2018 Oral and Craniofacial Sciences Graduates

The following 4 students completed the requirements for the Oral and Craniofacial Sciences MS degree. Congratulations!

Thesis Projects:
Dr. Jerad Divine- The Effect of Resection on the Sealer-Dentin Interface in Roots Obturated with Tricalcium Silicate Sealer: A Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy and India Ink Penetration In Vitro Pilot Study
Dr. Brad Chun- Effect of Highly Filled Light-Cured Resin Sealant on Bracket Shear Bond Strength in Demineralization Conditions
Dr. Alicia Griffin- Knowledge of Dental Students with Respect to Orthodontic Diagnosis and Clear Aligner Therapy in Conjunction with a Study of Predoctoral Orthodontic Curricula
Dr. Kevin Kaiser- Association of Nasal Septum Area and Deviation with Anteroposterior Maxillary Position and Facial Skeletal Asymmetries

Photo from their thesis defenses here.

New Faculty


Dr. Thikriat Al-Jewair has joined the faculty as an associate professor and director of the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. She served in a similar role at the State University of New York at Buffalo before joining UMKC. Dr. Al-Jewair earned a BDS degree (’03) from King Saud University, an MSc in dental public health (’09) from the University of Toronto and a certificate and MS in orthodontics (’12) from the University at Buffalo. Continue reading

Showers Give Way to Smiles at This Fall’s Welcome Game

THE ANNUAL NEW STUDENT Welcome Game on Aug. 28 at “The K,” sponsored by the Dental Alumni Association, was a big success despite starting off with a downpour. The torrent quickly passed, its only bad effect being a batch of soggy cookies. Otherwise, the storm gave way to beautiful skies and a great night of baseball, including a Royals victory. The UMKC School of Dentistry DDS Class of 2022 and DH Class of 2020 really “soaked up” new memories with alumni, faculty, staff and friends.