Dianne Rekow, MSME, MDA, D.D.S., Ph.D, is the Emeritus Professor and Executive Dean of King's College London Dental Institute and Fellow of King's College London; formerly Senior Vice Provost for Engineering and Technology, Chair of the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, and Professor of Orthodontics at New York University.
Now formally retired, Dr. Rekow volunteers her time to local and professional communities, focusing on demystifying technology and digital systems that can enhance oral and systemic health. Following an 11-year career in industry founded on degrees in physics, math, and business, she returned to the University of Minnesota to earn graduate degrees in dentistry along with mechanical and biomedical engineering. From 2012-2017, she served as Executive Dean of King’s College London Dental Institute, the largest dental school in Europe. In that role, she simultaneously led the Dental Clinical Academic Group, coordinating dental education and research activities of the college with two associated NIH hospitals. From 2002-2012, Dr. Rekow served in a number of roles at New York University, including chairing the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, Director of Translational Research, Senior Vice Provost for Engineering and Technology, and engaging the dental school in emergency response initiatives and activities. Prior to joining NYU, she held various appointments at the Universities of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Maryland at Baltimore, and Minnesota. Her research career, primarily NIH funded, focused on applying engineering principles and technologies to improve dentistry.