Hospital Dentistry

The Division of Hospital Dentistry manages the General Practice Residency program.

Craniofacial Development & Anomalies

Orofacial clefts are among the most common birth defects.  Worldwide, cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CL/P) and cleft palate only (CPO), occur, on average, in 1/800 births and  are complex in nature due to contributions from, and interactions between, genetic and environmental risk factors.  Approximately 2,600 babies are born annually in the U.S. with non-syndromic cleft palate (NSCP).  This translates into the sobering observation that, in this country alone, 7 babies are born with an isolated cleft palate every day!

Research activities in this division focus on molecular analyses of gene function in the embryo and are designed to examine the causes of orofacial clefts.  Specific studies focus on genetic and environmental (cigarette smoke-induced) perturbations of the epigenome as underlying causative factors in orofacial clefting.


Email Dr. Robert Greene, Division Director

Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

We provide didactic instruction to DMD, dental hygiene and all post-graduate residency programs.  One-on-one clinical instruction is provided in the stomatology clinic and on a consultation basis.


Email Dr. Mark L. Bernstein or Dr. Brian S. Shumway. They maintain their faculty practice through UofL Dental Associates.

Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology & Imaging

Within the University of Louisville, Professors Allan G. Farman and William C. Scarfe direct studies for dentists specializing in the various disciplines of dentistry, graduate level research, postdoctoral fellows, and DMD required undergraduate training in making and interpreting diagnostic images. They provide advanced courses and mentor research for candidates in the Masters of Science in Oral Biology and Masters of Science in Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology, as well as participating in the PhD program in Electrical Engineering.

Outside the University of Louisville, Professor Farman is Distinguished Guest Professor both of Peking University, China and of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and External Examiner for the University of Malaysia, while Professor Scarfe is an External Examiner for graduate students at the University of Leuven, Belgium.


Email Dr. William C. Scarfe or Dr. Bruno de Azevedo.

Professors Farman and Scarfe also provide consultative services in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology as board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial Radilologists in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and have spent a combined four decades in the active clinical practice of this discipline.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

The Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery manages the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency program.

Pain & Anxiety Control

Didactic and clinical course designed to help students acquire an understanding of pain and the principles of pain control as related to the treatment of patients. Emphasis is placed on the physical-mental-emotional status of the patient and the use of local anesthesia, various pharmacological agents, hypnosis, iatro-sedation, and electro-anesthesia. [3.0 credits graded]

Sterilizer Monitoring

The University of Louisville Sterilizer Monitoring Service serves health care professionals in 30 states. The program monitors all makes and models of dental and medical sterilizers including steam units such as autoclaves and cassette units, dry heat systems and chemical vapor sterilizers also known as Chemiclaves.


Email Dr. Robert Staat, Director of the UofL Sterilizer Monitoring Program.