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Dr. Nancy W. Burkhart

Dr. Nancy Burkhart

Dr. Burkhart received a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, a Master of Education degree from North Carolina State University in Occupational Health Education, and a Doctorate degree in Adult Education/Interdisciplinary Studies from North Carolina State University. Her dissertation topic was “Oral Lichen Planus Commonalities: Educational and Psychological Implications.”  After obtaining her doctorate degree, she completed a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in The Division of Oral Pathology at The University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. Dr. Burkhart was the coordinator and co-investigator of “The Lichen Planus Study” at The University of North Carolina School of Dentistry from 1995-1997.

Dr. Burkhart is an Adjunct Professor and Educational Consultant in The Department of Periodontics at The College of Dentistry where she has been a faculty member for since January, 1997. Throughout her appointment, she has been a faculty member and lecturer for The Stomatology Center at College of Dentistry. Prior to her appointment at the College of Dentistry, she was an Assistant Professor at The University of North Carolina School of Dentistry for nine years teaching in both the dental hygiene and the oral diagnosis department/oral pathology division. Dr. Burkhart has held appointments at The College of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, New Jersey and at Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, North Carolina where she taught Oral Pathology to allied health students.

Dr. Burkhart is active in the following professional organizations: The International Association For Dental Research, The American Association of Dental Research (past Dallas, Texas Chapter Secretary/Treasurer), The Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, The American Dental Education Association, The Association For Psychological Type, and The American Academy of Oral Medicine.

In addition to the formation of The International Support Group for Oral Lichen Planus, Dr. Burkhart has presented papers on the subject of Oral Lichen Planus and has published articles on the topic in national dental journals. The focus of her work is in the area of oral lichen planus, stress management/life-style interventions and patient management. Drop Dr. Burkhart a note: