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School of Dentistry Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumnus in Dentistry Award

Patrick LloydPatrick M. Lloyd, D.D.S., M.S., Dent '78,
Grad '89
Columbus, Ohio

Patrick says nothing is more rewarding than knowing that the faculty who helped him at Marquette can see how he used the knowledge, insights and perspectives they gave him.

“I will always be grateful for their personal attention and their patience as I challenged conventions and explored new frontiers,” he says. “How proud I am to say I was one of their students!”

After completing dental school, because he had long been interested in the health care and well-being of older adults, Patrick completed a prosthetic dentistry residency at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. Collaborating with physicians, nurses and other health care professionals, he helped establish geriatric dentistry as a defined area of dental expertise by conducting clinically related research, publishing articles, and presenting lectures nationally and internationally. His success in this area and his interest in enhancing the discipline’s published scholarship later earned him a 10-year appointment as editor of the Journal of Prosthodontics.  

Patrick is the dean of the College of Dentistry at the Ohio State University in Columbus. He previously served as dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of Minnesota; as chair of family dentistry at the University of Iowa; as head of the Special Patient Care Clinic at Marquette University; and as national coordinator for geriatric dentistry for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C.

“My education and experiences at Marquette benefited me in more ways than I could have imagined when I was an undergraduate, dental and graduate student,” he says. “Almost weekly, I will recall something I did back then that influences what I’m doing today. I am so grateful.”

Hometown: Berlin, Wis.
Dream Dinner Guest: My parents, both of whom passed away last year. I would like to share with them my reflections about the time we spent together.
Favorite Marquette Memory: The 1997 NCAA men’s basketball championship
Marquette Faculty Members Who Influenced You: Bill Brantley; Virendra Dhuru; Charles Kolthoff; Glen McGivney; Ken Sobczak; Jerry Walker;  and Gerry Ziebert.