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Dr. Jack Dillenberg transitions into his role as Dean Emeritus

Drs. Trombly, Gevitz and Dillenberg prepare for the White Coat Ceremony.

Less than one month after Dr. Dillenberg’s retirement, he had the honor of speaking to the incoming ASDOH class of 2020 at their White Coat Ceremony. He joined ASDOH’s new Dean, Dr. Bob Trombly, in welcoming the new students.

As Dean Emeritus, Dr. Jack continues to work with Dr. Norman Gevitz to establish the ATSU Center for the Future of Health Professions. Additionally, he is working with other health organizations to improve access to oral health care while promoting the integration of oral health into primary care.

Dr. Jack Dillenberg celebrates during his transition to Dean Emeritus

During Mary Busch’s retirement celebration, Dr. Jack presents her with a special gift.

Dr. Jack presents ASDOH prosthodontist, Dr. Tamer El-Gendy, with the ASDOH Oath to the Profession.

The week began with ASDOH’s recognition of Mary Busch’s retirement and contributions to promoting community oral health. Dr. Jack Dillenberg and Mary worked together over 25 years ago establishing the dental clinic at the Gomper’s Special Needs School in Phoenix, Ariz.

ATSU Mesa campus faculty, administrators and students surprise Dr. Jack with a retirement celebration.

The rest of the week Dr. Jack Dillenberg spent his time wrapping up his duties as ASDOH’s Dean. Thinking he was going to a meeting in the JJLC Lecture Hall, the ASDOH community surprised with an appreciation celebration.

ASDOH alums and current students host a surprise lunchtime party to celebrate Dr. Jack’s approaching retirement.

Dr. Jack is overcome by the heartfelt appreciation of students and faculty at his surprise party.

The week ended with Dr. Jack enjoying rock band OVO. which included fellow New Yorker and guitar legend, Joe Berger, performing  at Jerome’s Spirit Room.


ASDOH’s class of 2017 graduation events fill much of Dr. Jack Dillenberg’s week

The leadership team from Dentaquest meet with Dr. Jack during the Safety Net University Summit.

The week began with Dr. Jack in Boston to present as a keynote speaker at the Dentaquest Safety Net University Summit in Boston.

The Safety Net University Team have dinner with Dr. Jack.

He took an early flight to Phoenix to celebrate Dr. Jae Park’s selection as Director of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Jack proudly recognized Dr. Jae Park’s selection as Director of the American Board of Orthodontics joined by Dr. John Grub the previous director.

That evening, ATSU President Dr. Craig Phelps hosted Dr. Jack Dillenberg’s retirement celebration. During the celebration, Dr. Phelps conferred the title of Dean Emeritus to Dr. Jack.

Events of the week included the Military Graduates Recognition Dinner, the ASDOH Awards Brunch, and the 2017 Founders Ball honoring the graduates.

Dr. Jack welcomes dental industry partners to the 2017 Founders Ball Gala.

The week culminated with a very emotional and joyous graduation ceremony as it was Dr. Jack Dillenberg’s final graduation as the dean at ASDOH.

The ASDOH student chapter of the Society of American Indian Dentists honors Dr. Jack for his upcoming retirement.