Martha Ann Keels

Adjunct Professor, UNC School of Dentistry Chapel Hill

Dr. Martha Ann Keels received her dental degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She was the recipient of the NIH Dentist-Scientist Award, which funded specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry and PhD training in Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina. Subsequently, in 1990 she established the Pediatric Dental Program at Duke Children’s Hospital. She is board certified in pediatric dentistry and has been an examiner with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry from 2007 until present.

Dr. Keels holds Fellowships in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. As a dental student, she was elected to membership into OKU, the honorary dental society. She has served as president of the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry; on the editorial board of Pediatric Dentistry; and on the Council for Clinical Affairs and the Council of Scientific Affairs for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She was chair of the Section on Oral Health within the American Academy of Pediatrics from 2004-2010. Presently, she serves on the American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs and she is chair of the ADA Evidence Based Committee. She also serves on the Examination Committee for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

She received NIH funding for an epidemiological study of fluoridation. Currently, she is the PI for a NIH grant assessing caries risk factor analysis. She also is the pediatric dentist for the Duke NIH grant studying undiagnosed genetic disorders in children. Her research interests include dental acid erosion, pediatric periodontal disease and the care for children with special health care needs.

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