Dr. Goldberg will continue to work on fundraising and related planning activities for the school, according to the university.
Dr. Goldberg, a 1970 graduate of the dental school, joined the faculty in 1974. He was chairman of the oral and maxillofacial surgery department for more than a decade and became interim dean in 1996.
During his tenure, applications have doubled and the number of faculty members has tripled, according to the university. The school's budget has increased by more than 300%, and the number of faculty with doctorates and/or board certification has quadrupled. In addition, graduate and specialty programs have increased, as have enrollments.
Dr. Goldberg also helped overhaul the school's curriculum, which received national recognition. As part of the revamp, dental students provide sealants to thousands of Cleveland schoolchildren each year, an initiative that provides dental students early hands-on training.
The school will launch a national search for his successor and hopes to have a new dean by the summer of 2014.
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