André Ritter named dean of the School of Dentistry
June 30, 2022
Dr. André Ritter has been named the following dean of the College of Washington’s College of Dentistry, Provost Mark A. Richards introduced right now. His appointment, set to start Sept. 16, is topic to approval by the UW Board of Regents.
Dr. Ritter will exchange Dean Gary Chiodo, who’s retiring for well being causes.
At present a professor in New York College’s Faculty of Dentistry, Dr. Ritter has in depth scientific expertise in varied settings, from personal follow to neighborhood public well being clinics. He has served as government dean of the College of North Carolina’s Adams College of Dentistry, in addition to chair of the Division of Cariology and Complete Care at NYU. He maintains a personal dental school follow by means of NYU, as he did for 18 years at UNC.
“Over the previous few years underneath Dean Gary Chiodo’s management, the College of Dentistry has made vital progress in addressing its monetary challenges. And, with Dr. Ritter’s spectacular report of management within the scientific realm, we’re assured that he’ll proceed to enhance the College’s services and income fashions and advance the College’s long-term monetary image,” Richards mentioned. “All through the interview course of, Dr. Ritter expressed his dedication to strengthening the UW dental neighborhood, each inside and past the College, and we look ahead to supporting his work in that.”
The UW College of Dentistry is widely known as one of many prime packages within the nation and the world. The varsity, established in 1945, has a robust basis steeped in analysis, scientific care, schooling and repair.
“Dentistry is quickly evolving, and colleges and packages should adapt and innovate to achieve success,” Dr. Ritter mentioned. “To guide the UW College of Dentistry and additional elevate its standing as a pacesetter in world oral healthcare schooling, innovation, analysis and care supply, and to take action whereas advancing the mission of one of many world’s preeminent public universities, is an unparalleled alternative.”
As division chair at NYU, Dr. Ritter led 300 school members and was accountable for staffing in any respect dental clinics and 14 group practices. He created and facilitated range, fairness and inclusion open boards and trainings, and led his division by means of COVID-19 lodging and modifications to make sure that college students might take programs required for commencement and promotion.
At UNC, the place Dr. Ritter oversaw a school-wide operational price range of $70 million, he was accountable for IT; human assets; range, fairness and inclusion; school growth; scientific compliance and an infection management; institutional effectiveness; services and infrastructure; school promotion and tenure; wellness; persevering with schooling; and dental school follow board. Dr. Ritter additionally served as chair of the UNC Division of Operative Dentistry and led the division by means of its profitable 2017 CODA accreditation website go to.
His analysis pursuits embrace prognosis and administration of tooth decay, conservative and minimally invasive restorative dentistry, esthetics, dental adhesion and composite resin functions.
Dr. Ritter earned his Physician of Dental Surgical procedure from Federal College of Santa Catarina in Brazil, his Grasp of Science in operative dentistry from the College of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his Grasp of Enterprise Administration in health-care administration from Northeastern College in Boston, and his doctorate in dentistry from Universidade Positivo in Brazil.
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