2000 Endodontics Certificate Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas
1990 A.E.G.D. Certificate Univeristy of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, Florida
1989 D.D.S. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School
1985 B.S. Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Dr. Kirkpatrick is a professor in the Department of Endodontics at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston where he also the Director of the Endodontics Residency Program. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University (1985), D.D.S. from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School (1989), Advanced Education in General Dentistry certificate from the University of Florida in Gainesville (1990) and certificate in Endodontics from Wilford Hall Medical Center (2000). After 25 years of service, he retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2017 where he had served as Program Director of the Wilford Hall Medical Center Endodontics Residency (2006-2013) and the Keesler Medical Center Endodontics Residency (2013-2017). He was also the Endodontics Consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General from 2010-2017. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 2004 and is currently a Director of the American Board of Endodontics serving as Secretary.