Dr. Paul O. Walker

Posted: 11/10/2017

It is with a heavy heart we announce that Dr. Paul O. Walker of Shoreview, MN passed away on November 7, 2017. Board certified on March 31, 1988, Dr. Walker served as a director of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry from 1995-2002 and as President from 2001-2002.

ABPD CEO, Jeffrey Dean, described Dr. Walker as “a strong supporter of the board and board certification, and served many times as an OCE examiner with distinction. He was a dear friend to so many of us. His high energy level and free spirit inspired us all.

His family has informed us that his services will be sometime after the Thanksgiving holiday, so we’ll forward any available information when released.”

Paul O. Walker, DDS, MS, Vice President, Clinical Quality/Development, Kool Smiles, Atlanta, GA. Dr. Walker was a board certified pediatric dentist. He served as the program director of the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry and the Director of the Hospital Dental Clinic at the University of Minnesota from 1972-1994. Dr. Walker went on to serve as the Associate Dean for Clinical Services and Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the Baylor College of Dentistry/Texas A & M University from 1994-1998. He was a scientific article reviewer for Practical Reviews in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Walker retired from full-time practice and teaching in 2000, but continued to serve as Clinical Professor, Indiana University in a part-time capacity and was an independent pediatric dentistry consultant. In 2015, Dr. Walker was appointed to the Minnesota Board of Dentistry for a second four-year term.

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