Dr. Jeffrey Dean is the Ralph E. McDonald Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and a Professor of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the Indiana University School of Dentistry and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis. He received his bachelor degree from Purdue University and his masters and doctoral degrees in dentistry, as well as his specialty certificates in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics from Indiana University. He has served the Indiana University as Chair of the Department of Oral Facial Development, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Executive Associate Dean of the School of Dentistry, as well as the Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor for the IUPUI Chancellor’s Office. He recently completed a United States State Department Fulbright Scholarship to work with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Faculty of Dentistry where he received an Honorary Fellowship.
Jeff is board certified by both the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Board of Orthodontics, and is a Past President of both the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the College of Diplomates of the ABPD. He is currently the CEO of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Certified Association Executive by the American Society of Association Executives’ CAE Commission. Jeff had the pleasure of serving with Drs. Ralph McDonald and David Avery as an editor and coauthor of the comprehensive textbook on pediatric dentistry titled, McDonald and Avery’s Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent. The text is popular throughout the world, has been published in six languages and the 50th anniversary 10th edition was released in 2016. In addition to his full-time academic work, he maintains an extramural pediatric dentistry and orthodontic private practice, is married to Barbie and has 3 children and 6 grandchildren.