Marnie Oakley, D.M.D.

Senior Consultant

Dr. Oakley is a Senior Consultant for AAL and works extensively in the areas of clinical teaching and preceptorship, leadership development, communication, conflict resolution, and change management in complex organizations to promote continuous growth. A proud graduate of the ADEA Leadership Institute who subsequently served the program in an advisory role, Dr. Oakley is known for her passion for leadership training and continuous self-reflection. In addition to her role at AAL, Dr. Oakley serves as the Senior Associate Dean at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. She served an active duty 4-year tour as Dental Officer in the United States Navy. In her experience as a clinical teacher for over two decades, she has been responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive care clinical curriculum that is focused on student learning, assessment, and patient care outcomes. Dr. Oakley has also developed and implemented formalized marketing plans targeted on improving clinical operations.

She works hand-in-hand with university organization development human resource teams to strategically develop and actualize reorganization plans that promote workflow efficiencies in the clinical environment. She has had experience serving as a schoolwide site visit coordinator for a Commission on Dental Accreditation site visit and, in turn, understands what is required to build a quality management and improvement plan that measures school-specific standards of care. In her 6 years serving as a department chair and her 7 years as the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, has taken great pride in recognizing human talent and applying strengths of employees to maximize efficiency and success in support of a strategic vision and plan. She continuously inspires a robust customer service approach to empower employees to serve their customers across all fronts in dental education.

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