In his expanded full-time role at the Atlanta campus, Randy Kluender, DDS, MS, will continue to lead the board and serve as onsite liaison and support to GSO’s orthodontic residents and faculty.
Randy Kluender, DDS, MS, has assumed a full-time position at Georgia School of Orthodontics’ (GSO) Atlanta campus. Kluender currently serves as president and chairman of the Board of Trustees at GSO.
Kluender has played a crucial role in the development and success of the school since before its inception in 2016. He brings more than 40 years of clinical, educational and administrative experience to his position at GSO. In his expanded role, he will continue to lead the board and serve as onsite liaison and support to GSO’s orthodontic residents and faculty.
“We are privileged that Dr Kluender is now full-time at GSO. His wealth of experience in dental education has been essential as he helps guide and support our orthodontic residents and faculty,” says Ricky E. Harrell, DMD, MA, program director at GSO. “His vast knowledge of the academic field has also been integral to the establishment of GSO, and he will continue to serve an essential role as we guide our school into the future.”
During his tenure as a faculty member and administrator at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, he secured more than $2.5 million in grant funding, the majority of which was used to initiate programs to help people in need. Through his participation in the American Dental Education Association’s Leadership Institute, Harry Bruce Legislative Fellowship in Washington, DC, he actively worked on legislative issues impacting oral health, informing legislators about the relationship of oral health and general health, diversity in the healthcare workforce, student indebtedness and financial aid and funding for dental schools in the United States.