August 21, 2018
Jennifer Bereckis has been promoted to executive director of clinical operations at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.
In that role, “Jennifer will play an active role in preparing the college for the Commission on Dental Accreditation site visit in 2020,” explained Dr. Susan Rowan, executive associate dean and associate dean for clinical affairs. “In addition to performing many of her current activities in the Office of Clinical Affairs, she will increasingly focus on quality assurance, quality improvement, risk management, reporting systems, and assuring compliance with regulatory requirements for the college.”
“I am very excited to embrace this new challenge by working alongside Dr. Rowan to take risk management, compliance, and quality assurance to the next level,” Bereckis said. “While we already maintain high standards of compliance, we cannot rest on our laurels.”
Bereckis already has begun efforts towards the CODA site visit. “I aspire to create a quality assurance manual for the college and incorporate ways to achieve our benchmarks,” she said. “I enthusiastically look forward to fulfilling this opportunity and am appreciative of the college’s support.”
For the last six years, Bereckis has been director of clinical operations at the College of Dentistry. She graduated from and was a former faculty member of the Kennedy-King College dental hygiene program, and is finalizing a Master’s of Oral Science degree from the College of Dentistry. Bereckis is a delegate of the Illinois State Dental Society and chair of its Education Committee, and a Commission on Dental Competency Assessments Board examiner.