Dental Alumni

Welcome Dental alumni! It's been so long since last we met, so be sure to check in here with your classmates and friends! Learn what fellow alumni are doing in their personal and professional lives and keep up with Dental Reunion plans as they begin. Check back often for all the latest news, events, service opportunities, promotions and more. 

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Alumnus Named Dean of West Virginia University School of Dentistry

Anthony "Tom" Borgia, D.D.S., M.P.H., (D'76) was recently appointed Dean of West Virginia University
School of Dentistry after serving as interim dean for the past year. Dr. Borgia joined WVU in 2010 as an assistant professor and chair of the WVU department of endodontics before assuming his current role.

Please read this news release for additional information on Dr. Borgia and WVU School of Dentistry.

Dental Alumni Legacy Project

The Dental Legacy Project is an alumni-led initiative to completely renovate and name a classroom in the Medical-Dental Building in honor of all GU Dental Alumni in perpetuity. Read more...

Dental Reunion 2015

Dental Reunion 2015 was a great success, welcoming over 140 alumni, family and friends back to the Hilltop. Highlights of the weekend included the Welcome Home Reception and the Continuing Education Lecture presented by Michael Tischler (D'89). During the All Class Dinner Party on Saturday, the 50th reunion class recieved their Magis alumni medals and two outstanding alumni, Pat Naylor (D'78) and Tristram Kruger (D'77), were recognized for their service and commitment to Georgetown and the dental profession. Please visit our Facebook page to view photos from the weekend!  

Remembering Two Former Faculty Members

Dr. Leander "Tom" Gallegos, an Army dentist who later taught and practiced oral surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center, passed away on May 3 at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. The complete obituary can be found here.  

Dr. James "Jim" G. Richeson, graduate of the Georgetown School of Dentistry Class of 1980 and former clinical instructor in the Department of Operative Dentistry, passed away on May 30 at the age of 61. The complete obituary can be found here

2015 Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Tristram Kruger (D'77)

Tristram C. Kruger, D.D.S., CNS, is a 1977 graduate of the Georgetown University School of Dentistry. Dr. Kruger received his masters in nutritional science from the University of Maryland  in 1985 and completed his fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry in 1985. He served as a clinical instructor at Georgetown University School of Dentistry from 1978 to 1989 in the Departments of Dental Materials and Partial Prosthodontics. 

Dr. Kruger has also served in several professional organizations, including the Academy of General Dentistry and the DC Dental Society. He also served as president of the Southern Maryland Dental Society, the largest component of the Maryland State Dental Association, and most notably, served as the Co-Chair of the Maryland Mission of Ministry. Dr. Kruger is currently on the Board of Directors for the Donated Dental Services of Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped. Over the course of a twelve year period, he has made dozens of trips to the Dominican Republic with Somos Amigos. In 1984, Dr. Kruger was recognized by the Kiwanis Club of Washington for his service to the community.

Congratulations Dr. Kruger, and thank you for your service to Georgetown and the dental profession! 

Gustav O. Kruger Lifetime Achievement in Dentistry Award Recipient, W. Patrick Naylor (D'78)

W. Patrick Naylor, D.D.S., MPH, MS, professor of restorative dentistry and former Associate Dean for Advanced Dental Education at the Loma Linda School of Dentistry, is a 1978 graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry. He earned a certificate in prosthodontics from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a Master of Science (MS) degree in dental materials from Indiana University. He served twice in the U.S. Air Force, first as a Russian linguist with a tour at the National Security Agency (NSA), and then as a prosthodontist until he retired at the rank of colonel. 

Dr. Naylor has written five books (in dentistry and personal finance) and authored or coauthored numerous abstracts, articles and chapters in textbooks. The second edition of his dental textbook, Introduction to Metal-Ceramic Technology, was released by the Quintessence Publishing Company in 2009 and published in eBook format in 2014. His financial textbooks include, 10 Steps to Financial Success, A Beginners Guide to Saving and Investing (John Wiley & Sons) and Personal Finance for Healthcare Professionals (Loma Linda University Press). At the School of Dentistry, he founded an investment study club to educate dental students and residents on educational debt management, saving and investing. He is co-editor of the eBook, Single Tooth Implants: From Diagnosis to Maintenance, released by the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR), Lucerne, Switzerland in February 2015.

Dr. Naylor visited the Democratic Peoples Reublic of Korea (DPRK), also known as North Korea, twice as part of dental missions with Samaritan's Purse. In 2010, he taught a two-week course in metal-ceramic technology, lectured and treated patients in the dental department of Pyongyang Medical University Hospital. He returned to Pyongyang in 2011 with a second Samaritan's Purse delegation.

Although he now resides in Keswick, Virginia, he continues teaching at the Loma Linda School of Dentistry, writes in the areas of dentistry and personal finance, and serves as a consultant and editor for the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation.

Thank you Dr. Naylor for your service and congratulations on this well-deserved award! 

Alumni Board

The Dental Alumni Board consists of dental alumni who serve the needs and interests of Georgetown University, the Georgetown University Alumni Association and the dental alumni population. The Georgetown University School of Dentistry (1901-1990) has approximately 4100 dental alumni and the Dental Alumni Board works to plan and promote activities to bring dental alumni together and encourage a continued connection to Georgetown University. More.

2014-2015 Dental Alumni Board Members

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