Uri Hangorsky

Uri Hangorsky, DDS, MS

Clinical Professor of Periodontics, Associate Dean for Student Affairs & PASS Program

Department of Periodontics

Evans Building Lower Concourse

Phone: 215-898-8930

Email: urihy@upenn.edu

Professional Biography

Dr. Hangorsky is Interim Chair of the Department of Periodontics and Associate Dean for Student Life, Admissions and the PASS Program. A Clinical Professor of Periodontics, Dr. Hangorsky teaches periodontics to second-year DMD students and the periodontial review courses for PASS students. He is also former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Penn Dental Medicine. Dr. Hangorsky also led the development of and was among the faculty who taught the School’s first open access course on the University’s Coursera platform, presented in June 2015. Active on a variety of academic committees within Penn Dental Medicine, he presently serves on the Student Advancement Committee, the Dean’s Advisory Committee and Chairs the Competency Review Committee. He is also an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, OKU Honorary Fraternity, ADEA Policy and Research Advisory Committee and serves as a CDCA (Commission Dental Competency Assessments) Consultant/Examiner, CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation) Accreditation Consultant, ADEX (American Dental Exam) educational representative.

Honors / Credentials
  • Interim Chair, Department of Periodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2018 — present
  • Fellowship in the International College of Dentists
  • Associate Dean for Student Life, Admissions, & PASS Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2017 — present
  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2009 – 2017
  • Director, PASS Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2004 – 2017
  • Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2004-2009
  • Director, Predoctoral Education in Periodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 1998-2004
  • Clinical Professor of Periodontics, 2002 – Present
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontics, Department of Periodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 1983 – 2002
  • Director, Model A Pennsylvania Experiment, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 1998-1982
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 1982 – 1983
  • Assistant Professor of Periodontics and Form and Function of the Masticatory System, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 1980-1982
  • Assistant Professor of Periodontics; Director, Clinical Undergraduate Education, Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1978-1980
  • Honorary Alumnus Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine,, 2011
  • Provost Award for Distinguished Teaching, University of Pennsylvania, 2002
  • Graduate Periodontics Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 1991
  • Induction into OKU Honor Society, 2001
  • T. Appleton Award – Excellence in Clinical Teaching, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 1984
Education
  • McGill University, B.S., 1967 – 70
  • Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, D.D.S., 1970 – 74
  • University of Vermont General Practice Residency, Certificate, 1974 – 75
  • Case Western Reserve University, M.S., Periodontics, 1976 – 78