Dean Mary R. Truhlar

Message from the Dean

It is my privilege to serve as Dean of the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, an institution that thrives on creative contributions; educational initiatives, research innovation, and clinical excellence. As an alumnus from the Class of 1984 and a faculty member since 1990, I have a unique experience-based perspective having functioned in many roles at the dental school as a student, faculty member, program director, and administrator.

Integrated within Stony Brook Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine is an exciting place to be, a place with an unique and distinguished history and a vibrant challenging future defined by our mission to continuously pursue excellence in education, patient care, discovery and leadership, and advance oral and general health throughout the local and global community.  It is genuinely gratifying to be a part of this community of higher education, and there is no question that the students, residents, staff, and faculty who represent this dental school strive to establish a truly excellent educational, research, and patient care experience. Whether you are a prospective or current student, resident, 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 am honored to be trusted with the responsibility of the dean and as such, I am committed to advancing our excellence and giving visionary direction to our future.

Mary R. Truhlar, DDS, MS