Dr. Errante Looks to Strengthen Relationships, Affect Policy at Leadership Institute

Errante-200The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) welcomed Dr. Margaret Errante to the ADEA Leadership Institute on January 14, 2013. The ADEA Leadership Institute is a yearlong program designed to develop individuals at academic dental institutions to become future leaders in dental and higher education.

In an acceptance letter, Executive Director Dr. Richard Valachovic said, “You have joined a cadre of the nation’s most promising dental educators and upon graduation will become one of only 285 members of this prestigious institute.”

Dr. Errante says she is honored to have been given the opportunity by Dean Hutter to attend the ADEA Leadership Institute.

“I am excited to participate in the yearlong program that among other initiatives will focus on strengthening relationships within our institution and nationwide,” she says. “The program will also introduce policy issues affecting academic dentistry and I will be given an opportunity to speak as an advocate with national policy makers.”

Leadership Institute graduates from our School say Dr. Errante is more than qualified.

Dr. Ronni Schnell says, “Dr. Errante will be a wonderful asset to her peer group in the Leadership Institute. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience, while stepping out of her environment and collaborating with colleagues from other dental institutions. I wish Dr. Errante all the best in her yearlong program; she is certainly up for the challenge.”

Dr. John Guarente says, “Dr. Errante has vast experience operating private dental practices and this will only strengthen at the Leadership Institute, which proves how the educational component can fit within the operational model. I know that she will take full advantage of this opportunity to explore the approaches of different institutions.”

Members will meet for four workshops over 2013–2014 with the following advisors:

  • Dr. Marnie Oakley, Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • Dr. Michael J. Reed, Dean Emeritus, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Dental Medicine
  • Dr. Leo E. Rouse, Dean, Howard University College of Dentistry
  • Professor Pamela Zarkowski, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Detroit Mercy

Dr. Errante is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of General Dentistry, Director of the BU Dental Health Center, and Director, Clinical Operations at our School.