6 new dental school deans in 2023

Here are six deans appointed to lead dental schools so far in 2023:

  1. Gerry Kugel, DMD, PhD, was selected to be the next dean of the Lincoln-based University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry.
  2. Milwaukee-based Marquette University School of Dentistry appointed Elsbeth Kalenderian, DDS, PhD, its new dean.  
  3. Marcelo Araujo, DDS, PhD, began a new role as dean of the University of Buffalo (N.Y.) School of Dental Medicine May 15.
  4. Angelo Mariotti, DDS, PhD, took over as dean of the Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry in January.
  5. Saulius Drukteinis, DMD, PhD, was appointed dean of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Dental Medicine.
  6. Batesville, Ark.-based Lyon College named Burke Soffe, DMD, dean of its upcoming dental school.

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