U of L dental school’s general-dentistry and oral-medicine chair elected president of American Academy of Oral Medicine

Wendy S. Hupp

Wendy S. Hupp, associate professor and interim chair of the Department of General Dentistry and Oral Medicine of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, will be the next president of the American Academy of Oral Medicine.

Hupp joined the U of L dental school in 2007 and is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine. She lectures nationally on the treatment of medically complex patients, pharmacology, HIV/AIDS, clinical oral pathology, and women’s health. She is widely published.

She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and practiced general dentistry in Wayne, Pa., for nearly six years. She completed residency training in oral diagnosis, oral medicine, and oral and maxillofacial radiology at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School.

Oral medicine specialists are qualified to treat patients for such health conditions as TMJ, burning mouth, sensory disorders and many other oral complications. Hupp said in the news release that she plans to increase awareness of this specialty during her time as president.

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