Dean appointment approved by BOT

T. Gerard Bradley, B.D.S., M.S., Dr.Med.Dent. selected as dean of the UofL School of Dentistry.
Dean appointment approved by BOT

T. Gerard Bradley

The UofL Board of Trustees on January 21, approved several key administrative appointments, including deans T. Gerard Bradley, School of Dentistry, David Jenkins, Kent School of Social Work, and Todd Mooradian, College of Business. For more information, including a list of appointments, see

T. Gerard Bradley, B.D.S., M.S., Dr.Med.Dent.

Prior to assuming the top leadership position at the UofL School of Dentistry in August 2016, Bradley served as associate dean of research and graduate studies, chair of the Department of Developmental Studies, and program director of advanced education in orthodontics at the Marquette University School of Dentistry, where he has taught and led in various roles since 1995.

Under his leadership, Marquette’s dental school doubled its research publications within a 12 month period, tripled the number of grant applications and tripled the number of student research presentations. As department chair, Bradley oversaw a change in the pediatric dentistry clinical experience for predoctoral students, led the expansion of clinical space, and increased patient flow by 50-percent since 2001.

He earned a bachelor of dental surgery from Cork University in Ireland, a master of science and orthodontic advanced training at The Ohio State University, and a doctorate of medical dentistry at the University of Bern in Switzerland.

An American Board of Orthodontics Diplomate, Bradley has researched and published extensively in the areas of orthodontic materials and evidence-based clinical outcomes. Specific areas of study include coated orthodontic wires, mechanical properties of clear aligner systems, and ceramic brackets and bonding characteristics. Bradley also had an orthodontic practice during his time in Wisconsin.

Over the course of his career, Bradley has published more than 50 publications, including book chapters, journal publications, and presentations, and mentored more than 80 dental graduate students. He has lectured both nationally and internationally including during an annual session of the American Dental Education Association, several American Association of Orthodontists meetings, an Hispanic Dental Association conference, among many others.


 January 26, 2017