Sheri Brownstein, D.M.D., M.Ed.
Professor and Dean
A second-generation dentist, Dr. Brownstein grew up in Vero Beach, Florida. She completed a Bachelor of Sciences in Biology from the University of South Florida in 1996, and a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the University of Florida in 2000. Dr. Brownstein practiced general dentistry until 2009, when she began her academic career at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry. In 2011, she accepted a position as Assistant Professor at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine. She was promoted to Director of Preclinical Faculty (2015), Associate Professor (2015), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (2021), Professor (2022), and Dean (2022).
Dr. Brownstein is a member of the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, American and International Associations of Dental Research, American Dental Education Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. She is a 2016 Costin Leadership Institute graduate, a 2021 ADEA Leadership Institute graduate, and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. In December of 2019, she earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. Her research interests are in dental materials, education, and preventive dentistry. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, and spending time with her husband, their three children, and two dogs.