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Memoir

Paul J. Loos
Regent's Proceedings 190

Paul J. Loos, D.D.S., associate professor of dentistry in the School of Dentistry, will retire from active faculty status on December 31, 1997.

Dr. Loos received his B.S. and D.D.S. degrees from Creighton University in 1954 and 1959, respectively, and his M.S. degree in pedodontics from the University of Michigan in 1968. He joined the University of Michigan faculty as an assistant professor in 1970 and was promoted to associate professor in 1974. Since 1971, Dr. Loos has held an appointment as an attending staff member at University Hospitals. During this time, he served as chair of Hospital Dentistry from 1979-87, director of Hospital Dentistry from 1987-91, and director of the General Practice Residency program from 1983-86. He also served as interim director of the pediatric dentistry graduate program in the School of Dentistry from 1991-93.

Within the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Loos has been a strong participant in teaching and clinic activity and has served as chair of the graduate student selection committee. He has also served on numerous committees within the School of Dentistry, and during his appointment at University Hospitals he was actively involved in the quality assurance program, the planning committee for the Maternal and Child Health Care Center, the ambulatory care committee, the patient care subcommittee, and the Mott Hospital surgical advisory committee.

Over the years, Dr. Loos has served as a consultant for numerous agencies, including the USPHS Indian Health Service, the Hemophilia of Michigan Summer Camp Program, The American Society of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the Delta Dental Plan of Michigan PANDA Project. He received the Presidential Award of Appreciation from the Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the H. K. Addelston Award for Excellence in the Dental Literature from American Society of Dentistry for Children. Dr. Loos is a fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentistry and of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon honorary society.

The Regents now salute this distinguished health sciences educator by naming Paul J. Loos associate professor emeritus of dentistry.