Emeritus professor honored

November 30th, 2017

Dr. James GutmannThe Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland, bestowed honorary fellowship in dental surgery to Dr. James Gutmann, professor emeritus of endodontics, this fall.

The organization, founded in 1505, fosters the highest standards of surgical practice through its interest in education and examinations, liaisons with external medical bodies and representation of the modern surgical workforce. As part of the global network of medical professionals, the college’s Faculty of Dental Surgery maintains standards of professional competence and conduct in dental practice.

This has been an eventful year of accolades for Gutmann, as his honorary fellowship follows his receipt of the Edgar D. Coolidge Award, the American Association of Endodontists’ highest honor, in April. This award recognizes leadership, commitment and exemplary involvement in dentistry and endodontics. Gutmann is a past recipient of the AAE’s I.B. Bender Lifetime Educator Award.

A past president of the American Association of Endodontists, Gutmann currently serves as president of the American Academy of the History of Dentistry and editor of the Journal of the History of Dentistry. The author of three textbooks and more than 300 articles, he is a 1970 graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry. His career spans three major universities and 27 years spent as a full-time faculty member.

— Carolyn Cox