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Named Dean of Dental School

Russell Welford Bunting
The Michigan Alumnus 37

Bunting Is New Dentistry School Dean

Graduate Of The University And A Member Of The Faculty Since 1904
 Is Elevated To Post Formerly Held By Dr. Marcus L. Ward. Has Held 
High Posts In National Societies. His Activity In Field Of Alumni
 Activity Has Resulted In Increasing Attention To The University On
 The Part Of Dentistry Graduates. 

Dr. Russell Welford Bunting, 
 Acting Chairman of the Executive Committee of the School
 of Dentistry since 1935, was appointed
 Dean of the School at a meeting of the 
University Board of Regents in Sep
tember. The School has been without 
a Dean since the resignation of Dr.
 Marcus L. Ward three years ago and
 has been administered by an executive
 committee since that time. Following 
the death of Dr. Chalmers J. Lyons, 
Chairman of the Committee, in 1935, 
Dr. Bunting has served as Acting 

The announcement of the promotion
 of Dr. Bunting was received with considerable satisfaction on the Campus
 where he has gained an enviable reputation as a teacher, scientist and administrator. He is a native of Ann
 Arbor and received his D.D.S. degree 
from the University in 1902 and his 
D.D.Sc. in 1908. He became a member of the faculty in 1904 as an assistant, was promoted to an instructorship in 1907, and received the title
 of Assistant Professor in 1910. Dr. 
Bunting has been a full professor since
1914 and served as Secretary to the 
Dental School Faculty from 1912 to
1914. His research specialty is dental 
caries in children and he has given 
reports on the subject before professional societies on many occasions. 

Dean Bunting now is serving as
 President of the International Association for Dental Research and is 
Past President of the American Institute of Dental Teachers and the Michigan State Dental Society and is a Fel
low of the American College of Dentists. He also is a member of the Amer
ican Dental Association, the American
 Association for the Advancement of
 Science, Society for Experimental Biol
ogy and Medicine. His fraternal affilia
tions include Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa 
Phi, Omicron Kappa Epsilon—honorary groups—Acacia and Delta Sigma 
Delta. He is the author of Oral Path
ology and numerous articles for dental
 textbooks and professional journals. 

Dr. Bunting's appointment was es
pecially pleasing to the officers of the
 Alumni Association. During his long 
membership on the faculty, and par
ticularly since his rise to an administrative post, he has labored unceasingly 
in matters relating to coordination of
 alumni activities within the School 
itself and with the entire University 
alumni body. Largely through his in
fluence Dental School class reunions 
have become immensely successful dur
ing the past few years and there is no
 group among the alumni which enjoys
 its gatherings so greatly or gains so 
much professional stimulus and personal pleasure from the contacts made 
there from. During reunion periods recently Dr. Bunting has arranged for
 valuable clinical demonstrations and 
under his leadership his faculty has 
become, on these occasions, a veri
table "reception committee" to pro
vide a warm welcome for returning