Dr. Lefebvre named GRU dean

Dr. Lefebvre

Augusta, Ga.—Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine named Dr. Carol A. Lefebvre as dean.

Dr. Lefebvre, who has served as the school’s interim dean since July 2013, assumed the role Feb. 1. She replaced Dr. Connie Drisko who stepped down in June 2013 after a decade as dean.

“Dr. Lefebvre brings an impressive combination of leadership experience and a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing dentistry and dental education,” said Dr. Gretchen Caughman, GRU executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. “She was excellent in the role of interim dean, and I look forward to continuing to work together to advance the mission of the College of Dental Medicine and of GRU.”

As dean, Dr. Lefebvre will oversee the dental education and training for nearly 300 students and 60 residents.

Dr. Lefebvre received her dental and Master of Science in prosthodontics degrees from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

She had been a faculty member of GRU for 25 years before becoming interim dean. She served as professor of oral rehabilitation and oral biology and associate dean for Strategic Initiatives and Faculty Affairs. She has received the College of Dental Medicine’s Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Faculty Member awards.

Dr. Lefebvre is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics; a fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics, the American College of Prosthodontists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy; and a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Phi Kappa Phi and the Hinman Dental Society.

She was editor-in-chief for The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry for nine years.

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