From left: Dr.
Dushanka V. Kleinman, Deputy Director of the NIDCR; Dr. Jack Dillenberg;
and Dr. Jonathan Ferencz, Dr. Dillenberg's NYUCD classmate
Jack Dillenberg, a Class of 1971 graduate, has been named the inaugural
dean of the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. The school,
which opened in fall 2003, is Arizona’s first dental school.
Prior to joining
the Arizona dental school, Dr. Dillenberg was associate director
for Public Health Programs in the California Department of Human
Services and prior to that he was Area Health Officer serving the
West Area of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.
Dr. Dillenberg also is President of Dillenberg & Friends Health
Services Consulting. He has served in numerous positions on health-related
boards and associations and is a recipient of the U.S. Public Health
Service Chief Dental Officer’s Service Award, and the Harvard
School of Public Health Alumni Award of Merit. In addition to his
dental degree, Dr. Dillenberg holds an MPH degree from Harvard.
great pride in Dr. Dillenberg’s achievement and wishes him
every success as Dean of the nation’s newest dental school.