The Office of Academic Affairs is established to guide the organization and planning of the professional degree program, to facilitate the delivery of instruction, and to evaluate the outcomes of the program. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairsis primarily responsible for the effective management of all predoctoral academic programs of the School of Dental Medicine. This includes both didactic and clinical components and involves overseeing their design, delivery, evaluation, and modification. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs interacts with other administrative officers, program directors, etc. as necessary for the continued maintenance of a quality predoctoral program.