University at Buffalo dental school names new dean
May 09, 2016
. — The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine announced it appointed Dr. Joseph J. Zambon, as dean, effective May 9.
Dr. Zambon, who received his dental degree and Ph.D. in oral biology from the University at Buffalo, has been a UB faculty member since 1982 and an internationally recognized authority on periodontal pathogens, the school said in a press release.
He has also served as interim dean of the School of Dental Medicine since August 2015, as associate dean for academic affairs for 14 years, associate dean for faculty advancement and advanced education for two years and served as director of the Advanced Education Program in Periodontology in the Department of Periodontics.
"[Dr. Zambon] is an outstanding choice to lead the School of Dental Medicine on its continued upward trajectory," said UB President Satish K. Tripathi, Ph.D. "He has a clear vision for its future that is grounded both in his deep understanding of the school itself, and his keen understanding of the national and global landscape impacting dental medicine, research and education."
Dr. Zambon has authored or co-authored more than 150 scholarly papers, holds five patents and secured more than $11 million in grant funding over his career.
"With the support of the UB administration, faculty and staff, I hope to renew our physical infrastructure, rejuvenate our faculty and position the school for dental practice in the 21st century to ensure our graduates have the necessary skills to be successful, competent and caring dental professionals," Dr. Zambon said in a press statement.
Dr. Zambon succeeds Dr. Michael Glick, who served as dean of the School of Dental Medicine for nearly six years.