Dr. Larry P. Tadlock is the Head of the Orthodontic Department, as well as the Program Director, and is a Clinical Associate Professor at Texas A&M College of Dentistry. He has been teaching in the Orthodontic Department since 2000. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and his DDS from the College of Dentistry in 1984. He received his MS degree and orthodontic specialty certificate from the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston in 1988. Dr. Tadlock has been in private practice for over 30 years.
Dr. Tadlock is an active member of many professional organizations. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has served in leadership in both local and national professional organizations. He is past President of the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists and served on the Board of Trustees for the SWSO. He served as a Director of the American Board of Orthodontics from 2011 to 2020 and was President of the ABO (2018 to 2019).
Dr. Tadlock has been the recipient of numerous teaching, clinical and professional awards. The most notable include the Earl E. and Wilma S. Shepard Award of Distinguished Service from the American Board of Orthodontics (2008), the Yellen – Shoverling Award from the University of Texas Alumni (2009), and the Martin Dewey Award – the highest honor the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists bestows on one of its members. This award recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to the advancement of orthodontics in education, practice and research (2016).