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Memoir

Sondra M. Gunn
Regent's Proceedings 83

Sondra M. Gunn, D.D.S., assistant professor of dentistry, retired from active faculty status on August 31, 1996.

Dr. Gunn received her A.B. degree in secondary education in 1960, her A.M. degree in science for teachers in 1963, her D.D.S. degree in 1978, and her M.S. degree in orthodontics in 1980, all from the University of Michigan. She joined the School of Dentistry faculty in 1979 as assistant professor. She has served as director of the graduate orthodontic clinic since June 1990.

Dr. Gunn is licensed by the Northeast Regional Board of Dentistry, maintains a Michigan dental license and a Michigan orthodontic license, and is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. Her service has extended to membership and offices in professional societies, including the Michigan and American Associations of Orthodontists, the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, International Association of Dental Research, the Alumni Dental Association, the Washtenaw District Dental Society, and the American Association of Women Dental Students. She has also served as secretary of the University of Michigan Orthodontic Alumni Society.

In addition to being a dedicated teacher in the classroom and clinic, Dr. Gunn has served on several master's degree thesis committees for graduate students in orthodontics and has served on a number of school and University committees. She has been a faculty advisor for the Summer Dental Student Research Program, the Minority Student Summer Program, and the Michigan Association of Women Dentists, and has served as a resource person for the Women in Science Program. Dr. Gunn has also lectured and presented research at national meetings, and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals.

The Regents now salute this distinguished health sciences educator by naming Sondra M. Gunn assistant professor emerita of dentistry.