Board of Directors Member: Michael Conte, D.M.D., M.P.H.

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Michael Conte

Michael Conte, D.M.D., M.P.H.

Michael Conte, D.M.D., M.P.H., was elected to DANB’s Board of Directors in August 2016 and is now serving his second three-year term. DANB’s Board elected Dr. Conte from a slate of qualified nominees provided by the American Dental Association (ADA).

Dr. Conte is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and the Senior Associate Dean for the Office of Clinical Affairs at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, where he also serves as the Medical Director and the Director of Infection Control and Environmental Safety. Additionally, Dr. Conte serves and chairs many committees and is involved in the oversight of the dental school’s extramural programs and facilities administration.

In addition to his academic work, Dr. Conte is a consultant to the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry and the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments. He is also on the advisory board for a local Newark public school and has served as a Commission on Dental Accreditation site visitor.

Dr. Conte is active in numerous associations, including the ADA and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. He is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now known as the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine) and has completed additional post-graduate training, including an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program and the American Dental Education Association’s Leadership Institute.