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Dean Bertolami Becomes ADEA President

Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, NYUCD’s Herman Robert Fox Dean, was installed as president of the American Dental Education Association on April 2, at the 2008 ADEA Annual Session in Dallas, Texas, after serving a year as ADEA President-Elect. He will serve a one-year term before assuming the role of ADEA Immediate Past President.

Dr. Bertolami has been a member of ADEA for 25 years. He was Chair of the first ADEA President’s Task Force on Future Faculty and recently co-chaired a Macy Foundation–supported, ADEA–American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) panel on Curriculum and Clinical Training in Oral Health for Physicians and Dentists. He served on the faculties of the University of Connecticut, Harvard University, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he served concurrently as Chair of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Chief of the UCLA Medical Center’s Dental Service, and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs. Prior to becoming Dean at NYU, Dr. Bertolami was Dean and Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry.

Dr. Bertolami has had diverse roles in dental education and research, including serving as President of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and co-chairing with Harvard Medical School Dean Joseph B. Martin the NIH Blue Ribbon Panel on Research Training and Development.