Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.
As an alumnus from the Class of 1982 and a faculty member since 1993, I bring a unique perspective to the position of dean, having followed the progress of the dental school as a student, faculty member and administrator. I certainly understand the challenges that a dental student must overcome in order to succeed and ultimately achieve the goal of earning a highly respected Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Nonetheless, I am also confident that my colleagues on the faculty at the SIU School of Dental Medicine are committed to assisting every student reach their full potential while pursuing their dental education.
It is genuinely gratifying to be a part of a caring and compassionate community, and there is no question that the individuals who represent the SIU dental school community strive to provide a truly positive community experience. Whether you are a prospective or current student or patient, a member of the faculty or staff, an alumnus or friend of the dental school, I hope you always find this to be true. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to work with the talented and passionate students, faculty and staff here at SIU SDM, as we commit to another year of excellence in dental education.
Bruce E. Rotter, D.M.D., M.S.