College News

Perspectives
Monday, November 09, 2020

The college's annual alumni magazine, Perspectives, is now available. Click here to see all available issues.  read more...

Renovated Endodontic Suite Supports Learning & Advanced Patient Care
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Hear an excerpt from Dr. Al Wiemann, chief, Division of Endodontics, as he addresses dental school applicants and discusses the benefits of the endodontic suite to dental students. read more...

UKCD Division of Periodontology Introduces Dr. Sam Jasper Periodontal Award
Tuesday, October 06, 2020

The Sam Jasper Periodontal Award was created in recognition of Dr. Jasper’s many contributions to clinical care and education in periodontology. During his 39 years of service in the Division of Periodontology at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry (UKCD), Dr. Jasper remained dedicated to the many students he taught and to the idea of increasing student exposure to the field of periodontology.read more...

One Day for UK - 2020
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

UK College of Dentistry Names New Department Chair
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Dr. Zindell Richardson has been named chair of the Department of Oral Health Science at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. As a new faculty member, Dr. Richardson hopes to continue the college's mission of leadership in education, patient care, discovery and community engagement.read more...

Okeson Named Dean of the UK College of Dentistry
Wednesday, July 08, 2020

University of Kentucky Professor Jeffrey Okeson has been named dean of the College of Dentistry, pending approval by the UK Board of Trustees.  read more...

Student Organization Spotlight
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The Hispanic Student Dental Association at the UK College of Dentistry exists to help educate the hispanic community on topics related to oral health as well as to spread understanding of the hispanic community at the college. Association members Elizabeth Mechas and Victor Daza were interviewed earlier this year about their work with the group. Learn more about the Hispanic Student Dental Association's efforts and how the organization benefits dental students by watching the video below.read more...

Open Forum to be Held Via Zoom for UK College of Dentistry Dean Finalist
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 15, 2020) — Dr. Jeffrey Okeson, finalist for the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry dean position, will participate in an open forum via Zoom Webinar Tuesday, June 16, from Noon to 1 p.m. The forum is open to all faculty, staff, students and trainees in the College of Dentistry, as well as any other campus community members.read more...

A Message to Our Community
Tuesday, June 02, 2020

I believe it is very important that we acknowledge what is occurring in our country at this time. These incidents affect many aspects of our lives. I personally was extremely distraught seeing videos that occurred in Minneapolis. It was a blatant violation of anyone and everyone’s human rights. It is difficult for me to understand how this can continue to occur in our country.read more...

Free Continuing Education Course Being Offered on May 8
Friday, May 08, 2020

Addressing Tobacco Use in Dental Settings The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry is offering dental team members a free, two-hour online continuing education course, Addressing Tobacco Use in Dental Settings, on Friday, May 8 starting at 9:15 am Eastern. Registration is available at dentistry.uky.edu/addressing-tobaccomay2020.read more...

Dr. Gene P. Lewis Fellowship Available
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Gene P. Lewis Fellowship was created in recognition of Dr. Lewis’ many contributions to clinical care and research in Public Health and Oral-Systemic Health Disparities and his prominence as a leader and role model in the field. The goal of this fellowship is to support professional students, graduate students, pos-doctoral fellows, or junior faculty in the development of meaningful evidence that will ultimately lead to the reduction of Oral Health Disparities in the state of Kentucky. read more...

Student Organization Spotlight
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Student Research Group (SRG) at the UK College of Dentistry exists to help foster student involvement in research at the college. SRG members Chad Davidson and Shelby Oberst were interviewed earlier this year about their work with SRG. Learn more about SRG's efforts and how the organization benefits dental students by watching the video below.    read more...

Student Organization Spotlight
Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Student National Dental Association (SNDA) chapter at the UK College of Dentistry exists to help address the specific needs and interests of minority students. SNDA members Henry Briggs and Adrian Wilson were interviewed earlier this year about their work with SNDA. Learn more about SNDA's efforts and how the organization benefits dental students and the community by watching the video below.    read more...

Call for Digital Posters
Friday, January 31, 2020

  The deadline for posters has been extended to Friday, Feb. 14.   read more...

Space Available at Upcoming Career Fair on ASDA Day
Monday, January 13, 2020

In conjunction with the Vincent A. Barr Visiting Presenter CE course and ASDA Day, the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry would like to extend an invitation to our alumni to participate in a Career Fair. This will take place from 12:45-2:45 pm at the Bill Gatton Student Center. Our goal is to provide the Career Fair as an opportunity for you to speak with current UKCD students about possible employment or the sale of a practice.read more...

Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) Applications Being Accepted for Summer 2020
Friday, January 10, 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the PEPP program for 2020 has been canceled. The safety and welfare of participants is of utmost importance. We look forward to offering PEPP in the Summer of 2021. read more...

Free Limited Dental Screenings Offered by UK Dental Students
Wednesday, January 08, 2020

  March 16, 2020 Update: Please note that the March 16 and 23 sessions have been canceled.    University of Kentucky College of Dentistry dental students will provide no-cost limited dental screenings on select dates in February and March. No appointment is necessary, but participants must be 18 years or older. read more...

Nursing and Dental Students Team Up to Provide Flu Shots in Diagnosis, Wellness and Prevention Clinic
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Earlier this month, the UK College of Dentistry (UKCD) partnered with the UK College of Nursing to offer the flu vaccine in UKCD’s Diagnosis, Wellness and Prevention Clinic for the first time. UKCD faculty, staff, and students received their shots from nursing and dental student teams in the clinic. read more...

Fall Symposium and Alumni Weekend
Monday, October 14, 2019

The UK College of Dentistry hosted alumni, friends, and students for the Fall Symposium and Alumni Weekend, sponsored by the UKCD Alumni Association. The gathering started on a Friday, October 11, with the awarding of two UKCD Alumni Association Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 to Ashley Arnao (’20) and MacKenzie Brindley (’20), followed by a continuing education course presented by Dr. Aaron Nicholas. The class of 2020 was invited by the UKCD Alumni Association to attend the course alongside other participants. read more...

