Henry A. Gremillion, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
Dr. Henry A. Gremillion is a native of Cottonport, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana State University, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, and the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He received his D.D.S. degree from Louisiana State University in 1977 and completed a Fellowship in Craniomandibular Dysfunction in 1991 at the University of Florida.
Dr. Gremillion maintained a general dental practice in Cottonport, LA from 1977 to 1989. During that time, he was actively involved in organized dentistry serving at local and state levels in the American Dental Association. He also served as president of the Louisiana Academy of General Dentistry and as Region XII Vice-President for the Academy of General Dentistry. He is past president of the
American Equilibration Society.
Following completion of the fellowship in craniofacial pain at the University of Florida in 1991 Dr. Gremillion accepted an appointment as assistant professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. In 1992 he was named Director of the Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center. He held the Parker E. Mahan Endowed Professorship in Orofacial Pain in the Department of Orthodontics and an affiliate appointment in the Department of Prosthodontics at UFCD and an Adjunct Professor role at the University of South Florida School of Medicine in the Department of Neurology. He directed a 2-year fellowship program in orofacial pain from 1992-2008 and serves as consultant to the U.S. Army, U. S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, Malcom Randal Veterans Administration Hospital in Gainesville, and the Comprehensive Dentistry Program at UFCD in the area of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain. He serves as an associate faculty member at the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study in St. Peterburg, FL. In October 2008 he was named Dean of Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans. Dr. Gremillion is on the editorial board of The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice and The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. He is on the advisory board of the Academy of General Dentistry’s journal, General Dentistry. He is an invited reviewer for the Journal of Orofacial Pain and the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. Since 2002, he has been co-investigator in research projects with funding of more than $3,000,000.
Dr. Gremillion has been accorded the honor of fellowship in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. In 1994, 2001, and 2007 he received the Professionalism and Ethics Faculty Award from the American College of Dentists, Florida Section. In 1999 he was honored with the University of Florida College of Dentistry Educational Leadership Award. In 2000 he received the Faculty of the Year Award from the senior class. He was named Distinguish Alumnus of Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 2001 and Teacher of the Year at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 2002 and 2007. The Florida Dental Association honored him as the Florida Dental Educator of the Year in 2002 and 2006. . He received the Louisiana Academy of General Dentistry Career Service Award in 2003. In 2007 he was selected as Distinguished Professor by the University of Florida Blue Key Society. In 2008 Dr. Gremillion was honored by the American Academy of General Dentistry when selected as the recipient of the prestigious Theodore V. Weclew award for contributions to the education of general dentists. The Dawson Academy honored him with its Career Service Award in February 2009. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Fraternity, the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, the American Pain Society, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the American Equilibration Society, the American Association for Dental Research, and the International Association for Dental Research.
He has lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad in the areas of diagnosis and management of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain, occlusion, and anatomy and function of the stomatognathic system. He has authored/co-authored over 60 scientific articles, abstracts, and book chapters in the field of orofacial pain. His research interests include temporomandibular disorders, bruxism, and psychosocial aspects of orofacial pain. His clinical interests are in diagnosis and management of orofacial pain.