The Division of Public Health welcomed Nicholas Conte as dental director for the DPH Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services.

Conte is a prosthodontist who recently served as the director of clinical research and education for Dentsply Sirona.

He has prior experience in private practice and as a faculty member at New Jersey Dental School, where he taught undergraduate and post-graduate prosthodontics.

Conte has lectured nationally and internationally, conducted clinical research trials and worked on product development teams for impression materials, composites, adhesives and cements.

“I am very excited and honored to be named the dental director and to be a part of the Division of Public Health,” Conte said. “I look forward to continuing the great work that has already been done, maintaining important partnerships previously established within the state and fostering new relationships with external partners. I also look forward to working with the Delaware dental community to improve general awareness about the importance of oral health and the key role it plays in our overall wellness.”