Cataldo Leone, a veteran researcher in periodontal illness at Boston College’s Henry M. Goldman Faculty of Dental Medication and in addition an professional on training strategies and curriculum design, would be the faculty’s interim dean.
Leone assumes the publish April 1, changing SDM Dean Jeffrey Hutter, who’s retiring March 31. The Goldman Faculty, which has had solely three deans in its nearly 60-year historical past, will conduct a nationwide search, led by Jean Morrison, BU provost and chief tutorial officer, for a everlasting dean.
Leone joined the SDM school in 1999 as an affiliate professor of periodontology and oral biology and was promoted to full professor in 2006.
“Dr. Leone has had substantial administrative expertise on the dental faculty and nationally, and as recent chair of the BU Faculty Council, is well-known on the Charles River Campus, as effectively,” says Karen Antman, dean of the Faculty of Medication and provost of the Medical Campus.
In saying the appointment, Antman and Morrison famous Leone’s in depth administrative expertise on the College. He was appointed SDM assistant dean for educational affairs in 2007 and affiliate dean in 2008.
Dr. Leone has had substantial administrative expertise on the dental faculty and nationally, and as current chair of the BU College Council, is well-known on the Charles River Campus, as effectively.
“Nationally, Dr. Leone has served as an accreditation web site customer since 2014 and on the Joint Fee on Nationwide Dental Examinations,” their announcement stated. “He was additionally elected to the Fee on Dental Accreditation for a 2022–2026 time period.”
Leone is a fellow within the American Faculty of Dentists. His honors embody the BU Chapter of the American Scholar Dental Affiliation’s College Award for Excellent Dedication and Service to Dental College students and Organized Dentistry, and the Spencer N. Frankl Award for Excellence in Instructing.
Earlier than coming to BU, Leone taught on the College of Florida and at Tufts College. He earned his doctorate in dental drugs from the College of Pittsburgh Faculty of Dental Medication in 1983. He accomplished a certificates of superior graduate research in periodontology in 1987, and acquired a doctorate of medical sciences in oral biology in 1989 from Harvard College.
His analysis pursuits embody salivary proteins and immune mechanisms in periodontal illness.
Morrison stated she’s going to announce a search advisory committee within the coming weeks for a everlasting dean for SDM, which has greater than 800 college students and 300 school, who, along with participating in training, serve greater than 30,000 sufferers yearly.
“We need to thank each Dr. Leone for his willingness to serve throughout this time of transition and Dean Hutter for his 12-plus years of exemplary management and his distinguished service to the nation as an officer within the US Navy,” Morrison and Antman stated of their announcement. As a younger dentist, Hutter was stationed with the Naval Dental Middle Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii, and he and his spouse are retiring to the Aloha State.
He was simply the third dean in SDM’s nearly six-decade historical past, named to the publish in 2007. He presided over a three-year, $112 million renovation of the varsity’s 100 East Newton Road constructing, to be completed this summer time. He additionally oversaw the enlargement of “digital dentistry”—sensible applied sciences that curtail each the variety of visits to the dentist and time within the chair throughout procedures.