Gordon H. Rovelstad, D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D.

The Forty-seventh President of the IADR

1970-71

  • Born 19 May 1921, Elgin, Illinois, USA
  • Died 13 April 2009, Columbia, Maryland, USA
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 88: 489, 2009)
  • Inaugural Address delivered at New York City, 18 March 1970:
    “The Next Fifty Years—New Goals”
    (J Dent Res 49: 961-965, 1970)
  • Northwestern University Dental School
    Chief, Dental Department, Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago, 1948-53
    Head of Dental Research Laboratory, USNTC, Bainbridge, Maryland, 1954-58
    Head of Research and Science Division, Naval Dental School, Washington, D.C., 1960-65
    Officer in Charge and Scientific Director, Naval Dental Research Institute, USNTC, Great Lakes, Illinois, 1965-69
    Dental Research Program Director, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and Dental Research
    Adviser, Office of Naval Research, Department of the Navy, Washington, D.C., 1969-