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Midwestern University dental school in Illinois names new dean

February 02, 2018
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Dr. Haering
Downers Grove, Ill. — Midwestern University announced Feb. 2 it named Dr. Harold J. Haering as dean of its College of Dental Medicine-Illinois.
Dr. Harold most recently served as associate dean for clinical education at the Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Arizona.
"Dr. Haering has outstanding experience in both preclinical and clinical dental education and has brought energy and insight to the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona since he joined Midwestern University in 2011," said Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., president and CEO of Midwestern University, in a news release.
Dr. Haering earned his dental degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. After serving as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, he opened a family dentistry practice in LaBelle, Florida, and served his community for 27 years.
In addition, Dr. Haering formerly served in two ADA councils — the Council on Access, Prevention and Professional Relations and the Council on Education and Licensure. He also served as trustee of the Florida Dental Association, as a delegate to the ADA, and as a consultant to the ADA Council on Dental Benefits.