Dean, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH)
Dr Jack Dillenberg
Associations and Positions held: American Association of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry – Board Member American Dental Association – Member Arizona Dental Association – Member Arizona Public Health Association - Member Association for Prevention Teaching and Research – Board Member Association of State & Territorial Health Officials – Past President American Association of Public Health Dentistry – Past President Caplin Family Foundation – Board Member Center for Oral Health – Board Member First Things First Southeast Maricopa Region – Council Member National Workgroup to develop Public Health Code of Ethics –Past Co Chair Oral Health America: America’s Fund for Dental Health – Past Board Member Robert Wood Johnson National Smoking Cessation Leadership Center – Board Member Special Care in Dentistry – Member Honors: American Society for Public Administration, Arizona Chapter – CEO of the Year Arizona Medical Association – National Nathan Davis Service Award Nominee International College of Dentists – Inducted in 2007 Omicron Kappa Upsilon – Faculty Member, inducted in 2007 American College of Dentists – Inducted in 2010 National Academies of Practice – Distinguished Practitioner, 2012 U.S. Public Health Service – Chief Dental Officer’s Service Award Harvard School of Public Health – Alumni Award of Merit Dr Dillenberg currently is the inaugural Dean of the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH). This is Arizona’s first dental school which incorporates innovative processes, strategies and curriculum becoming the nation's first truly public health dental school. Dr Dillenberg received his Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and completed his dental education at New York University, College of Dentistry. He received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University in New Orleans. Prior to joining ASDOH, Dr Dillenberg was Associate Director for public health programs in the California Department of Health Services and prior to that was an Area Health Officer serving the west area of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Dr Dillenberg is also President of Dillenberg & Friends, Inc. providing a full scope of health services consulting. During most of the 1990s, Dr Dillenberg served in several capacities in the Arizona Department of Health Services, including Director for more than four years and Assistant Director in the Division of Family Health Services. Dr Dillenberg has also served in numerous positions on health-related boards and associations and is the recipient of a great number of honors and awards, including the U.S Public Health Service Chief Dental Officer’s Service Award and the Harvard School of Public Health Alumni Award of Merit. Dr Dillenberg is recognized at the local, state, and national levels as an expert in the area of public health leadership, health program development, social marketing, oral health issues, health center design, training of community health workers, community organizing and lecture presentations. Dr Dillenberg is also the Vice Chair for First Things First Southeast Maricopa Regional Partnership Council.