Dr. Phyllis L. Beemsterboer is Professor and former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Dentistry at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. She is an associate director in the Center for Ethics in Health Care at OHSU and a faculty member in Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine. Her research interest is in bioethics education and measurement and she is past president of the American Society for Dental Ethics. She was a Gies Fellow at the American Dental Education Association in 1998 and completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (ELAM) in 2000.
Dr. Beemsterboer’s academic activities include journal publications in bioethics, occlusion and temporomandibular research, service on numerous dental education review boards, academic consulting and the author of two dental hygiene textbooks. She has extensive experience in accreditation, assessment and evaluation. Dr. Beemsterboer was elected to the American College of Dentists as an honorary member in 2010 and received a Presidential Citation from the American Dental Education Association in 2013.