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Dr. M. Frank Beck Named Dean at Bitonte College of Dentistry

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Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) has appointed M. Frank Beck, D.D.S., FAAHD, as the inaugural dean of its recently announced Bitonte College of Dentistry, which will be just the third dental college in the state of Ohio. 

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M. Frank Beck, D.D.S., FAAHD

NEOMED also appointed Kristin Z. Victoroff, D.D.S., Ph.D., as Associate Dean for Dental Education and Academic Affairs. Dr. Victoroff was an Associate Professor of community dentistry at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Dental Medicine, where she held numerous faculty and administrative appointments. She earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada, and a doctoral degree in organizational behavior from CWRU. 

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Kristin Z. Victoroff, D.D.S., Ph.D.

“Drs. Beck and Victoroff will each play a valuable role in developing the Bitonte College of Dentistry,” said John T. Langell, M.D., Ph.D., President of NEOMED. “Their complementary experiences will guide NEOMED’s integration of oral health and primary care and enable us to address issues related to access to dental care, further improving health through education, discovery and service.”

The Bitonte College of Dentistry was named in honor of a Dr. Dominic A. and Helen M. Bitonte Family Foundation $10 million commitment to support the fledgling College’s areas of greatest need, ongoing staffing, support and endowment. The gift was made by brothers Gary Bitonte, M.D., and David Bitonte, D.O., who serve as directors of the Family Foundation and are the sons of Dominic A. Bitonte, D.D.S., and Helen M. Bitonte (both deceased).

Courtesy of Northeast Ohio Medical University

Published on January 11, 2023

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