James R. Platt


School of Dentistry Distinguished Alumni Award (1990)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Dentistry
D Dent Surgery


Jim Platt was a chemist in Lloyd Phillips' laboratory before he became a dentist and educator. He helped establish a training program for dental hygienists on the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus in 1964 and served as one of the original faculty members. He is also a former chairman of the American Dental Association's Council on Dental Materials, Instruments, and Equipment.