Jack Dillenberg

Jack Dillenberg

Jack Dillenberg is Dean Emeritus at A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health and President of Dillenberg & Friends – providing full spectrum health services consulting. In public health roles spanning Arizona and California he has held high-level positions and received multiple awards.

Early Life and Education

Jack Dillenberg earned both his dental education at New York University’s College of Dentistry and Master’s of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health. Since then, he has held multiple leadership positions within healthcare-related organizations as well as boards locally, nationally, and internationally. Furthermore, Dillenberg & Friends offers full scope health services consulting.

Pacific Dental Services was also created as a non-profit to bring oral healthcare services to special needs communities, and was also recognized on local, state, and national levels as an expert in community engagement, social marketing, and dental issues.

Many of us recall Jack Dillenberg’s groundbreaking public health campaign against tobacco: Tobacco: the Tumor-Causing, Teeth-Staining, Smelly and Puking Habit. This iconic public awareness initiative began with this tagline.

Professional Career

Jack was raised in Harlem and attended dental school at New York University before leaving to work as a rural clinic doctor for Jamaica’s Ministry of Health and teach public health at Harvard’s Dental School.

His experience spans numerous health-related boards and associations, winning him several awards including the U.S. Public Health Service Chief Dental Officer’s Service Award. Dillenberg & Friends provides full scope health services consulting.

Dean William Schneck was the founding Dean of A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health located in east Mesa. Now Dean Emeritus, Schneck has officially retired in order to make way for Robert Trombly to assume control starting July 1. This school combines community service with education by organizing student externships within local communities that may require help through externship programs coordinated through student externships.

Achievement and Honors

Jack has been recognized for his efforts with several awards and accolades. Additionally, he is known as an activist who serves on various health-related boards and associations.

After graduating dental school, Dr. Williams served two years in the US Navy before beginning to practice dentistry at Southbury Training School’s residential facility for severely developmentally-disabled people. Later he was hired to manage a remote rural clinic for Jamaica’s Ministry of Health.

Dillenberg serves as Dean Emeritus of the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health as well as being founder and President of Dillenberg & Friends – which offers full scope health services consulting – in addition to receiving numerous awards both locally and nationally, such as being honored with Oral Health America (OHA)’s Gala Tribute Award this year for having made significant impacts to regional/national oral health through innovation and creativity with positive measurable change over time.

Personal Life

Jack is both a dreamer and doer; his life journey has taken him all over the globe, including encounters with celebrities, politicians, gurus, and humanitarians.

In the 1990s, he served in various capacities at the Arizona Department of Health including as Director. Additionally, he held associate director for public health programs with California Department of Health Services as well as Area Health Officer duties in west Los Angeles County.

Most recently he served as the inaugural Dean at A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH) in Mesa, AZ, but recently announced his departure for Robert Trombly who will assume leadership at ASDOH beginning July 2019. Jack dedicated his life to service and leaves behind an indelible mark of optimism and cohesion that is truly remarkable.

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