Denis Kinane Reappointed Dean of the Penn School of Dental Medicine

Denis Kinane has been appointed to a second term as dean of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price. Kinane will serve until June 30, 2021.

“Dean Kinane’s first term was marked by a commitment to reenergizing and rebuilding the School across its missions and in a wide array of domains,” Gutmann and Price said in making the an n ouncement. “With an ambitious vision and, through a series of bold moves, he has realized significant change in virtually every aspect of the School’s programs and operations.

“Penn Dental Medicine today – its stature, scholarship, clinics, finances and facilities – is stronger and better positioned than it was just six years ago.  Dean Kinane’s five key priorities for the School – institutional effectiveness, educational programs, faculty and staff, patient care and research – have helped advance, in his words, an impressive and broad-based commitment to ‘pre-eminence and sustainability.’

Kinane’s second term “will present an opportunity to bring strategies and plans to fruition and to further strengthen and deepen relationships with stakeholders and friends across the School, the Penn campus, the profession and the community.

“Dean Kinane has performed exceptionally well in his first term, and we are confident that he is the academic leader best able to work with the School’s faculty and the University administration to articulate a future vision for the School and to develop and implement the plans necessary to realize it.”

Story Photo