Penn Dental Medicine Names Dr. Bruce Brandolin Assistant Dean


Dr. Bruce Brandolin

Philadelphia – Penn Dental Medicine has named Dr. Bruce Brandolin Assistant Dean of Intramural Practice and External Partnerships. His appointment to this new post is effective October 15.

In this role, Dr. Brandolin will direct operations for the Penn Dental Family Practice, the two multispecialty, community dental practices of Penn Dental Medicine, and will facilitate and manage other strategic partnerships.

“Dr. Brandolin brings a depth of experience in both academics and clinical practice,” says Penn Dental Medicine’s Morton Amsterdam Dean, Dr. Mark S. Wolff. “His unique perspective will help ensure a supportive environment for our care providers and the highest standard of care for our patients.”

Dr. Brandolin comes to Penn Dental Medicine from New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry, where he has served on the faculty since 2005, most recently as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care. For the past 11 years, he has overseen predoctoral clinical activities as a Group Practice Director. There, he managed not only the education of dental and hygiene students, but also maintained clinic productivity and efficiency by mentoring and supervising faculty, managers, and staff. As Clinic Director, he developed the workflow and protocols to enhance scheduling, patient interactions, and student experiences.

In addition to being a co-investigator in various research endeavors at NYU Bluestone Research Center, he has presented both nationally and internationally on topics specific to general dental care and authored papers on related topics as well. At NYU, Dr. Brandolin has actively served on a variety of committees, including the Executive Management Council and the Revenue Cycle Audit Committee, in addition to serving on the executive boards of OKU and the Alumni Association. He has been recognized by both faculty and student councils for teaching awards and is a multi-year recipient of the Dean’s Honor Award.

Concurrent to his engagement at NYU, he has maintained a private practice in general dentistry in Eastchester, NY, for the past 37 years. Dr. Brandolin holds a DDS degree from NYU College of Dentistry (1984) and also completed a General Practice Residency at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Bronx Municipal Hospital Center (1985).