Capehart Named Associate Dean of Dental College of Georgia

Dr. Kim Capehart, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Advanced Education, has been named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Advanced Education at The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University.

As Associate Dean, Capehart will oversee all aspects of academic affairs and residency programs at The DCG. His office will manage the routine, such as registration, grading, and student records for all professional programs; as well as the visionary, such as leadership and accreditation.

He will be responsible for making sure that the Dental College of Georgia (DCG) complies with all state and federal regulations. This includes developing and implementing policies and procedures, conducting audits, and taking corrective action when necessary. The Associate Dean also works with other parts of Augusta University, such as the predoctoral and dental residency programs and the faculty practice, to ensure that they are also in compliance.

Preparing for the upcoming Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) site visit is on the top of his mind.

“The Dental College of Georgia will continue to demonstrate the highest standards and provide residents with the most comprehensive training possible,” Capehart said. “The CODA Accreditation shows that we do that, and we intend to have no areas for improvement.”

Capehart will focus on strategic growth and innovation in teaching in masters, doctorate and post-doctoral programs. He intends to align courses for improved collaboration and transparency through curriculum and topic mapping. This will encourage cooperation and communication between faculty, provide a transparent feedback and evaluation standard, and mapped student progress to each subject, unit and level.

He is confident that this strategy will provide comprehensive guidance to continual improvement and strengthen DCG academic and residency experiences.

And DCG Dean Nancy Young is confident in Capehart.

“Dr. Capehart is a bridge-builder who will create coalitions. We are looking forward to his future success,” she said.

Capehart is an Associate Professor in the Department of General Dentistry. He also serves as chair of the DCG Student Affairs Committee, co-faculty advisor for the American Student Dental Association chapter, past president of the Eastern District Dental Society of the Georgia Dental Association, test constructor for the Integrated National Board Dental Examination, site visitor for the Commission on Dental Accreditation and a journal reviewer for five different journals. He has been induced into the OKU Honor Society and was the 2018 recipient of the Judson C. Hickey Outstanding Faculty Award.

Capehart is a graduate of Marshall University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and of West Virginia University with a Doctor of Dental Surgery. He has also completed a Master of Business Administration and Management from Regis University and a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

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Stacey Hudson

Stacey Hudson is communications coordinator for the Dental College of Georgia.

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