The University of Nevada, Las Vegas,
Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost named Lily T. García,
D.D.S., M.S., FACP, as Dean of the University
of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine (UNLV SDM),
effective Sept. 1, 2019.
Dr. García currently serves as
Associate Dean for Education at The University of Iowa College of Dentistry &
Dental Clinics, where she focuses on assessing and improving educational
programs. She coordinates teaching and learning programs and serves as a key
contact for curriculum management and tracking educational trends.
“Lily García is an exceptional
leader whose research and teaching have been nationally recognized,” Provost
Diane Z. Chase, Ph.D. says. “We are eager to see her implement her vision for
the school of dental medicine and help us move forward with our aim of becoming
an Academic Health Center.”
Dr. García’s advocacy and
leadership have been recognized by the Hispanic Dental Association, and she received
an ADEA Presidential Citation in 2011. She also served as Chair of the ADEA
Board of Directors in 2015.
As Dean of the UNLV SDM, Dr. García
plans to work with the university’s health-related schools and help students
prepare for practicing dentistry as a vital part of a person’s overall
well-being. Her priorities will be to strengthen faculty through filling a
number of openings, and expand the school’s ties to community partners and
friends within dentistry and among state and local leaders.
“I want students not only to
feel UNLV is a great learning environment, but that Nevada is a great place to
grow professionally and to thrive in their practices while providing good oral
health care for our community,” Dr. Garcia says, adding that UNLV’s vision for
an Academic Health Center is forward thinking for students, community
well-being and economic development.
Dr. García is a sought-after
lecturer and has published numerous articles and abstracts. She has co-authored
and edited numerous textbooks, including Removable Partial Dentures: A
Clinician’s Guide, Physical Evaluation in Dental Practice. She co-edited
the 2019 Dental Clinics of North America–Prosthodontics. She has served
on editorial boards of dental journals, including the Editorial Council for the
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. She is a reviewer for the Journal of
the American Dental Association and the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.
Courtesy of University of
Nevada, Las Vegas. The full article is available here.
Published on August 14,