Dr. Blanton has been distinguished as a 2016 CE (continued education) leader by Dentistry Today, “the nations clinical news magazine for dentists,” in their 18th annual review. You can check out the article using the link above for the December 2015 edition.
Dr. Blanton has led a distinguished career in dentistry dating back to her first faculty appointment in 1967. She received her MS and PhD degrees in anatomy from Baylor University; the DDS degree from Baylor College of Dentistry, and her certificate in periodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Blanton is currently Professor Emeritus in Baylor’s Department of Biomedical Sciences and practices periodontics and implantology and is visiting clinical professor in the department of stomatology at the Medical University of South Carolina. The first female president of the Texas Dental Association, she recently served as president of the American College of Dentists and vice president of the ADA. Dr. Blanton is a consultant, American College of Dentists Foundation; a commissioner, the Commission on Dental Accreditation; and a member, Baylor Oral Health Foundation Board. Her awards include the Baylor College of Dentistry Distinguished Alumnus Award, Dallas County Dental Society Dentist of the Year Award, Dallas County Dental Society Lifetime Achievement Award, American Association of Women Dentists 2008 Woman Dentist of the Year/Lucy Hobbs Taylor Award, and Commanders Award from the Europe Regional Dental Command. Dr. Blanton is the honored recipient of the Hall of Fame Award at Baylor College of Dentistry/TAMHSC, and received the highest honor given by the Texas Dental Association, the Gold Medal of Distinguished Service Award.