Kurt F. Summersgill, DDS, PhD

* This speaker has been verified as having no relevant conflicts of interest or financial relationships to disclose.

I received my dental degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1984.  After serving seven years as a general dentist in the U.S. Army, I attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. I completed my post-graduate work there in 2000, when I received a Ph.D. in Oral Science and a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. I have been at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine ever since.

I have served the Academy for many years in many different positions, including a 3-year term on Executive Council and two 3-year terms as Secretary-Treasurer. This past year I have been learning the ropes as Vice-President and have experienced first-hand some of the day-to-day and emergent issues of the Academy. I appreciate your vote of approval for my advancement to President-Elect.