U dental school names interim dean

John Hageman

The University of MinnesotaâÄôs School of Dentistry named professor and associate dean Judith Buchanan the schoolâÄôs interim dean Wednesday.

She will replace Dean Patrick Lloyd, who will leave August 1 after seven years at Minnesota to become the dean of Ohio State UniversityâÄôs College of Dentistry. Lloyd announced in May that he was leaving the school.

Buchanan came to Minnesota in 2005 from the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as academic dean of the School of Dentistry. She also served 22 years in the military, and was deployed to run dental clinics in Bosnia and Germany in 2003.

âÄúWe have every confidence Dr. Buchanan will be an exceptional interim dean,âÄù said Provost Tom Sullivan in a release.

The University will soon form a search committee to find a permanent replacement for Lloyd, according to the release.