HSU alumnus honored as 2019 Dentist of the Year

September 16, 2019 Felicity Neptune, Staff Writer

(DALLAS, Texas)–Hardin-Simmons alumnus, Dr. Todd Baumann ’96, has been honored as the 2019 Dentist of the Year by the Dallas County Dental Society. Baumann earned this award for his many years of service to the DCDS, dedication in his field, and strong admiration from his peers.

Baumann’s leadership skills came to light while he was quarterback and captain of the Hardin-Simmons University football team. He was later inducted into the HSU Athletic Hall of Fame for leading the team to two conference championships. After graduating from HSU, Baumann furthered his education at Baylor College of Dentistry where he received a DDS, Prosthodontics Certification, and MSD.

It was because of the leadership skills shown while attending Hardin-Simmons that Baumann was able to serve so many communities and professional roles such as president on the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry Governing Council, Baylor College of Dentistry Alumni Association Board, and Dallas County Dental Society Board of Directors.

Baumann has served as DCDS President and a key member of the team that created the new DCDS Dental Assisting School earlier this year. As 2019 Chairman for the Southwest Dental Conference, he has traveled all over the U.S. attending dental conferences studying ways to make this year’s Southwest Dental Conference the best it can be. Over 10,000 people are expected to be in attendance from Texas as well as its surrounding states.

Although Baumann owns his own private prosthodontics practice in the Preston Center area of Dallas, he is also a part-time clinical assistant professor in Graduate Prosthodontics at Texas A&M College of Dentistry.

“I first met Todd many years ago when he was the Baylor student member of the DCDS Board of Directors. He was recognized even then by his fellow students as possessing leadership abilities,” stated colleague Dr. Lee Oneacre. “He has served and will continue to serve, in many capacities as he continues to give back for the betterment of our profession. He is an amazing man and a credit to Dentistry.”

Since elementary school and throughout college, Baumann has been supported by his family, pastors, teachers, and athletic directors. Baumann’s family credits much of his loving Christian attitude to leaders at Hardin-Simmons who have greatly encouraged him to succeed academically and spiritually. With a wife and three children, Baumann is active in his church, community, and has served on several mission trips including a mobile dental clinic called Texas Mission of Mercy.

For more information about the Dallas County Dental Society and the 2019 Southwest Dental Conference, visit their website.