Dean's biography

Dr. Anothony (Tony) Iacopino was appointed Dean, College of Dentistry on July 1, 2007. During his five-year term as Dean, Dr. Iacopino also holds a tenured professorial appointment in the Department of Restorative Dentistry.

He is an internationally known and respected scholar in the areas of periodontal-systemic connection, graduate dental education, dental curriculum reform, and the integration of research and scholarship into the dental curriculum. He has co-chaired a Gordon Conference on periodontal diseases, been an invited speaker at international consensus conferences for the National Institutes of Health, and served on several distinguished federal study sections and committees. He has also organized many national symposia on dental research and education issues for the American and International Associations for Dental Research and the American Dental Education Association.

Dr. Iacopino obtained a BA (Biological Sciences) from Rutgers College, a DMD (1986), and a PhD (1990 in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology), from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. In addition, Dr. Iacopino has obtained certification in Prosthodontics (1990), TMJ/Craniomandibular Disorders (1990) and Geriatrics and Gerontology (1991).

In 1988, Dr. Iacopino began his academic career as a Research Associate. In 1991 he was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Baylor College of Dentistry and also held an appointment as Assistant Professor (Adjunct) at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre from 1991 to 1999. Dr. Iacopino was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at Baylor in 1997.

In 1999, he was offered and accepted a position as Associate Dean Research/Graduate Studies and Associate Professor in the Division of Prosthodontics at the Marquette University School of Dentistry, Wisconsin. He was later promoted to Professor with tenure in 2002. He also accepted the appointment as Director, Wisconsin Geriatric Education Centre, a federally sponsored consortium providing interdisciplinary geriatrics/gerontology education to health professionals, paraprofessionals and the public.

The quality of Dr. Iacopino’s work in the areas of education, training and basic research is validated by several million dollars in grant funding, over 70 publications and over 150 presentations.

Anthony (Tony) Iacopino
Dean, College of Dentistry