GARY W LOWDER portrait
  • Assistant Dean of Admissions School of Dentistry
  • Professor (Clinical), Sod - Education
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Honors & Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation for lectures presented to the pioneer graduating class of the KNUST School of dentistry in Kumasi, Ghana. 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Oral Health presentation to College of Health International Seminar Kintampo, Ghana. 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation Participation in free oral health screening exercise at Kurawura Kura Community in the Kintampo Municipality. 2012
  • Evidence-Based Dentistry Champion, American Dental Association instruct, promote, advise regional dentists in aspects of evidence-based dentistry. 2008
  • Service Award, Pierre Fauchard Academy. 2004
  • Mosby Book Award for Community Service in Dentistry University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA. 1976

Professional Service

  • American Dental Education Association. Role: Council Member. Attend annual meetings to provide input and decision-making regarding faculty functions in dental education. Provide input during the year by assignment. 2012 - present
  • American Dental Association. Role: Appointed Representative. Evidence Based Dentistry Champion. 2007 - present
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy. Role: Grant Reviewer. Foundation Trustee and Grants Committee Chairman. 2003 - present
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy. Role: Committee Chair. Foundation Trustee and Grants Committee. 2003 - 2011
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy. Role: President. Presentations in Paris, France and Berlin, Germany honoring international dental professionals/researchers. 2003 - 2003
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy. Role: Committee Chairman. Presentation of Annual Awards honoring Dental professionals nationally and internationally. 2001 - 2002

Internal Service

  • Represent the School of Dentistry at Pre-professonal student functions and events held at the University level. Representative, 2014 - present. service.
  • Global Health Initiative member from the School of Dentistry. Representative, 2014 - present. service.
  • Serve on Career-line and Adjunct Faculty Task Force. Member, 2014 - present. service.
  • Attend monthly Senate meetings and consider and vote on motions to effect faculty governance at the University of Utah. Serve on assigned or volunteer committees. Faculty Senator, 2014 - present. service.
  • Attend scheduled meetings of Inclusion and Diversity Committee and employ knowledge gained to increase participation in related health sciences activities to encourage inclusion and diversity. Also, emphasize these concepts in the application and selection process for new School of Dentistry applicants and acceptances. Appointed Committee Member, 2012 - present. service.
  • Building Committee. Initial participation in 2007 followed by preparation for accreditation in early 2012 and establishment of new College/School of Dentistry in July 2012. Meetings of Steering and Working committees were attended bi-monthly in planning and design phases of new building site location, planning, and design. Member, 2012 - present. service.
  • Admissions committee. Developed admissions protocol for new school of dentistry and interface with new appliocation committee reviewers in evaluating submitted applications and selection of new dental students. Chairman, 2012 - present. service.
  • Accreditation Committee. Prepare for accreditation of new school of dentistry. Assist in writing portions of the accreditation standard. Participate in initial site visit and initial accreditation of new school of dentistry. Prepare for mid-term site visit. Active Member, 2011 - present. service.