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Charles B. Cartwright
Regent's Proceedings 146

Charles Cartwright, D.D.S., Assistant Dean and Professor of Dentistry in the Department of Operative Dentistry, will retire from active faculty status on January 31, 1989.

Following service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Dr. Cartwright attended Eastern Michigan University and The University of Michigan. He received his D.D.S. degree in 1952 and his M.S. degree in operative dentistry in 1960, both from The University of Michigan. He joined The University of Michigan faculty as an instructor in dentistry in 1958; he was promoted to assistant professor in 1960, associate professor in 1965, and professor in 1969. He maintained his half-time private practice until 1969.

Dr. Cartwright has had an active academic and administrative career. In addition to his work as assistant dean and continuing education director, he served on the School of Dentistry's executive committee, and on the curriculum, teaching, student counseling, computer utilization, and occlusal tract committees. University-wide, he chaired the broadcast committee and was a member of the Senate Assembly and the periodic health committee. He has been president of the Washtenaw District Dental Society and chair of the scientific advisory committee of the Michigan Dental Association. He has also served on the Council of Dental Faculties and the Continuing Education Section of the American Association of Dental Schools, and has been a consultant to the Commission on Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Other memberships include the American Association of Dental Examiners, Central Conference for Continuing Dental Education, Eastern Conference for Continuing Dental Education, Vedder Society of Crown and Bridge, Academy of Operative Dentistry, and American Board of Operative Dentistry.

Dr. Cartwright's research interests have ranged from gold restorations ("A Study of Gold and Foil and Mat Gold Restorations," "Cohesive Gold Condensing Methods"), to pedagogical topics ("Use of Satellite in Teaching," "Twenty-Five Year Study of Curriculum of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene"), to continuing dental education ("Continuing Dental Education Needs Assessment"). He has co-authored four books in operative dentistry, and has published a number of articles in his areas of interest. The best example of his dedication to public service has been Dr. Cartwright's involvement over the years with Project HOPE, through which he helped plan and establish health programs in South America.

Recently, Dr. Cartwright has shifted his focus to his work at the Northeast Regional Board of Dentistry (NERB) in Washington, D.C. Originally appointed to the NERB by the Michigan State Board of Dentistry in 1975 as an examiner and examination consultant, Dr. Cartwright is now the NERB's executive director. He has been directing his energies toward management and test development, and is in charge of developing an interactive video program.

The Regents now salute this distinguished health educator for his dedicated service by naming Charles Cartwright Professor Emeritus of Dentistry.