Dr. Ronald L. Occhionero is a Professor and Associate Dean for Administration at Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Occhionero received a BS degree from John Carroll University and his DDS from Case Western Reserve University. He is a former Commander in The U.S. Public Health Service.
Dr. Occhionero was a former Associate Dean of Clinics where he developed the preceptor concept of clinical education. Additionally, he was responsible for several Dental Health Education and Welfare grants that supported the development of dental health manpower utilization for the School of Dentistry’s students. He was instrumental in the initiation of expanded functions for auxiliaries in the State of Ohio. A former past president of the Greater Cleveland Dental Society and the Ohio Dental Association and dental practitioner. Dr. Occhionero has served in full-time dental education for over fifty years.