Dr. Thomas Hoyt, DPR founder, passed away

March 23, 2012

I never met Dr. Thomas Hoyt, but his idea to create a publication dedicated to bringing new product information to the dentist is what made Dental Products Report possible. Dr. Hoyt passed away this week, on March 21, 2012. As the original visionary and publisher behind DPR, Dr. Hoyt utilized his experience as a dentist - he graduated from Loyola Dental School in Chicago in 1953 - to determine best practices for meeting the information needs of his peers.

I never met Dr. Thomas Hoyt, but his idea to create a publication dedicated to bringing new product information to the dentist is what made Dental Products Report possible.

Dr. Hoyt passed away this week, on March 21, 2012.

As the original visionary and publisher behind DPR, Dr. Hoyt utilized his experience as a dentist - he graduated from Loyola Dental School in Chicago in 1953 - to determine best practices for meeting the information needs of his peers.

DPR launched in September 1967 with this mission:

Dental Products Report, mailed without charge to all dentists and senior dental students, is an illustrated bimonthly magazine-answering graphically and quickly the question, "What's new?"

The fonts, colors and style may have changed, but the focus remains the same. We are grateful to Dr. Hoyt for the legacy he started. The DPR team offers its condolences to the family.

You can read the full obituary here.