In Service of Smiles During the Summer
Sunday, September 15, 2019

If you ask dental students at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry why they are interested in pursuing a career in dentistry at UK, many times, they will mention service—their passion for providing community support and the many opportunities they can participate in at UK to provide care and engage with communities. For dental student Jenna Perkins, this calling to serve helped shape her summer before starting her second year in dental school. read more...

Flu Vaccine Available
Monday, September 09, 2019

Flu Vaccine Available in the Diagnosis, Wellness and Prevention Clinic  The flu vaccine is available in the college's Diagnosis, Wellness and Prevention Clinic, located in MN328, on the below dates.  No appointment needed. Bring your UK ID. Vaccine meets UK Healthcare immunization requirements. A limited amount of Fluzone High-Dose will also be available.read more...

Strut Your Smile 2019
Friday, September 06, 2019

Dental student members of the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry (UKCD) are ramping up for their largest annual fundraiser of the year—the Strut Your Smile Charity Fashion Show and Silent Auction. Proceeds from the event will benefit the women of GreenHouse17, an advocacy agency serving 17 counties in Kentucky, committed to ending intimate partner abuse in families. read more...

UKCD Alumni Association Golf Tournament Results
Thursday, August 15, 2019

On a perfect day for golf, 56 players participated in the college’s annual Alumni Association Golf Tournament. Fifteen teams competed for best score. The top three teams consisted of the following players: First Place: Daniel Passidomo, Andy Bayer, Andrew Cain, and Phil Speelman; Second Place: Shiv Pruthi, Daniel Crain, Connor Leisge, and Dylan Kelley; and Third Place: Tyler Bolin, Rusty Bolin, Joe Roberts, and Cole Hackett. The sponsors of this year’s event included: Luncheon - Boyd Thornton Dental; Beverage Cart - White, Greer and Maggard; and 19th Hole Award Reception - UK Federal Credit Union. Prize hole sponsors including Roberts Insurance and Investments; Kinder Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Andrey Kinder, DMD; Kentucky Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; and James Motor Company. Holes sponsors included: Drs. Beto and Bogardus; Bittersweet Acres Equine Boarding; Drs. Greg Erena, Gilman Peterson & W. Michael Sexton; Pediatric Dentistry of Hamburg; and Psimer & Associates, Inc. Proceeds from the golf tournament assist with UKCD student and alumni activities provided by UKCD Alumni Association. Details on next year’s tournament, and other alumni events, will be posted at dentistry.uky.edu/alumni when available.    read more...

Yeoh Named Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Melvyn Yeoh, DMD, MD, FACS, has been named chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He will serve a six-year term in this critical leadership role.read more...

Shaddox Named Associate Dean for Research
Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Dr. Luciana Shaddox has been named associate dean for research at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry (UKCD), effective July 1, 2019.  As associate dean for research, Shaddox will be responsible for providing strategic leadership to help develop and facilitate new research and new research collaborative teams within and outside UKCD. read more...

Professional Education Preparation Program Offers Taste of Dentistry
Monday, July 08, 2019

The Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) offers academic enrichment options for high school graduates who are interested in becoming physicians and dentists to serve communities throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Since the 1980s, PEPP has provided an opportunity for students in underserved Kentucky counties, and minority populations underrepresented in healthcare, to explore a career in medicine or dentistry.read more...

UK Board Awards 16 University Professorships for 2019-20
Thursday, May 02, 2019

By: Jenny Wells-Hosley This week, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved 16 University Research Professorships for the 2019-20 academic year.read more...

Grant Supports Free Dental Screening Effort in Eastern Kentucky
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

It is common knowledge that dentists are on the lookout for issues such as cavities and gum disease during dental checkups. However, many do not realize that dentists are also checking for signs of oral cancer. read more...

One Day for UK
Monday, April 15, 2019

It only takes one day, one gift to make a difference.read more...

Wethington Awards Program
Monday, April 15, 2019

The College of Dentistry wishes to renew participation in the Wethington Award Program beginning in the current fiscal year. The purpose of this program is to encourage faculty to pursue extramurally funded research and thus contribute to the University of Kentucky’s goal to be a nationally prominent research institution.     Eligibility Criteria:read more...

Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) Applications Being Accepted for Summer 2019
Monday, March 11, 2019

Since the 1980s, the Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) has provided an opportunity for students in underserved Kentucky counties, and minority populations underrepresented in healthcare, to explore a career in medicine or dentistry.read more...

Unity Committee
Monday, March 04, 2019

  See which days are being observed in the month of March!read more...

Unity Committee
Monday, February 04, 2019

  See which days are being observed in the month of February!read more...

Clinic Offers Dental, Medical Exam in One-Stop Visit
Monday, February 04, 2019

Between New Year’s resolutions and many people naturally taking time in the beginning of the year to reflect on areas they may have ignored during the previous year, including personal care, the University of Kentucky Diagnosis, Wellness and Prevention Clinic offers individuals an option to address both their dental and overall health needs.read more...

Thornton Named Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Dr. David Thornton was recently named associate dean for Clinical Affairs for the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry (UKCD). Previously Thornton served as chief of the Division of Comprehensive Care and assistant dean for Clinical Affairs at UKCD. read more...

Winfrey Named Division Chief
Friday, January 04, 2019

Dr. Emily Winfrey was recently named chief of the Division of Comprehensive Care for the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry (UKCD). Previously Winfrey served as one of several team leaders in the division, helping to oversee patient care provided by dental students. read more...

Unity Committee
Friday, January 04, 2019

  See which days are being observed in the month of January!read more...

Frazer Named Chair of UK Department
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Dr. Robert Frazer has been named chair of the Department of Oral Health Practice in the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Frazer, who is also an associate professor of restorative dentistry, served as interim chair of the department since May 2017. read more...

