Mark S. Wolff

Mark S. Wolff, DDS, PhD

Morton Amsterdam Dean
Professor

Division of Restorative Dentistry

Dean's Suite, 1st Floor Evans

Phone: 215-898-1038

Email: dean@dental.upenn.edu

Professional Biography

Dr. Wolff has completed numerous international research and oral health assessment programs and has been a lifelong advocate and dental provider for individuals with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities of all ages. He has served as the principal or co-principal investigator on multiple benchtop and clinical research projects, investigating dental caries, novel remineralizing agents, dental erosion, periodontal disease, dental materials, and dentinal hypersensitivity. He has published over 100 scientific papers, text chapters, and edited multiple textbooks. Dr. Wolff lectures worldwide and is a frequent consultant to the industry. He has been the principal or co-principal investigator on nearly $1 million in industrial and National Institute of Health-funded research.

Faculty Appointments

Clinical Assistant Instructor, Department of Dental Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, 1981-1982

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1982-1990

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Operative Dentistry, Department of General (formerly Restorative) Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1990-1991

Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Operative Dentistry, Department of General (formerly Restorative) Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1991-1994

Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Operative Dentistry and Acting Chairman, Department of General (formerly Restorative) Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1994-1997

Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Advanced Education General Dentistry, Department of General (formerly Restorative) Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1995-1997

Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Operative Dentistry, Department of General (formerly Restorative) Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1997-1998

Clinical Professor and Director of Operative Dentistry, Department of General (formerly Restorative) Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1998-2001

Professor (tenured-continuing appointment), Departments of General Dentistry and Oral Biology and Pathology, School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook University, 2002-2005

Professor (tenured-continuing appointment) and Chair, Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, College of Dentistry, New York University (NYU), 2005-2018

Affiliated Faculty of Global Health, Global Institute of Public Health, NYU, NY, 2014-present

Professor, Department of Preventive & Restorative Sciences, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2018-present

Administrative Appointments

Associate Dean for Information Technology and Special Projects, School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook University, 2002-2005

Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education, College of Dentistry, NYU, 2007-2018

Director of Electronic Health Record Development and Implementation Team, NYU, 2010-2018

Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations, NYU, 2016-2018

Assistant Attending, Department of Plastic Surgery/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, 2016-present

Morton Amsterdam Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2018-present

Honors / Credentials
  • Awarded Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, Philadelphia, 1986
  • Chairman, American Association of Dental Schools Oral Biology Section, 1991-1993
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Dental Care for the Developmentally Disabled SUNY at Stony Brook, 1992
  • Honorary Dental Society, Sigma Tau Chapter, Omicron Kappa Upsilon SUNY at Stony Brook, 1992
  • Faculty of the Year Student Government Award, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1993 and 1998
  • Trustee, American Association of Oral Biologists, 1995-2008
  • Certificate of Recognition, Service Award TWA Flight 800 Disaster Team, Suffolk County Dental Society, 1996
  • Reviewer, Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, 1999-present
  • American Student Dental Association Faculty Award, 2000
  • Fellow, New York Academy of Dentistry, New York, N.Y., 2001
  • President, American Association of Oral Biologists, 2003-2004
  • World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry Exceptional Achievement and Service Award, 2007
  • Founding Chairperson, American Dental Education Association Cariology Special Interest Group, 2007-2008
  • Chair, American Dental Education Association Oral Biology Section, 2008-2009
  • Councilor (Founding), American Dental Education Association Cariology Section, 2010-2012
  • Grant Review Panel Member, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 2010-2016
  • Grant Reviewer, United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation, 2011-2016
  • Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine, 2012
  • Chair, Omega Chapter, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, 2012-2013
  • Minister of Health and Social Security for People of Grenada; Certificate of Appreciation for extraordinary dedication, exemplary service and sacrifice rendered to the people of Grenada, 2013
  • Grant Reviewer, NIH Infectious Disease, Reproductive Health, and Asthma/Pulmonary Conditions study section, 2013-present
  • Recognition for Outstanding Service, Forestdale Foster Care Agency, 2014
  • Distinguished Alumnus, School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook University, 2014
  • Chair, American Dental Education Association Council of Sections, 2015-2016
  • Founding Member, American Academy of Cariology—Caries-related professional and community education Pillar Chair, 2016-present
Education
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1973-1977
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1977-1981
  • Externship in Periodontal Therapy, Northport Veterans Administration Medical Center, Northport, New York, 1980-1981
  • General Practice Residency, University Hospital, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1981-1982
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Oral Biology and Pathology, Graduate School, State University of New York at Stony Brook. Thesis title: Dynamics and Flow of the Oral Fluids: Saliva and Gingival Crevicular Fluid, 1987-1997
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