Bulletin of Dental Education

Transitions, Appointments, and Awards - December 2012

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The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees appointed Bruce Rotter, D.M.D, M.S., as Dean of the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) in Alton, Illinois. His appointment was effective November 9, 2012.

Transitions, Appointments, and Awards - November 2012

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A. Thomas Indresano, D.M.D. was appointed to the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry’s Dr. T. Galt and Lee DeHaven Atwood Endowed Professorship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Transitions, Appointments, and Awards - October 2012

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Colonel Priscilla H. Hamilton has been appointed as Chief of Army Graduate Dental Education and Dean of the Army Postgraduate Dental School. In this position, she becomes a member of the ADEA Council of Deans. She succeeds Colonel Robert Manga in these roles.    

Transitions, Appointments and Awards - September 2012

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Dr. Cristina Teixeira, associate professor of orthodontics and of basic science and craniofacial biology, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Orthodontics at New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD), effective immediately. Dr. Teixeira had been serving as the interim chair of the Department of Orthodontics since September 2011.

Transitions, Appointments, and Awards - August 2012

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Kenneth L. Kalkwarf, D.D.S., M.S., has been nominated as President-elect of the American College of Dentistry, after serving as Vice President of ACD recently. Dr. Kalkwarf is currently the President ad interim of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, after serving as Dean of the School of Dentistry. He also serves on the ADEA Council of Deans, previously served as 2006–07 ADEA President, and served with the ADEA Leadership Institute, ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education, and ADEAGies Foundation Board of Trustees.

Transitions, Appointments, and Awards - July 2012

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Connie L. Drisko, D.D.S., Dean and Merritt Professor at the Georgia Health Sciences University College of Dental Medicine, has announced that she will leave her leadership role as Dean effective July 1, 2013. Dr. Drisko oversaw an era of unprecedented growth at the state’s only dental school. She will remain on the college’s faculty.

Transitions, Appointments, and Awards - June 2012

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Dr. Ron Goodlin of Aurora, Ontario, took the helm as President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), during the AACD’s 28th Annual Scientific Session, which took place in in Washington, DC, May 2-5, 2012.

Transitions, Appointments, and Awards - May 2012

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Rena D’Souza was installed as the President of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) at the conclusion of the Association’s annual meeting and exhibition in Tampa, Florida, March 24, 2012. The meeting was held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research.

Transitions, Appointments, and Awards - April 2012

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Joel H. Berg, D.D.S., M.S., will become the next dean of the University of Washington (UW) School of Dentistry. Dr. Berg, who had been heading the school’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry as Lloyd and Kay Chapman Chair for Oral Health,  will assume his new post on August 15, subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents. 

Transitions, Appointments and Awards - March 2012

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A. T. Still University announced that Christopher G. Halliday, D.D.S., M.P.H., will be the inaugural dean of the new dental school on the Kirksville campus, the Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health.  He will begin his duties at ATSU on June 1. 

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