United Health Foundation Awards $1 Million Grant to UK College of Dentistry to Reduce Oral Cancer, Improve Oral Health
Friday, November 02, 2018

By Tony Marusic  A $1 million grant from the United Health Foundation will enable the University of Kentucky’s College of Dentistry (UKCD) to launch its “Eradicate Oral Cancer in Eastern Kentucky” project. The three-year project will raise public awareness of the symptoms of oral cancer and its links to heavy alcohol and tobacco use, provide approximately 1,000 oral cancer screenings at local health departments, and help connect patients who need additional care to cancer specialists in Lexington. read more...

Dean's Brief September 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Campus Walk
Friday, September 14, 2018

By Amy Jones-Timoney, Loretta Stafford, Kody Kiser, and Brad Nally Dr. Stephanos Kyrkanides encourages innovative and dynamic approaches to patient care, research and education in his role as dean of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.read more...

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
Friday, June 01, 2018

The University of Kentucky Center for the Biologic Basis of Oral/Systemic Diseases (CBBO/SD) announces the availability of limited funds through the NIH P30 supported COBRE ”Pilot Grants Program.” This program is designed to support well-defined pilot projects focused on research examining oral health and/or oral-systemic health linkages. These pilot grants are intended to assist investigators in generating sufficient data to be competitive for extramural funding. Applicants from junior faculty and that demonstrate collaboration with oral health scientists are encouraged.read more...

Dean's Brief April 2018
Monday, April 30, 2018

CCTS Conference on Opioids Draws Nearly 1,000 Participants
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

- By Mallory Powell Pictured at right: Dr. Brittany Camenisch, College of Dentistry Periodontics, presents her poster to UKCD's Dr. Dolph Dawsonread more...

Sleep Apnea Patient Finds Rest with UK Dentistry
Thursday, April 05, 2018

When Danville native Linda Pike was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea in 2010, she was relieved to finally discover a name for the condition that had kept her from getting a good night's rest for years. Her troubles were far from over though, as she had a tough time adjusting to conventional treatments. However, thanks to help from UK Dentistry, Pike is now finding it much easier to get a good night's rest.read more...

New Clinic Targeting Holistic Health Opens
Monday, March 26, 2018

A new model for patient care and education is being launched at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. The College’s new Diagnosis, Wellness and Prevention Clinic, opening today, will allow patients to seek care for both their oral and overall health needs in a single location. The clinic is led by a team of interprofessional clinician educators, including Dr. Craig Miller, Dr. David Devito and Angie Grubbs.read more...

UK Dentistry Students to Present Research Findings at National Conference
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Three DMD students from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry have been selected to present at the 2018 American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Annual Meeting. This year’s meeting, which is being held in conjunction with the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR) Annual Meeting, will take place March 21-24 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.read more...

DMD Student Earns ADEA/GlaxoSmithKline Scholarship
Wednesday, March 07, 2018

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry congratulates fourth-year DMD student Karah Brown on being selected as a one of this year’s 12 recipients of the ADEA/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Preventive Dentistry Scholarship. The $2,500 award is presented to predoctoral dental students who have demonstrated academic excellence and a strong interest in preventive dentistry through activities and achievements.read more...

UK Dentistry’s Saturday Morning Clinics Benefit Students, Community
Friday, February 09, 2018

Protecting the oral health of children is an investment that pays lifelong dividends. Unfortunately, many families in central Kentucky face access to care barriers that prevent children from receiving the treatment they need.read more...

UK Students Honor Winners of the 2018 Great Teacher Awards
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

By Gail Hairston, Amy Jones-Timoney, and Kody Kiser  LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 31, 2018) — Six University of Kentucky educators have been officially named recipients of the UK Alumni Association 2018 Great Teacher Award. They received their public recognition, award and reward last night. The recipients are:read more...

Interdisciplinary and Prosthodontics Study Clubs Available
Friday, January 26, 2018

In July 2017, Dr. Ahmad Kutkut became president of the Kentucky section of the American College of Prosthodontists. Since then, he has worked diligently to foster new opportunities for interprofessional collaboration and growth. "My goal is to make the ACP's Kentucky section number one in the nation by making future dentists aware of how a prosthodontist can provide care to patients to improve their quality of life and satisfy their dental needs beyond general dentistry," he said, "Also, I want to enhance collaboration between disciplines to increase the standard of care."read more...

UK Student Dentists Offer Free Screening Event
Thursday, January 25, 2018

University of Kentucky College of Dentistry students will provide no-cost screenings including limited x-rays and a limited review for tooth decay. The screenings, available to anyone age 14 or older, support student dentists as they prepare for their licensing exam.read more...

Call for Abstracts - 2018 CCTS Spring Conference
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science 13th Annual CCTS Spring Conference “OPIOIDS: Addressing the Public Health Crisis through Translational Science” Friday, April 13, 2018                               Lexington Convention Center   Deadline to submit an abstract: Monday, March 5, 2018 Submit online at https://ccts.uky.edu/ccts/2018-spring-conference-abstracts-call    read more...

Student Dentist Completes Double Implant Placement With Guided Surgery
Friday, January 12, 2018

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry strives for the continual integration of leading edge digital technology, including in its DMD Student Clinic. Such a commitment is the reason why UKCD student dentist Hanjun Guan was able to place two dental implants for a patient using a guided surgery technique.read more...

Van Sickels Shares Expertise in Cairo
Monday, December 11, 2017

UK Dentistry’s Dr. Joseph Van Sickels recently traveled to the capital city of Egypt to deliver a keynote lecture regarding orthognathic surgery. The lecture was part of a four-day course offered by the Continuing Dental Education and Training Center at Cairo University. read more...

UK Senior Has Lots to Smile About Thanks to UK Dentistry
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Most of us don't consider simple pleasures like biting into a crisp apple or snacking on a few baby carrots to be a privilege. For predental student and University of Kentucky senior Joy Andrade, complications resulting from reconstructive jaw surgery meant that every decision regarding eating had to be carefully planned and tightly restricted.read more...

