cordell James and Sandra Cornett Marsha Matusoff Coron Gary John Cortesi Stephen and Cheryl Corthell Valerie Johnson Cost Jane Ficken Coulman Gregory Sean Cousino Harvey and Kathryn Covert Douglas George Coxe John and Lucinda Craig Robert Mitchell Craig, Jr. Michael Gerard Crall Douglas Grant Cramer David Andrew Crans J. Randall and Anna Crawford Ted and Sue Crawford Larry and Valecia Crisafulli Brian Edward Crock Richard and Jill Cronley William B. Crowl Joseph and Pauletta Crowley Mary McCartney Crown Clifford L. Crull

Wilford and Madalyn Crump James and Cathy Cryder William R. Cuckler Carol Lynn Cummins Kent and Sue Cunningham William P. Cunnings* Charles L. Curie Robert and Jeanette Curry Melvin and Marvenia Custer Brian and Kari Cutright Richard* and Gretchen Dagefoerde Patrick and Sue D’Agostino Michael Corniel Dahm Edward Rocco D’Alessandro Stephen James Damko Thomas and Joyce Danford Marsha L Howard Dapore Thomas E. Dauber Karen Patricia David Edward William Davidian James Kenneth Davidson Rebecca Dinsmore Davidson Eileen Davis John and Jeannine Davis Richard and Sue Davis Rodger and Denise Davis Ryan Davis and Maggie McLain Stephen David Davis Theresa Bean Davis William and Betty Davis Karen Ku Daw

You will find, as the seasons pass and the years roll on, that Buckeyes are dedicated to do anything and everything to make a happier and more comfortable life for other fellow Buckeyes. -R. Clowson ‘72

Daniel and Jacqueline De Angelo Dante and Patricia De Angelo Donald and Delaine De Chellis Linda Papcum De Cocker Daniel and Claudia De Fazio Daniel Patrick De Genova Patricia J. De Lapa Robert and Angela De Shields James and Laura De Vengencie Cheryl Hohenstein De Vore William Deak and Karen Kramer Craig and Karen Dean Gay I. Deems-Ries Robert F. Deetz Cheryl Rockhill Degenhardt Edward T. Dehan Dominic R. Del Bene Randall Scot Del Bene Elizabeth M. Delong Louis and Megan Demeter John and Vicki Denison D. Eric and Mary Dennis Toscha Densmore Joseph Anthony DeNunzio Joseph DePalma and Mary De Palma Michael David Derosa Edward and Sandra Desatnik Dwight David Dessart Jerry and Vicki Detwiler Jon and Shirlee Detwiler Salvatore Marc Di Benedetto Dominic Di Giacomo Osmani Diaz John Emery Dibert John and Ann Dickerson Wilhelmina Kuehn Dickey Roberta Lynn Diehl Richard David Dietz Robert and Cheryl Dilley Mark and Susan Dinkins Douglas Alfred Dix Barbara Leatherman Dixon Donald and Carolyn Dixon Lawrence and Emma Dixon Joseph Anthony DiZinno Harold F. Doench, Jr. Thomas and Patti Doench Heidi Hunt Dolezal Richard and Joanne Dormire Shawn Dornhecker and Jesal Patel Stan and Lela Doty

Robert W. Dougan Nancy Fields Dougherty Edgar Selah Downs, III Patricia A.M. Doyle Carole A. Dreffer Anna Dreyer Gregory and Elaine Droba Martin Allen Drozdowicz Melissa Drum Roland C. Duell, Jr. Gene and Linda Dugan Julie Ann Dugan Daniel Allan Dunbar Nicholas Joseph Dundee R. Thomas Dunkin* Todd Reign Dunkle Brian and Ann Dunlap Melody Pritchard Dutton Elaine Poulos Dysert Nancy Arbogast Dysinger Kyle and Bronlynn Eberhardt Patrick Corcoran Ebert Steven Edward Eckert Charles and Julia Edelen Barbara Bringman Eden Thomas and Vicki Edwards Diane M. Ehrbar Mark Stephen Ehrhardt D. Michael and Linda Eibling Betty Lee Eichenlaub William L. Eick Michael M. Eisenburger Dave and Amy Elberfeld Matthew Warren Elberfeld Stewart Taylor Elder Christine Lynn Elfers Theodore Eliades Jad and Stacie Elkhoury Preston J. Elkis James Edward Ellashek Charles W. Ellinger Richard and Linda Ellinger Mark R. Elliott Dennis and Linda Ellis Robert and Diane Kay Ellis Luann Ellsessar Phillip Elmo Edward H. Elsasser* Robert C. Elstun James and Traci Ely David Paul Ember

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ANNUAL REPORT Jay Andrew Emory Richard and Nancy Emrich Steven and Carolyn Emrich Kenneth Edwin Endicott Paul M. Engel James Allen Engle Hoyt M. Ensign Tamara Himmer Erick Ronald and Joyce Erkis Edward and Nancy Erndt Karl Gerardo Espeleta Paul Jacob Essman James and Cheryl Estep David Josephson Evans Erik William Evans Grace Chung Evans Meredith A. Evans T. William and Ruth Evans James Allan Everhart Scott Matthew Everhart Thomas Nagel Ewing Genevieve Rose Ezzo-Wallace Stephen and Kimberly Fabry James Robert Fair William V. Falk Eileen Guider Fallon Sandra Kelly Fankhauser James and Ruth Faris Maynard and Connie Faris Christine Holton Farrell Robert and Marjorie J Farrell Josephine Johnson Faulkner Robert and Terry Faulkner Barrie Leedy Fearn Yvonne Jhona Fekete Randy Mark Feldman John Charles Felton George S. Fendinger Charles and Betsy Fenell James Walter Fennell Todd and Kylene Ferguson Kylene Humphrey Fernandez Susan Ferritto Frances Ferry Fetters David Delano Feuer David and Kathie Fields Henry and Anne Fields Henry W. Fields Dale and Mary Finkbine James and Ashleigh Finley Allen R. Firestone


