Keri Discepolo, DDS, MPH

Assistant Professor, Craniofacial Sciences, Division of Pediatric Dentistry (Affiliate)


Research Overview

Areas of interest include: oral health interventions, behavioral interventions, research in clinical dentistry (fluoride therapy, and dental materials.) I would like to work on Oral Health Curriculums for use in a k-12 education of children, and Health Behaviors affecting oral health and nutrition of children.

At YNHH I initiated “Early Oral Health Infant Visits”, the program was implemented in the Medical Primary Care setting of Pediatrics. An oral exam, anticipatory guidance about oral health, and fluoride varnish was administered in conjunction with well child visits. The program is in its third year, and has gained support from the medical staff. Their were over 2000 visits administered.

Education

1995 BS Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

2001 DDS New York University College of Dentistry

2002 AEGD Nova Southeastern University

2008 Certificate Pediatric Dentistry, Yale New Haven Hospital

2012 MPH Columbia University

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Emaildiscepolo@uchc.edu
Phone860.679.7155
Mailing AddressSchool of Dental Medicine
UConn Health
263 Farmington Ave
Farmington, CT 06030-1710