MUSC Interim Dean: Dr. Patricia Blanton

Dean John Sanders has announced his retirement from the Medical University of South Carolina’s James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine (MUSC’s CDM), effective June 30th, 2016.

After consultation with the faculty, staff, students, President David Cole and Interim Provost Designate Lisa Saladin, the CDM has appointed Dr. Patricia L. Blanton, DDS, PhD, MS, as interim dean, contingent upon MUSC Board of Trustees approval at their August 2016 meeting.

Dr. Blanton has been a professor in the Department of Stomatology since she joined our practice in 2014. Dr. Blanton will assume her tenure beginning July 1, 2016 and continue until a successful recruitment for a permanent dean is named; the search and screen process for a new dean will begin in the weeks ahead. Please congratulate Dr. Blanton on this honorable appointment.