Henry and Ladan Fischbach David Francis Fishbaugh Darell Alan Fisher John Allen Fishpaw Mark Fiss and Marissa Schnelle David and Alayne Fix Carl and Jacqueline Fleser Debra Joanne Fletcher Richard and Deborah Fletcher David and Linda Flint Mark Steven Florman William Henry Floyd James Fodor and Karen Tinkler Richard and Denise Fogel Timothy B. Followell R. Scott and Dana Foltz William and Patricia Foltz Joseph and Susan Fonagy Anne Marie Fons Mark Ford and Christine McBroom Robin Capaldi Ford John and Amy Forloine Stevan and Cathy Forney Harrison and Jeanette Fortney William Edward Foster William H. Foster Ronald and Sara Fowler Eric Grant Fox Richard Carville Fox Robert Blair Fox Cynthia D. Franck Allison Ostrow Frankel Robert* and Judith Frankel Bruce and Kristina Fraser James and Joyce Fraser Bruce Albert Frasz David Harris Freeman Michael and Ann Marie Freeman Ronald and Sharon Freeman Timothy and Julie Freeman Mark Edward Frenchi Fred and Shirley Freshley Loreen De Moss Frey Marc T. Fried Bernard and Sharon Friedman Max and Marjorie Friedman Glenn and Karin Fritz James and Patricia Frounfelter Miriam Soule Frum Chalk Fry Bret and Erin Frye

John and Molly Frye Steven and Janet Fudge Charles Leslie Fulks David and Mary Fuller Bradley and Eileen Fulton David and Laura Fulton David James Fulton, Jr. James Edmund Gabel Thomas Michael Gabriel Joshua Wayne Gaddis

Gerald and Christine Gille Jeffrey Robert Gillig Morris and Bonnie Gilliom Bradley Richard Gilmer Jeffrey and Bernice Gilmore Stephen and Diana Gilmore James and Jo Gilsdorf Anthony and Sally Giovinazzo Melinda Weymouth Gitzel Gregg and Barbara Ann Glamm

A Buckeye is LIFE! -B. Pelok ‘93 Matthew and Laura Gaebelein John F. Galida Eric and Juliane Gallatin Jeffrey David Galley Ralph E. Gallimore Kevin and Diane Gannon Steven and Sue Ganzberg Wayne and Nancy Gardiner George John Gardinsky, Jr. Patricia Huckabee Gardner Ian and Colleen Garland Thomas A. Garman Ronald and Marcia Garvey David Lee Gaston Toby Gbemi George and Cris Geanekopulos Raymond and Barbara Gebhardt Diego Genoves Patsy and Laura Gentilcore Robert and Jeanne George Daniel S. German Larry and Renee Gessner Gary Lewis Giammarco Susyn Thole Gia-Quinta Bonnie Brinkman Gibbs Jeffrey and Carol Gibbs Joan C. Gibson-Howell Barry L. Gilbert Chas A. Gill Kimberly Musial Gill


Sanford and Cherry Glazer Don and Martha Glendenin Seymour Irving Glick Sidney and Beverly Glick G. Jeffrey and Rose Glikes William and Carol Glockner Sandra S. Gnepper Frederick John Gohmann Geoffrey Lee Gold Daniel and Lynnette Goldberg Marshall P. Goldberg Sheryl Profitt Goldberg William G. Golden Bruce Alan Goldman Gerald and Sandra Goldstein Victor and Cheryll Golowin Lois Ramsey Goodell Alan Terry Goodman Amanda Alexis Goodman Scott David Goodman Nancy Reynolds Goorey Donald and Isabelle Gordon Douglas Alan Gormley Jack W. Gottschalk Michael Anthony Goyette Nicholas and Lorri Grabarz David Edwin Grabeman Bruce and Linda Graham Elizabeth Peruchini Graham Thomas and Gretchen Graham

ANNUAL REPORT Brenda Burson Grandstaff Pamela Sheatsley Grant Pamela Peters Gray George W. Greco Floyd William Green John Terrence Green Robert Edwin Green Douglas Kent Greenwald Dan Greenwood Ronald Anthony Griffin Kathy Swearingen Griffith Alan and Vicki Grimm Harold and Norma Gross Richard and Simone Gross C. David Grosshandler Edward Louis Grubaugh Samuel and Constance Gruner George and Sundy Gulu Julius C. Gurley Richard John Gustaferro James F. Gustainis Rubin Gutarts and Inga Becker-Gutarts Jane Wallack Guzauskas David Gregory Haas David Robert Haas Eric Joseph Haas Louis C. Habig Mark and Bettina Hablitzel Saul and Christine Hacker Hal* and Carol Hackett Cheryn Lee Hackworth Robert and Pamela Hadacek Edward and Anita Haenick Michael Hendrik Hagen Burton and Roxann Hagler F. Thomas Hagman Ronald Alan Hagquist Anne L. Hague Delmar and Dorothy Halak

Eric Allen Hall Helen S. Hall Robbi S. Hall Pamela S. Hallum David L. Halpern Roberta Silverman Halpern Stephen David Hamilton Janet M. Hampson Joseph Hurley Hampton James and Lois Hanna Richard Hanna Lee Kennedy Hardacre Frederick and Linda Haring Laurence and Debra Harlan Stephen and Marla Harlan John Patrick Harmeyer Jimmie Lee Harper, Jr. Brent Lee Harris H. Harlan Harris Christopher and Jill Harter Craig Alan Hasselschwert Michele Kufer Hatfield Russell and Karen Hatfield Suzanne Gram Haussermann Nancy Lee Havens Thomas David Hawley Noel Hayden and Sandra Stegman Paul and Carolyn Haynes Dale Richard Hazelbaker Cynthia Christine Head Richard and Marilyn Hecker Ira Lee Hedrick, Jr.* Daniel and Debra Heffernan Doris M. Hegtvedt Raymond and Carole Hegtvedt Ronald G. Heiber Robert and Joan Heimbaugh Ned Barney Hein, Jr. Bruce and Virginia Heinlen

