Gary Cuttrell, DDS, JD, founding chair and professor in The University of New Mexico Department of Dental Medicine, will retire on Feb. 1, 2023, following 22 years of service to New Mexico and the university.

“Dr. Cuttrell has made immeasurable contributions to the School of Medicine since his arrival in 2001,” said Patricia Finn, MD, dean of the UNM School of Medicine. “I’m grateful for his service. He will be missed by his many colleagues and patients.”

During Cuttrell’s tenure, the department within the School of Medicine has grown to include two divisions – Dental Hygiene and Dental Services.