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Henry A. Gremillion, DDS, MAGD

Henry A. Gremillion, DDS, MAGD, a Louisiana native, 1977 graduate of the LSU School of Dentistry (LSUSD), clinician and researcher, is the sixth dean since the founding of the dental school in 1968. Dr. Gremillion came from the University of Florida College of Dentistry where he was the Parker E. Mahan Endowed Professor of Orofacial Pain in the Department of Orthodontics and a member of the dental staff of Shands Teaching Hospital. He also served for 17 years as the director of the UFCD Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center and its fellowship program in craniomandibular dysfunction. In 2005, he was appointed as associate faculty at the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Education. Since 1986, he has also been a member of the associate faculty of the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. Dr. Gremillion serves as a consultant on temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain to the Malcolm Randall Veterans Administration Hospital, the United States Army, Navy and Air Force, and to the American Dental Association’s Council on Dental Practice. Dr. Gremillion began his professional career practicing general dentistry in Cottonport, Louisiana from 1977 to 1989. He was named Cottonport Citizen of the Year in 1989. He also served on the city council. In 2000, he received the LSUSD Alumnus of the Year award. In 2009, the Academy of General Dentistry honored him with the Thaddeus V. Weclew award for his “exceptional contributions to the art and science of dentistry and for promoting the principles and ideals of the academy.”  Since 2002, he has been co-investigator in four research projects with funding in excess of $3,000,000. He has authored seven scientific articles and textbook chapters. In October 2008, Dr. Gremillion succeeded Dr. Eric Hovland, who served as dean for fifteen years.

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