UK Dentistry Student, Alumna Honored with Lyman T. Johnson Awards
Monday, November 27, 2017

Earlier this month, distinguished University of Kentucky students and alumni were honored with the Torch of Excellence and Torch Bearer awards at the 27th annual Lyman T. Johnson Upholding the Torch of Excellence awards ceremony. Among those recognized were College of Dentistry alumna Dr. Tonda Helton, and fourth-year student dentist Whitney White.read more...

UK Dentistry Students Provide Relief in Nicaraguan Mission Clinic
Monday, November 20, 2017

Some of the best opportunities for personal and professional development can be found at the intersection of education and patient care. This was especially true for a group of students from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry who recently returned from a service abroad excursion to Managua, Nicaragua, where they provided treatment for the local underserved population.read more...

Saturday Morning Clinics Give UK Undergrads A Peek Into the Future
Monday, November 13, 2017

Saturday Morning Clinics (SMC) have been a tradition at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry for over four decades. In addition to providing no-cost treatment to children in the Lexington area, this student-led initiative also gives prospective students the chance to visit the college for a firsthand look at clinic operations. Several UK pre-dental students shared their experience from observing the October 21 SMC.read more...

Specht Becomes First UKCD Student to Receive DTA Scholarship
Monday, November 13, 2017

The Dental Trade Alliance Foundation (DTA) and Procter & Gamble selected fourth-year DMD student Sarah Specht as one of this year's recipients of its $5,000 scholarship. The DTA Foundation Scholarships are awarded annually to dental students who display outstanding commitment to community service endeavors and academic excellence in dentistry.read more...

UKCD Residents Selected for Competitive Observership
Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Osteo Science Foundation (OFS) has selected Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents Drs. Diego Hurtado and Brent Newby for participation in its prestigious Clinical Observership Program.read more...

UK Dentistry Team Unites to Treat Advanced Care of Periodontitis
Thursday, October 26, 2017

The opportunity to provide comprehensive patient care is essential to the functioning of UK Dentistry clinics. Over the course of the past year, Frankfort native Kathy Carter has become very familiar with specialists across multiple UK Dentistry practices as they have worked together to reverse the damage caused by a decades-old dental implant.read more...

UKCD Alumni Association Scholarship Recipients Announced
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry congratulates Audrey Kinder and Robert Wertke, the recipients of the 2017 UKCD Alumni Association Scholarship. The awards, which are presented to two students in the top 50 percent of the fourth-year class, are worth $2,500 each.read more...

UK Dentistry Staff Share Innovations at axiUm Meeting
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Earlier this month, several staff members from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry traveled to Iowa City, Iowa to present on a variety of topics at the 2017 axiUm Consortium Midyear Meeting. The meeting brings together representatives from institutions across the nation to share innovations and updates regarding chart tracking, treatment planning, and various other aspects of practice management.read more...

Digital Workflows in the DMD Student Clinic
Monday, October 23, 2017

Incorporating digital technology into everyday practice remains essential to UK College of Dentistry's mission to create 22nd century dentists. This month, John-Morgan Correll became the first UKCD student to utilize a digital workflow to complete a same-day dental crown placement — simplifying a weeks-long process into a few hours. read more...

Sadler Finds Perfect Balance Between Dance and Dentistry
Thursday, October 19, 2017

On the surface, the art of dance and the art of dentistry might seem to be of two completely different worlds. However, if you take a closer look, you'll notice that both are rooted in technique and emphasize focus in execution. For third-year University of Kentucky College of Dentistry student Danielle Sadler, dance and dentistry actually go hand in hand.read more...

Van Sickels Honored for Vision, Innovation, Achievement
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Earlier this month, Dr. Joseph Van Sickels of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry was recognized as the recipient of the 2017 William J. Gies Foundation Award in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.read more...

UK Dentistry Adds Regenerative LANAP Protocol in Perio Clinic
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Periodontology residents at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry have become among the first in the nation to begin training to integrate laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP) and laser-assisted peri-implantitis procedure (LAPIP) protocols into their curriculum. This ultimately will allow them to deliver treatment that is less painful and results in faster recovery.read more...

Bertoli and Dawson Elevated to Associate Professor
Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Elizangela Bertoli from the Division of Orofacial Pain and Dr. Dolph Dawson from the Division of Periodontology on their recent promotions to Associate Professor with tenure.read more...

UKCD Welcomes Dr. David DeVito
Monday, October 02, 2017

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry is pleased to welcome Dr. David DeVito to the Division of Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine, and Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Dr. DeVito joined the college as an assistant professor in September. In addition to teaching, Dr. DeVito will serve as co-director of the new Diagnosis and Wellness Clinic slated to open in January 2018. He will also provide general dentistry services in the faculty practice clinic.read more...

UK Dentistry Students Travel to Central America
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry is partnering with UKCD graduate Dr. Craig Adams and the Restoration Community Church in Raleigh, North Carolina to offer fourth-year dentistry students the opportunity to take part in a faculty-directed clinical rotation in Nicaragua. Participants in the program will depart from the U.S. on Saturday, September 30, and return on Saturday, October 7.read more...

UKCD Unity Committee Builds Culture, Community, and Compassion
Friday, September 08, 2017

Cultivating an environment of respect, tolerance, and understanding amongst all members of the UK Dentistry community is central to the mission of our college. In order to support this mission, several students, faculty, and staff members have convened to create the UK College of Dentistry Unity Committee.  read more...

Incoming Student Dentists Serve Communities Across Lexington
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Community outreach endeavors play a tremendous role in shaping the student dentists of the future. As part of S.M.I.L.E Week — Students Matriculating Into the Learning Experience — incoming first-year DMD students had the option to participate in a service project in the greater Lexington community. This was the first time that D1 students have had the opportunity to experience this level of service as an entire cohort before classes began. read more...

Student Dentists Find Enrichment in Research
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Research is the fuel of productive science. This sentiment, shared by students and faculty alike, applies to any discipline. The University of Kentucky has long embraced the value of discovery through research — a commitment that has earned UK an R1 Carnegie Classification, the highest ranking among research institutions. For students in the UK College of Dentistry, engaging in research often proves to be of critical importance to their experience.read more...

