Cynthia Amyot

Professor Emerita and Adjunct Professor

Room 394

School of Dentistry

Phone: 816-235-2054


Dr. Amyot, Ed.D. has served in a variety of positions during her 29 years of teaching at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), School of Dentistry.  Administrative positions have included Associate Dean of Instructional Technology and Faculty Development, Interim Vice Provost of Online Education, Director of the Division of Dental Hygiene, and Director of Graduate and Degree Completion Studies. Dr. Amyot currently serves as an Adjunct Faculty and Professor Emeriti.  She has taught at all levels of the curriculum; doctoral, predoctoral, graduate and undergraduate.  Dr. Amyot has received numerous distinguished teaching awards from the School of Dentistry and is a recipient of the university wide Elmer Pierson Outstanding Teaching Award.  In 2020, she was the recipient of the American Dental Education Association ADEA/GIES Award for Innovation – Dental Educator.  Her research interests include portfolio assessment of student competency, community-based service-learning, access to care and distance and online education. Her service to the university and profession has been extensive.  She recently had the distinction of being a contributing author for the National Institutes of Health Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges 2021 report.