Dr. Thomas Braun designated Distinguished Service Professor


University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher has bestowed upon Dr. Thomas W. Braun, Dean, School of Dental Medicine, the special faculty rank of Distinguished Service Professor.  In selecting Dr. Braun for this highest faculty rank the University recognizes his many important contributions to the School of Dental Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh, his field of endeavor, and the community. 

Dr Marnie Oakley Appointed Senior Associate Dean

Dr. Marnie Oakley has been a committed and loyal supporter of Pitt Dental Medicine for years. She was a Pitt undergrad and earned her DMD at Pitt Dental Medicine in 1992. She has guided some of the most critical projects in the enterprise and has gained an international reputation in dental education as a regular speaker, consultant to other schools, and mentor with ADEA’s leadership programs.

Dr. Mark Ochs Advances Community Outreach and Global Impact

Dr. Mark Ochs, professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Pitt Dental Medicine, will be taking on new responsibilities as the Special Assistant to the Dean for Community Engagement and Global Affairs. He will be stepping aside from his duties as Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, however, will continue to serve as a surgeon and professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.