Third Floor DMD Student Clinic Re-Opening
Monday, August 14, 2017

This summer, the third floor DMD Student Clinic underwent a complete transformation. Patients will now experience leading-edge care in a facility outfitted with updated operatories, upgraded computer systems, and even a milling room and digital design center.read more...

Patient Overcomes Dental Fear to Achieve New Confidence and New Smile
Monday, August 14, 2017

For Andrea Crookston, taking photos used to mean hiding her smile. Fear and anxiety kept Crookston from going to the dentist every six months as recommended. Instead, she'd only go when the pain was too much for her to bear.read more...

UKCD Welcomes Class of 2021 with a S.M.I.L.E
Monday, July 31, 2017

Being a DMD student is a full-time job. Navigating rigorous coursework while managing one’s personal health and wellness can seem like an intimidating task to handle.read more...

Inaugural Cohort Completes UKCD's Dental Assistant Training
Friday, July 28, 2017

On July 28, the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry (UKCD) will celebrate the inaugural cohort of participants as they complete the college’s dental assistant training initiative. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the demand for dental assistants is expected to grow 18 percent by 2024. UK Dentistry’s dental assistant training is designed to provide interested individuals with the knowledge and experience necessary to join one of the fastest growing occupations in the field in only six months.read more...

UKCD Selected to Develop and Pilot Digital Dentistry Curriculum
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Advanced digital technology is challenging the limits of what is possible in oral health, function and beauty. Beginning this fall, the UK College of Dentistry will join a select group of pilot institutions in launching the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) Digital Dentistry Curriculum.read more...

Kutkut Elevated to Associate Professor
Monday, July 24, 2017

University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Predoctoral Implant Program Director Dr. Ahmad Kutkut was recently promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.read more...

UKCD Founder Passes
Friday, July 07, 2017

One of the five founders of UK College of Dentistry, Dr. Stephen Dachi, passed away July 2, 2017, at age 84 after a long battle with cancer. In 1961, when Dr. Alvin Morris was named UKCD’s first dean, he hired Dachi to be the college’s first chairman of the Department of Oral Diagnosis and Oral Medicine. On July 1, 1961, the team gathered to develop a battle plan. read more...

UK Dentistry Welcomes Dr. Ronald Singer
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

On July 3, Dr. Ronald Singer joined the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry as an assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry. Singer will also serve as director of the Seal Kentucky program. Singer brings decades of experience to his new role, and is excited for his future with UK Dentistry. read more...

UKCD Expands Digital Dentistry Efforts
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Since joining the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry 18 months ago, Dean Stephanos Kyrkanides has worked with faculty, students and the community to make his vision for increasing the use of digital dentistry at UKCD a reality. Kyrkanides’s goals are three-pronged; he wants to utilize leading edge technology to educate clinical dentists, reduce wait time for patients and establish UKCD as leaders in the field of dentistry.read more...

UK Dentistry Student Graduates with Experience in Digital Dentistry
Saturday, May 06, 2017

In search of the “latest technology” to help with his dental concerns, Arthur Marcum met with University of Kentucky College of Dentistry (UKCD) graduating fourth-year student Luis Mariusso to discuss his needs and ultimately receive a computer-aided dental implant.read more...

Remember Mouth Guards When Purchasing Sporting Goods
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

One piece of safety equipment often ignored when purchasing sporting goods is the mouth guard. Each year, more than five million teeth are avulsed (come out of the socket) due to trauma. The cost to treat an avulsed tooth, over a lifetime, can range from $5,000 to $20,000. Not only do mouth guards reduce the possibility of dental injuries, they reduce the severity of injuries that do occur and the cost of care.read more...

UK Orofacial Pain Clinic Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Forty years ago, after witnessing how some patients’ pain conditions did not improve after treatment, Dr. Jeffrey Okeson at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry abandoned the idea that adjusting a patient’s occlusion, the relationship between upper and lower teeth, should be the go-to method to resolve a patient’s facial pain.read more...

No-cost Dental Services Available for UK Students
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Being mentally and physically healthy enables students to perform at their peak. Oral health is often an aspect of health neglected during college years. To assist in improving the oral health, and overall health, of students, the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry will pilot a new service providing students at UK with easier access to select, no-cost dental care.read more...

Sanslow Receives $10,000 Herschel S. Horowitz Scholarship
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

When pursuing a career in dentistry, should a student be considering specializing in a certain area, dental public health is generally not at the top of their list. However, for University of Kentucky College of Dentistry (UKCD) student Tyler Sanslow, it has been top of mind since beginning his study of dentistry. Receiving a $10,000 Herschel S. Horowitz Scholarship recently will help him pursue his passion. read more...

Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Shares Research Updates and More with UK Dentistry
Monday, April 03, 2017

As part of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry’s (UKCD) annual Research Day, held in conjunction with the CCTS Spring Conference, Dr.read more...

UK Dental Students Serve Community in Mission Clinic
Friday, March 17, 2017

A lot can go unsaid between a physician and patient who share the same cultural background. Shared language and experiences can alleviate anxieties and help create a deeper connection between provider and patient. Students in the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry’s (UKCD) Hispanic Student Dental Association (HSDA), who serve the increasingly diverse patients at the Mission Lexington Inc.read more...

UK Students Work Shoulder to Shoulder in Ecuador
Friday, March 10, 2017

During spring break 47 University of Kentucky students, faculty and community members will be spending their spring break in Santo Domingo, Ecuador on an interdisciplinary health brigade experience with Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG).read more...

UKCD Update
Friday, February 17, 2017

Dr. Stephanos Kyrkanides, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, sends best wishes for 2017 and provides a brief update of UKCD renovations. read more...

UKCD Faculty Receives Great Teacher Award
Thursday, February 09, 2017

Educators at the University of Kentucky care about their students' success. At the UK College of Dentistry, that means helping prepare our future dentists to deliver leading edge, patient-centered care. read more...

