Before his appointment as Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry dean, Dr. Wolinsky served as the associate dean for academic programs and personnel at the UCLA School of Dentistry. In addition to being an associate dean, Dr. Wolinsky, who joined the dental school's faculty in 1980, was a professor in the Section of Oral Biology in the Division of Oral Biology & Medicine. He helped lead UCLA's dental school through a successful reaccreditation and created a mentorship program for junior faculty.
Dr. Lawrence Wolinsky assumed the position of dean of Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry Sept. 1, 2011, after a yearlong nationwide search.
On the research front, he assisted with the creation of Enamelon®, a remineralizing toothpaste designed to help reverse early tooth decay.
Dr. Wolinsky attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he earned his dental degree. He obtained his certificate in periodontology from UCLA and a doctorate in synthetic organic chemistry from the University of California, San Diego.
Two induction ceremonies, Texas dental schools joint reception make for Wolinsky’s big week during ADA Annual Session
Dean Lawrence Wolinsky had a full agenda during the American Dental Association Annual Session in San Francisco.
First on the list was his induction as a fellow of the American College of Dentists, the oldest major honorary organization in the profession, with roots dating back to 1920. The next day, he was inducted as a fellow of the International College of Dentists, an organization more than 12,000 members strong, also by invitation only.
During the session, Wolinsky took time to mingle at the Texas dental schools joint alumni reception at the San Francisco W Hotel. The reception, a longtime tradition among Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, UT School of Dentistry at Houston and the UT Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School, was revived this year.
Photos by Steven Doll