School of Dental Medicine Dean Jerold Goldberg receives achievement award

Jerold GoldbergJerold Goldberg, dean of the School of Dental Medicine, has been awarded the Ohio Dental Association (ODA) Achievement Award.

Goldberg received the award at the Callahan Celebration of Excellence on Sept. 20 in conjunction with the ODA Annual Session. He received the award for his contributions to the School of Dental Medicine, including development of innovative dental education programs.

“Dean Goldberg has been a real difference maker at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. He has consistently supported innovative changes for both the University and the School of Dental Medicine,” said Ronald Occhionero, associate dean of administration at the School of Dental Medicine. “Additionally, he has been an active force in dentistry and for ODA initiatives and is well-deserving of the 2013 Achievement Award of the Ohio Dental Association for his many accomplishments.”

The Achievement Award is given to someone with a personal and professional commitment to the dental profession and the public’s oral health, and who is an ambassador for the dental profession with solid respect for the profession.

“I’ve spent my whole life at this university; it’s what I’m all about,” Goldberg said. “The thing that makes me happiest is I really feel we are populating the profession with really talented, caring, good people.”

Throughout his career, Goldberg has taught at the pre-doctoral and doctoral levels, conducted research and private practice.

Goldberg will step down from his position as dean next year, however he plans to remain involved in the school.