Dean's Desk: Dental school views and news from our dean
TAMHSC-BCD faculty, staff efforts made the difference during 2011 CODA site visit
|Dr. Lawrence E. Wolinsky, dean, Texas A&M
Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry
Photo by Steven Doll
When visiting Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry in early 2011, I caught a glimpse of the teamwork and commitment embodied by the dental school’s faculty, staff and students.
From Oct. 25-27, during the college’s site visit by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation, I had the privilege to be a part of that dedication to excellence. I can truly say that our daily commitment to providing quality dental education and a high level of patient care laid the framework for a successful site visit. I knew right away when I read the self study that we have some amazing programs.
Getting ready for an accreditation site visit within two months of assuming a new deanship isn’t a task taken lightly. As countless faculty and staff members prepared presentations and volunteered their time to welcome commissioners and escort them around the college, I was struck by the capability and cohesion of this team.
The TAMHSC-BCD community made quite an impact on CODA commissioners, as well. I will tell you with confidence that the school’s programs were deemed excellent. We must be doing something right, and the committee recognizes that. We have an amazing school, and I will do everything I can to make sure it keeps growing.
You are what make this school great. Thank you.
You can learn more about the dean’s background and vision for the dental school in the About the Dean page of the TAMHSC-BCD website.