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Herbert D. Millard
Regent's Proceedings 84

Dean Millard, D.D.S., professor of dentistry and former chair of the Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology, will retire from active faculty status on October 31, 1989.

Dr. Millard earned his D.D.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Michigan in 1952 and 1956, respectively. He joined the faculty as an instructor in 1952. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1956, associate professor in 1960, and professor in 1964. From 1968-87, he served as chair of the Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology.

Dr. Millard has served as an officer of a number of professional societies and as editor of the Journal of the Michigan Dental Association. A diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine, Dr. Millard plans to continue to examine on the American Board of Oral Medicine for three more years. In 1968, he served aboard the S.S. HOPE in Ceylon; he later served as a consultant in Project HOPE's dental program in Egypt and Ethiopia. In the mid 1970s, he was a member of that project's dental committee. He has been a consultant to Ann Arbor's Veterans Administration Hospital since 1968, a member of NIH's Clinical Cancer Education Committee, and of the University of Michigan's Diabetes Education Council.

In 1963, Dr. Millard helped to launch the Organization of Teachers of Oral Diagnosis (OTOD), introduced its constitution and bylaws, and served as its first president. Now in its 27th year, the international organization has nearly 200 members.

Dr. Millard has also found time to write articles and editorials, and to collaborate on sections in texts. He co-authored six editions of a textbook on oral diagnosis, and has done extensive work on oral diagnosis procedures, stomatitis, and bacterial endocarditis.

In collaboration with Professor David Mason, dean of the Glasgow dental school, Dr. Millard organized the 1988 World Workshop on Oral Medicine. He was also recently appointed editor of the oral medicine section of the Oral Surgery/Medicine/Pathology Journal, and reappointed for a three-year term to the American Heart Association's Committee on Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis and Kawasaki Disease.

The Regents now salute this distinguished health educator for his dedicated service by naming H. Dean Millard Professor Emeritus of Dentistry.