Rebecca Merke

Name: Rebecca H. Mercke, DMD
Title: Assistant Clinical Professor
Current Position: Full-time Faculty
Phone: (502) 852-6192

Educated at the Medical College of Virginia–Virginia Commonwealth University (undergraduate) with a BS in Dental Hygiene, Dr. Mercke practiced dental hygiene for eight years before attending the University of Louisville-School of Dentistry, earning a DMD in 1992.  Dr. Mercke practiced General Dentistry for twenty years in Virginia before joining the faculty at U of L.

Teaching Activities:

  • Course Director:              
    • Physical Diagnosis/Medical Management – First Year Dental Hygiene
    • Periodontics – First Year Dental Hygiene
    • Local Anesthesia/Pain Control – Third Year DMD
  • Course Participant: 
    • Clinical Courses – First Year Dental Hygiene
    • Clinical Courses – Second Year Dental Hygiene
    • Clinical Courses – Third Year DMD
    • Clinical Courses – Fourth Year DMD

Current Projects:
Dental Education Program development for Health Education Kiosk on Women’s Health Issues – funded by the Kentucky Commission on Women.


  • Mentor – Table Clinic Project – Second Year Dental Hygiene
  • Smile KY Program
  • Tutoring – ADD/ADHD/Dyslexic children

Honors & Awards:

  • Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity Award
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society


  • American Dental Association
  • Kentucky Dental Association
  • Louisville Dental Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi