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Carmine J. Esposito

 Name: Dr. Carmine J. Esposito

Title: Professor

Current Position: Orofacial Pain/TMJ Disorders

Phone: 502-852-1184




  • Miami Beach Senior High School Miami Beach, Florida 1967-1970
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 1970-1973 Pre- Dental Program & Associate of Arts Degree
  • University of Louisville School of Dentistry 1973-1977 D.M.D. degree
  • Dental licenses in Kentucky and Florida, 1977
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orofacia1 Pain 1995

Faculty Practice Location (Address)
U of L Healthcare Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut St., Suite 550
Louisville, KY. 40202

Research Interests and Current Projects: (brief description)

  • Orofacial Pain/TMJ Disorders
  • Oral Appliances for Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Teaching Activities

  • Preclinical Occlusion and Temporomandibular Disorders – Sophomore year: Course Director
  • Occlusion, Temporomandibular Disorders, Facial Pain - Graduate Programs in Orthodontics, General Practice Residency, Periodontics: Course Director
  • Freshman Gross Anatomy: Lecturer
  • Temporomandibular Disorders – Dental Hygiene Program
  • Advanced Concepts in Reconstructive Dentistry Lecturer – Junior year
  • Senior Teaching Selective: Course Director
  • Director: TMD Clinic


University Service

  • Curriculum Committee
  • Faculty Personnel Committee
  • Clinical Operations and Performance Committee
  • Sophomore Class Advisor
  • Discipline Coordinator for TMD
  • University of Louisville Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Alumni Association Travel Program Coordinator
  • Athletic Association Board of Directors
  • Committee on Athletic Performance
  • Student Athlete Advising Committee
  • Athletic Budget Committee



  • American Board of Orofacial Pain – Board Certified
  • American Academy of Orofacial Pain - Fellow
  • American Dental Association
  • Kentucky Dental Association
  • Louisville Dental Society
  • American Association of Dental Schools
  • Medical Staff – University of Louisville Hospital
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi


Honors and Awards (past 5 years)

  • University of Louisville Faculty Favorites
    2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Faculty Award University of Louisville School of Dentistry
  • Professional Service Award
    Louisville Dental Society
  • University of Louisville Board of Trustees Faculty Award
    Nomination 2010
  • University of Louisville William Wolff Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year


Publications (past 3 years)
Journal Articles
Sharad, Esposito, et. al., Do you consider anterior mandibular positioning devices in Obstructive Sleep Apnea?, The Kentucky Psychiatrist, Vol. 19 (2), 2009.


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