Through an honor extended to less than 5-percent of dentists in the United States, the University of Louisville School of Dentistry’s top leader, T. Gerard Bradley, B.D.S., M.S., Dr.Med.Dent., along with associate clinical professor, P. Gay Baughman, D.M.D., have been inducted as Fellows of the American College of Dentists.
After taking on the position of dean in 2016, Bradley launched a new strategic plan for UofL’s School of Dentistry. In tandem with this effort, he also led a comprehensive curriculum review to implement new technologies in education. His efforts also include the development of a new clinical education site at the Red Bird Clinic located in eastern Kentucky.
Before joining UofL, Bradley served as associate dean of research and graduate studies, chair of the Department of Developmental Sciences, and a program director of advanced education in orthodontics at Marquette University School of Dentistry (2005-2015), where he taught and led in various roles since 1995.
Baughman worked more than 25 years in private practice before joining the School of Dentistry as a member of the faculty in 2009. Since then, she has received a number of teaching and service awards. With more than 40 national and regional presentations, Baughman educates on topics ranging from evidence-based curriculum and critical thinking to emerging technologies. She also has served on a several committees related to diversity, social justice and cultural competency.
Fellows are selected through confidential peer review and chosen based on leadership and contributions to dentistry and society. Baughman and Bradley were inducted during the American College of Dentistry Annual Meeting in October.