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Memoir

Harry R. Pape Jr.
Regent's Proceedings 176

Harry R. Pape, Jr., D.D.S, associate professor of dentistry in the School of Dentistry, will retire from active faculty status on December 31, 1996.

Dr. Pape received his D.D.S. degree in 1961 and his M.S. degree in restorative dentistry (operative) in 1974, both from the University of Michigan. He joined the University of Michigan faculty as a clinical instructor in 1971. He was appointed assistant professor of dentistry in 1974 and was promoted to associate professor in 1979. He has served as director of several of the dental clinics in the University and School of Dentistry during his term.

Dr. Pape has participated in the department's teaching and clinic activity and has served on the pathology committee, the preventive dentistry committee, the community dentistry committee, and the interdisciplinary coordinating committee on prevention and nutrition. He has also served the school as a member of the library committee, the appointments, promotions, and tenure committee, and as chair of the table clinic committee from 1989-94.

His community service includes participating in the preventive dentistry committee of the Washtenaw District Dental Society from 1974-77. Dr. Pape's publications have focused on streptococcus mutans; most recently, he has studied the effect of xylitol (a sugar alcohol) on dental caries.

The Regents now salute this distinguished health sciences educator by naming Harry R. Pape, Jr., associate professor emeritus of dentistry.