University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine taps new dean

Steven Lepowsky, DDS, was appointed to a five-year term as the dean of the Farmington-based University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine.

Before the Nov. 23 announcement, Dr. Lepowsky served as the school's interim dean and as a professor in its general dentistry division. Prior to that, he was the school's senior associate dean for education and patient care.

At UConn, Dr. Lepowsky expanded patient care programs, grew the general dentistry residency program, revised curricula to give students earlier opportunities for clinical experience and developed community initiatives.

"We received strong support from constituents with the school to continue Dr. Lepowsky’s leadership, given his long and productive tenure at UConn, and his experience and contributions within the School of Dental Medicine," Carl Lejuez, PhD, UConn's provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, said in a news release.

Dr. Lepowsky received his DDS from New York City-based Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery completed his residency in general dentistry at New York City-based Booth Memorial Medical Center. He is a member of the American Dental Education Association and the American Dental Association, where he serves on its council on dental education and licensure. He is also the chair of the Connecticut State Dental Association's ethics council.

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