Assistant Professor and Director of External Rotations
Dr. Kristine Cody joined UMKC School of Dentistry in 2019. Her primary role with the Department of Dental Public Health and Behavioral Science will be serving as the Director of External Rotations for fourth year dental students. Dr. Cody earned her D.D.S. degree from the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry in 2008. She has extensive experience delivering dental care to the undeserved, and supervising, instructing, and evaluating dental students for UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry, as adjunct faculty, in a federally qualified community health center in South Texas. More recently, she served as the Chief Dental Officer at a detention center in Colorado. Dr. Cody research interests involve service learning, access to care and mental health in dental students and dental professionals.