Oral and Craniofacial Sciences Faculty

Mary Walker, D.D.S., Ph.D.





















In addition to serving as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, Dr. Mary Walker is a professor in the departments of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences and Restorative Clinical Sciences. She holds a D.D.S. and Ph.D. and also completed a Prosthodontics specialty residency. Dr. Walker is the Program Director for the Oral and Craniofacial Sciences Graduate Program and the Director for the Summer Scholars program, a research-focused program for dental students during the summer after their first year.  In addition to teaching Biomaterials to dental students and advanced education dental residents, she has mentored more than 75 MS, PhD and predoctoral dental students, dental residents, and postdoctoral fellows.  Dr. Walker has been involved in translational and clinical research focused on biomaterials and mineralized tooth structure as well as clinically-relevant evaluations of various dental materials. Before joining the UMKC faculty, she was a faculty member of the College of Dentistry, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Walker owned a solo general dentistry practice.

Dr. Walker is a member of numerous professional organizations including American Academy of Dental Materials, American College of Prosthodontists, and International and American Association of Dental Research.  She has also served on the editorial board of several journals including the Journal of Dental Research.

Mary Walker, D.D.S., Ph.D.Professor, Associate Dean for Research - Graduate Programs

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