After leading $21M expansion, IU School of Dentistry dean to step down: 5 takeaways


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Indianapolis-based Indiana University School of Dentistry Dean John William, DDS, will step down from his role June 30, 2019, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal.

Here are five takeaways:

1. Per the university's policy, Dr. Williams will finish his term at the end of the semester when he turns 67 years old.

2. Most recently, Dr. Williams oversaw a $21 million expansion. He has served as dean since 2010. Dr. Williams plans to take a one-year sabbatical before returning to the university to teach and do research.

3. Dr. Williams cited raising more than $70 million for the dental school and expanding the school's clinic as two of his major accomplishments.

4. IU School of Dentistry formed a committee to find a successor. The dean will oversee 106 faculty members and 800 students.

5. IU School of Dentistry is the only dental school in the state. The school's dental clinics provide services to approximately 30,000 patients annually.

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