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Dr. Robert Brannon, oral pathologist, dies during age 72, 8 days after retirement

Posted by Z Dental Group - July 12th, 2012

Dr. Robert Brannon, an oral pathologist who was called on to brand victims of some of a ghastliest disasters of a 20th century, died Monday of cancer during his Mandeville home. He was 72.

robert-brannon.jpgDr. Robert Brannon

A world-renowned consultant who hold dual degrees in dentistry and wrote about 140 articles on diseases of a mouth, Dr. Brannon had late Jul 1 as conduct of a multiplication of oral and maxillofacial pathology during LSU’s School of Dentistry.

Before fasten a dental imagination in 1996, Dr. Brannon had spent 30 years in a Air Force, timid as a colonel. From 1993 until 1996, he was authority of a oral and maxillofacial pathology dialect during a Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.

“He was a go-to male for oral pathology,” pronounced Dr. Robert Barsley, a debate dentist during LSU’s dental propagandize who is a boss of a American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Because of his expertise, Dr. Brannon was called on to assistance brand victims of catastrophes including a 1977 collision of dual jetliners in a Canary Islands in that 583 people perished; a 1978 suicides of 913 people in Jonestown, Guyana; and a 1983 bombing of a Marine fort in Beirut, Lebanon, that claimed 307 lives.

“I consider it might have been a plea to have all those responsibilities,” pronounced Dr. Ronald Carr, an oral and maxillofacial pathology dilettante during LSU Health Sciences Center.

Despite a mishap Dr. Brannon witnessed in his veteran life, colleagues remembered him as a gentle, demure male who frequency discussed that aspect of his career and befriended everybody during a dental school, from janitors to deans.

At first, Dr. Brannon was demure to commence such gruesome duties, pronounced Dr. Kitrina Cordell, who came to a dental propagandize in 2010 for a possibility to work with Dr. Brannon.

“Then he satisfied a significance of it and how vicious even tiny pieces of a chairman can lead to a marker of a person,” pronounced Cordell, who succeeded Dr. Brannon as a conduct of a dental school’s multiplication of oral and maxillofacial pathology.

His work “was testimony to a fact that he wanted to assistance people in any approach he could, and this was a approach to yield condolence and closure, even if usually a little,” pronounced Dr. Henry Gremillion, a dental school’s dean.

Dr. Brannon was innate in Fort Worth, Texas, where his father, Byron “Buster” Brannon, was a basketball manager during Texas Christian University. Dr. Brannon warranted an undergraduate grade there, and Cordell pronounced he was such a TCU fan that he wore a purple tie — a school’s colors are purple and white — on each Friday before a football game.

He warranted a alloy of dental medicine grade from Baylor University’s School of Dentistry and a master of scholarship grade in dentistry from Indiana University.

Dr. Brannon enjoyed teaching, Cordell said. “He unequivocally favourite pity his believe with other people. It done him honestly happy to yield others with a believe that he had spent so most time accumulating and that they would use that believe to assistance their patients.”

The dental propagandize has an oral-pathology laboratory, that receives hankie specimens from doctors around a state, analyzes a samples and sends behind a reports. It is a usually one in Louisiana.

Before Hurricane Katrina struck on Aug. 29, 2005, Dr. Brannon took a lab apparatus to his Mandeville home so he could keep a trickery going, only in box he couldn’t get behind to a school.

He incited out to be prophetic since a propagandize was flooded and didn’t free until a tumble 2007 semester. During that period, Dr. Brannon operated a lab out of his residence with Dr. Craig Brandner, a dentist, Cordell said.

“He felt it was a indispensable use that was vicious for studious care,” Cordell said, “and he wanted to say it for patients, for clinicians and for a destiny of a dental school.”

Dr. Brannon was given a Defense Superior Service Medal, a Meritorious Service Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster) and a Joint Service Commendation Medal (Second Oak Leaf Cluster). In 2009, he perceived a three-year appointment as municipal inhabitant consultant in oral and maxillofacial pathology to a Air Force surgeon general.

A former boss of a American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Dr. Brannon was a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a inhabitant dental respect society, and a target of a LSU Health Sciences Center Pfizer Award for Excellence in Research, Education, and Patient Care. In a spring, he perceived 4 training honors.

Survivors embody his wife, Julie Brannon.

A commemorative use will be hold Saturday during 3 p.m. during E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave. in Covington. Visitation will start during 1 p.m.

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