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University of Maryland School of Dentistry names new dean

June 05, 2014
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Dr. Mark Reynolds

Baltimore—The University of Maryland School of Dentistry named Dr. Mark A. Reynolds as its new dean, effective June 2. Reynolds, a 1986 graduate of the school, has served as its interim dean since last year and has been with the school in various roles for 18 years.

“Dean Reynolds has proven himself to be an integral member of our University of Maryland, Baltimore community,” said University of Maryland, Baltimore President Jay Perman, M.D. “In his nearly two decades of service, he has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and a strong dedication to this university and to the School of Dentistry. His nationally recognized expertise in his field and his commitment to strengthening the school and the university as a whole make him the perfect choice for this position. We are thrilled to continue working with him in his new capacity.”

Previously, Dr. Reynolds has served as chair of the Department of Periodontics since 2005, and as director of the Advanced Dental Education Program in Periodontics from 2001 to 2013. He joined the School of Dentistry in 1996 as an assistant professor in the departments of oral and maxillofacial pathology and periodontics. He was promoted to associate professor in 2001, and in 2005 he became chair of the Department of Periodontics. In 2009, he became a professor of periodontics.

Dr. Reynolds was named interim dean in July 2013 when former dean Christian S. Stohler left to become dean of Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine.

“My priorities as a department chair and as interim dean have been fostering a collegial environment, mentoring faculty and aligning departmental activities and initiatives with our overall institutional mission,” Dr. Reynolds said. “I plan to continue to prioritize these areas moving forward in my new leadership position.”