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Kelly R. Kofford DDS, MAGD, ABGD

Kelly R. Kofford, DDS, MAGD, ABGD

Associate Professor
Director, Oral Diagnosis

3302 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75246
Phone: 214-828-8396
Fax: 214-874-4551
Email: kkofford@bcd.tamhsc.edu

Education and Post-Graduate Training

1991-1993  Advanced Education in General Dentistry, Two-Year Program, Fort Hood, TX, Certificate

1978-1979  General Practice Residency, Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, Certificate

1974-1978  Creighton University School of Dentistry, Omaha, NE, DDS (Magna Cum Laude)

1968-1972  Weber State College, Ogden, UT, BS (Zoology)

Selected Publications

  • Kofford KR, Wakefield CW, Murchison DF. Aluminum oxide air abrasion particles: a bacteriologic and SEM study. Quintessence Int. 2001 Mar;32(3):243-8.
  • Wakefield CW, Kofford KR. Advances in restorative materials. Dental Clin North Am. Jan;45(1):7-29.
  • Kofford KR, Wakefield CW, Nunn ME. The effect of autoclaving and polishing techniques on energy transmission of light-curing tips, Quintessence Int.  1998 Aug;29(8):491-6.
  • Connor JP, Kofford KR. Cosmetic gingival stent for phonation and esthetics. Gen Dent. 1988, Sep-Oct;36(5):422-3.

Specialty Training/Board Certifications

  • Colorado State License, #105059
  • Texas State License, F-23384
  • 1998, Master, Academy of General Dentistry
  • 1996, Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
  • 1995, Diplomate, American Board of General Dentistry
  • 1995, Diplomate, Federal Services Board of General Dentistry

National Service/Recognition

2007-present  Associate Professor, Diagnostic Sciences, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX

2004 Legion of Merit

2000  Meritorious Service Medal—Second Oak Leaf Cluster

1999  “A” Designator from The Surgeon General, equivalent to Full Professor in civilian education

1998  Order of Military Medical Merit

1996  Meritorious Service Medal—First Oak Leaf Cluster

1995  Diplomate, Federal Services Board of General Dentistry

1994  Flight Surgeon Wings

1993  Honor Graduate, AEGD 2-Yr Residency, Fort Hood, Texas

1991  National Defense Service Ribbon      

1991  Army Commendation Medal—First Oak Leaf Cluster

1990  Meritorious Service Medal

1990  Overseas Tour Ribbon

1989  Achievement Medal

1988  Expert Field Medical Badge

1988  Army Commendation Medal

1988  Armed Forces Reserve Medal

1987-2004  US Army—Director, AEGD/2-Year Residency; Consultant to the Surgeon General in General Dentistry

1982-1987  Private Practice, Colorado Springs, CO

1979  Honor Graduate, General Practice Residency, Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, California

1978-1982  US Army, Fort Polk, LA2004  Legion of Merit Medal

1978  Army Service Ribbon

1978  Graduated #1 in Class of 1978, Creighton University, School of Dentistry

1978  Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society

1978  Alpha Omega Award for highest graduating GPA

1978  Block Drug Essay Contest winner

1975-78  Superior Scholastic Achievement Citation, Creighton University, School of Dentistry (awarded to top two students of each class)