Henry A. Gremillion, DDS, MAGD
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.