On Thursday, Aug. 24, the School of Dental Medicine celebrated retiring faculty member Associate Professor Michael Landers (DEN '76) of the Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences department.
"As I begin my retirement," Landers said, "I am immensely proud to be ending my career where I began as a student more than 50 years ago."
A contemporary of Landers—and in the same dental class—Associate Professor Roma Jasinevicius credits him for helping many of their classmates succeed.
"Even as a student," said Jasinevicius, "Michael Landers was a teacher."
Along with Jasinevicius, remarks were also given by Associate Dean Andres Pinto and Dean Kenneth Chance, who shared the pivotal role that Landers has played in the School of Dental Medicine's integration of the HoloLens technology.
“He was involved from the beginning of the design of the software and with testing it," said Dean Chance. "We were the first dental school in the country to introduce the technology to our students and we could not have done so without Dr. Landers.”