Dean appointed to School of Dentistry
Peter M. Loomer, B.Sc., D.D.S., Ph.D., MRCD(C), FACD, has been named dean of the School of Dentistry. He began Feb. 1.
Dr. Loomer served as chair of the Ashman Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry and director of the Center for Global Oral Health Sciences at New York University College of Dentistry.
Dr. Loomer is a graduate of the University of Toronto. There he earned a B.Sc. in nutritional sciences/food chemistry in 1984, a D.D.S. in 1988, a Diploma in Periodontics in 1993 and a Ph.D. in 1997 in oral microbiology and bone biochemistry. After completing his D.D.S. degree, he worked as a general practitioner in Toronto for five years.
Dr. Loomer has served in both public and private research-intensive universities, including the University of California, San Francisco and New York University.
UT Health San Antonio President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, said Dr. Loomer has extensive experience in leadership and administrative roles, including clinic administration and academic programs.
“His research program has been interprofessional and collaborative in nature, and he has built upon a team approach to further scientific discovery and improve community oral health,” Dr. Henrich said.