Jimmy E. Albright, DDS Honored with Distinguished Educator Award

Dr. Jimmy E. Albright, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1960 and his D.D.S. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Memphis in 1963. He joined the United States Navy and served as a dental officer from 1964-1974. During this time period, Dr. Albright completed residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland. He left active duty in 1974, affiliated with the Naval Reserve, and retired in 1990 having achieved the rank of Captain.

Dr. Albright joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in October 1974 and has served continuously to the present. During his tenure, Dr. Albright has held several positions: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Director of the Graduate Training Program, Interim Department Chairman, and Department Chairman. He currently serves as part- time Professor and practices in Memphis. He maintains appropriate staff privileges at area hospitals, and spends significant time with the graduate students.

Throughout his career, Dr. Albright has been the recipient of honors and awards, including: the Fellowship Award from the Tennessee Dental Association, the Distinguished Dental Faculty Award from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, the Humanitarian Award from the Memphis Dental Society, Fellowship in the American College of Dentists, and Fellowship in the International College of Dentists.

He is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon and the Richard Doggett Dean and Marguerite Taylor Dean Honorary Odontological Society. In 2010, he was presented the Outstanding Alumnus Award by the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry Alumni Association. Dr. Albright is a life member of the American Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and served for six years as a member of the advisory committee of that body. He has been the invited guest lecturer at seminars across the United States and has authored or co-authored numerous articles for professional journals.