Jeff Karp named director of new dental clinic and advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Jeff Karp named director of new dental clinic and Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Jeffrey M. Karp, D.M.D., M.S., has been named director of the new University of Minnesota Pediatric Dental Clinic, Made Possible by Delta Dental of Minnesota, and director of the School of Dentistry’s Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry. He will join the faculty full-time in July 2012.
Karp is currently associate professor in the Departments of Dentistry and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is director of ambulatory dental services and the residency program for pediatric dentistry at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and serves as dental discipline coordinator for the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Related Disorders (LEND) Program. He is also the staff pediatric dentist for the Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies Center at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Karp is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He earned his dental degree at the Temple University School of Dentistry and his M.S. degree at The Ohio State University. He completed his postgraduate specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Karp is committed to providing comprehensive dental care for children and adolescents with special health care needs, including those with developmental disabilities, complex systemic disease, and craniofacial differences. He is also invested in expanding the reach of pediatric dentistry into vulnerable, underserved communities through oral health education of pediatric healthcare professionals, mobilization of a coordinated dental workforce, and teledentistry.
Karp is director of a funded project from the Monroe Plan for Medical Care and serves as key personnel on active NIH and HRSA grants. He lectures nationally on oral health topics for pediatric healthcare professionals, has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, and abstracts, and has served on the editorial board of the journal Pediatric Dentistry since 2006.