UConn dental school names Dr. Steven Lepowsky as dean

Farmington, Conn. — The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine announced Nov. 23 it named Steven Lepowsky, D.D.S., as dean for a five-year term.
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Dr. Lepowsky
Dr. Lepowsky, a member of the ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure, has served as interim dean and professor in the school’s Division of General Dentistry. In addition, he served as senior associate dean for education and patient care for 12 years and as chair of the Division of General Dentistry.
“We received strong support from constituents with the [dental school] to continue Dr. Lepowsky’s leadership, given his long and productive tenure at UConn, and his experience and contributions within the School of Dental Medicine. I am very pleased to make this appointment,” said Carl Lejuez, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, in a news release.
During his tenure at UConn, Dr. Lepowsky has been responsible for significant growth of the dental school’s patient care programs, curriculum revision resulting in earlier clinical experiences, expansion of the general dentistry residency program and the development of community-based activity throughout the state, according to the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Lepowsky earned his dental degree at Columbia University and subsequently completed a residency program in general dentistry at Booth Memorial Medical Center in New York. Prior to his work at UConn, he was on the faculty at Columbia University where he served as the director of the general dentistry residency program as well as the director of the year clinical program.
Dr. Lepowsky currently serves as the chair of the Connecticut State Dental Association Council on Ethics and has attained fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry, the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be able to help guide the UConn School of Dental Medicine as we explore innovative ways to enhance our educational programs, provide outstanding care to the citizens of Connecticut and beyond, and grow our efforts in research and discovery,” Dr. Lepowsky said. “I am very confident that we will build on the school’s incredible history of achievement and excellence and harness the school’s collective talents to address the challenges ahead.”