Two New Members Join Penn Dental Medicine Board of Advisors


Philadelphia — Penn Dental Medicine has added to the depth of its Board of Advisors, welcoming two new members — Jöerg Vogel, Vice President of International Sales for Dentsply Sirona, and Thomas D. Schwieterman, MD, Vice President of Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for Midmark Corporation. Their appointments to three-year renewable terms were officially approved by the University of Pennsylvania’s Board of Trustees at its fall meeting. Both Vogel and Schwieterman bring unique perspectives on industry and technology to their advisory roles.

“We are thrilled to have Jöerg and Tom on the Board,” says Penn Dental Medicine’s Morton Amsterdam Dean, Dr. Mark S. Wolff. “Both of their respective companies have been valued supporters of initiatives at Penn Dental Medicine, and we look forward to building upon those relationships.”

Vogel has served as Vice President of International Sales at Dentsply Sirona for nearly two decades – starting at Sirona Dental Systems in 2004 and moving to Dentsply Sirona in 2016. Since 2015, he has led the International Special Clinic Solutions division worldwide, helping to provide universities and large clinics with digital dental equipment and education systems. Dentsply Sirona was an early and important partner in designing and equipping Penn Dental Medicine’s Center for Persons with Disabilities, and the company has helped amplify the work of the Center in Europe and elsewhere around the world. They have also been closely involved with the expansion of digital dentistry at Penn Dental Medicine.

Schwieterman, who joined Midmark in 2007, has helped to lead the company’s focus on technology and new approaches to enrich experiences between caregivers and their patients at the point of care. His role includes advising on the development of clinical solutions, evaluating market trends, providing insight on government regulations, and identifying new innovations in the medical, dental, and animal health markets. He also targets ways health information technology can improve caregiver efficiency and patient outcomes.

The Board of Advisors provides volunteer leadership and financial support to the School and acts as an advisory resource for the Dean on matters of policy, direction, practice, and effectiveness. Board members also serve ambassadors for the School, stewarding the missions of both the School and the University.