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UK College of Dentistry dean promotes high-quality care, research

Dr. Stephanos Kyrkanides
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/ by UK HealthCare

Dr. Stephanos Kyrkanides encourages innovative and dynamic approaches to patient care, research and education in his role as dean of the UK College of Dentistry.

The renowned clinician and researcher joined the UK College of Dentistry in August 2015. Prior to joining UK, he served as the associate dean for research and faculty development at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine in New York, one of the leading public research institutions in the country. Before his role at Stony Brook, he held numerous academic and administrative positions at the University of Rochester in New York.

Under Kyrkanides’s leadership, the UK College of Dentistry has continuously improved the scope of treatment, education and research. As one of five institutions nationwide to pilot a new digital dentistry curriculum, the college has worked to complement conventional dentistry with digital dentistry both in its curriculum and in its dental clinic.

About Dr. Stephanos Kyrkanides

His research focuses on regenerative dentistry. He invented Natural Enamel, a new biomaterial for use in CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) dentistry. In collaboration with principal investigator and inventor, Dr. Sabine Brouxhon, Kyrkanides’ wife, he developed a novel cancer therapy that was licensed by the Avalon Ventures/GlaxoSmithKline consortium.

Kyrkanides received his DDS degree from the National University of Athens School of Dentistry in Greece and trained in orthodontics, orofacial pain and advanced education in general dentistry at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, Ny. He received a master’s degree and doctoral degree in neurobiology and anatomy from the University of Rochester and completed postdoctoral training in molecular medicine and gene therapy at the University of Rochester Center for Aging and Developmental Biology.

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