Dr. Harvey Weingarten, a full-time general dentistry practitioner in South Bend, Ind., and past president of the Indiana State Board of Dentistry, has been appointed director of continuing education at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, Dean Dr. John Williams has announced.
The part-time position on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus complements the part-time post Weingarten accepted in 2009 as a clinical assistant professor of operative dentistry in the dental school’s Comprehensive Care Clinics. He will continue to reside and practice in South Bend.
“Providing ongoing educational opportunities to Indiana’s dental professionals is a key responsibility of the dental school, and we are excited to have one of Indiana’s leading dentists now directing this effort,” Williams said. “Dr. Weingarten will draw upon his extensive experiences as a private practitioner, educator, administrator and ethicist to build an innovative programming platform that will serve the diverse needs of dental professionals throughout Indiana and beyond.”
“Our goal is for all of Indiana’s dental health care professionals to regard the IU School of Dentistry as their primary resource for lifetime learning,” Weingarten said. “I look forward to working with the school’s administration to expand educational opportunities for dentists, specialists and allied dental professionals that are both well-timed in their presentation and reflective of IU’s commitment to excellence.”
For the past four years, Weingarten has contributed substantially to the education of IU’s dental students, making the 150-mile roundtrip from South Bend to Indianapolis several times a month to share his clinical expertise with dental students who treat patients in the school’s largest clinical system.