ronald d. woody, D.D.S., Dent ’63
After graduating from the Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1963, Ron went on to complete an internship and graduate studies in oral biology, a residency in fixed prosthodontics and a post doctoral fellowship in biomaterials research in the Army Dental Corps.
During his 21 years in the Army he held a number of important military and academic appointments and was awarded numerous military honors and medals. He also received the “A” Specialty Designator awarded by the Surgeon General, the highest professional award with in the Army Medical Department, and was also appointed Consultant to the Surgeon General in Fixed Prosthodontics.
For the past 23 years, Ron has been a full professor and director of graduate prosthodontics and implant dentistry at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. He was awarded an honorary Ph.D. degree from the University of Athens in Athens, Greece, for his worldwide leadership and contributions to the advancement of prosthodontics.
Ron is also a diplomat of the American Board of Prosthodontics, as well as fellow of the American College of Prosthodontics, American and International College of Dentists and International Team of Implantology. He is past president of the American College of Prosthodontists, American Board of Prosthodontics, and American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics.
Ron currently serves as a commissioner on the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation and chairs the ADA Prosthodontic Review Committee. Most recently, he was recognized as “Educator of the Year” by the American College of Prosthodontists for achievement in academic dentistry and contributions to health sciences.