Roseman University Appoints New Dean of the College of Dental Medicine – South Jordan

P8SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH – August 19, 2013 – Roseman University has appointed Frank Licari, D.D.S., MPH, MBA as the new dean of the College of Dental Medicine-South Jordan. He will assume the role on November 1, 2013.

“Dr. Licari brings an impressive level of experience in dental education to Roseman University,” said Mark A. Penn, MD, MBA, Chancellor of the Roseman University South Jordan campus. “With his background in accreditation, academic affairs, clinical operations, and private dental practice, we believe he will be an ideal fit with the Roseman educational philosophy, helping the DMD program continue to succeed and grow in the future.”

Licari joins Roseman with more than 20 years of experience in dental education at both public and private universities, most recently as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and professor at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Illinois. Prior to that he served in a variety of administrative and faculty positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, including his recent position as Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and previously as Clinical Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Patient Care and Clinical Education, and Chief Risk Management Officer. He also served as Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education and Patient Care at Marquette University School of Dentistry.

He has worked with national organizations, as a Manager of Predoctoral Dental Education at the American Dental Association and as a Senior Consultant with the Academy for Academic Leadership. Licari also worked as an international consultant with more than 50 dental schools in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates on accreditation, curriculum, outcomes assessment, student competency, and faculty development.

“I am truly humbled and honored to become dean of a dental school that is innovative and focused on excellence and service. I’m looking forward to working with the students, faculty and staff at Roseman University to make the College of Dental Medicine-South Jordan an outstanding institution,” said Licari.

After graduating from dental school Licari maintained a busy private practice in Illinois for 10 years, and has taken an active role in both university and public health service throughout his career. Licari looks forward to being engaged with Roseman’s community partners to enhance dental education for students, and to deliver quality dental care to patients.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society, American Dental Education Association, and American Association of Public Health Dentistry. He has been recognized for his achievements in dental education with awards that include the Pierre Fauchard Certificate of Merit, memberships in Delta Omega and Omicron Kappa Upsilon, as well as Fellowships with the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.

Licari holds Doctor of Dental Surgery, Master in Public Health, and Master in Business Administration degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

“Roseman University is excited to welcome Dr. Frank Licari into this important role leading the College of Dental Medicine as it continues to grow and serve the community,” said Roseman University President Dr. Renee Coffman. “We appreciate the hard work of the administration, faculty, and staff who participated in the search committee to identify the most highly qualified candidate as the new dean.”

Roseman University College of Dental Medicine-South Jordan, Utah’s first dental school, recently enrolled its third class of Doctor of Dental Medicine students in the four-year program. The DMD program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of initial accreditation.

Since the departure of founding dean Dr. Richard Buchanan, Dr. Penn has been performing the duties of Interim Dean of the College of Dental Medicine-South Jordan. Effective September 1, 2013, Dr. Penn has appointed Dr. William Harman, Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Services to serve as Acting Dean of the College of Dental Medicine until Licari begins.

“It has been my pleasure to work with the faculty, staff and students at the College of Dental Medicine these past seven months. They have done an exceptional job, working as a team during this transition phase, positioning the dental program well to move into the future with Dr. Licari as the new dean.” said Dr. Penn.