Extension of Dr. Andrea Esteves as Dean pro tem, Faculty of Dentistry

May 23, 2024

I am pleased to announce the extension of the appointment of Dr. Andrea Esteves as Dean pro tem, for the UBC Faculty of Dentistry.

Dr. Esteves, Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral Health Sciences, has served as Dean pro tem since August 28, 2023. This extension of appointment is for the period August 28, 2024, until the earlier of August 27, 2025, or the appointment of the new Dean.

Dr. Esteves completed her DDS degree at the State University of Londrina in 1989 and her MSc at UBC in 1994. As a graduate student, she taught in a number of DMD courses and modules, including prosthodontics, and joined the faculty ranks as Clinical Assistant Professor in 1996. Dr. Esteves was a key member of the planning team for the Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre, where she has been clinic director since 2009. She also served as Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs from 2011 until her appointment as Dean pro tem. During her first term as Dean pro tem, Dr. Esteves successfully led the accreditation survey visit for eight undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition, she has been involved in many of the Faculty's geriatric dentistry research projects, providing support as a clinician. She has served as President and Past-President of the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry.

We will have an update in the coming months about the next phase of the search.

I am very grateful for Dr. Esteves’ steady leadership during her time as Dean pro tem, an appointment that carries with it the full authority of the deanship, and look forward to the Faculty continuing to advance under her leadership until such time as a new Dean is appointed.

Gage Averill
Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver