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Memoir

Richard A. Johnson
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Richard A. Johnson, D.D.S., clinical professor of dentistry in the School of Dentistry, retired from active faculty status on May 31, 2005.

Dr. Johnson received his D.D.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Michigan in 1967 and 1973, respectively. He joined the University of Michigan faculty as a clinical instructor in 1970 and was promoted to assistant professor in 1973, clinical associate professor in 1995, and clinical professor in 2002.

An active participant in the orthodontics department and in the School of Dentistry, Dr. Johnson made numerous contributions in teaching, administrative, and clinical activities. He was director of the graduate orthodonic clinic and of the orthodontic program for pediatric dentistry residents, program director of predoctoral orthodontics, and coordinator of the graduate orthodontic clinical instructor-teaching program. He served on numerous committees, including the school's executive committee, the associate dean and dean search advisory committees, the faculty practice advisory committee, the preclinical academic committee, the curriculum committee, the nominations and elections committee, and the continuing education committee. Dr. Johnson was also a discipline coordinator for the vertically integrated clinics and president of the Chi Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society. He served on many graduate theses committees and was a student research mentor for the American Association of Dental Research.

Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Dental Education Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, the Michigan Dental Association, and the Michigan Association of Orthodontists. He has volunteered his time with the Washtenaw Children's Dental Clinic, the Washtenaw District Dental Society, and the Washtenaw Community College Dental Assisting Program.

The Regents salute this distinguished health sciences educator by naming Richard A. Johnson clinical professor emeritus of dentistry.