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Record Online - April 2010

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Campbell braced for future

Dr. Phil  Campbell
Dr. Phillip M. Campbell was appointed by Dr. James S. Cole, dean, as chair of the Department of Orthodontics effective March 1. An alumnus, friend and supporter of Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry, Campbell looks forward to a new era for the department.

"I am humbled by the opportunity to serve the school in this capacity and look forward to the future with much enthusiasm.  The Department of Orthodontics will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2011.  Our goal is to help make the best orthodontic department in the world even better," says Campbell.

In 1971 Campbell received his dental degree from the dental school, which was then Baylor University College of Dentistry. He remained at the college to complete his specialty training, obtaining his master's degree in orthodontics in 1973.

His passion for the advancement of orthodontics continued to drive his intellectual activities even after completing his formal education. He lectured extensively for the past 30 years throughout Texas and the Southwest and authored more than 20 scholarly publications.

After operating a successful private practice in Hunstville, Texas, until 2005, Campbell returned to Dallas and joined the faculty of HSC-BCD as an assistant professor and clinical director in the orthodontics department. In 2006 he was named holder of the Robert E. Gaylord Endowed Chair. In 2009 his exemplary teaching skills were honored by the orthodontics graduating class when they presented him with the Outstanding Teacher Award.

Other honors awarded to Campbell include the BCD Distinguished Alumnus Award, the BCD Orthodontics Department Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Texas Orthodontic Study Club Trailblazer Award.  He was inducted into the HSC-Baylor College of Dentistry Hall of Fame in 2002.

Cole comments, "BCD is fortunate to have a member of our faculty who is highly qualified to serve as chair of the Department of Orthodontics."