Dr. Michael Glick Named Fields-Rayant Endowed Professor of Integrative Global Oral Health


Philadelphia – Penn Dental Medicine has named Dr. Michael Glick the Fields-Rayant Endowed Professor of Integrative Global Oral Health within the School’s Department of Preventive & Restorative Sciences and Department of Oral Medicine, where Dr. Glick has joint appointments.  This endowed professorship was made possible through the support of Penn Dental Medicine alumnus Dr. Garry Rayant (GD’77) and his wife, Dr. Kathy Fields, who made a major gift in 2021 to both create the professorship and provide foundational support to establish the School’s Center for Integrative Global Oral Health (CIGOH).

Since joining Penn Dental Medicine in 2021 as Executive Director of CIGOH, Dr. Glick has been moving the work of the School’s first policy center forward. Under his leadership, the CIGOH team is building collaborations with educators, researchers, and policymakers to address the challenges of achieving equitable oral health around the globe.  Among some of the key CIGOH initiatives to date is the establishment of the Cochrane Oral Health Collaborating Center at Penn Dental Medicine, the launch of an annual Global Oral Health Forum, and the addition of a new academic offering with a Master of Science in Oral and Population Health.

“With his leadership in helping to guide the development of CIGOH, Dr. Glick is well suited for the inaugural appointment to this professorship,” says Penn Dental Medicine’s Morton Amsterdam Dean, Dr. Mark S. Wolff. “We are tremendously grateful to Drs. Rayant and Fields for helping to ensure the future strength and growth of CIGOH by endowing this professorship.”