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Linda C. Niessen - July 2012

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Linda C. Niessen, D.M.D., M.P.H., M.P.P., currently serves as vice president and chief clinical officer for Dentsply International, and clinical professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences at the Texas A&M Health Science Center, Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. She is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and received her M.P.H. at the Harvard School of Public Health and her M.P.P. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

During her tenure as professor and chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences at Baylor College of Dentistry, she initiated graduate education programs in dental public health and geriatric dental care as part of the Baylor partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. In addition, she has provided geriatric dental care to veterans as a staff dentist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dallas.