$5 Dental Screenings
Friday, February 03, 2017

Download flyer (PDF): English  | Español UK College of Dentistry needs patients to help prepare student dentists for the Student Dentist Licensing Exam.read more...

UKCD Faculty Make 2016 Top Articles List
Thursday, February 02, 2017

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) released its annual Top 10 Articles in the Journal of Dental Education (JDE) list for 2016 recently. Improving a Dental School's Clinic Operations Using Lean Process Improvement was included in the list. UKCD faculty, and former faculty, involved in the article include: read more...

Call for Abstracts: CCTS Spring Conference
Monday, January 23, 2017

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science 12th Annual CCTS Spring Conference Held in conjunction with these College and Center-specific programs:read more...

UKCD offers Staff Leadership Program
Thursday, January 19, 2017

There are numerous ways to pursue both student and patient satisfaction—important goals for the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry (UKCD). One such method being employed is offering a solid staff development program to all UKCD staff. read more...

UK Shoulder to Shoulder Global
Friday, December 16, 2016

UKCD student dentists to support UK Shoulder to Shoulder Global WUKY's "UK Perspectives" focuses on the people and programs of the University of Kentucky and is hosted by WUKY General Manager Tom Godell.  Today's program features Craig Borie, program coordinator for UK International Center's Shoulder to Shoulder Global program that operates a year-round health clinic in Santo Domingo, Ecuador. Shoulder to Shoulder is one of the beneficiaries of the Good Giving Challenge in Central Kentucky.read more...

UK Dentistry Alumnus Craig Adams Gives Back to Alma Mater
Monday, November 21, 2016

November is National Philanthropy Month, and a time when the University of Kentucky can show its gratitude to the many individuals whose gifts play such an important part in the life of the institution. One of those Paducah, Kentucky, native Craig Adams.read more...

Torch Bearer, Torch of Excellence Awards Announced
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Distinguished University of Kentucky students and alumni were honored with the Torch Bearer and Torch of Excellence Awards during the recent 26th annual Lyman T. Johnson Upholding the Torch of Excellence awards ceremony. The recipients are honored for significant contributions to the university and the community. Chester Grundy, special projects coordinator for the UK Alumni Association, introduced keynote speaker Gerald Smith at the event.read more...

Rare Complication Requires Treatment Only UK Dentistry Can Provide
Thursday, November 10, 2016

When a patient has their wisdom teeth extracted, surgeons provide information about what to expect post-operatively, as well as potential complications that may occur from the surgery. For most patients, following the guidelines for proper care keeps these issues from arising. Unfortunately, that’s not true for all patients; it certainly wasn’t for Davina Leedy. A wisdom tooth that wouldn’t grow through the gums caused several infections, and ultimately the tooth had to be removed.read more...

Second Cohort of Interdisciplinary Health Faculty Members Named CIHE Fellows and Associates
Monday, October 31, 2016

The University of Kentucky Center for Interprofessional Health Education recently inducted faculty members from across four health colleges to the second cohort of faculty fellows and associates.read more...

UK Dentistry Alumni Celebrate First African-American Graduate and Faculty Member
Thursday, October 06, 2016

Alumni from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry will use this weekend's homecoming as a chance to connect with Drs. Benjamin Nero and Robert Biggerstaff and raise funds for the Drs. Nero and Biggerstaff Diversity Scholarship Endowment at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.  Nero ('67) was the first African-American student at the UK College of Dentistry. He grew up on a farm in Greenwood, Miss., that his grandfather bought after being freed from slavery. Nero went on to have a successful career and practice dentistry for over 40 years.read more...

UK Dentistry Celebrates National Dental Hygiene Month
Monday, October 03, 2016

In celebration of National Dental Hygiene Month, UK Dentistry is reminding everyone that good oral health goes a long way in supporting overall wellbeing. To assist in ensuring people are using the best tools to achieve a healthy smile, on Tuesdays during the month of October, UK Dentistry will be offering free dental goodies, while supplies last. Additional details are available at below.read more...

UK Dentistry Welcomes Class of 2020
Friday, September 30, 2016

UK Dentistry recently welcomed 66 new students into the dental profession with the presentation of the traditional doctors white coat at a ceremony held on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Memorial Hall on UK's campus. read more...

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The College of Dentistry is initiating a new grant program (total direct costs of $100,000 over two years) funded by the Dean, with contributions from the UK Center for Oral Health Research, to enhance the development of basic, applied, and translational research data.The primary purpose is to support submission of a future grant application (R03, R21, R01) by enhancing the competitive opportunity for external research funding.  Deadline for submission of completed applications is December 15, 2016 by 5 p.m. ET.read more...

UKCD Introduces Craniofacial Genetics Externship
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry has expanded its continuing education options to include a flexible, one month to one year, externship in craniofacial genetics. This opportunity is designed to benefit individuals interested in expanding their understanding of clinical craniofacial genetics, and its application to clinical care and research, as well as faculty seeking a sabbatical experience.  read more...

People Behind Our Research
Friday, September 23, 2016

Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Stephanos Kyrkanides began a project during his orthodontic residency studying asymmetries in children born with cleft lip and palate. It was this project that sparked the realization for him that research is crucial, that has been a driving force throughout his career.read more...

UK Dentistry Travels to Korea to Share Expertise
Thursday, September 22, 2016

In September, Dr. Rick Windhorn, assistant dean for Digital Dentistry at the UK College of Dentistry (UKCD), traveled to Seoul, South Korea, to speak at the 618th Dental Company Dental Operational Training. The annual event focuses on continuing education for dental professionals across the Asia-Pacific region, bringing distinguished lecturers to present on a variety of dental topics.read more...