A Buckeye is being part of an extended family. -G. Cochran

R. Jeffrey and Janice Heinrichs David Edward Heisel Alan Reed Heller James and Jill Helmkamp Rebecca France Henderson Jamison Paul Hendricks Nancy Henkle Hugh L. Henley Mitchell and Nancy Henn David Earl Henry Mark Alan Henry Michael Thomas Henry Brenda Ostermann Hensler Kyle Martin Hensley Craig and Dawn Henzel Robert William Hepler Stephany Bogner Hepner Michael Arnold Herbert John and Terry Heringhaus Michael Andrew Herman S. Craig Herman Amy Anne Hernan Alfredo Hernandez and Zinaida Kaleinikova Janice Phillips Herrmann Alven and Barbara Herstig Christopher Willi Herzog Edward and Nantha Hesse Craig and Bethany Hewitt Todd Andrew Heydinger Stephen T. Hibbs Eric and Laurie Hickman Kyle and Lynnsay Hickman M. Lamar Hicks Curtis and Carolyn High Annette P. Hilaman Wm. Joseph Hill Mark and Marjorie Hilty Stewart and Debra Hinkley J. Eric Hires P. Thomas and Gwynne Hiser Martha Darch Hisey Eric Charles Hlatky Richard Stockton Hoadley Patrick and Julie Hoban J Hochstedler Brian Hockenberger James Anderson Hoddick Mark Steven Hodson Norwood Thomas Hoecker J. Terrell and Edwina Hoffeld Tom and Cheryl Hoffman

Jennifer Lynn Hoffner Cynthia Molyet Hoke Doris Gaeth Holaday Jodie Trace Holder Carol Lee Holdren Marc Joel Hollander Julie Ann Holloway Craig and Amy Holman Natally Jane Holmes Shaun Maurice Holness J. Marc Holser Gregg Bernard Holtkamp Thomas and Peggy Holtmann Donald P. Holzhauer Martin and Joan Holzinger G. Douglas and Joan Hoover Rita Zeides Hope Kay Spriestersbach Hoppers William George Horbaly Cynthia Hoffman Horsky John Edward Horton* Dennis John Horvath Joanne Kirk Hosey William and Sandra Hoskins Rita S. Hotchkiss Kathy Ann Houk Robert and Barbara Houtz Charles David Howard Richard Edward Howell Erik and Monica Hrabowy Jeffrey Colin Huber Mitchell T. Huber Shelley Jackson Hucek John and Nancy Hudec Michael William Hudec Jane Ray Huesman Michelle Rae Huffman Susan Erickson Huggins Sarandeep Huja and Pinar Emecen Thomas and Kathy Hull Scott Alan Hum Marilyn Bart Humrichouser Mary E. Hunt William Marshall Huntzinger William and Barbara Hunzicker Debra Sue Hurtt William and Barbara Huskey Gregory Jon Hutchison Theodore and Elizabeth Huter J. Lawrence Hutta Terence and Katherine Imbery

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ANNUAL REPORT Susan Imel Carlton Ingram James and Amber Isett Michael Alan Jack Joseph William Jackson Richard Lewis Jackson Susan Massaro Jackson William and Debbie Jackson Hubert and Kathleen Jacob James O. Jacobs Lamont and Jane Jacobs Ronald Jacobs and Marsha Jenkins Dale Howe Jacoby Sam S. Jaffe Sonja Ann Jarmoszuk Carl and Susan Jeffery James Jelinek, Jr. and Susan Yung Chet and Jennette Jenkins Joanne Marie Jensen Burton and Leslie Job Patricia Crow Johns David and Deidre Johnson Dennis Lynn Johnson Duane Paul Johnson Janet K. Johnson Mary Sviatko Johnson Richard and Karen Johnson Richard Edward Johnson Robert Carl Johnson, Jr. Jack and Susan Johnston Wilbur and Letitia Johnston William and Brenda Johnston J. Eric and Trenda Jones Janet Stinson Jones Vernon Ray Jones

Daewon Joo Patricia Leedy Jordan Michael and Cheryll Joseph Jason Jesse Juarez Joseph John Jurcak Paul S. Kaase John Richard Kalmar Edith Young Kang Daniel Kantarovich Paul Michael Kaput Julie Ackerman Karakozoff Wade A. Karhan James Richard Karpac Fredric and Christie Kaufman William and Tamara Kaye Douglas Eugene Kaylor Jody and Sue Kear Stanley Frank Kear Robert Paul Keenan, Jr. Jo Ann Haidet Kelleher Edgar and Joyce Kelley Michelle Bonne Kelley John Robert Kelly William Patrick Kelsey, V John Thomas Kennard Brenda J. Kennedy J. Paul and Mary Kennedy Ronald E. Kerby C. Jed Kesler Matthew and Nancy Kettinger Jay Frederick Kiefer Cheryl McMaster Kieffer James Kevin Killen Hee Jung Kim Victor Yooseung Kim

Being a Buckeye means being a giver to Ohio State -W. Buchsieb ‘55, ‘60 62

John and Cheryl Kimberly Raymond and Sharon Kimberly Julie A. Kincer David and Pamela Kindinger Samuel Kiner and Jean Sperling Mary Lou Kinsey Dean and Mary Jo Kiourtsis James and Elaine Kiourtsis Matthew and Renee Kirlough Kathryn A. Kirn Russell Kiser Earl and Eileen Kisker Denise Roesel Kissell Tim John Kitzmiller Mark and Dana Klabunde Steven and Gale Klayman Jeffrey Lee Kleinman Richard Morris Klespies Maxine Fouts Klonowski Lawrence and Patricia Kluener Byrd E. Knauber H. David and Kathleen Knepshield Robert W. Knight Lisa Andrzejewski Knobloch Donald and Helena Knowles Mark Aaron Knutsen John Joseph Koberlein Joseph and Melanie Koberlein Joel Richert Koch William and Patricia Kochenour Michelle Martin Kochensparger Richard Aaron Kocher Steve and Lisa Komara Barbara Kiner Komives Christopher Peter Kondas Raymond A. Kopczyk Jane Cummins Kopczynski Tammy Ann Korylko-Carny Richard William Kost Gayle Ann Kostyack James and Susan Kotapish Brent and Linda Koudelka John and Ellen Koutras Amy Lynn Kovach Eugene P. Koval Ronald Jewel Kowan Paul Stanley Kozy Elvin Mast Krabill Gregory Earl Kramer John and Patricia Kramer Michael Kramer and Kathryn Shroyer


