- DMD, University of Pennsylvania
About Elizabeth Kao
Dr. Elizabeth Kao is a professor at West Virginia University School of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry. She received her BA and MA degrees in Biology from Boston University and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine.
Because of her interest in combining dental practice, teaching, scholarly advancement and research; she has chosen an academic career at the Ohio State University and West Virginia University.
Dr. Kao is a Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry and has received several student research development awards and research challenge awards during her tenure.
She owns a US patent for dental glass ionomer.
She has lectured and presented in local and national dental societies in U.S, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand and Australia.
Dr. Kao is a reviewer for AADR’s Award, Fellowship and Grants committee, and a scientific reviewer for dental journals. Dr. Kao maintains an active faculty practice in general dentistry and she is interested in dental disease prevention, crown and bridge, implants and cosmetic dentistry.
Center for Rural Health Research in Appalachia
Dr. Kao is the principal investigator and co-investigator of studies ranging from dental education, behavioral science, dental materials, particulate and bio-aerosols, enhanced digital technology and population studies that involve drug information, perception of esthetics; and oral health and cognitive function. She has secured funding from National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, American Dental Association Health Foundation, American Association of Orthodontics, and many university and commercial grants.
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