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Judith Jones DDS, MPH, DScD

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Dr. Judith A. Jones is Professor and Assistant Dean for Faculty Development and Director of the Center for Clinical Research at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. A national leader in dental public health and geriatric dentistry, Dr. Jones is vice-president of the American Board of Dental Public Health, a spokesperson for the American Dental Association (ADA), and serves as a member of the ADA’s National Elder Care Advisory committee.

Dr. Jones attended the University of Michigan (1970-74; Certificate in Dental Hygiene, 1972), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (DDS, 1978; MPH, 1981) and Boston University (DScD, Dental Public Health, 2002). Board-certified in Dental Public Health and Geriatric Dentistry, she practiced as a dental hygienist in the Model Cities Program in Ann Arbor (1972-1974), as a general practice resident at the North Carolina Memorial Hospital (1978-80), and a National Health Service Corps dentist in Detroit (1980-83). She then completed a Fellowship in Geriatric Dentistry with the Department of Veterans Affairs (Boston/Bedford, MA, 1983-85) before becoming Director of the Fellowship Program (1985-92), Director of the Geriatric Dental Program (1985-94), Team Dentist for the Alzheimer’s Unit (1983-2003), Chief of the Dental Service (1994-98) and dentist for the Homeless Veterans Dental program (2006-present).

She received a VA HSR&D Career Development Award (1998-2001) and was Chair of General Dentistry at BU from 2002-2014.  Her research focuses on the impact of oral conditions on general health and quality of life. She mentors junior faculty and students in their clinical research.

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