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Biography

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Professional and Educational Background

Board Certified Specialist in Orthodontics in Private Practice in Naples, Florida, since summer of 1987 immediately following completion of Postdoctoral Residency in Orthodontics.

1973—1977   U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Engineering

 

1977—   University of Kentucky, Animal Biology Classes; Columbus College (Georgia), Biology Classes

 

1981—1985   Creighton University School of Dentistry (Nebraska), Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.)

 

1984—   U.S. Army Walter Reed Hospital (Maryland), Dental Clinic, Mini-Residency

 

1985—1987   Washington University School of Dental Medicine (Missouri), Master of Science (M.S.) in Orthodontics

 

2007—Present   Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Lifetime Board Certification

Military Service

1977—1981   U.S. Army Officer, Armor Branch, Stationed Columbus, GA
  —2nd Lieutenant: Armor Platoon Leader, Armor Company Executive Officer
  —1st Lieutenant: Armor Battalion Supply Officer
  —1st Lieutenant: Aide de Camp to Assistant Post Commander, Brigadier General John E. Rogers, Ft. Benning, GA

    —Captain: Staff Officer, Combat Arms Division, U.S. Army Infantry School, Ft. Benning, GA

 

State Dental Licensure

1985           Missouri

1987           Florida

Honors and Awards

1973   Appointment: U.S. Military Academy at West Point

 

1973—1977   U.S. Military Academy at West Point
  —Dean’s List
  —Commandant of Cadets List
  —Superintendent’s List

 

1981—1985   Creighton University Dental School
  —Dean’s List
  —Class President
  —OKU National Dental Academic Award
  —Orthodontic Excellence Award

 

2013    Naples Daily News HealthCare Hero
[for his efforts with Dental Outreach of Collier, Inc. (DOC), the non-profit he co-founded with Dr. David O’Sullivan]

 

2014   Florida Dental Association Leadership Award
  —Co-Chair Florida Mission of Mercy

 

2015   Named Florida Mission of Mercy (FLAMOM)

  —Statewide Co-Chair

 

2015   West Coast District Dental Association
  —“Kintsugi” Award for Professional Volunteerism

 

2018   Florida Dental Association Leadership Award

Personal Information and Background

Married to Deborah A. Cullinan since 1977
  —Two lovely daughters, Abbie and Kellie
  —Grandchildren: Reese, Aaron, Connor

Publications

Cullinan, L.R. "Variations in Skeletal and Dental Patterns in Patients with Structural and Functional Alterations of the Temporomandibular Joint: A Follow-Up Study."

(A thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate Orthodontic Department, Washington University School of Dental Medicine, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Orthodontics.)

Professional Organizations

  —American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
  —College of Diplomates, American Board of Orthodontics (CDABO)
  —Fellow, American College of Dentists
  —American Dental Association (ADA)
  —Florida Dental Association (FDA)
  —West Coast District Dental Association (WCDDA)
  —Collier County Dental Association (CCDA)

 

Positions Held: Collier County Dental Association
  —Chairman, Children’s Dental Health Month
  —Secretary/Treasurer
  —President-Elect
  —President
  —Founder: Past President’s Forum

 

Positions Held: West Coast District Dental Association

  —Secretary
  —Second Vice-President
  —First Vice-President
  —President-Elect
  —President

Teaching Experience

—Faculty Advisor: Dental Assisting Program, Lorenzo Walker Vocational Technical Institute

—Instructor: Orthodontic Presentation to Dental Assisting Students, Lorenzo Walker Vocational Technical Institute

—Yearly Orthodontic Presentation to the Collier County Dental Hygiene Association

—Instructor: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, CCD teacher (3 years)

—Clinical Associate Professor: Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Florida (Naples office)

Professional Volunteer Activities

—Co-Founder, Neighborhood Health Clinic Dental Program

—Co-Founder, Dental Outreach of Collier, Inc. (DOC), a non-profit providing comprehensive dental treatment for the underserved of Collier County

—Co-Chair, Florida’s First Mission of Mercy Program (FLAMOM)

—Co-Chair, Statewide Committee Florida Mission of Mercy Program (FLAMOM)

—Board of Directors, Florida Dental Association Foundation

Civic Organizations

—Optimist Club of Naples
     • Bicycle Safety Rodeo Co-Chairman

     • Fall Soccer Program Executive Committee

     • Secretary/Member of Executive Board, Optimist Club

—Naples Area Chamber of Commerce

—Marco Island Chamber of Commerce

—Board of Trustees, Community School of Naples

Hobbies

  —Running/Exercising
  —Fishing
  —Reading
  —Computer Technology
  —Technology
  —Computer Graphic Art
  —Carpentry/Woodworking

 

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