Dental School appoints Hussein Assaf director of Advanced Education in General Dentistry

Kenneth Chance, dean of the School of Dental Medicine, has appointed Hussein Assaf as director of Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD).

About Assaf

After graduating from the University of Bordeaux, the Lebanon native came to Case Western Reserve University as a research assistant in the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurological Surgery. Assaf then went to The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, where he earned his degree in 1993. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Air Force and served his one-year AEGD dental residency at the Langley-Eustis Air Force Base Dental Clinic and subsequently served two years as a general dentist in Greater Boston.

Dr. AssafAssaf returned to Cleveland in 1996 to join the School of Dental Medicine as an assistant professor in the Department of Comprehensive Care, where he is now an associate professor.

In addition, he is active in organized dentistry, having just completed his service on the board of the Greater Cleveland Dental Society. A house delegate of the Ohio Dental Association, Assaf is also a consultant to Commission on Dental Accreditation. He continues to see patients in the CWRU Faculty Dental Practice.

Assaf succeeds Fady Faddoul, who has been appointed chair of the Department of Comprehensive Care.

About the AEGD program

The AEGD program is a post-doctoral, 12-month certificate program designed to meet the needs of recent dental school graduates who want to enhance their skills as general practitioners. It emphasizes treatment planning, patient management and comprehensive care. Open to the public, the AEGD Clinic offers its patients state-of-the-art dental services in all areas of general and specialized dentistry.

“Our main goal is to augment the competence and confidence of our students in various disciplines that are integral to the practice of dentistry,” explained Assaf. “They emerge from our program very well prepared to evaluate a patient’s total oral health needs.”