Kevin Keating, DDSDean of the College of Dental Medicine
Dr. Kevin Keating earned his DDS from Loyola University’s College of Dental Surgery. Following graduation, Dr. Keating received dual appointments to teach in the department of Endodontics and the department of Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning at Loyola. He later earned his Master of Science degree from Marquette University as a result of his studies on bone healing following surgical intervention while also obtaining his certificate of Completion of Residency Training in Endodontics. Following the completion of his Residency. Dr. Keating practiced Endodontics in the Sacramento region and served as the managing partner of a multispecialty group practice. He continued to be involved in education, teaching both pre-doctorate students and Endodontic Residents at UC San Francisco School of Dentistry for 38 years. He has achieved the rank of Clinical Professor and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Keating has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. In addition to his clinical and academic interests, Dr. Keating has been active in leadership as an officer or board member of oral health care organizations and foundations at the local, state and national level. In his roles on these professional organizations, his focus has been to improve oral health care access and delivery to all segments of the population and improving the quality of health care education. He also has served on the Board of Directors and on the Executive Committee of The Dentists Insurance Company, which provides professional liability, property, and employment practices liability insurance policies in 26 states. In addition, Dr. Keating has served as an executive committee member and board member for a start-up dental supply company, The Dentist Supply Company, which now offers dental supplies to dentists in 48 states. He brings a wealth of leadership, clinical, and educational experience to his role as Dean of the CNU College of Dental Medicine.
Richard Simonsen, DDS, MSAssistant Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions
Dr. Richard J. Simonsen is Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions at the College of Dental Medicine at California Northstate University. Prior to joining California Northstate, he was the Dean of the University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, and before that the founding Dean at Midwestern University, College of Dental Medicine—Arizona. He earned a DDS degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, and followed this with a Master’s degree in epidemiology and a certificate in Cariology. Dr. Simonsen has clinical and research interests in pit and fissure sealants and minimally invasive operative dentistry procedures.
Paul Glassman, DDSAssistant Dean for Research
Dr. Paul Glassman is the Assistant Dean for Research at the College of Dental Medicine at California Northstate University and Professor Emeritus at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni, School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He has served on many national panels including the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Committee on Oral Health Access to Services which produced the IOM report on Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations.
Dr. Glassman has had many years of dental practice experience treating patients with complex conditions and has published and lectured extensively in the areas of Hospital Dentistry, Dentistry for Patients with Special Needs, Dentistry for Individuals with Medical Disabilities, Dentistry for Patients with Dental Fear, Geriatric Dentistry, and Oral Health Systems reform. He has a long career working with special populations in a variety of practice and community settings. Dr. Glassman has been PI or Co-PI on over $30 million in grants and contracts over the last 30 years devoted to community-service demonstration and research programs designed to improve oral health for people with disabilities and other underserved populations.
Finally Dr. Glassman has been prominent in advocacy efforts on a state and national level for health system reform to improve oral health systems for a wide variety of underserved groups.
Rosemary Wu, DMD, MS Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Faculty Development
Dr. Rosemary Wu is Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Faculty Development of the College of Dental Medicine at California Northstate University. She is also a Board Certified Periodontist and Implant Surgeon, practicing since 2006. She graduated as a Dean’s List Scholar from the University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in Healthcare Management from the Wharton School of Business. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine.
Having a keen interest in biomedical research, Dr. Wu spent many years as a Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications in Journals such as, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A, J. Biomed. Sci, and Methods in Enzymology .
She obtained her Masters in Oral Biology, Certificate in Periodontology and Oral Implantology and Certificate in Intravenous Sedation at the University of California San Francisco, where she is now teaching as an Assistant Clinical Professor.
In addition to teaching future Periodontists, Dr. Wu is also a Conscious Sedation Evaluator and Subject Matter Expert for the California Dental Board. She has enjoyed participating with Physicians, Dentists and Students delivering dental care in Honduras and in the underserved local community.