2 new dental school deans to know

Here are two deans joining dental schools in Arkansas and Illinois:

1. Saulius Drukteinis, DMD, PhD, was appointed dean of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Drukteinis previously served as a professor and associate dean for academic affairs at the school. He was selected out of a national search.

2. Batesville, Ark.-based Lyon College named Burke Soffe, DMD, dean of its upcoming dental school. He currently serves as assistant dean for faculty development and curriculum at the Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine in South Jordan, Utah. He will serve in an advisory capacity before officially beginning his new role July 1.

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