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Timothy C. Kirkpatrick, DDS

Dr. Timothy C. Kirkpatrick, DDS
  • Title: Chair, Professor, Advanced Education Program Director
  • Office: SOD-6407
  • Phone: 713-486-4227
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Administrative Area(s): Endodontics
  • Education:

    Certificate, Endodontics | Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas, 2000
    Certificate, AEGD | University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, Florida, 1990
    DDS | UTHealth San Antonio School of Dentistry, 1989
    BS | Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1985

Professor Timothy C. Kirkpatrick, DDS, holder of the Frank B. Trice, DDS, Professorship in Endodontics, was named chair of the Department of Endodontics at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry, effective Dec. 1, 2022. He previously served as interim chair from Jan. 1 to Nov. 30 of that year. Dr. Kirkpatrick also directs the Advanced Education in Endodontics Program.

Dr. Kirkpatrick received his bachelor of science degree from Baylor University (1985), DDS from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School (1989), a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the University of Florida in Gainesville (1990), and a certificate in endodontics from Wilford Hall Medical Center (2000).

After 25 years of service, Dr. Kirkpatrick 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. Dr. Kirkpatrick became a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 2004. He served six years as a director of the American Board of Endodontics, serving as president of the ABE from 2020-21.