NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

College of Dental Medicine 485 College of Dental Medicine Steven I. Kaltman, D.M.D., M.D., FACS Dean Mission Statement To educate future dentists and to improve oral health through patient-centered care, academic excellence, research, leadership, and commitment to the communities we serve Administration Steven I. Kaltman, D.M.D., M.D., FACS Dean Hal Lippman, D.D.S. Executive Associate Dean of Operations Donald Antonson, D.D.S. Associate Dean—Tampa Bay Regional Campus Rafael Castellon, D.D.S. Associate Dean of Clinical Services Steven M. Kelner, D.M.D., M.S. Associate Dean of Institutional Affairs Jodi Kodish-Stav, D.D.S. Associate Dean of Clinical Informatics William B. Parker, D.D.S. Associate Dean of Advanced Education Sibel Antonson, D.D.S., Ph.D. Assistant Dean of Research Audrey L. Galka, D.D.S. Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Services Maria A. Hernandez, D.D.S. Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs Mark Schweizer, D.D.S., M.P.H. Assistant Dean of Community Programs and Public Health Michael Siegel, D.D.S., M.S. Assistant Dean of Faculties Dental Medicine If you are considering a career in dentistry, your education will focus on becoming a competent, confident, and mature professional, as well as your ability to function as a highly qualified primary care practitioner capable of delivering comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages. For the highly trained and skilled dentist, career opportunities are numerous. NSU graduates are working in various locations and settings throughout North America. Skilled dentists may practice individually in urban, suburban, or rural environments; join a large, established group practice; or choose public service in governmental agencies or themilitary. Theymay opt to specialize, with additional advanced education, in such fields as endodontics, oral pathology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontology, prosthodontics, public health dentistry, or oral-maxillofacial radiology. For rewards so great, the education is rigorous. The nationally recognized faculty of the Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine (NSU-CDM) will prepare you to take your place as a leader among oral health care providers. A dynamic career awaits a committed individual. Accreditation Our predoctoral programs in dentistry and postdoctoral programs in advanced education in general dentistry, endodontics, orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontology, pediatric dentistry, and prosthodontics are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Facilities NSU’s College of Dental Medicine uses the facilities of a $75 million physical plant of the university’s Health Professions Division. A separate building consisting of 70,500 square feet of space is for the sole use of the College of Dental Medicine and houses a clinic providing comprehensive dental care; a postgraduate student dental clinic; a faculty intramural practice; a clinical simulation laboratory; laboratory facilities to support the clinics; seminar rooms; research laboratories; and offices for faculty and staff members. Commencing May 2022, the NSU Drs. Kiran & Pallavi Patel International Dental Program at NSU’s Tampa Bay Regional Campus will accept an inaugural class. This 19,000-square-foot, cutting-edge facility will house 66 dental treatment centers, 3 surgical suites, a simulation lab, fully digitalized laboratories, and dedicated supporting offices and classrooms.