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Dr Susan Somerset

Faculty Feature: Meet Susan Somerset, DMD, Pharm D, MS

CU Dental Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Dentistry and Population Health, and Director, Special Care Dental Clinic

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Written by Laura Ramsey on December 19, 2022

Dr. Somerset attended dental school at the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed post-doctoral residency with the Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware. Prior to dental school, Dr. Somerset earned a Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and an MS degree in Biomedical Science at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

She brings several years of private practice experience in a variety of settings, including providing care to vulnerable populations (those without homes and those with special needs), as well as experience as an ACTS preceptor for CU School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Somerset will be leading the Adults with Special Health Care Needs didactic and clinical courses, and assisting with clinic coverage in the pre-doctoral clinic.

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What do you enjoy most about your role and why?

Interacting with the students. I hope to make a positive contribution to their education and instill lifelong learning.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?

“Bring everyone up with you.” This was told to my dental school class by Dr. David Bressler, one of our pediatric dental professors. His message to the students was if you find a way to be successful, share that knowledge with others.

What do you think students can do to get the most out of their dental school experience?

Work together as a community. Help and support each other. Seek out and listen to varying ideas and perspectives. You can build your knowledge base on the experience of others. Get involved as much as you can.

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