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Howard University names new dental school dean

September 21, 2015

Dr. Woods
— Dr. Dexter A. Woods, who graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry in 1996, is the new dean of his alma mater.

Dr. Woods, who previously served as associate dean for the dental school, will oversee all aspects of academic and administrative affairs of the College of Dentistry. He succeeds Dr. Leo E. Rouse, who prior to his retirement served as dean since 2004.

"Dr. Woods is a well-respected and accomplished dental professional, academic administrator, as well as an honored former United States Air Force officer and reservist," said Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D. "His commitment to servant leadership, professional, and academic excellence will benefit the University, our staff, faculty, students and the community we serve extremely well."

Dr. Woods earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Tuskegee University in 1992 and his D.D.S. from Howard University College of Dentistry in 1996. He completed an Air Force Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. After leaving the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Woods joined Howard University, where he served as director of the AEGD program, as well as director of continuing dental education for the College of Dentistry, 1999-2007.

Dr. Woods is also a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the National Dental Association and the American Dental Education Association.