James Guggenheimer, a Pitt oral medicine pioneer

A Pitt faculty member since 1966 who trained an estimated 6,000-plus School of Dental Medicine graduates, Guggenheimer died on Jan. 27, 2022, at age 85.

With more than a half-century of service at Pitt's School of Dental Medicine, Guggenheimer was nonetheless part of one of the newer specialty fields, his colleagues said. For years, he advanced the knowledge of oral medicine through research focused on the connection between the mouth and the health of the rest of the body. This included dental changes in Rubella patients, as well as the oral health of people with diabetes and those who had received transplants.

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