Dean, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health


Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health

A.T. Still University

Mesa, AZ


A.T. Still University seeks an accomplished, innovative, and student-centered leader to serve as the next Dean of the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. This role calls for a visionary leader with a passion for excellence in dental education, a commitment to advancing oral health, and the leadership skills necessary to navigate the evolving landscape of dental medicine.

The Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH) is part of the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (ATSU), the founding institution of osteopathic healthcare, renowned for its preeminence as a multidisciplinary healthcare educator. In 2003, to better address the oral healthcare needs of the underserved, ATSU joined with the National Association of Community Health Centers to establish ATSU-ASDOH, Arizona’s first dental school. ATSU-ASDOH was founded with a core institutional value to be a leader in community health, caring for our most vulnerable, underserved populations.

ATSU-ASDOH strives to not only teach students about the importance of caring for those who are underserved, but also to engage students directly with those communities and integrate those principles into the curriculum and student experience from the first day of dental school. This is achieved through an innovative curriculum that allows students to begin clinical experiences in their first year of dental school, to complete a dental public health certificate (via a partnership with the ATSU College of Graduate Health Studies), to engage in community-based service-learning activities, and to participate in the capstone Integrated Community Service Partnerships (ICSP) external clinical rotations.

Approximately 35% of clinical experiences take place during the ICSP external rotations. Each ASDOH student spends 24 weeks in the ICSP’s national network of over 60 community-based clinics, where they are embedded with external faculty on dental teams providing oral health care for underserved patients. Students immerse themselves in different cultures and socioeconomic environments as they gain unparalleled depth and scope of clinical experiences in preventive, restorative, and surgical dentistry.

The Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer for ASDOH and will report to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (SVPAA). The successful candidate will be responsible for the strategic leadership, coordination, and guidance of the School. They will ensure the School's commitment to providing students with an innovative educational experience and will uphold the highest standards of care in dentistry and community service.

ATSU-ASDOH has retained Isaacson, Miller - a national executive search firm - to assist the Search Committee for the Dean of ASDOH in its identification and review of candidates. Applications, including a cover letter and resume, should be submitted online:


Jay Torio, Partner

Samuel Ruth, Senior Associate

Kristin Benoit, Associate

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