Robert E. Gayord
Dr. Gaylord had a dream. He envisioned the creation of the greatest orthodontic program in the world. This program was to be founded on the principles, ethics and philosophies of two great men, Drs. Robert E. Gaylord and Tom Matthews. Since the department’s inception in 1961, Dr. Gaylord devoted tireless efforts to the development of a department with an impeccable reputation and international respect, known for developing orthodontists who were devoted to being “the best of the best”.
Through the years, Dr. Gaylord wore many different hats in his leadership role. He received numerous distinguished awards, all of which were richly deserved. In honor of the fulfillment of his dream we, the Alumni, have dedicated and given his name to our annual meeting. Words and actions such as these do not adequately express the depth of our gratitude for the opportunity to be a part of the Baylor Orthodontic Alumni family.
The legacy of our “Blue Chief” will continue to be upheld by the way each of us conducts our lives, both personally and professionally. Dr. Gaylord, you are missed, but never forgotten.