San Antonio (April 6, 2004) – Lloyd Croft, D.D.S., clinical associate professor of periodontics, has been appointed as the first dentist to serve on the Texas Cancer Council (TCC).
“Since I am the first dentist to serve on the TCC, one of my goals is to ensure that we continue to have programs that will teach prevention and early recognition of oral cancer,” Dr. Croft said.
The TCC, formed in 1985 by the Texas Legislature, works to reduce the human and economic impact of cancer by promoting and collaborating innovative and effective programs and policies on cancer prevention and control.
The TCC is responsible for developing and implementing the Texas Cancer Plan, the state’s comprehensive control plan. The TCC funds $3 to $4 million each year to support this plan. Dr. Croft’s major duties on the council will include evaluating applications and granting awards to programs that support the Texas Cancer Plan.
Dr. Croft has held numerous leadership roles. He is the past president of the Texas Society of Periodontists, the Southwest Society of Periodontists and has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Periodontology. He is also the immediate past president of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Trinity University and his doctor of dental science from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch.