Ronnie Myers, DDS
Dean, Professor of Dental Medicine
Touro College of Dental Medicine
Areas of Expertise
Pediatric dentistry; academic dentistry; infection prevention in dentistry; systemic disease and oral health
Dr. Ronnie Myers, was appointed Dean of Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College in July 2017 after serving as Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Administrative Affairs at Touro College of Dental Medicine, where he was responsible for the academic curriculum including its development, management, and integration, and faculty affairs, including development, appointments and promotions.
Dr. Myers started in academic dentistry at the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery full time in 1982 as the Director of the General Practice Residency Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. As program director, he initiated a screening program for pre-cardiac transplant patients and helped forge an affiliation with Memorial Sloan Kettering to develop a two-year oncology program for dental residents.
In 1991 Dr. Myers was appointed Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and was promoted to Associate Dean in 2001, Vice Dean for Administrative Affairs in 2011-2012, 2013-2016 and, served at the College as Interim Dean from July 2012-August 2013.
In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. Myers lectures on infection prevention issues in dentistry and the relationship between systemic disease and oral health.
Dr. Ronnie Myers graduated with a BS from Syracuse University, DDS and Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, and completed a fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Myers has been a consultant to the Commission on Dental Accreditation, former member and Chair of the New York State Board of Dentistry and is a past Chair of the American Dental Education Association Section on Clinic Administration. He is a reviewer for the Journal of the American Dental Association, the Journal of Dental Education and the American Journal of Infection Control.
Memberships and Affiliations
- Fellow American College of Dentists Membership: ADA, ADEA, OSAP