Jay David Krasne Herbert H. Kraus Larry Philip Kravitz Randy and Nancy Kreager Kevin and Marilyn Kreider Timothy and Melissa Kreimer Steven Joseph Krendl Vejayan Krishnan and Siew-Ging Gong Mark and Danette Kriwinsky Ronald and Connie Krueger Timothy Alan Kuhlman John R. Kukucka Purnima Kumar Daniel Joseph Kunkel William and Paula Kunkel Kenneth Lee Kurtz Gary T. Kutsko James Walter Kwasniak Timothy and Billie Sue Kyger Michael Lewis Laccheo Justin and Amy Lahmers Mark Christopher Lambrick James Russell Lance Gerald R. Lander Patrick Joseph Lang James and Donna Lange Jean Rasor Langhout Peter and Patty Larsen Jan H. Larson Phillip Theodore Latham Sally Zifer Lauterjung Rebecca Morris Lautermilch Pamela Andrews Laux Catherine Gleason Lawler Ruth Hill Lawless James and Kristen Lawrence Larry* and Mary Lawrence Scott and Jessica Lawrence John and Robyn Lazor Joseph and Laura Leach Michael Joseph Leahy Ryan Thomas Leaman Christopher Paul Leary Bruce William Leberecht Binnaz Leblebicioglu Joyce Johns Ledbetter Jeanne Webb Lee William Albert Lee, Jr. Steven and Caren Lefevre Carl Alan Legg Michael and Susan Lehmiller


A Buckeye means a great education and a lifetime of learning. -D. Grammel ‘93

Stephen Thomas Leidenheimer Carl Richard Leistner Philip Anthony Leone Raymond and Stephanie Lev James and Susan Leventry Robert and Ruthi Levering Jeffrey and Sheryl Levin Stuart and Bonnie Levy George and Marianna Lewis Judith Watts Lewis Eugene Leys and Ann Griffen William and Jennifer Lightfoot Mark and Cynthia Lima Pao-Ying Paul Lin Janet Bohn Linkenbach Robert Butler Linville James John Lipaj Ronald Lee Lipp David Scott Lipps Jerold and Marilyn Lipson Gregory and Ann Lisk Ellis and Jeanna List Scott Quinn Little Mary E. Lloyd Margaret Elizabeth Lochary Christian Andrew Loetscher Beth Anne Loew Gerry I. Loewe Jeffrey Charles Logan F. Paul and Carol Logeman Mark and Gloria Logeman

Jennifer Shutt Long Randall and Kimberley Lonsbrough Paul and Judy Loper Karren Gershow Losh Beverly Appelblatt Louis Ray F. Loushin Stacy Anne Love Kyle and Stacey Lowe Robert and Stephanie Lowe Salvatore and Maggie Lowry David Paul Lubinsky Lester Marc Lubitz Rand Allen Luckner Emily Y. Lyles Orville and Gwendolyn Lynch Kenneth Clyde Lynn Ethel Eriksen Lyon James J. Lyons Edward and Christine Maag Clare Tannehill MaCaulay Philip* and Anna Mack Mark and Betsy Macke Robert Edward Mackey Mildred Rogers Madry Dorothy Spacek Maggass Thomas Robert Maier Mike Majchrowicz James and Genita Male Robert and Kathleen Malek Susan Regina Mallery R. Kevin Maloney

Michael and Sandra Malowitz Kevin and Abbey Maltz Barbara Knouse Mangels Steven and Elizabeth Mankowski Grace Blemler Mann Felix Omar Marcial Shelley Beckham Mardany Diane Anagnos Margioras Anthony Marino and Mary Mancini Sandra Simon Marino Vincent John Marino Angelo John Mariotti Ceceilia McGarvey Markham Beth Morgan Marks Michael George Marks Edward A. Marque John and Susan Marque MaryLin Marrinson Lisa Marshall Amy S. Mason David Lee Mason Rick Vaughn Mason Joseph and Patricia Massaro Howard Edward Matheny James Trenton Mathias Beth Stetler Matrazzo Venu Maturi James and Kaylyn Maurer John Frederick Mautz James and Sarah Maxwell DeWitt and Denise May James Eugene Mayer Matthew and Tracy Mayers Melvin and Elaine Mayerson William Kirk Mayhew John Louis Mayo Richard Scott Mayo Scott Andrew Mazanec Donna Dunsworth Mazzone Holly Merker McAllister Anne M. McCaffrey Laurie Kay McCauley Philip and Edith McCauley Dawn Louise McClellan Beverly Neff McClure Paul and Marsha McConnell Carolyn Foley McCracken Janet Beeghly McCune Harold Edward McDaniel Marie V. McDemmond Patrick and Linda McDermott

Rose Rocco McDonnell Brian Carter McDowell Timothy and Debra McDuffee Charlotte Hoeb McEnery Susan Flint McFadden J. Richard McFarland Crystal Renee McGinnis Michael A. McGinnis Edwin McGlumphy, Jr. and Deborah Mendel Robert R. McGonagle* Joan Harvey McGowan Robert Louis McIntosh Darla Schneider McKitrick Harold Wayne McLaughlin John Steven McLaughlin Thomas Edward McLaughlin, Jr. William G. McLaughlin Douglas Lee McLeod Kenneth and Bernadine McMahon Michael and Linda McMahon Barbara K. McMillen Kevin and Katie McMillen James and Margie McMullen Glen and Nancy McMurray Marsha Eileen McNutt Carolyn R. McPeek James H. McQuigg Dennis and Martha McTigue Kent and Connie McWherter Robert and Saundra McWilliams J. Richard Meagher Richard Lee Meehan Winfield and Jayne Meek Melissa Merz Meier Wallace M. Meikle* Wendell A. Meikle James Thomas Meiring Arturo and Rosario Mendez Mary Brestel Meredith Daniel Scott Merker Vernon Mesler and Nan Jackson Zakaria Sobhy Messieha James Edwin Metz Donald Emery Metzger Melanie York Metzler Glen Richard Meyer William and Ruth Meyers Marc Warren Michalowicz Patrick Daniel Michel Alan and Elaine Mikesell Philip and Nikki Mikesell

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ANNUAL REPORT Allan and Mary Milewski Dawn L. Miller Don and Cynthia Miller James Robert Miller Joey R. Miller John Le Roy Miller Julie A. Miller Marilyn Veidt Miller R. Bruce Miller William Hall Miller James Salvatore Minutello John and Jane Mitakides Jeffrey Albert Mitchell Amy T. Mittelman Leonard Dean Modugno Max H. Molgard, Jr. Charles and Carla Monagan Patricia Young Monaghan Jason Lee Monfredi James L. Montalvo Nancy Altimore Montgomery R. Denny and Lori Montgomery Deana Lane Moody J. Patrick Mooney Matthew Charles Moor Donald and Sylvia Moore Donna Ables Moore Timothy and Patricia Moore Virginia Walker Moore* Wendy Ferrell Moore David Orville Morgan Carolyn De Yarmon Morrison Donald and Mary Morrison Vannessa Jean Moses Stephanie Kay Murnen Dennis and Bobbie Murphy James and Karen Murphy James and Anne Murrin Janice Noonan Musacchia Jon Brian Musser Alan and Heidi Myers Brenda G. Myers Doris Schweinhagen Nagel Douglas and Lisa Nagle Paul and Ellen Nagy Shawn Richard Nally William Brian Nase Richard L. Nash Todd and Ellen Needham Nadine Vulich Nees Curtis and Carolyn Nelson


Steven Douglas Nemcic Michael and Kami Nemcik Teri Landess Nemeroff Terrance Edward Nessif Fred and Kay Nevar Sara Mauntel Newbright Robert M. Newman Elmer Jay Newness Tam Ngoc Nguyen Frank Christopher Nichols Kent and Patricia Nicklas Jeanne Marie Nicolette Wesley and Theresa Nida Scott and Terri Nieman Scott and Linda Nightingale Michael and Megan Nippert Ellen G. Nist Tiffany Budd Nordstrom John Francis Novak John Michael Nusstein Cheryl Atkinson Nystrom Elizabeth Odenweller O’Brien William Redford O’Conner, Jr. Casey and Katherine O’Conor Judy Oldham Victoria Angeline Oldham John Michael Olis Susan Sosenko Olsavsky Jason Craig Olsen Jean Beck Oltmanns Frank Francis Omerza Lee and Dixie Oneacre Janet Brunk O’Neil Thomas D. O’Neil Maureen Onyeagbako Stephen and Carolyn Oppenheimer Ronald and Janet Osborn Bryan Thomas Osterday Conrad and Dora Ottelin H. Douglas and Elizabeth Otto Rodney Wayne Owen Gary and Susan Owens Ralph Arthur Oxley Sandra Oxley David Andrew Padgett Marco and Carmen Padilla Vicki Reiner Pagliarini Edward Lloyd Paikoff Kent Gilmore Palcanis James and Patricia Palermo Jack and Betty Palestrant

Being a Buckeye means it’s ok to love band music and football. -T. Beitelschees ‘87 Andrew and Brandy Palmer Mark Stephen Palo Michael and Sarah Pap Raymond Para and Barbara Kanter Lindsey Chenoweth Park Robert Eugene Parker Steven Everett Parker Sharon Gleadall Parkison George Charles Parks Patrick Benjamin Parsons William Fredrick Partridge David and Maureen Patten Randal Lee Patterson Thomas B. Paul William and Sue Paulus Thomas Michael Paumier John Wesley Payne, II Fred Howard Peck Sheldon L. Peck Mark Gregory Pelletier Brett and Cherie Pelok David and Erna Pelok Brad and Andrea Pendell Anthony Peng and Amanda Graves Barbara Yeardley Pennington Joseph and Christina Pennington Barry Wayne Penturf Donald Peppercorn Alejandro M. Peregrina M. Clifford and Karen Perkins Mark Stewart Perlman R. Thomas and Sue Perry


Robert* and Martha Perry Bryan and Tracie Persinger Phillip J. Peters Timothy and Dee Peters William and Kay Peterson Tony Petrich Paul and Sandra Pfaff Lawrence and Judi Pfeil James and Diana Phillips Jason and Margaret Phillips Mark and Jamey Phillips James and Dee Dra Phipps Urban and Christine Picard Stephen Herbert Pick Stephan Anthony Pietro Michael Anthony Pikos Brad Thomas Place Maitland and Susan Place Richard and Marlene Poeppelmeier Randall Martin Pohjola Douglas Frank Pohl Carol Krouse Pohlmann Cecelia Rossman Polster Cynthia Cohn Polster George and Helen Pommert Lawrence and Christine Pompili Esther Ponzani Theodore and Marilyn Pope Laura Bridges Poplis Bradford Porter and Ellen Richey-Porter Myron and Rita Porter Wm. Joseph and Lavelle Porter

ANNUAL REPORT William and Mary Porterfield Neal John Postel Maria Antoniades Pottschmidt Gregory Dean Prater Kathryn Oster Preising David Alan Pressler Paul Pressler Wayne and Patricia Pressler Scott Martin Presson Martha Baker Preston John and Marlene Price Marc and Gail Price Sidney and Patrice Price Deborah Brevitz Priestap David Mark Primo Dan M. Prucha Frank and Linda Pulskamp Samuel and Holly Pupino Bradley Allen Purcell William David Purdy Louise E. Quagge Robert* and Ruth Quaranta Meredith Lynn Quimby Christine Louise Quinn Bradley Stephen Rabal Dale L. Race James and Adaliz Radecki Randall William Radefeld Christine Mohr Raeuchle William and Evelyn Rakower George and Kathryn Ralph Stephen Joseph Ralston Robert L. Ramus Daniel Lee Rankin, III Robert and Anita Rankin Arthur Joseph Ranz Norbert and Mary Ranz Matthew Thomas Raper Rex and Lois Raper Robert George Rashid Robert L. Rassie Gordon Howard Rauch Yeshwant and Swati Rawal Alfred and Dixie Reader Linda Ellis Records Daniel and Michelle Reed David and Clair Reich Joseph and Harriet Reichley Alison Cartwright Reid Louis Everett Reif Glenn David Reinbold

Ruth Reinemeyer-Staup Debra Shugarman Reiner Deron and Christine Reisman Jonathan William Reitz Stephen L. Renner David and Kathryn Rentz Pat Reppert Albert Resnick Kevin Vincent Rethman William and Mary Rhinehart J. Marc Rhoades David and Linda Rhodes John and Janet Rhodes John Edward Rhodes Elliott and Arlene Rice Sharon Houtz Rich Chandice Albrecht Richards James Richardson and Traci Williams Lewis Harry Richardson Susan Reed Richer David and Judith Rickey Mary Amstadt Ricotta Shirley A. Riley Susan Diane Riley Anthony and Manisha Rinaldi Barbara Ann Ringle Robert John Ripich John F. Risha Richard and Genevieve Risinger Erik and Christa Risolvato Claire Justine Ritter James David River James Boyd Roane Randell and Michelle Roark Julie Spettel Roberts Douglas Neil Robertson William and Anna Robertson Bruce B. Robeson Kirk and Meredith Robeson Daniel and Susan Robinette Gary James Robinson H. Dean Robinson Lemarcel M. Robinson Lonnie Lynn Robinson Joseph and Betty Rocco Daniel and Elaine Rocker Paul Thomas Rodeghero Norman W. Rodgers Janna Taylor Roewer Rod and Susan Rogge Louis Harry Rohrkasse

Allan A. Rolfe Douglas Andrew Rolfe Alan Robert Romans Marilyn Helman Ronstadt C. Richard Roof John and Marilyn Rosen Ralph and Joan Rosenblum Stephen and Enid Rosenstiel John and Martha Ross Charles A. Rossfeld Roman and Irene Rossmeisl Mary A. Roth Robert and Helen Rothan Thomas Allen Roubal Jacqueline Rouse Michael Luther Rowland Gwendolyn York Rowlands Dana and Pamela Rudmose Barbara Wolf Rudner Samuel and Loretta Rufener Richard Allen Ruff Marilyn Betz Rugani Edward and Judith Rugh James Herbert Rumbarger Richard S. Runkle Marjorie Petsche Rupp George and Beth Russell Arnetta Lynn Russell-Hayes Judith Schraishuhn Ruthven Harry and Rita Rzepka Ernesto Geraldo Sabato Joseph Sabo Dwight and Jane Sabroske Joan Hammer Sacksteder John R. Sadaghiani Fred and Jody Sakamoto Dennis and Colleen Salapack Gary Howard Salenger Robert and Marsha Salmans Marlin Scott Salmon Thomas and Beverly Salmon Scott and Elizabeth Sanders Gordon L. Sangree Jeffrey Paul Santilli Richard and Grace Santilli John and Anne Santin Brock Alan Satoris David A. Savage Mary Janice Lay Sawyer Thomas and Deborah Sawyer Michael Thomas Schaeffer

Carl William Schafer Natalie Jean Schafer Ralph and Virginia Scheer Matthew John Scheerhorn Richard and Cynthia Scheetz M. Joseph and Andrea Scheingross John and Mary Scherer Christopher Joseph Schiappa Lary Schiller and Judith Schiller LCSW James and Mary Schirmer J. Richard Schleder Lawrence and Theresa Schmakel Robert and Jacquie Schmidt Karl L. Schmitter Jeffrey and Roberta Schmunk E. Karl Schneider Joseph and Marilyn Schneider Matthew and Christine Schneider Patricia Byrnes Schneider Jerry D. Schommer Jeffrey and Jennifer Schoning Lynne Cornelius Schroeder Thomas William Schroeder Gary E. Schumacher Michael Robert Schumacher Gregory Scott Schwartz Norman Schwartz* Christine Miller Schwieterman Dixie Colleen Scoles Darrel and Deborah Scott Jean O. Scott Linda Alexander Scott S. Richard Scott Tyler L. Scott Linda Eisenman Sculler Paula Dew Scurria Michael Timothy Sebourn Marilee Nichols Seegers Robert and Antoinette Seghi Stephen George Seiler Sarah Forthofer Senghas E. Steve Senia Joseph Sexton and Cherie Csehi-Sexton Gregory and Pat Seymour Joseph and Susan Shadeed Edward Estel Shaffer, Jr. Patrick Jan Shaffer Stephen and Nancy Shall Lee and Janet Shapiro Judith Rockwell Sharp Robert and Bonnie Sharp

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ANNUAL REPORT Dale Stanley Sharples, II Jessica Lee Shaw R. Gregory Shelhouse Richard Shell and Jean Piper Andrew Shemella and Lois Hidy-Shemella Arthur Eugene Sheppard Beth A. Sheridan John Francis Sheridan Raymond and Deborah A Sheridan Catherine Duplin Sherman Joseph Warren Shiveley Thomas Paul Shopper David Michael Short Philip and Judith Showalter Jacolynn Pryor Shrider Mary Kay Shuba Mark B. Shull Brian Spencer Shumway Thomas and Deborah Shuster Tod and Virginia Siefert Paul and Mary Siegel Victoria Walter Sigmund David and Jane Silk Stuart and Joanne Silverman Jacquelyn Simmons Eugene and Carol Simon Marilee Foster Simon Nicole Michelle Simonetti Virginia Hopes Simonson Robert and Judy Skillicorn Craig Allen Slack Richard and Nancy Slate William E. Sloan Larry and Lois Sluss Douglas and Jennifer Small Burton Gerard Smith Charles and Loraine Smith David Kendall Smith Diane Dodge Smith Eric David Smith John and Barbara Smith Kelly I. Smith Paul and Stephanie Smith Steven and Brenda Smith Douglas Snouffer and Dawne Slabach Larry and Jewell Snyder Richard and Linda Snyder Timothy Lawrence Snyder Virginia M. Socha William and Bobette Sockman Frederick Eugene Soller


Hilary Ann Soller Charles and Doris Solt James and Mary Soltys Norman and Tracey Sommers Thomas and Geraldine Sonneveld David Michael Sorboro John Bright Sowter Robert L. Speer, Jr. Norma Seekins Spejewski Cheryl L. Spencer John and Mary Spencer Walter and Stella Spikell Patricia Smith Spitler Craig Arthur Spletzer Jack and Joanne Spratt Ronald I. Spritzer Erik and Leslie Sprogis Louis Richard Spronz Mark Joseph Squicquero Kanokraj Srisukho Paul and Rebecca Stabile Michael Stan and Sally Fingerett Alicia Ann Standerfer Ronald Stanich Joseph Stephen Stanko William and Deborah Stano Howard and Nancy Starnbach Jerald and Jane Starr Paul and Jill Staubitz Ralph E. Stauffer Minos M. Stavridakis Steven Lee Steakley Nancy A. Stearns Dawne Evans Stefanik Lata Sedalia Stefano Kerry Rutter Stein Earl and Elizabeth Steinhoff Michael Steven Steinmetz Thomas Edward Stenger Gregory Charles Stepanski Brandi Nicole Stephens David and Suzanne Steury Dale Stevens Robert and Barbara Stevenson Thomas and Sharon Stewart Robert and Cheryl Stickrath John Martin Stiefel John and Sally Stimmel Jon and Brenda Stocker Chad Michael Stoker James and Jacqueline Stone

