Strategic management and organizational behavior in dental education: Reflections on key issues in an environment of change

David G. Dunning, Timothy M. Durham, Brian M. Lange, Mert N. Aksu

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With issues such as shrinking revenue, access to care, faculty workloads, and graying faculty, dental schools are faced with difficult challenges that fall to dental school deans to manage. Do dental school deans have the organizational skill sets and ethical frameworks necessary to address the challenges now facing dental schools? The purpose of this article is to pose questions and suggestions regarding some of the key issues in dental colleges today and to stimulate discussion in the dental community about needed changes in dental education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)689-695
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of dental education
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2009



  • Access
  • Dental colleges
  • Ethics
  • Faculty workload
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Strategy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Dentistry(all)

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