Gary T. Chiodo, D.M.D., F.A.C.D., begins by describing his educational background, including what it was like to be an openly gay student at the OHSU School of Dentistry in the early 70s as well as his observations of how female dental students were treated in comparison to males. Chiodo goes on to discuss his involvement with community dentistry and his time spent working at the Russell Street Clinic. He also talks about becoming interim dean of the dental school following Jack Clinton's retirement, his experiences advising dental students, and managing the dental school budget. Chiodo finishes the interview discussing the treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses, the connection of oral health to a person's overall physical health, the dental school's relationship with other departments at the university, and the future of the dental school since it's move to the South Waterfront.
Transcript of oral history interview with Gary T. Chiodo, D.M.D., F.A.C.D., conducted on August 17, 2014 by David Rosenstein, D.M.D., M.P.H.