Dr Sara Gordon
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor School of Dentistry, University of Washington
Dr Sara Gordon is Professor of Oral Medicine and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Washington, School of Dentistry. She previously taught at Dalhousie University, University of Detroit Mercy, and University of Illinois Chicago, focusing on oral pathology, oral medicine, and diagnosis/treatment planning. Her mission is to widen the scope of dentists to become physicians of the orofacial complex, and to take greater responsibility in the health of the planet. A Canadian, she completed a DDS at Dalhousie University and practiced dentistry for 8 years before completing an oral pathology residency and MS in Pathology at the University of Western Ontario. Dr Gordon is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Oral Pathology and in Oral Medicine, Fellow in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Fellow in Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine of Drexel University, Fellow of the American College of Dentists, and member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honour Society. Dr Gordon has taught over 120 CE courses and produced about 100 accepted scholarly publications. She is very active in national academia. Currently Women’s Liaison Officer and a founding member of the Women in Leadership Section of the American Dental Education Association, she is past chair of three ADEA Sections: Academic Affairs and Academic Deans, Addiction Education, and Oral Pathology. She serves on the University of Washington’s Advisory Group to the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine regarding prevention of sexual harassment on campuses. Dr Gordon is former president of the Canadian Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine. She lives in Seattle with her husband of 35 years, but they still keep their home in rural Nova Scotia.