The Shepard Lecture Series is named in honor of the late Wilma and Earl Shepard.  Dr. Shepard was Professor Emeritus and long time Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics at Washington University School of Dental Medicine. His outstanding contributions to his specialty are recognized nationally. The Shepards are known for their numerous benevolent contributions to Washington University and the greater St. Louis community.

2021 Shepard Lectureship

Suresh Nayar, MDS

The 2021 Shepard Memorial Dental Lecture has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 19, at 7:00am. Our guest speaker is Suresh Nayar, MDS. Mr. Nayar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta and a maxillofacial prosthodontist at the Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (IRSM).

Our lectureship this year will be a virtual format. If you are interested in attending, please request the zoom link and instructions from Brian Faddis at

Shepard Lecturers (Established 1996)


2019 – Mary E. Burns, DMD

2018 – William E. Harrell, Jr., DMD

2017 – Ronald Auvenshine, DDS, PhD

2016 – Bradford N. Edgren, DDS, MS

2015 – Mark J. Steinberg, DDS

2014 – Lawrence E. Brecht, DDS

2013 – Mark S. Chambers, DMD, MS

2012 – Miles L. Wilhelm, DMD

2011 – Harry L. Legan, DDS

2010 – James C. Kessler, DDS, MSD

2009 – Thomas D. Taylor, DDS, MSD

2008 – Joseph J. Zambon, DDS, PhD


2007 – D. Douglas Miley, DMD, MSD

2006 – Phillip J. Sheridan, DDS

2005 – James L. Vaden, DDS, MS

2004 – Bruce H. Haughey, MBChB, MS

2003 – Raymond A. Yukna, DDS

2002 – Terry D. Rees, DDS, MSD

2001 – Captain Godfrey J. Funari, DMD

2000 – Col. Daniel M. Theberg, DDS

1999 – Jack G. Dale, DDS

1998 – Geza T. Terezhalmy, DDS, MA

1997 – Lloyd E. Pearson, DDS, MSD

1996 – Gordon E. King, DDS