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Dr. Hutter named dean of Boston University dental school

Boston—Dr. Jeffrey Hutter has been named dean of the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, the Boston University Medical Campus announced Aug. 21.

"My overarching goal is to become a premier provider of didactic and clinical dental education and a world class research institution while expanding initiatives and development opportunities to prepare the school for a great future," said Dr. Hutter, who is also chair of the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation. "I look forward to working with and engaging the faculty, staff, students and alumni as we proceed together to achieve this goal." 

"Dr. Hutter has a clear vision and plan to take the Goldman School of Dental Medicine to an ever higher level of excellence," added BUMC Provost Karen Antman. "His leadership and commitment to dental education combined with his 11-year tenure at GSDM have prepared him well for this opportunity." 

Dr. Hutter has served as the school's dean ad interim for the past 10 months, a position he assumed following the death of the former dean, Dr. Spencer N. Frankl. He has also served as senior associate dean, professor and Herbert Schilder Chair of the Department of Endodontics, director of the school's postdoctoral program in endodontics, and associate dean for academic affairs. 

Dr. Hutter is a past president of the American Association of Endodontists, a past chair of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs and is serving his fourth term as chair of the ADA's Evidence-Based Dentistry Advisory Committee.

Dr. Hutter retired with the rank of Captain from the U.S. Navy Dental Corps in 1996 after a 21-year career that included assignments at the Naval Dental School in Bethesda, Md., and the University of Maryland. 

He earned his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he is currently an adjunct assistant professor of endodontics, and completed his endodontics training at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School.