LMU Announces Dr. Qi Wang as Interim Dean of College of Dental Medicine

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Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) President Jason McConnell, DBA, announces the appointment of Qi Wang, DDS, as the interim dean of the Lincoln Memorial University-College of Dental Medicine (LMU-CDM). Wang, a distinguished dental practitioner with extensive experience in clinical practice, will assume this role effective May 28, 2024.

Wang brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of leadership to LMU. With years of experience in the dental field, Wang has played an active role in advancing the dental education of students at LMU-CDM. Prior to this appointment, Wang served as the associate dean for Academic Affairs at LMU-CDM, where she was pivotal in curriculum development and enhancing student support services. Dr. Wang is also currently serving as a clinical board examiner.

"We are delighted to have Dr. Qi Wang step into the role of interim dean," said McConnell. "Her commitment to academic excellence and her innovative approach to dental education make her the ideal leader for our dental program during this transitional period. We are confident that under her guidance, the college will continue to thrive and make significant contributions to the field of dental health."

Wang is a graduate of Creighton Dental School, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. She also completed a 2-year residency at the University of Missouri Kansas City where she received training in advanced general dentistry. Before coming to LMU, Wang had served in leadership roles in other dental schools and is an international speaker in Dental Implants.

"I am honored to take on the role of interim dean at LMU-CDM," said Wang. "I look forward to working with our talented faculty, dedicated staff, and ambitious students to continue building a program that not only educates exceptional dental professionals but also serves our community with the highest standards of care."

LMU-CDM remains committed to providing top-tier dental education and continuing the mission to develop skilled, compassionate dental professionals who are equipped to address the evolving needs of the communities they serve.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. Lincoln Memorial University-College of Dental Medicine (LMU-CDM) is home to the Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) and Dental Hygiene (DH) programs. It is located in Knoxville at the newly renovated LMU Tower. For more information about LMU-CDM programs contact, CollegeofDentalMedicine@LMUnet.edu.

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