Portland, Ore. — The Oregon Well being & Science College’s Faculty of Dentistry introduced Dec. 2 that it named Ronald Sakaguchi, D.D.S., Ph.D., as its new dean, assuming the position after serving as interim dean since October 2020.
Dr. Sakaguchi, a extensively printed dental biomaterials and biomechanics researcher, joined the OHSU Faculty of Dentistry in 1994. He served in a number of dental faculty management roles through the years, together with as the college’s affiliate dean for analysis and innovation.
“I’m dedicated to fostering an inclusive atmosphere for studying and well being care the place everybody can thrive, in addition to constructing an infrastructure that engages our neighborhood and companions, and enhances our schooling, medical and analysis excellence,” Dr. Sakaguchi mentioned in a information launch.
Dr. Sakaguchi obtained his doctoral diploma from Northwestern College, and earned a Ph.D. in biomaterials and biomechanics from the College of Greenwich. He obtained coaching as a prosthodontist on the College of Minnesota Faculty of Dentistry, the place he grew to become a member of its Division of Oral Sciences school and joined its Minnesota Dental Analysis Middle for Biomaterials and Biomechanics.
He’s a fellow and has served in management roles with the Worldwide Affiliation for Dental Analysis and Academy of Dental Supplies. He was an affiliate editor of the scientific journal Dental Supplies and served as senior editor of Craig’s Restorative Dental Supplies 14th version textbook.
“I’m assured Dr. Sakaguchi’s management will improve the educational and well being care atmosphere within the Faculty of Dentistry by constructing on current strengths and forging new and significant paths to success throughout medical, analysis and schooling techniques whereas advancing variety, fairness, inclusion and belonging,” mentioned OHSU President Danny Jacobs, M.D.