The leadership team at UBC Dentistry provides vision and strategic guidance to help cultivate excellence in learning, teaching, research, and community impact.

Dr. Andrea Esteves

Andrea Esteves

Dean pro tem

Dr. Andrea Esteves is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral Health Sciences and, since 2011, has served as Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs. She 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 several DMD courses and modules, including prosthodontics, and joined the faculty ranks as Clinical Assistant Professor in 1996. Dr. Esteves soon took on the role of clinic manager and was a key member of the planning team for the Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre, where she has been Clinic Director since 2009. She has been involved in many of the Faculty’s geriatric dentistry research projects, providing support as a clinician. She is also on the Clinical Affairs Committee and has served as a Past-President of the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry.

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Eli Whitney

Associate Dean, Academic
Director, DMD Program

Jane Merling

Assistant Dean, Development, Alumni and Communications

Hannu Larjava

Acting Associate Dean, Research

Chris Wyatt

Head, Department of Oral Health Sciences

Ya Shen

Head, Department of Oral, Biological and Medical Sciences
Director, International Relations

Zul Kanji

Director, Admissions and Student Affairs

Salima Alibhai

Director, Dental Hygiene Degree Program

Jolanta Aleksejuniene

Director, Graduate and PostDoc Studies

Leeann Donnelly

Director, Community Engagement

Diego Ardenghi

Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion