Marshall M. Sloane Steps Down as Chair of Board of Visitors

Marshall M. Sloane

Marshall M. Sloane steps down as Chair of Boston University School of Dental Medicine Board of Visitors after 17 years. Sloane, a founding member of the board in 1980 became chair in 1990. He will remain on the Board of Visitors as a member. Sloane also serves as a Trustee of Boston University.

Sloane was honored at the annual Board of Visitors meeting on Monday as the establishment of The Marshall M. Sloane Leadership Development Fund for Faculty and Staff was announced. This honor will be awarded annually to a deserving member of the faculty or staff to fund professional development and leadership activities. “He truly embodies the ideal of leadership,” said Senior Associate Dean Jeffrey Hutter. “His service to this board has been an extraordinary gift of time, effort, and passion for the future of oral health and education.”

Sloane is founder, chairman, CEO, and a member of the executive committee at Century Bancorp Inc., a publicly traded bank holding company based in Medford, MA. Sloane also serves as chairman of Century Bancorp’s major subsidiary, Century Bank & Trust Company. Established in 1969 Century Bancorp is one of the leading independent and full-service commercial banks in Eastern MA.

Sloane and his wife, Barbara, are the sole officers and trustees of the Marshall M. and Barbara J. Sloane Private Foundation. Sloane is a tireless philanthropist and is particularly committed to the Boy Scouts of America, where he has served in various capacities raising more than $1 million for local scouting organizations.

Sloane will be succeeded as chair by fellow founding member of the Board of Visitors Dr. Ernesto Muller.

Muller is the head of the department of periodontics at Centro de Especialidades Odontológicas in Caracas, Venezuela. Previously, he was head of the department of oral diagnosis and periodontology at Centro de Especialidades Odontológicas, and a professor and director of the Dental Implant Center at the School of Dentistry at Universidad Santa Maria in Caracas, and a faculty member at the School of Dentistry at Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Muller retired from private practice in periodontology in 1995. He has held faculty positions in periodontology at BUGSDM, the Nova Southern University of College Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, and at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon School of Dentistry in Mexico. He is also a former dental advisor for Procter & Gamble in Venezuela and has served as honorary consul of Guatemala in Venezuela. Muller is the former president of MEDO Investment Company and is a former director of Agencia Panamericana C.A.

Muller is the founder of six Venezuelan, Pan-American, and international professional dental societies, and is a member and fellow of several other international dental societies. He has published articles in Swiss, North American, and Venezuelan dental literature, and is the former regional editor of the Journal of Craneomandibular Practice. Muller received the Medal of Honor from the Venezuelan National Guard and the Silver Cross from the Ministry of Health in Venezuela.

Muller received his BS from the Instituto Escuela in 1954 and his DDS from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1958. He completed graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania from 1960 to 1961, and in 1961, received a Certificate of Advanced Periodontology from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

Ernesto Muller