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Kimberly Ruona, DDS


Title: Interim Associate Dean for Patient Care
         Group Practice Director
         Assistant Professor
Office: SOD-3516
Phone: 713-486-4014
Email: Kimberly.S.Ruona@uth.tmc.edu
Department/Administrative Area: General Practice and Dental Public Health, Patient Care Office, Patient Care
Education:
DDS | University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 1992

Dr. Ruona earned her dental degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1992, returning in 1997 for two years of postgraduate training in restorative dentistry. She has 16 years of experience in private practice in both Michigan and Washington, where she also served on the faculty of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and University of Washington School of Dentistry.

She joined UTSD in 2011 as an assistant professor, becoming Group Practice Director in 2012.  She completed the ADA’s Advanced Evidence-Based Dentistry Course and Evidence Reviewer Training in 2013.  Dr. Ruona’s teaching responsibilities currently include Senior Prosthodontics Clinic (course director), Clinical Practice I and II, Second-Year Clinic, and Dental Insurance Management in Private Practice elective (course director).  She is also the 2014-15 president of the Faculty Senate and vice president of Omicron Kappa Upsilon’s Mu Mu Chapter.