Gary W. Lowder, DDS, is the Director of Student Admissions of the University of Utah School of Dentistry.

In the video and slides below, Dr. Lowder explains how they increased admissions of female dental school students to 48% in one year of intentional efforts.

Dr. Lowder has 30 years of clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandubular joint disorders (TMD/TMJ). He also has clinical experience in obstructive sleep apnea therapy for patients who are diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea or are CPAP intolerant. He currently sees patients at the University of Utah Sleep/Wake Center for sleep apnea related therapy, and at the University of Utah School of Dentistry.

Dr. Lowder is originally from Rupert, Idaho where he graduated from high school in 1966.  He later graduated from Brigham Young University in 1972 and the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1976.  He practiced general dentistry in Montpelier, Idaho until 1985 when he moved his practice to Logan, Utah and limited it to Craniofacial Pain and Temporpmandibular Disorders,(TMD/TMJ).  He maintained two practice locations in Logan and Ogden, Utah from 1985-2009.  He began teaching the Occlusion and Temporomandibular Disorders course in the University of Utah Regional Dental Education Program, RDEP, in 1992 as an adjunct part-time instructor.  In 2007 he became half-time faculty in the Dental Program at the U of U and in 2009 he left private practice to become a  full-time assistant professor at the University of Utah.  He currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs in the new School of Dentistry.  He also continues teaching the Occlusion course and providing treatment to patients at the U of U Hospital and Greenwood dental clinics, and the U of U Sleep/Wake Center.

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