D. Edward Collins, DMD, a professor in the Division of Restorative Dentistry, Department of Oral Rehabilitation, was named Professor Emeritus by the MUSC board of trustees.
Dr. Edward Collins
This honor is based on Collins' more than 30 years of service and dedication to the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine and the institution.
Robert Holmes, DDS, director of the Division of Restorative Dentistry, praised Collins for leading the college's alumni association.
"At various times in his career Dr. Collins has served as division director of operative dentistry, faculty advisor of the student chapter of the American Student Dental Association and faculty advisor of the honor council. As alumni director for 17 years, he took a fledgling organization, and through his own efforts, built it into the quality organization that it is today. The program boasts the highest percentage of participation among dental schools nationally."
Through the years, Collins has been inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honorary fraternity, and fellowship in both the American and International Colleges of Dentists. His respect and dedication to MUSC originates from his days as a dental student (Class of 1973) and continues through today.
Since his retirement in 2010, Collins has worked part-time in the Restorative Dentistry Clinic supervising junior and senior dental students in their clinical treatment of patients.