Philadelphia – Penn Dental Medicine has named Dr. Marc Henschel to lead its new Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program. Dr. Henschel’s appointment as AEGD Program Director and Associate Professor of Clinical Community Oral Health will be effective January 1.
“Dr. Henschel brings a passion for working with students as an experienced educator and devoted mentor and also has a strong commitment to serving patients as a compassionate clinician,” says Morton Amsterdam Dean Mark Wolff. “We are pleased to welcome him to Penn Dental Medicine.”
Dr. Henschel comes to Penn Dental Medicine from New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry, where he has been part of the full-time faculty since 2015, serving as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine. During this time, he led the NYU Special Patient Care Clinic as Director (2015-2019) and was Course Director for Clinical Management of Patients with Special Needs as well as the honors program in Clinical Management of Patients with Special Needs. Dr. Henschel started teaching at NYU on a part-time basis in 1987, first as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Oral Medicine (1987-1991) and then as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine (1991-2015). Since 1989, he has also maintained a private practice in general dentistry in Forest Hills, N.Y.
Dr. Henschel earned his DDS from State University of New York at Buffalo (1986) and completed a General Practice Residency at Buffalo Veterans Administration Center (1987).
Penn Dental Medicine’s new AEGD program that Dr. Henschel will lead will be designed to educate AEGD residents in the care of vulnerable and underserved patients. Dental residents will complete clinical dental care within the Personalized Care Suite of the recently opened Care Center for Persons with Disabilities, in the School’s clinical care program for Survivors of Torture in partnership with Philadelphia’s Nationalities Service Center, and in several of the School’s community-based care centers.
In 2020, the School was awarded a $2.1 million grant over five years from the Health Resources and Services Administration in support of the new AEGD program. Over the next year, Penn Dental Medicine will develop the program and apply for approval from the Commission on Dental Accreditation. It is anticipated that the inaugural class of residents will begin in July 2022.