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Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine names new dental school dean

May 03, 2017 Bradenton, Fla. — The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine announced May 1 it named Mathew J. Bateman, Ph.D., D.H. Ed., as dean of its School of Dental Medicine.
    
"[Dr. Bateman] has been an integral part of the LECOM team working with the Commission on Dental Accreditation in obtaining and maintaining the accreditation for the [dental school]," said provost Silvia M. Ferretti, D.O., dean of academic affairs for LECOM, in a news release. "His knowledge of the operations, academic structure and plans for the [dental school] make him ideally suited to serve as the school's dean."
    
Dr. Bateman joined the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006 as a basic sciences faculty member, teaching in all disciplines of anatomy. In 2009, he earned his doctor of health education degree from A.T. Still University School of Health Management in Kirksville, Missouri.
    
Dr. Bateman has served as the college's assistant dean of curriculum, evaluation and faculty and served as the institutional director of planning, assessment, accreditation and research.
    
"Although [the college] initiated a national search for a new dean of the [dental school], it was apparent to the president and the board of trustees that Dr. Bateman's unparalleled skills and expertise made him an ideal candidate to filled the role of dean," Dr. Ferretti said.