Jeffrey Dean

Chief Executive Director

Chief Executive Director - Jeffrey A. Dean, DDS, MSD, CAE
Board Certified in 1992   

Dr. Jeffrey Dean is the Ralph E. McDonald Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and a Professor of Orthodontics at the Indiana University School of Dentistry and Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. He received his bachelor's degree from Purdue University (1979) and his master's and doctoral degrees in dentistry, as well as his specialty certificates in pediatric dentistry (1985) and orthodontics (1996) from Indiana University. He served the Indiana University School of Dentistry as Chair of the Department of Oral Facial Development for 5 years and the Executive Associate Dean and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs for 6 years. He currently serves as the Indiana University Purdue University- Indianapolis Chancellor’s Chief of Staff.

Jeff is board certified by both the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Board of Orthodontics, and is a Past President of both the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the College of Diplomates of the ABPD. He is currently the CEO of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a Certified Association Executive by the American Society of Association Executives’ CAE Commission. Jeff has also had the pleasure of serving with Drs. Ralph McDonald and David Avery as coauthor and coeditor of the comprehensive textbook on pediatric dentistry titled, McDonald and Avery’s Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent. The text is popular throughout the world, has been published in six languages and is currently in production for its 10th edition. In addition to his full-time academic work, he maintains an extramural pediatric dentistry and orthodontic private practice. Jeff is married to Barbie, and has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.