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.
Dr. Sheila Brear BDSAssociate Dean for Academic Affairs
Dr. Sheila Brear is a clinician, prosthodontist, and educator. She graduated from dental school in England in 1986, and move to Hong Kong to open a private office, and concurrently to teach part-time at The Prince Philip Dental Hospital. She left Hong Kong in 1997 to attend a three-year prosthodontic program in San Francisco, California graduating from UCSF with a license in prosthodontics in 2000. She then joined UCSF as a full-time faculty member, taking on the role of course director for preclinical and clinical removable, fixed prosthodontics and implant dentistry. She accepted a leadership role as Division Chair Clinical Dentistry in 2005 and remained in this position until she became the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 2015, when she was asked to oversee the accreditation process. In 2020, Dr. Brear was appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at California Northstate College of Dental Medicine where her focus has been on developing a forward-thinking curriculum, which includes active, blended learning, a fully integrated biomedical science program with exposure to interprofessional learning. Graduates will complete the program with strong clinical skills and a broad and deep understanding of the complex interactions between oral health and general health.
Dr. Pinelopi XenoudiAssociate Dean of Clinical Affairs and Interim Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs
Dr. Pinelopi Xenoudi graduated from the University of Athens, Dental School with the Degree of Dental Surgeon in 2003. The following year she was accepted to Louisiana State University where she completed a dual certificate/degree program in Periodontics and Master in Oral Biology. She achieved the Diplomate Status of the American Board of Periodontology in 2008. The same year she was part of the team that lead the new postgraduate program in Periodontics at the University of Colorado through its initial accreditation. She served as an Assistant Program Director for 2 years and then she was appointed as the new Director of Postgraduate Periodontics. After spending 5 years at the University of Colorado, she was again recruited by University of California San Francisco where she served as the Predoctoral and then as the Postgraduate Program Director in Periodontics.
Since 2015 she has been participating in Interprofessional Education collaborating with the UCSF schools of Medicine and Nursing, focusing on teaching effective communication skills, creating team-based protocols and procedures, and overcoming educational barriers. In 2017 she become a member of the Academy of Medical Educators. She has published in several peered reviewed journals. Dr. Xenoudi created and incorporated Laser education curriculum in the Postgraduate program, making UCSF the First Dental School in California to formally introduce official Nd:Yag laser certification in the program.
Dr. Xenoudi’s main interests include control of periodontal disease and medically compromised patients, laser mediated wound healing and curriculum development. Dr. Xenoudi has lectured nationally and internationally on interdisciplinary treatment and education, soft tissue manipulation, peri-implantitis, laser- tissue interaction and wound healing.
In July 2020, Dr. Xenoudi was recruited to be the new Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and the Interim Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs at California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine. Her charge is to recruit a diverse student body and lead the creation of a state-of-the-art facilities, making them the safest and one of the most technologically advanced places to learn, treat and be treated. She is looking forward to accepting the first graduates to the new DMD program at the California Northstate College of Dental Medicine.
Rosemary Wu, DMD, MS Associate Dean of Administrative Affairs and Faculty Development
Dr. Rosemary Wu is Associate Dean of Administrative 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.
Paul Glassman, DDSAssociate Dean for Research and Community Engagement
Dr. Paul Glassman is the Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement 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 $32 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.