Alumni Profiles and Stories

Joseph Davidson, DDS ‘70

Dr. Joseph Davidson

Dr. Joseph Davidson applied to the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery (now the UMSOD) during the 1965-66 academic year. The thought of applying elsewhere never occurred to him.
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Norman Tinanoff, DDS ‘71

Dr. Norman Tinanoff

Dr. Norman Tinanoff, Class of 1971, could have been a billionaire. Read more »

Robert E. Deery, DDS ’73

Robert E. Deery, DDS ’73

“If it wasn’t for the school of dentistry, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” reflects Robert E. Deery, DDS ’73 as he prepares for his upcoming 50th class reunion from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Read more »


Saul Burk, DDS ’72

Saul Burk, DDS ’72

As Dr. Saul Burk, UMSOD Class of 1972, explains it, dentistry literally saved his father’s life. Read more »

UMSOD Alumnus Provides Aid to Ukrainian Refugees in Poland

Three dentists pose together

While the world watched the horrors in Ukraine unfold, UMSOD alumnus Jay McCarl, DDS ’84, decided it was time to take action and help in the best way he knew how— by providing free dental care to Ukrainian refugees in Poland. Read more »