Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 4:56pm
University of Texas School of Dentistry Dean John A. Valenza, DDS, has announced the appointment of Professor Robert A. “Bob” Cederberg, DDS, as associate dean for patient care, effective Aug. 1. He will succeed Associate Professor Matthew “Mickey” Seals, DDS, who has been serving as interim associate dean for patient care since the retirement of Professor Emerita Peggy O’Neill, DDS, PhD, in 2010.
Seals will return to the Blue Practice as practice leader, replacing Assistant Professor Tom Servos, DDS, who will continue as director of assessment after leading the practice while Seals served as interim dean.
Cederberg is a 1979 graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas and also holds a master’s degree in parasitology and immunology from Southern Methodist University. He owned and managed a general dental practice from 1979 to 1994, entering dental education in 1984 when he returned to Baylor as a part-time instructor in the Division of Radiology, Department of Diagnostic Sciences. In 1994, he accepted a full-time appointment as an associate professor in the department. At Baylor, Cederberg also served as quality assurance director and director of the Limited Care Clinic, as well as serving in numerous other capacities at the school.
In 2005, he joined the faculty of Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, Ariz. as associate dean for clinical activities, clinic director and director of radiology. He returned to Texas and UT School of Dentistry in 2010 as a professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials. In addition to teaching, he has been overseeing the mobile dental van.
Cederberg has published articles on radiology and clinical compliance issues and regularly presents continuing education courses at national meetings. He is an active member of the American Dental Education Association and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.
“We are most fortunate that Dr. Cederberg joined our faculty last year and is now to be part of the school’s administrative team,” Valenza said. “His experience in private practice, teaching and administration will be invaluable in helping us reach our goals for patient care and clinical education.
“I’m also most grateful to Dr. Seals for the outstanding job he did this year as interim dean and to Dr. Servos, who stepped in as a Blue Practice Leader.”