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Recognizing the first 50 years

Orthodontic Department 50th Anniversary Symposium & Gala

The Park City Club
in Dallas, site of the
Orthodontic Department's
50th anniversary gala,
scheduled for
Oct. 22

Photo by Steven Doll

As Department of Orthodontics’ anniversary symposium & gala draws closer, occasion shaping up to be landmark event for department

With more than 300 registrants and a possible endowed professorship in the works, anticipation is at its peak for the Oct. 22 TAMHSC-BCD Department of Orthodontics 50th Anniversary Symposium & Gala.

Considering the department has a collective 250-person alumni base, the response has been impressive, to say the least.

“It’s going to be packed,” says Dr. Phillip Campbell ’71, ’73, who holds the Robert E. Gaylord Endowed Chair and serves as chair of the orthodontic program. “Fifty years is a big deal.”

The symposium will be in the Stitch Davis Auditorium at Baylor University Medical Center. Orthodontic resident presentations, “Pearl Sessions” and an overview of the department’s history will be topics of conversation.

As day shifts into evening, the venue will change to the Park City Club in Dallas, where alumni, faculty, staff and guests will celebrate the department’s 50th anniversary. Campbell says he hopes to be able to present the Peter H. Buschang Endowed Professorship in Orthodontics during the gala.

“Our goal is to honor Dr. Buschang, and fundraising is ongoing,” says Campbell.

Efforts to form a professorship in Buschang’s name stem from his dedicated approach to guiding residents through their master’s thesis research.

“He drives a hard bargain,” Campbell says, adding that when residents work under Buschang — professor and director of orthodontic research — serious effort and high quality, publishable work is practically a guarantee.

“He is such a great teacher and researcher,” Campbell adds. “We’re so fortunate to have him.”