Dear University Community:
It is our great pleasure to announce the appointment of SUNY
Distinguished Teaching Professor of Periodontics and Endodontics,
Joseph J. Zambon as Dean of the School of Dental Medicine,
effective May 9, 2016.
Dr. Zambon’s appointment results from an extensive search
that yielded an international pool of highly competitive
candidates. Dr. Zambon brings to this role exceptional scholarly
and teaching accomplishments, significant administrative
experience, and proven dedication to students and faculty. Under
his leadership, we are confident that the School of Dental Medicine
will continue to be a global leader in the innovation of oral
health through research, education, clinical care and service.
A nationally and internationally-recognized authority on
periodontal pathogens, Dr. Zambon has authored or co-authored
nearly 200 scholarly articles and book chapters, including four of
the most highly cited articles in dental journals, has been
principal or co-principal investigator on more than 60 grants and
contracts, and holds five patents. Dr. Zambon’s contributions
have been recognized by many awards and honors including, to cite
just a few, the R. Earl Robinson Periodontal Regeneration Award and
Clinical Research Award from the American Academy of Periodontology
and the UB Exceptional Scholar Award for Sustained Achievement. He
is also a fellow in both the International College of Dentists and
American College of Dentists.
A UB faculty member since 1982, Dr. Zambon has served as Interim
Dean since August 2015. He previously served as Associate Dean for
Advanced Education and Faculty Advancement and Associate Dean for
Academic Affairs in the School of Dental Medicine. In the latter
role and in his own teaching, Dr. Zambon has incorporated the
latest technological advances and electronic innovations into the
school’s educational programs, which has resulted in the
school being widely recognized as a pioneer in innovative
educational technology. Dr. Zambon’s excellence and
innovation in teaching have been recognized by numerous School of
Dental Medicine awards, including twice being named Dental Educator
of the Year by students.
We extend our sincere thanks to search committee chair Dean Jean
Wactawski-Wende and all of the members of the search committee for
their outstanding service, which was critical to the successful
outcome of this search. For more details on this appointment,
please view the full announcement here.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Zambon and welcoming him to
this important leadership role within our campus community.
Charles F. Zukoski
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic
Michael E. Cain, M.D.
Vice President for Health Sciences
Dean, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical