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Dr. Harold Haering Named Dean of CDMI

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Harold HaeringHarold J. “Hal” Haering, D.M.D., has been appointed Dean of the Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Illinois, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Dr. Haering succeeds M.A.J. Lex MacNeil, D.D.S., who recently announced that he would be stepping down from the deanship.

Dr. Haering is a 1981 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. After serving as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, Dr. Haering started a general family practice in rural LaBelle, FL. After 28 years, he sold his practice and was appointed a clinical instructor and course director at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. 

Dr. Haering has been active in dentistry during his career. He was appointed to the Florida Board of Dentistry and served as Chair of the Board in 2003–2004. He served as a delegate to the American Dental Association (ADA) and appointed to two ADA Councils (CAPIR and CDEL). Previously, he served organized dentistry in numerous state roles, including President of the Florida West Coast Dental Association and as Chair of Peer Review. Dr. Haering is currently a site examiner for the Commission on Dental Accreditation, Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee of the American Board of Dental Examiners, a consultant to the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs and is a NERB Board examiner.   

Dr. Haering was appointed Associate Dean of Clinical Education at CDMI in April 2015.

Published on January 10, 2018

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