John_Kent_IIIJohn Kent, III, DMD
Assistant Professor, Clinical

Dr. Kent III obtained his Undergraduate at LSU in Microbiology before moving to Birmingham for dental school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Thereafter, he moved north to Buffalo for his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery which he completed in 1992. Upon completion of residency, he completed a Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at LSU Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in New Orleans.  After completion of the Fellowship, he practiced full scope OMS in High Point, North Carolina, before taking on a faculty position at LSU School of Dentistry in 2012. He served for 4 years as the Undergraduate Director of Oral Surgery during which time he provided compelling lectureship, mindful committee contribution and impactful chairside instruction. In 2016, Dr. Kent returned to private practice, but his love for teaching students and residents never abated. 
Dr. Kent will revisit his critical role in our department as Director of Undergraduate Education in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He will provide lectures, serve on committees, and provide leadership in two service lines: Dentoalveolar surgery as well as Sedation and Anesthesia.