Dr. Kevin M. Sloan
Class of 1975
Career Pathway: Health Sciences
Dr. Kevin Sloan was nominated by his brother, Mark Sloan.
During Kevin Sloan's senior year at GHS, he took college-level courses at Kirtland Community College and was among the top graduates in his class. He was a member of the GHS ski team and the National Honor Society. After high school, he attended the University of Michigan, and in 1982, he earned a D.D.S. In 1985, he completed an advanced degree in prosthodontics.
After graduating from U-M, Dr. Sloan began a private practice in Ann Arbor and joined the faculty at the U-M School of Dentistry. In 1991, he co-founded the Hope Dental Clinic in Ypsilanti. Each year, this clinic provides over $200,000 of free dental care to the medically indigent. In 1993, Dr. Sloan resigned his faculty position; however, he continues to operate a thriving practice and serve as the volunteer director of the Hope Dental Clinic. He is an active member of many local and state dental associations and has received numerous local, state and national awards for his outstanding dentistry as well as his work through the Hope Clinic.
Although he currently resides in Dexter, he and his family spend as much time as possible at their place on Lake Margrethe. When asked how he preferred to be addressed, his answer was, "I’m really easy, but Dr. Sloan works for me. . . . I don’t always get that much respect!!"
At the bottom of an e-mail he sent is a quotation from Helen Keller that reads: "When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us."
"Obviously, Dr. Kevin Sloan does not let closed doors get in his way!" said Superintendent Joe Powers in his remarks at the induction ceremony.