A Buckeye means integrity and the Best of the Best! -N. Dysinger

Michael Arnold Stone Kenneth and Joy Stovcik David and Brenda Strack Susan Miller Strader Keith Patrick Straka Steven Alan Strauss John and Debbie Strawman Bonnie McEntire Street Nancy Thrall Stroebel Michael and Kathi Stronczek Brad Nielsen Strong Joseph and Sandra Strong Janice Ann Struckhoff George and Joy Stuart Desmond J. Stutzman Douglas and Tracy Styka Timothy Paul Sulken Edward and Janet Sullivan Zongyang Sun Belinda Copeland Sundberg R. Neil Sundheimer Louis and Holly Susi Edward and Penny Suso Donald Ray Sutton Barbara Katzenmoyer Suver Ernest and Janet Svensson Karl N. Svensson Robert O. Svensson Nathan Andrew Swanson Mary Ann Swartz Richard and Jeanne Sweaney Kurt Van Swearingen James Edward Sweeney Earl S. Sweigart Ryan Steven Swisher


Constance Cook Sylvester William Richard Syverson Stephen T. Tafaro Dimitris and Wei Tatakis Daniel Lee Taylor Francis and Helen Taylor Richard and Penny Taylor Samuel and Michelle Taylor Robert David Tennant Lawrence and Jan Tepe Bryan Thomas Tervo Evan David Tetelman James Alan Tetz David and Mary Teufel Thomas J. Teynor Robert and Eleanor Theil Thomas and Mary Theil Sarath Thikkurissy Mary Jo Thoma Gary Allen Thomas Henry Daniel Thomas, Jr. James Thomas, II and Rebecca Branson-Thomas Sarah Jacobson Thompson Vivian Wilson Thornhill Joanne French Thornton Thomas and Sarah Thuma Aaron Mayer Tiktin Jeffrey and Bethanne Tilson Tom and Rita Tilson Stanley and Constance Tipton Gary Samuel Tisch Jerry Tobler Robert C. Tolle F. Richard and Judith Tolloti

ANNUAL REPORT Timothy Tomase Michael Christopher Toms Barth and Kimberly Toothman Robert and Constance Tootle Robert and Patricia Tootle Larry and Catherine Towning George Lee Trask Charles E. Trebilcock Perry and Louise Trinkner Danielle Trivett Trudeau Mary Ellen Goff Trunick Timothy and Annita Tschanz Peter and Nancy Tsivitse Dimitry Michael Turin George and Cynthia Tzagournis Chris Bernard Uhlenbrock Frank George Uhrig , Jr. Janet A. Uldricks Richard and Darlene Umbaugh David Wayne Urban Jerome and Adria Urell Deborah Lynn Vagnier Henry and Hollace Van Hala Rebecca Ann Van Horn Meade Van Putten, Jr. and Juliette So’Brien Van Putten Jeffery Richard Van Treese Elizabeth J. Vanschepen James Vaughan James and Carolyn Vaughn Richard and Betty Veler* David and Nancy Ventker Charles Robert Verbanic Grace A. Brown Verhoff Thomas and Tamara Verhoff Mark Roger Vermillion Stanley and Ileana Vermilyea David Verzella and Barbara Paul-Verzella David Martin Vieth Katherine Dryland Vig Fred S. Vigder Soraya C. Villarroel Tony and Mary Virgin Roger Alan Vitter Louis F. Vodila Wendy M. Volk-Judy Mirko Fredrick Vombergar Harold Richard Von Wyl Julia Ball Vonder Embse Rudolph and Stella Vostatek David Linden Vreeland

Walter Shields Vuchnich Dee Dee Shrum Wacksman Andrew and Lissa Wade Dawn Marie Wagstaff J. Gregory Wall Douglas William Wallace William and Jane Wallace John and Ann Walters Craig and Machelle Walton Daniel Howard Ward Robert E. Lee Ward Ruhl E. Warden Jeff Thomas Warner Joyce Brugler Warner Anita Anthony Watkins Gwendolyn Tulloch Watkins Marsha Watkins and Eunice Hornsby Jane Elliott Watson Steven Echols Watts Melvin S. Waymire, Jr. David and Dawn Weaver Joel and Barbara Weaver Richard and Rubie Weaver Chad Stambaugh Webb Sami Whitlock Webb Alan and Diane Weber Angie Mumma Weber Ava Guider Weber Barbara Rusanowsky Webster Susan Lengemann Weigel Daniel and Susan Weininger Gerald N. Weinschenk Harvey Teres Weinstein Jeffrey and Jean Weintrub Terry and Christina Weisenstein Kimberly Sara Weiss Bruce Weitz and Marie Albano Richard Alan Welfare James and Faith Welland David and Janet Wells Gregory and Joan Welsh Scott Wilson Wemmer Robert and Gail Wenger John T. Werning Margaret Hoyer Wesler Annie West Trudy Ropp Westbrock William August Westendorf Nancy Siler Westfall Richard and Patty Westmeyer Carl and Jacquelin Wheeler

