Dolph R. Dawson, DMD

  • Director, Graduate Periodontology
  • Chair, Department of Oral Health Practice, UK College of Dentistry


Procedures Performed

  • Nonsurgical and surgical periodontal therapy
  • Dental implants
  • Esthetic periodontal therapy
  • Laser dentistry


Dolph R. Dawson is an Associate Professor of Periodontics in the UK College of Dentistry.

Dr. Dawson received his dental degree and certificate of advanced general dentistry training from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. He then received his certificate in periodontology and MS in oral biology from the University of Kentucky and later completed an MPH (Epidemiology) from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. He maintained a private periodontal practice in Lexington as well as served as periodontist for the VA before returning to the UK College of Dentistry. He has also served as interim director of the Delta Dental of Kentucky Clinical Research Center and authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Dawson is the Director of Graduate Periodontology.

His clinical interests include both non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy including treatment with laser, dental implants and aesthetic periodontal therapy.

Faculty Rank

  • Associate Professor of Dentistry

Training & Education


DMD, University of Louisville, School of Dentistry
MS, Oral Biology and Certificate in Periodontology, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
MPH, University of Kentucky College of Public Health


Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

Certifications and Special Training

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology

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