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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
Dr. Kirkpatrick is a professor in the Department of Endodontics at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston, where he also directs the Advanced Education in Endodontics Program. He 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, 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. Dr. Kirkpatrick served six years as a Director of the American Board of Endodontics, serving as president of the ABE from 2020-21.
Dr. Kirkpatrick holds the Frank B. Trice, DDS Professorship in Endodontics.