January 3, 2019

E.J. Newness, DDS, MBA to Join College Faculty

E.J. Newness, DDS, MBA

Dr. E.J. Newness will join the college faculty on January 14, 2019, as an Assistant Professor-Clinical in the Division of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry. Dr. Newness earned his DDS degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1998, after which he completed a General Practice Residency program at the Ohio Northside Medical Center. In 2009 he received his MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Dr. Newness's professional experience includes serving as a private dental practitioner in Northfield, Ohio, for fifteen years. During that time, he was also an adjunct instructor in the Department of Dental Hygiene at Youngstown State University. In 2013, he joined the faculty at the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) School of Dentistry as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral Health and Integrated Care.

Throughout his career at UDM, Dr. Newness has also served as the School of Dentistry's interim Director of Graduate Education, and the interim Assistant Dean of Academic Administration. He is currently the Director of the Division of Clinical Essentials and Simulation, which includes instructional responsibilities for pre-doctoral courses that address the essentials of clinical practice and dental laboratory simulation. Dr. Newness is also a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the Academy of General Dentistry.

In his role as a faculty member in the college, Dr. Newness's responsibilities will include pre-doctoral curriculum development; didactic and clinical teaching responsibilities; and promoting the use of innovative technologies to enhance clinical and non-clinical education, research, and service initiatives.