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Dr. Sandra McCarthy

Sandra McCarthy D.D.S.

Associate Professor
Department of Restorative Sciences

3302 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75246
Phone: 214-828-8173
Email: smccarthy@bcd.tamhsc.edu

Education and Post-Graduate Training

  • Baylor College of Dentistry, Certificate in Prosthodontics. 1984.
  • Marquette University School of Dentistry, DDS.  1982.
  • Marquette University, BS, Biology & Chemistry.  1978.

Teaching Interests


Baylor College of Dentistry

  • Associate Professor, Full-time faculty, Removable Prosthodontics Division, Department Restorative Sciences. 1998 - present.
  • Assistant Professor, Full-time faculty, Removable Prosthodontics Division, Department Restorative Sciences. 1987 - 1998.
  • Clinical Instructor, Part-time faculty, Removable Prosthodontics Division, Department Restorative Sciences. 1982 - 1987.


Research Interests

I have been interested in the success rate of using composite resin to build up the cingula of mandibular canines for use as cingulum rests for removable partial dentures.


A.  Extramural grants funded or in process: 

  1. "A Study of Titanium Removable Partial Dentures", Baylor College of Dentistry, $3500"; principal investigator.  1990-1994
  2. "Evaluation of a Study Model for Posterior Composite Restorations", Baylor College of Dentistry, $26,400; co-investigator. 1989-1991

Selected Publications

Journal Articles:

  • Bolouri A, McCarthy SL: The use of pre-border-molded custom trays in complete denture fabrication.  J Prosthet Dent 2001;86: 655-657. 2001.
  • Bolouri A, McCarthy SL: A procedure for relining a complete or removable partial denture without the use of wax.  J Prosthet Dent 1998; 79: 604-606. 1998.
  • Bolouri A, McCarthy SL: Fabrication of an acrylic resin record base with a gauze matrix. J Prosthet Dent 1998; 79: 236-237. 1997.
  • McCarthy SL: Fabrication of a duplicate denture from an existing complete denture. J. Prosthodont 1995; 4: 54-57. 1994.
  • Bolouri A, McCarthy SL: A protective guard for an osseointegrated implant superstructure.  J. Prosthet Dent 1994; 72:671. 1994



  • Hummel SK, Marker VA, Pace L, McCarthy SL, Ford P. Retentive force of Ti vs. Co-Cr RPD Clasps. J Dent Res 73: 1483, 1994. Oral presentation at 1994 IADR General Session.  1993
  • Thompson SP, Marker VA, McCarthy SL, Marker BC. Thermal response of Ni-Cr vs. Ti as denture palate material. J. Dent. Res. 71:1418, 1992.

Specialty Training/Board Certifications

  • Successfully completed parts 3, 4, 5 and the patient presentation portion of part 2 of the examination for certification by the American Board of Prosthodontists. 1994.
  • Successfully completed Part 1 of the examination for certification by the American Board of Prosthodontists. 1991.
  • Passed Central Regional Dental Boards; received licensure for Wisconsin in 1987.
  • Passed Texas State Dental Boards; received licensure for Texas in 1982

National Service/Recognition

  • National Marrow Donor Program. 1993-2000
  • American Dental Education Association. 1993-Present
  • Alumni Association, Baylor College of Dentistry. 1992-present
  • Southwest Prosthodontic Society. 1991-1997
  • Century Club, Baylor College of Dentistry. 1991- 1995
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon. 1991 - present
  • American College of Prosthodontists. 1988-1995
  • Federation of Prosthodontic Organizations. 1988-1994
  • North Texas Chapter of The American College of Prosthodontics. 1988-1992
  • Garland Dental Study Club. 1985-1986
  • Arlington Dental Study Club. 1986-1989
  • Texas Dental Association. 1984-Present
  • Dallas County Dental Society. 1984-Present
  • Texas Association of Women Dentists. 1984-Present
  • Dallas Area Association of Women Dentists. 1984-1985
  • Women's Forum of America-Synchronexus. 1984-1985
  • Academy of General Dentistry. 1982-1987
  • Marquette University Alumni Association. 1982-present
  • American Association of Women Dentists. 1980-Present
  • American Dental Association. 1979-Present
  • Wisconsin Dental Association Greater Milwaukee Dental Association. 1979-1985
  • American Association of Dental Schools. 1979-1980
  • Awarded Good Fellow status Dallas County Dental Society. 2005
  • Certification of Appreciation for service to Texas Association of Women Dentists. 1996
  • Welcoming Diversity Poster Contest, Baylor College of Dentistry, first place winner. 1993
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the Baylor College of Dentistry graduating class of 1991.
  • Elected to Faculty membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon. 1991
  • D.D.S. attained with Honorable Mention. 1982
  • Dean's List, Marquette University. 1976-1978
  • Four year Marquette Scholarship. 1974-1978
  • One year Honor Scholarship. 1974-1975


Invited Talks:

  • "Is Dentistry for You?"  Presentation at Middle School Tours for Project Dental Awareness, Baylor College of Dentistry. April 2000
  • "Preparing Your Prosthodontic Case for the Laboratory"; Baylor chapter of the Texas Association of Women Dentists, open attendance, undergraduate and graduate students; 1 hour. April 1993
  • "Dentistry as a Career"; one hour slide presentation and hands on experience; presented or directed at Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science, a conference for young women interested in math and Science: 1992-present at Texas Wesleyan University (Expanding your Horizons); 1990 University of Texas-Dallas with Richardson ISD


Committee Activities and Offices


1) Baylor Institutional

            2008-2009 Student Promotions Committee, alternate

            2006 - present Admissions Committee

            2005- 2007 Task Force to review Academic and Disciplinary Due Process Document for Students          

            2005 - 2006 Task Force on New Faculty Orientation

            2005-present Instrument Committee 

            2005-2007 OSCE Restorative Sciences Team member

            2004-present Committee on Committees; Chairman '05-06, '08-‘09

            2000-2006 Student Promotions Committee; V. chair '05-‘06

            2000-2003 Faculty Development Committee    


2) Additional Institutional:

1997 Faculty member of the alumni-faculty-student committee to develop a mentorship program that extends from entry into dental school into the practicing dental community. 

1996- 1999 Student Promotions Committee

1996- 1997 Course Review Team Member (Accreditation process)

1996 Focus group member regarding TAMUS / BCOD merge

1993-1994 Admissions Committee (Recruitment)

1992 Budget Advisory Committee appointment

1990-1994 Catalog Committee (Secretary January 1993present)

1990-present Awards Committee

1988 Developed "Guidelines for Infectious Disease Control in the Department of Removable Prosthodontics".

1988-1994 Counselor, third year dental students

1988-1990 Infectious Disease Control Committee (Secretary Aug. 1988-July 1990)

1987-1988 Department Subcommittee Infection Control

1987-1989 Teaching Committee (subcommittee chair for Teaching Evaluation Forms)