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Linda Niessen

D.M.D., M.P.H., M.P.P.

Dr. Linda Niessen serves as Vice Provost for Oral Health Affairs for Kansas City University (KCU) and as Founding Dean and Professor for the KCU College of Dental Medicine in Joplin, Missouri. The KCU College of Dental Medicine has received initial accreditation from the Commission on Dental Accreditation and plans to enroll its first class of students in August 2023. Dr. Niessen is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health and the American Board of Special Care Dentistry. Her academic career includes serving as a clinician caring for medically complex and geriatric patients at several VA Medical Centers, as a faculty member at the Baylor College of Dentistry and as a professor and dean at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Niessen has served as president of the Dallas County Dental Society, American Association of Women Dentists, American Association of Public Health Dentistry, American Board of Dental Public Health, Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

Conflict of Interest: None reported

Linda Niessen

Treating Medically Complex Geriatric Patients

2 - 5 PM *Updated time
3 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA

Saturday, April 15

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