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Leadership and Administration

Message from Dean Kassebaum

The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine (CU SDM) is an amazing
research-intensive, comprehensive dental education institution with state-of-the-art clinical care facilities, located on the Anschutz Medical Campus. 
The School of Dental Medicine believes dental health is critical to overall health, and we are dedicated to integrating dentistry and the other health professions through our innovative educational programs, real-world research, exceptional patient care and life-changing community outreach initiatives. Believing that there should not be a distinction between dental and systemic health, we have a new brand that emphasizes our intention to integrate “dental” to improve health, and we are proud to announce our new brand
statement: Dental. Integrated for Health.
I’m inspired every day by the wealth of diversity and talent that is present at the CU SDM. I’m excited for you to take a look around our site and discover the education, research and clinical programs that are shaping tomorrow’s dental workforce, creating new knowledge and providing patient-centered care.
Whether you are a prospective student with an interest in building your future, a potential faculty or partner who wants to make a difference by working with us, I am confident that after browsing our site, you will discover why the SDM is one of the most selective US dental schools and is powering the future of integrated health.


Thank you for your interest in the work we do. 



Denise Kassebaum Signature  

Denise Kassebaum, DDS, MS
Professor and Dean​


Senior Administration

Denise Kassebaum, DDS, M.S. | Dean
Jeffrey Stansbury, Ph.D. | Sr Associate Dean for Research
Lonnie Johnson, DDS, Ph.D. | Sr Associate Dean for Clinics and Professional Practice


Rick Mediavilla, DDS | Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions

Brian Davis, MBA, MSHA, CMA | Associate Dean for Finance, Budgets, and Strategic Projects

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