8 dental education updates to know

From newly appointed deans to dual degree programs, here are eight dental education updates Becker's has reported on since Jan. 9:

1. William Lobb, DDS, dean of Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, will retire June 30.

2. The Workman School of Dental Medicine at High Point (N.C.) University appointed 12 members to serve on its inaugural board of advisors alongside Rick Workman, DMD.

3. Saulius Drukteinis, DMD, PhD, was appointed dean of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Dental Medicine.

4. University of the Pacific's Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco is building an oral and maxillofacial surgery center on its downtown campus.

5. Batesville, Ark.-based Lyon College named Burke Soffe, DMD, dean of its upcoming dental school.

6. Penn Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia launched a dual degree in dentistry and nutrition science.

7. Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, Minn., cut the ribbon on its $1 million dental assistant training facility.

8. Columbia University in New York City launched a dual degree in dentistry and engineering.

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