Richard L. Wynn, BSPharm, PhD
Richard L. Wynn, PhD, is Professor of Pharmacology at
the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School,
University of Maryland Baltimore. Dr Wynn has served
as a dental educator, researcher, and teacher of dental
pharmacology and dental hygiene pharmacology for his
entire professional career. He holds a BS (pharmacy;
registered pharmacist, Maryland), an MS (physiology) and
a PhD (pharmacology) from the University of Maryland.
Dr Wynn chaired the Department of Pharmacology at the
University of Maryland Dental School from 1980 to 1995.
Previously, he chaired the Department of Oral Biology at the
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.
Dr Wynn has to his credit over 370 publications including
original research articles, textbooks, textbook chapters,
monographs, and articles in continuing education journals.
He has given over 600 continuing education seminars to
dental professionals in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Dr
Wynn has been a consultant to the drug industry for 28
years and his research laboratories have contributed to
the development of new analgesics and anesthetics. He
is a consultant to the Academy of General Dentistry, the
American Dental Association, and a former consultant to the
Council on Dental Education, Commission on Accreditation.
He is a featured columnist and his drug review articles,
entitled Pharmacology Today, appear in each issue of
General Dentistry, a journal published by the Academy.
One of his primary interests continues to be keeping dental
professionals informed on all aspects of drug use in dental