Dean Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch has announced the appointment of Wei-Shao Lin, DDS, FACP, PhD, as chair of the Department of Prosthodontics. Dr. Lin has served as interim chair since 2020.
“I am so pleased to announce that Dr. Lin will continue to serve the School and the Department of Prosthodontics as chair,” Dean Murdoch-Kinch said. “Over the past two years, Dr. Lin has demonstrated his leadership strengths, collaborative style, and creativity in service to the department and the School. I look forward to working with him as a member of the IUSD leadership team as we collaborate to implement our strategic priorities for the School.”
Dr. Wei-Shao Lin joined IUSD in 2018 as a tenured associate professor and serves as program director in the Prosthodontics advanced education program. He received his DDS in 2003 from Chung-Shan Medical University in Taiwan. He completed a certificate in prosthodontics and a surgical implant fellowship at the University of Rochester in 2010. Dr. Lin also earned a PhD in educational leadership and organizational development at the University of Louisville in 2020.
Dr. Lin’s research interests include clinical dental implant research, ceramic restorations, and digital dentistry. He has published more than 85 research and clinical articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Lin is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Lin serves on several editorial boards and is a reviewer for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Journal of Prosthodontics, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, and Clinical Oral Implants Research. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Prosthodontics. Dr. Lin maintains an intramural dental implant and prosthodontics practice at IUSD.
“After serving as the interim chair for the past two years, I am very fortunate and grateful to have this opportunity to continue working with the leadership team and all faculty, staff, and students to further develop the Department of Prosthodontics and fulfill our commitments to achieving excellence in the research, teaching, and service activities,” Dr. Lin said.