(DALLAS) – Dr. William W. Hallmon, Regents Professor and chair of periodontics at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry, received the 2008 Outstanding Periodontal Educator Award from the American Academy of Periodontology at the group’s 94th annual meeting, Sept. 6-9 in Seattle.

The award recognizes an exemplary periodontal faculty member for distinguished contributions as a teacher and mentor.

Dr. Hallmon’s active involvement in the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is marked by service on numerous scientific and education committees and task forces for the organization. He has previously received an AAP fellowship award and currently serves on an AAP Foundation committee.

Dr. Hallmon has been a full-time faculty member at HSC-Baylor College of Dentistry since 1993. He directed the college’s graduate periodontics program for eight years and has served as department chair since 2001.

Dr. Hallmon has served on 41 master’s thesis committees and guided many residents to win AAP awards. He has written more than 40 peer-reviewed articles, contributed to five books and lectured in Brazil, Korea, Mexico and throughout the United States.

Dr. Hallmon has announced he intends to retire in December.

— LaDawn Brock