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Biologic and Materials Sciences and Division of Prosthodontics

Faculty Profile - May

Kenneth B. May, DDS, MS

Biologic & Materials Sciences
Associate Professor

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Kenneth B. May, BS ('78), DDS ('88), MS ('90), received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master of Science (Prosthodontics) degrees from the University of Michigan. Dr. May is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences Division of Prosthodontics in the School of Dentistry. His appointment in the School of Dentistry at the university is in administration, teaching, research, and faculty practice. In his adminstrative role Dr. May is the Director of the Office Of Multicultural Affairs. Dr. May's teacing activities include being course director of the Advanced Fixed Prosthodontic lecture series and the Complete Denture Seminar to graduate residents, respectively, in the Division of Prosthodontics. Dr. May's interests in prosthodontic rehabilitation includes removable, conventional, and implant supported fixed prostheses. His research interests are in the areas of esthetics of denture based acrylic resins (Color) and the deleterious effects of function (Fit and Bond Strength) in conventional and implant supported rehabilitations. His research interests cover the effect aging (accelerated aging) plays on the color of prosthetic restorative materials. He has studied the effects of bond enhancing agents on the improvement of the bond between Titanium and denture base acrylic resins (PMMAs). Dr. May has studied methods of determining the precision of fit in implant and conventional tooth supported prosthodontic rehabilitations.

Dr. May is an Active Fellow in The Academy of Prosthodontics, American College of Prosthodontists, Kingery Prosthetic Study Club, American Association of Dental Research, International Association of Dental Research, and The American Association of Clinical Pathologist. He maintains a dental practice in the School of Dentistry's Dental Faculty Associates clinic at the University.