MUSC names interim College of Dental Medicine Dean

MUSC names interim College of Dental Medicine Dean

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A new dean has been appointed for the College of Dental Medicine at MUSC.

Patricia L. Blanton, D.D.S., Ph.D., has been named as the interim dean.

Blanton has served as a professor and practicing clinician in the Department of Stomatology since 2014. She has spent a lot of her academic career at the Baylor University College of Dentistry and at the University Graduate School.

Blanton has been recognized for her notable achievement as an academic administrator, educator, researcher, and clinician. Blanton has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions during her duration at Baylor University.

These awards include nomination into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame for Health and Research, the Baylor College of Dentistry Distinguished Alumni Award, the Dallas County Dental Society Dentist of the Year Award, Dallas County Dental Society Lifetime Achievement Award, the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Association of Women Dentists' 2008 Woman Dentist of the Year/Lucy Hobbs Taylor Award, and the Commanders Award from the Europe Regional Dental Command.

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