The 42nd annual Ernest M. Jones Memorial Lectureship drew a capacity crowd to the UW Health Sciences Center’s Hogness Auditorium on March 23 to hear Dr. Gary DeWood lecture on “Appliance Therapy and Occlusion in General Practice” and “Seven Habits of Highly Successful Practices.”
Dr. DeWood, a veteran of more than 30 years in general practice, has focused on diagnosing and treating functional occlusal problems and TMD, and completed a craniofacial pain mini-residency at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr. DeWood practice in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he is a member of the resident faculty at Spear Education. Founded by School of Dentistry alumnus Dr. Frank Spear, it is one of the country’s leading centers of continuing dental education.
Dr. DeWood earned his DDS from Case Western Reserve University and an MS in biomedical sciences at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He holds or has held appointments as clinical director at the Pankey Institute, associate professor at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, and assistant professor at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.
The Jones Lectureship is the UW School of Dentistry’s signature annual continuing education event, offered free as a non-credit course to all dentists, dental co-professionals, dental faculty and students. (Continuing education credits are available for a fee.) It was created in honor of the School’s founding dean, and is supported by an endowment that has drawn contributions from more than 900 alumni and friends of the School. The event is organized by the UW Dental Alumni Association, which also supports the Lectureship.