RADM William (Bill) Bailey is an East High School graduate, Class of 1966. RADM Bailey holds a Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University, A Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina.
As Chief Dental Officer, RADM Bailey leads the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service Corps Dental Professional Affairs and advises the Office of the Surgeon General and the Department of Health and Human Services on the recruitment, assignment, and deployment, retention, and career development of the Corps dentists.
Since receiving his degree in Dental surgery, RADM Bailey has demonstrated highly skilled dental practice acumen in various venues, including staff dental officer with Denver Health and Hospitals and the Ray Brook Medium Security Center in New York State, where he served as Chief of Dental Services. For the next twelve years, RADM Bailey served on Guam as the coordinator of a major dental sealant program, serving more than 18,000 children annually. RADM Bailey continued his professional career with the Indian Health Service in Aberdeen, South Dakota as the primary consultant on oral health in 21 dental programs in a four-state region.
Throughout his career, RADM Bailey has been active in the various communities and regions he has served, above and beyond his dental skills. Beginning at East High School, where he was president of his senior class, he has displayed outstanding leadership talents by organizing and facilitating general health care opportunities for underserved children in Denver, Guam, and South Dakota.
In addition, RADM Bailey and lifelong fired, Jim Lewis, initiated a program, through the auspices of “Peace Trees Vietnam,” that provided a library, books, and women’s shelter in Vietnam in the name and honor of East High classmate, Patrick Lucero, who was killed in action in the Vietnam War.