Charles and Kathy Wheeler Jerry and Honor Whitacre Robert and Ariel Whitacre Michael Edward Whitcomb, Jr. Clark Conner White, III Jeffrey and Lynn White Karyn White Raymond Wade White Michael and Shirley Whitefield Dalandrea S. Whiteside Donald Robert Whitley Joyce Barr Whittaker Beverly F. Wickham David R. Wickham Richard and Patricia Widdoes Eleanor Mahan Wigton Michael Gerald Wiley Wayne and Coletta Wiley Bernard and Cristy Wilker J. Justin Wilkerson and Luz MolinaWilkerson Francis Isaac Wilks* David and Carol Willen Howard Jay Willen Jennifer Wallace Willett Annette Staver Williams Howard and Stevelyn Williams Joseph Hoffman Williams Robert and Carolyn Williams Todd Edward Williams Joseph Carl Williamson Charles and Sharon Wilson Christopher Maclean Wilson Craig and Shelley Wilson John and Betty Wilson* Steven Denis Wilson Toby Scott Wilson Michael and Jane Wine Raymond and Susan Wink* Matthew Stephen Wirick Edward and Linda Wnek Gregory Allen Wnek Julian and Marcile Woelfel Michael Scott Wojcik Thomas and Cheryl Wood Daniel L. Woods Suna Elizabeth Woods Deborah Hassler Woodward Harry G. Woodworth Robert William Woodworth Michael and Maureen Wootton

Thomas and Pamela Workman James Worley and Vicki Houck Charles A. Worton Amber Nicole Wright Gordon and Ann Wright Jody Lynn Wright Richard* and Susannah Wunderlich John and Karen Wyatt William E. Wymer Bonita Slusher Wynkoop John Donald Wynn Timothy John Yannone Newell and Mary Yaple Thomas Francis Yash Linda Lee Yenrick Matthew and Wanda Yerkey Jeffrey and Sarah Yoest Thomas and Melinda Yonchak Susan Jayne Yontz Deborah Smeltzer York Charles and Blanche Young Darrell K. Young Melody L. Young Rebecca Nigh Young Kevin Younkin and Kathryn WatkinsYounkin Janel Kimberlay Yu Mark and Deborah Zablotsky Victoria Louise Zajack James Gregory Zaletel John David Zatko Jessica Kendall Zatroch Casandra Sue Zech Daniel Arnold Zeleski Robert A. Zenobi Photios Zervas James and Anne Zettler Eric and Katrina Zidel James W. Zimmerman, Jr. B. Sue Zinn Kristen J. Zitterell Mario Carl Zocchi C. Roger and Gretchen Zody Mary Cavasinni Zraik William and Maribeth Zucker Thomas William Zulliger Marvin and Ruth Zuravsky Sanford M. Zussman *denotes donor is deceased.

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Dean and Chairs

Dental Alumni Society

Dean Carole Anderson, Ph.D.

Board of Governors and Members-at-large April 30, 2010 - April 29, 2011

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies Cheryl DeVore Associate Dean for Research Dr. John Sheridan Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Dr. Stanley Vermilyea Assistant Dean for Administration Darrell Young Division Chair, Dental Hygiene Michele Carr Division Chair, Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Paul Casamassimo Division Chair, Orthodontics Dr. Henry Fields Division Chair, Oral Biology Dr. Scott Herness

Past President Joseph P. Crowley, ‘76

District 5 Larry Hutta, ’83

President Matt Kirlough, ‘96

District 6 Vacant

President Elect Brett S. Pelok, ‘93

District 7 Joseph V. Clause, ’91

Vice President Darrel L. Scott, ‘77

District 8 Paul Loper, ’80

Secretary-Treasurer Stanley Sharples, ’83

District 9 Doug Wallace, ‘81

Editor Kenneth M. Clemens, ‘54

Florida-at-large Heather L. Childers, ’88

District 1 Daniel M. DeAngelo, ’86, ’97

Alumni Representative Ted R. Pope, ’73, ’81

District 2 Mark Kriwinsky, ’80

Ohio-at-large Jacinto W. Beard, ’90

District 3 Jason Juarez, ‘97

Ohio-at-large John E. Rhodes, ’80

District 4 Gordon Rauch, ’78

Faculty Representative Ed McGlumphy, ‘85

Division Chair, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology, and Anesthesiology Dr. Peter Larsen Division Chair, Periodontology Dr. Angelo Mariotti Division Chair, Endodontics Dr. John Nusstein Interim Division Chair, Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry Dr. Robert Seghi Division Chair, Primary Care Dr. Meade vanPutten



The Continuing Dental Education program offers both live and online courses on an array of topics for today’s dental practitioners. Participants learn from renowned experts on subjects that include lasers, periodontics, pharmacology, facial esthetics, cancer and nutrition, orthodontics, anesthetics, and more! 11.44 Advanced Airway Management for Sedation and General Anesthesia Permitted Dentists 7 CEUs

Date: Course arranged on an individual basis throughout the year on Fridays Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Fee: $1750 Speakers: Dr. Steven Ganzberg, Dr. Simon Prior

11.08 OSU Tailgate CE: Seminar Series on Nutrition and Dentistry, Part 1

September 10, 2010

11.11 Jumpstart Your Dental Hygiene Requirements

4 Time: 12:00–4:00 pm CEUs Fee: $125 Speakers: Dr. Sarat Thikkurissy, Dr. Paul Casamassimo

3 Date: October 9, 2010 | Time: 8:00 am-11:00 am CEUs Fee: $150 Speakers: Michele Carr, Beverly McClure

11.04 AGD Mastership Program

7-14 Date: October 15-16, 2010 | Time: 9:00 am-5:00 pm CEUs Fee: Varies More details coming soon

11.05 OSU vs. Michigan CE-CPR Renewal 4 Date: November 27, 2010 | Time: 8:00 am-12:00 pm CEUs Fee: $50 Speaker: Beverly McClure

11.16 Diagnosis and Emergency Management of Dentoalveolar and Maxillofacial Injuries 4 Date: November 12, 2010 | Time: 8:00 am-12:00 pm CEUs Fee: $125 Speakers: Dr. Dennis McTigue, Dr. Kelly Kreuter

11.12 Seminar Series on Nutrition and Dentistry, Part 2

11.02 Wade Lecture Series: Answers to Clinical Challenges November 19, 2010 6 CEUs

Time: 8:30 am–4:30 pm Fee: $295

P a q u e t t e

4 Date: December 10, 2010 | Time: TBD CEUs Fee: $125 Speaker: Dr. Meade Van Putten

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The Ohio State University College of Dentistry Alumni Magazine 2008-2009  

The 2008-2009 College of Dentistry Alumni Magazine highlights news, achievements, and research at The Ohio State University College of Denti...

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry Alumni Magazine 2008-2009  

The 2008-2009 College of Dentistry Alumni Magazine highlights news, achievements, and research at The Ohio State University College of Denti...