Faculty changes announced in the College of Dentistry

Several UNMC College of Dentistry faculty will take on new roles in light of the retirements of Curt Kuster, D.D.S., and Dennis Kent, D.D.S., in July.
  • Merlyn Vogt, D.D.S., will serve as assistant dean for student affairs and director of admissions, following Dr. Kuster's retirement.
  • David Blaha, D.D.S., will become the new director of alumni affairs, a position which Dr. Vogt currently holds.
  • Jim Jenkins, D.D.S., has been named assistant dean for advanced clinical practice and will oversee the faculty practice upon the retirement of Dr. Kent.
  • Joan Sivers, D.D.S., will serve as the interim chairwoman of the department of growth and development, a position which Dr. Kuster held during the past year.


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