Dr. Darryn Weinstein has accepted an appointment as the associate dean for clinical affairs, effective June 1. Until that time, Weinstein will continue in his current capacity as the assistant dean of clinical education at Midwestern University, College of Dental Medicine-Illinois.
“Dr. Weinstein will work with our school leadership to continue our curriculum revitalization process, advancing inter- and intra-professional education, preparing for 2017 accreditation, and advancing new digital dentistry and technology initiatives,” said Dean Jane Weintraub. “I am delighted that he has a strong commitment to educating 21st century learners, promoting academic and clinical excellence, and utilizing new educational and clinical technology.”
In his new role, Weinstein will oversee our predoctoral, dental hygiene and multiple dental specialty clinic operations that provide about 82,000 patient visits per year. That care is provided by more than 500 students and residents, and under the supervision of about 70 staff and faculty.
“UNC has a national reputation as a center for dental education and I am looking forward to joining Dean Weintraub and the team at the School of Dentistry,” said Weinstein.
Weinstein is a dental graduate of the University of Iowa, and also holds both an MBA and an MPH from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He completed his training in pediatric dentistry at UIC and went on to spend several years with Chicago’s Infant Welfare Society, providing dental services to children from Chicago’s low income community. Following that, in addition to maintaining a private practice, he returned to UIC where his primary responsibilities involved the college’s clinics in the role of director of clinics. Most recently, Weinstein was one of the founding faculty member and has been the assistant dean of clinical education at Midwestern University, College of Dental Medicine-Illinois.