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Dr. Albert D. Guckes

Dr. Albert D. Guckes (More Detail)

Dr. Guckes is Associate Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics. He earned his DDS at Temple University in Philadelphia, and his MSD in Prosthodontics at the University Of Washington School Of Dentistry in Seattle. Before coming to Chapel Hill, Dr. Guckes was Deputy Clinical Director, NIDCR and Chief, Patient Care and Clinical Studies Section, NIDCR. Dr. Guckes directed the graduate program in Prosthodontics at UNC from April 1994 to June 1998. From 2003 to 2009 he served as Assistant Dean for Admissions and Pre-doctoral Education at the University Of North Carolina School Of Dentistry at Chapel Hill. He served on the Scientific Board of the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias from 1993 to 2002. He now serves as a consultant to that organization. Dr. Guckes has received three Teacher Excellence Awards from dental classes. In 2002 he received the Richard F. Hunt Award for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Guckes is a Fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics and the American College of Dentists and a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the American Association of Dental Schools, the American Dental Association, the International Association for Dental Research, the American College of Prosthodontists, the Academy of Prosthodontics, and the Commissioned Officers Association of the United States Public Health Service. While a Commissioned Officer he received the United States Public Health Service Meritorious Service Award, and the United States Public Health Service Chief Dental Officer's Exemplary Career Service Award. Dr. Guckes is a participant in the UNC Dental Faculty Practice. His major clinical and research interests include: implants to replace congenitally missing teeth, efficacy and effectiveness of prosthodontic treatment, and computer applications in dental education. His work has been published in numerous journals, and he has been guest speaker at several national and international meetings and conferences.