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July 21, 2016

Penn Dental Medicine Appoints New Members to its Board of Overseers

Philadelphia — Penn Dental Medicine announces the addition of two new members to its Board of Overseers, welcoming Dr. Anne Koch (D’77, GD’93) and Dr. Anne Klamar. Their respective appointments to three-year renewable terms were approved at the June meeting of the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees.

Dr. Anne Koch of West Yarmouth, Mass., is a Penn Dental Medicine alumna, having earned both her DMD and postdoctoral certificate in endodontics here. After completing her DMD, Dr. Koch began her dental career in the military, serving in Japan, Korea, and at McGuire Air Force Base, N.J. An accomplished clinician and educator, she was the founding director of the postdoctoral endodontics program at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Koch holds several patents for treatment techniques in the field of endodontics, and in 2001, she started Real World Endo, a continuing education company focused on endodontic treatment techniques and technologies. Since 2013, she has been President and CEO of Koch Consulting and Management LLC.

Also joining the Board of Overseers is Dr. Anne Klamar, Chair of the Board of Midmark Corporation, a leading manufacturer of medical, dental, and veterinary equipment solutions, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. Before recently transitioning to Board Chairman, Dr. Klamar led Midmark since 2000 as President and CEO, successfully integrating eight acquisitions and one divestiture during her tenure and restructuring the company several times in response to market needs. Prior to serving as President/CEO, she was Medical Director and Board Secretary at Midmark.

Dr. Klamar holds an MD from Ohio State University College of Medicine and practiced family medicine in an underserved area of rural Ohio before joining Midmark. Dr. Klamar is Past Chair and Co-founder of Professional Women in Healthcare, a nationwide organization of women in the healthcare market dedicated to furthering women’s careers through mentoring, education, and networking. She presently also serves on the University of Dayton Board of Trustees and Executive Committee.

“We are thrilled to have both Dr. Klamar and Dr. Koch join the Board of Overseers,” says Penn Dental Medicine Dean Denis Kinane. “They bring tremendous experience and knowledge that will greatly support the goals and mission of the school.”

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