Donald R. Ratcliffe, DDS
Chairman, Department of Dentistry
Program Director, General Practice Residency Programs
Dr. Ratcliffe is a graduate of the General Practice Residency Program in 1980, returned to the attending staff in 1983 and has served as General Practice Residency Program Director from 1992 to 2011 and Chairman of the Department of Dentistry since 2005. He has the overall responsibility of both residency programs and the departments operations.
In addition to the Chairman position, he serves as the department's director of prosthetics and special study cases.
He graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1979 and was elected into OKU. Additionally, he was the recipient of the Arthur Hull Award of Endodontics, the Academy of Operative Dentistry's Achievement Award, and the American Academy of Oral Medicine Merit Award. He is currently a member American College of Dentistry, the International College of Dentistry, the New York Academy of Dentistry, the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Special Care Density Association, the American Society of Osseointegration, the American College of Oral Implantaology, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the American Dental Association.
In 1997, Dr. Ratcliffe was honored by the department's highest award, the Dr. William P. Lavori Award for Professional Excellence, and in 2004 received the department's Dr. Alfonso Fressola Humanitarian Award. He is currently on the faculty for the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry and Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.