UK names chair of Dept. of Oral Health Practice

Dr. Robert Frazer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 12, 2018) — Dr. Robert Frazer has been named chair of the Department of Oral Health Practice in the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Frazer, who is also an associate professor of restorative dentistry, served as interim chair of the department since May 2017.

“I am excited to be leading the department at a time of rapid innovation, growth, and economic opportunities,” Frazer said. “One of my roles is to mentor faculty to progress through their careers and achieve success in their chosen career path, be it in education, research, or administration. Equally, the curriculum must continue to evolve to produce the best-trained graduates in the country. We are modernizing our facilities and investing in digital dentistry, making sure our students have a top-notch educational experience with the latest equipment and evidence-based techniques.”

Prior to joining the faculty at UK, Frazer served in the U.S. Air Force for over 21 years, working as a general dentist for 10 years prior to specializing in prosthodontics. From 2009 to 2017, Frazer served as the division chief of restorative and prosthodontic dentistry at UK.

Frazer received his doctorate of dental surgery degree from the University of Colorado, completed a general practice residency in the U.S. Air Force, and a prosthodontic residency at the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

Frazer currently is the course director for a preclinical removable prosthodontic course and participates in student clinical instruction.

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