COPENHAVER, Dr. Ronald H. "Cope" 67 of St. Petersburg, FL passed away on Sunday, Jan.5, 2014 in Kindred Hospital, Tampa, FL. Cope was born on Dec. 21, 1946 in South Bend, IN to the late Harold & Armella (Rach) Copenhaver.
1966 – 1970 Cope attended Indiana University, Bachelor of Arts in Zoology, 1970 – 1975 he attended Indiana University School of Dentistry, Doctorate of Dental Surgery with High Distinction.
1975 – 1976 University Hospital of Jacksonville; JHEP, University of Florida, General Anesthesia Fellowship,
1976 – 1979 University Hospital of Jacksonville; JHEP, University of Florida, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
March 1982, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,
April 1982, American Dental Society of Anesthesia,
1975 both the Indiana and Florida State Dental Boards,
1975 the Northeast Regional State Dental Boards.
He moved to this area in 1975 coming from South Bend. Cope was an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with offices in both St. Petersburg and Largo serving his community for 33yrs before his retirement.
His Professional Affiliations:
A member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Fellow
American Dental Association
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society
Psi Omega Dental Fraternity Alumni
Academy of Osseointegration
Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology
Florida Dental Association
West Coast Dental Association
Pinellas County Dental Association
Upper Pinellas County Dental Association.
Copenhaver, R., Darbo, D., "Epidemiology: Study of Preventative Dentistry in Public Schools", Journal of Indiana Dental Association, 1972,
Copenhaver, R., Dennis, M., Scheffer, F., Glenoid Fossa Fracture and Dislocation of the Mandibular Condyle in the Middle Cranial Fossa", Journal of Oral and Maxilloficial Surgery. 43: 974-977, 1985,
Copenhaver, R., "Drills in Dente", Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine, and Oral Pathology, 1984.
Cope is survived by his son Christopher Ronald Copenhaver and a brother Rickey Copenhaver both of Largo, FL and a step brother George Surguy of South Bend, IN. A Gathering Of Friends will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 from 3 – 4 pm with Funeral Services at 4 PM at the Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 13401 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, FL, Phone # 727-562-2080. Condolences may be offered at www.mossfeasterlargo.com.