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Welcome to the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University! Founded in 1892 as the Dental Department of Western Reserve University, the school of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, is a private dental school located in Cleveland, Ohio.

The school has undergone many changes through the years, but since 1969 the facilities of the school of Dental Medicine have been located on and highly integrated into the Health Science Campus of Case Western Reserve University adjacent to the schools of medicine and nursing and University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Dean Jerold GoldbergStudents select our school because of our reputation for excellence, our first class pre-doctoral and post-doctoral dental educational programs that include our preceptor model of clinical instruction, and because of our strong commitment to patient care, research, inter-professional education and community service.

Upon admission, our students are presented with a rigorous and fulfilling educational experience which features strong clinical experiences, an evolving and dynamic relevant, experiential active learning curriculum (R.E.A.L.),state-of-the-art dental simulation clinics, extensive community service components, and opportunities to specialize though continued post-doctoral programs, all delivered by highly skilled faculty and staff.

Whether you are visiting our site with as a patient, potential student with an interest in pursuing a dental education or as a graduate stopping by to reconnect, I hope this site provides you with the information you are looking for. If I can be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 216.368.3266.

On behalf of our entire academic community, welcome and thank you for your interest in the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

Jerold S. Goldberg, D.D.S ‘70
Dean

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Having completed his undergraduate studies at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, Dr. Jerold Goldberg received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in 1970. He served as a general dental intern at Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey for one year and completed his training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland in 1974. Dr. Goldberg immediately joined the school’s faculty, became Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1985, and was awarded the rank of Professor in 1992. While Chairman, he established a unique, five-year dual degree (MD/DMD) program in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He was asked to serve as interim Dean of the School of Dental Medicine in 1997 and was appointed Dean in 1998.

As a result of Dr. Goldberg’s leadership and as an example of his commitment to the university, he was appointed as Interim Dean of the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University during the 2002-2003 academic year. He was also called to serve as Interim Provost during the 2007-2008 academic year and is one of the most respected, longest-serving members of the university’s leadership team.

During Dr. Goldberg’s career, he taught at both the pre-doctoral and doctoral levels, conducted research, and maintained a private practice. His areas of interest included the treatment of children with congenital facial deformities, patients suffering from facial pain, and those who would benefit from orthognathic surgery. His research interests related to these clinical areas.

He has served organized dentistry on both the local and national levels and has received numerous national and international accolades throughout his career. He was president of the Northeast Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and has been active in local dental societies. He participated in the national board construction committee for the ADA and the advisory committee for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He was also chair for the section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the American Association of Dental Schools. Dr. Goldberg maintains leadership positions in organized dentistry and education including service as President of the Council of Deans with the American Dental Education Association, as a member of the “Santa Fe Group” a think tank for leaders in dental education and industry. He is an accomplished public speaker and presents frequently on topics related to dental education, leadership and strategic planning.

Dr. Goldberg has had a longtime interest in dentistry on an international scale. He has been involved with surgical missions to Mexico, Ecuador and Nepal and well as an ongoing commitment to a craniofacial center which he co-founded in Klaipeda, Lithuania. He has supported student exchanges throughout the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Egypt, the Dominican Republic and Brazil.

Dr. Goldberg is married to Michele, and together they have two adult daughters.

CWRU School of Dental Medicine     2124 Cornell Road     Cleveland, OH 44106-4905     216.368.3200