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Guillermo Chacon, D.D.S., Named Interim Head,
Section of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery,
Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Anesthesiology

October 6, 2005

Guillermo Chacon, D.D.S., Named Interim Head,
Section of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery,
Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Anesthesiology

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry has appointed Guillermo Chacon, D.D.S., as Interim Head of the Section of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, and Anesthesiology. In this position Dr. Chacon will oversee the activities of the three divisions covered under the umbrella of the section, as well as the graduate training program in each of these disciplines.

“In addition to his surgical expertise and experience, Dr. Chacon has a reputation for scholarship and teaching, which will come to the fore as he provides leadership in this important area,” said Jan Kronmiller, D.D.S., Ph.D., dean of the College of Dentistry.

Dr. Chacon joined the College of Dentistry as an assistant professor in 2000 and was appointed director of the Residency Program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 2002. He currently is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Argentinean Association of Oral Implantology and is a paper reviewer for Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology Journal, as well as The Angle Orthodontist.

He is a member of the attending staff at The Ohio State University Medical Center, the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard M. Solove Research Institute, and the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, as well as Columbus Children’s Hospital and Grant Medical Center.

He is active in a number of local, state national and international professional organizations, including the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology, American Dental Association, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and Ohio Dental Association. He is also a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a member of Colegio de Cirujanos Dentistas de Costa Rica and the Hispanic Dental Association. He is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences.

Dr. Chacon, who is widely published, received his B.S. degree in Basic Sciences and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Costa Rica, and completed a fellowship in Oral Implantology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Florida. He also completed a teaching internship at the OSU College of Dentistry as well as a residency at the University of Washington, both in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a 2002 Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry offers a unique multi-disciplinary focus, which includes the full range of dental specialty education in a single location. Its strong clinical emphasis incorporates work at outreach clinic locations throughout central and southern Ohio. The College of Dentistry is part of the OSU Health Sciences Center, one of the most comprehensive health sciences centers in the United States.