Raymond Cohlmia
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Raymond Cohlmia

Raymond Cohlmia, D.D.S.

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(405) 271-5444


Along with 26 years of private practice experience, Dean Cohlmia has served as the Assistant Dean for Patient Care and Director of Comprehensive Care prior to his appointment as Dean. He was one of the lead committee members of a multi-million dollar renovation continuing at the university. He is a 1988 graduate of the OU College of Dentistry and past president of the College of Dentistry Alumni Association. On the national level, Dr. Cohlmia is currently serving as the District XII Trustee to the Board of the American Dental Association. He has served as consultant and chair for the Council on Membership, and was a past chairman of American Dental Association’s Committee on the New Dentist, serving as the Twelfth District Representative. He has also served on the American Dental Association’s Council on Dental Benefits Programs, the Council on Annual Sessions and International Programs, and American Dental Political Actions Committee Board. He was selected as one of the members and authors of the Clinical Practice and Management Panel for the American Dental Association’s Future of Dentistry Project, published in 2001. Further, Dr. Cohlmia has chaired four reference committees for the American Dental Association. On the state level, he has completed his term as President of the Oklahoma Dental Association in 2001, and the only dentist to have received “Outstanding Dentist of the Year” twice. He has completed twelve terms as Editor of the ODA Journal, and has served in all leadership roles and positions at the state and component level. 

Dr. Cohlmia has authored many articles that have appeared in numerous journals and newsletters and has made multiple public speaking appearances on behalf of the University Of Oklahoma College Of Dentistry, the Oklahoma Dental Association and the American Dental Association.


University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
Oklahoma State University

Organizations and Professional Associations:

American Dental Association
Oklahoma Dental Association
Oklahoma County Dental Society
Pierre Fauchard Academy of Dentistry
American College of Dentists
International College of Dentists


Select Honors & Accomplishments:

ODA Outstanding Dentist of the Year, 2004, 2014
OU College of Dentistry Outstanding Part-time Clinical Instructor
ODA President's Leadership Award
ADA Outstanding President's Recognition
ADEA Distinguished Service Award