Grant Pilot & Initial Manuscript Award Recipients Announced
Friday, September 16, 2016

The College of Dentistry initiated a Grant Pilot Award (GPA) program funded at $25,000 and an Initial Manuscript Award (IMA) at $12,500 to enhance the development of basic, applied, and translational clinical research data and to support the production of peer-reviewed publications, focusing on a process to enhance preparation of grant applications competitive for external research funding.  Congratulations to below faculty in the College of Dentistry and UK regarding successful competitive review of their proposals:read more...

If your rest is disrupted because of sleep apnea, get medical help
Sunday, September 11, 2016

The following column ran in the Lexington Herald-Leader Sunday, Sept., 11, 2016.read more...

COBRE Seed Grants Selections Announced
Thursday, September 08, 2016

Congratulations to below faculty in the College of Dentistry and UK regarding successful competitive review of their proposals for funding during the 2016-17 year through the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Grant. The selected projects focus on research examining oral health and/or oral-systemic health linkages. The awarded seed grants will assist investigators in generating sufficient data to help develop competitive extramural funding opportunities.  read more...

UK College of Dentistry starts Oral Medicine Externship
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry now provides students the opportunity to participate in an oral medicine externship. The unique opportunity blends clinical clerkships within the fully accredited Orofacial Pain Program, the dynamic activities of UKCD's Division of Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology.read more...

UKCD Dental Assisting Program Will Begin in September
Friday, July 22, 2016

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, between the years 2014 and 2024 the demand for dental assistants is expected to grow 18 percent. Beginning in September, the UK College of Dentistry (UKCD) will offer a six-month Dental Assistant Program to help interested individuals gain valuable experience and training for this vital role on the dental team.read more...

Our Responsibility To Keep the Promise
Monday, July 11, 2016

The following is a blog from UK Interim Vice President for Institutional Diversity Terry Allen. There are so many things we don’t yet know about the tragic shooting deaths this week of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, now compounded by the horrific killing and wounding of 12 police officers in Dallas. What we do know is, in so many respects, of little comfort. We are enveloped by a numbing sensation, overwhelming confusion and sadness. So many of us feel a fatiguing familiarity to all of this senseless and incomprehensible violence.read more...

UK Orofacial Pain Clinic Collaborates to Benefit Patients and Students
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

As one of only seven institutions with all academic colleges housed on a single campus, the University of Kentucky provides a collaborative environment for students, professors, researchers, health care providers and patients. As a comprehensive medical center, and the largest academic medical center in Kentucky, UK and UK HealthCare deliver specialized medical care to patients. Accessibility to various providers can be invaluable when patients seek medical attention for complex health issues.read more...

Mullins and Gonsalves Discuss Oral Health on KET
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

As part of KET's "Inside Oral Health Care" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Drs.read more...

Providing Dental Care in Appalachia, Reducing Student Loan Debt
Thursday, June 16, 2016

By supporting a region that desperately needs dental providers, two University of Kentucky College of Dentistry students will have their student loan debt significantly reduced. Drs. Candace Flora and Adam Tackett were each awarded $100,000 through the Appalachian Dental Loan Forgiveness Program.read more...

UK Orofacial Pain Patient Becomes Advocate and Speaker at Mini-Residency Program
Thursday, June 02, 2016

It all started with a toothache. In 2002, Sandy Baker had a root canal but that dental work lead to additional work which left her with constant jaw pain. Eventually, the tooth was extracted; unfortunately, the pain was not removed with it.  read more...

UK Dentistry Research Featured on Cover of Journal of Clinical Periodontology
Friday, May 27, 2016

The cover of the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology features the latest research efforts involving University of Kentucky College of Dentistry (UKCD) faculty from the Center for Oral Health Research and Division of Orthodontics.read more...

Marshall County Gets UK Dental Clinic
Thursday, May 26, 2016

The new University of Kentucky Dentistry West Regional Clinic was celebrated Friday, May 20 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new general dentistry clinic, located in the Marshall County Health Department in Benton, Kentucky, will open in early June.read more...

UK Dentistry Supports Infant Cleft Care
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

During a routine 20 week prenatal checkup, Stacey and Brock Westlund learned their baby, Jensen, would be born with a cleft lip, a condition where tissue that makes up the lip and roof of the mouth (palate) doesn't join completely during pregnancy and a baby will be born with an opening in the lip and roof of mouth, known as a cleft lip, palate or oral cleft.  read more...

Ebersole Receives University Research Professor Award
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Ebersole Receives University Research Professor Award University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Associate Dean for Research Jeff Ebersole, Ph.D., was honored with the University Research Professor Award for his demonstrated excellence in research. read more...

Flying From Chicago is Worth It for Orofacial Pain Clinic Patient
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

After being treated for a crossbite in 1988 Mary Hennessy-Kukla joined the more than 100 million people in the United States who suffer with chronic pain. After adjusting her jaw and wiring her mouth closed for six weeks, Mary began to feel pain in the muscles in her face. Initially, the pain was mild but over time it continued to get more and more severe.  read more...

Dr. Nikki Stone: Leading UK's Mobile Dental Program to Serve the Children of Eastern Kentucky
Thursday, April 07, 2016

When Dr. Daria 'Nikki' Stone, associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, became the director of the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program in Hazard, she realized she was finally in the right place at the right time; where her piece of the puzzle fit in the big picture.  read more...

Global Health Case Competition Tackles Child Obesity in Mexico
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Multi-disciplinary University of Kentucky student teams recently vied for the honor of competing in the second annual Global Health Case Competition, which this year is focused on finding solutions to tackle childhood obesity in Mexico. The competition was hosted on the UK campus by the Global Health Initiative, whose goal is to provide advanced research and educational programs for students to improve the health of people throughout the world.  read more...

Good Dental Habits Emphasized During Children’s Dental Health Month
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Parents and caregivers are urged to take a moment to pause and talk to children about the importance of good oral health and make sure good dental habits are being formed during National Children’s Dental Health Month.  read more...

Special $5 Dental Screenings
Monday, January 25, 2016

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry is offering limited dental screenings for the reduced cost of $5 on select dates. Screening include limited x-rays and a limited dental review for tooth decay. Come support UKCD students as they prepare for their licensing exam and check your oral health in the process.   No appointment is necessary. Screenings will be completed at the UK College of Dentistry (see directions and parking information) from 5:30-7 p.m. on the following dates:read more...

