Philadelphia – Dr. William DeVizio, Vice President for Oral Care Research & Development at Colgate-Palmolive Company, has been appointed to the Penn Dental Medicine Board of Overseers. His three-year renewable term was officially approved by the University of Pennsylvania’s Board of Trustees at its June meeting.
At Colgate-Palmolive, Dr. DeVizio is responsible for leading the development of oral care products that meet consumer health and beauty needs through clinically proven technologies. A widely published and internationally respected lecturer in dentistry, Dr. DeVizio is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), where he earned his DMD degree in 1986. Prior to joining Colgate-Palmolive, he and his wife, Dr. Joan Barras, had a private practice in family dentistry in Lincroft, N.J.
The Penn Dental Medicine Board of Overseers, which with Dr. DeVizio’s appointment is now comprised of 16 prestigious members, provides volunteer leadership to the school and acts as an invaluable sounding board and advisory resource for the Dean and other administrative leaders, stewarding the missions of both Penn Dental Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania.
“Bill brings a depth of experience in research, education, and clinical care to the Board,” says Dr. Denis Kinane, Morton Amsterdam Dean of Penn Dental Medicine. “His expertise in the research and development of clinically proven dental products offers an invaluable complement to our own translational, University-based research activities. Bill’s collegiality and energy, and passion for dentistry, will be a major asset for our Board and will help us advance our mission and goals. I very much look forward to working with him.”