2016-2017 Student Research Fellowships Available
Tuesday, January 05, 2016

The opportunity for six UKCD students to receive a $1000 research fellowship is available for 2016-2017. Proposals are due May 6, 2016. Research fellowships provide students a great opportunity to receive mentorship from a faculty member, investigate an important research question, create new knowledge, and receive funding.read more...

UK College of Dentistry Doctor Named Kentucky Oral Health Champion
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Kentucky Oral Health Coalition (KOHC) has named University of Kentucky College of Dentistry (UKCD) faculty member Dr. Laura Hancock Jones a Kentucky Oral Health Champion. Jones received the inaugural award at the November Kentucky Oral Health Summit, the first statewide oral health summit in nearly four years.  read more...

UK Dental Students Becoming More Mindful
Monday, December 21, 2015

Studies show that mindfulness, the skill of learning to pay attention without judgment to one’s present–moment experience, offers a way to improve a person’s well-being. Mindfulness-based techniques and tools have been proven to provide significant improvement with anxiety, stress, and mood issues.read more...

UK College of Dentistry Students Continue Seal Kentucky Tradition
Thursday, December 03, 2015

In support of the Seal Kentucky program, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry first-year dental students visited four elementary schools in the state this fall.read more...

UKCD graduate spotlighted for work
Friday, November 20, 2015

Click here to read Kentucky.com's article on UK College of Dentistry graduate Dr. Robert Henry and his efforts through Mission Lexington Dental Clinic.  read more...

UKCD faculty published in Journal of Oral Implantology
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

UK College of Dentistry restorative dentistry faculty Drs. Ahmad KutKut and Richard Mitchell have been published in the October 2015 issue of the Journal of Oral Implantology (JOI).read more...

Davis Named 2015 Distinguished Alumnus
Monday, October 05, 2015

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award for 2015 was awarded to Mark Davis, DMD. Davis, a 1967 UKCD graduate, received many nominations from classmates and peers, as well as from his daughter and fellow UKCD alum, Dr. Lea Wheeler.read more...

Okeson Honored by Peruvian Academy of Somatology
Sunday, September 27, 2015

Dr. Jeffrey P Okeson (UKCD '72) recently received an honorary membership in the Peruvian Academy of Somatology. His induction was highlighted in a special evening meeting of the Academy in Lima, Peru on September 10, 2015.read more...

10th Anniversary Celebration Held for Eastern Kentucky Dental Outreach Program
Thursday, September 10, 2015

University of Kentucky, UK HealthCare and the UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center celebrated the 10th anniversary and the success story of theat a special ceremony on Sept. 9.  read more...

UK Dental Faculty Present at College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Faculty members from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and Center for Oral Health Research had a prominent presence at the recent College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics (CDABO) annual meeting. read more...

Bright Smiles, Brighter Futures
Thursday, August 20, 2015

UK Oral Health Offers Patient Help Rebuilding
Thursday, August 13, 2015

As a final step before leaving the United States to serve abroad, U.S. Army Logistical Chief Warrant Officer Four Josie Evans went for a routine medical exam at her base in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Expecting to be found medically fit for deployment, instead Evans was given much different news.read more...

Gov. Beshear Announces $500,000 for Loan Forgiveness Program for Kentucky Dental Students
Monday, July 20, 2015

  Governor Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers joined public health and university officials today to announce a new dentist recruitment program aimed at promoting sustained oral health and well-being in eastern Kentucky. The new loan forgiveness program is supported by $500,000 in state funds and is available for dental students who practice in the region. The dental schools at the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville will administer the program, providing two to five awardees $100,000 each for a two-year commitment.read more...

Dentistry Graduate and Professor Recognized for Research Project
Thursday, June 25, 2015

University of Kentucky College of Dentistry graduate Jonathan Francis and Assistant Professor Lina Sharab were recognized for their research efforts by the American Association of Orthodontists(AAO), and they presented their research during the recent 2015 AAO Annual Session in San Francisco.read more...

Cunningham to Serve as UK College of Dentistry Interim Chair of Oral Health Sciences
Friday, June 12, 2015

University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Chief Dr. Larry Cunningham has accepted the position of UK College of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Science Interim Chair.   The chair oversees seven divisions of UK College of Dentistry, which include adult dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral pathology, orofacial pain, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry and public health. He will continue to serve in his role as division chief.   read more...

UK Undergrads Spread Oral Health Awareness
Monday, June 08, 2015

The University of Kentucky Students United withAmerica’s ToothFairy (SUAT) chapter was recently spotlighted by the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation for their passion to supply oral health education to elementary and middle schools in Kentucky.Through the America’s ToothFairy® program, the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation works to eliminate children’s preventable suffering from pediatric dental disease by providing programread more...

Your mouth, your health
Monday, June 01, 2015

Click here to read "Your mouth, your health" in the June issue of Kentucky Living magazine-oral health tips provided by Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole, director of the Center for Oral Health Research at the Univeristy of Kentucky College of Dentistry.  read more...

Pre-Dental Students Get Hands-On Experience in Dentistry Simulation Lab
Thursday, April 23, 2015

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry is working to introduce tomorrow’s dentists to the profession now — offering students a glimpse into the world of a practicing dentist. Undergraduate students from Morehead State University, enrolled in a special online pre-dental lecture course, visited UK to take part in several hands-on dental exercises using the latest instruments in dental technology.read more...

UK Oral Health Helps Put the Bite Back into UK Patient’s Life
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In the summer before her high school senior year, Joy Andrade underwent reconstructive jaw surgery to correct a skeletal malformation. The surgery was supposed to be one of the final steps in years of orthodontic treatments, which had included three sets of braces, starting in the fifth grade, and the removal of several permanent teeth to allow for more space in Joy’s mouth.read more...

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