Kenneth Bural May

Associate Professor Emeritus of Dentistry


Biologic and Materials Sciences & Prosthodontics


Prosthodontics and Biologic & Materials Sci 1046 Dent Blog. 1078


Dept.: 734-763-5280 Off.: 734-763-6541



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/Prosthodontics in the School of Dentistry. Dr. May is the past Director of the Office Of Multicultural Affairs. Dr. May's teaching activities include being course director of the Fixed Prosthodontic Principles and Advanced lecture series and the Complete Denture Seminar to graduate residents. 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 base 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 dental alloys and denture base acrylic and composite resins. 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, the National Dental Association, the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) the Society of American Indian Dentists (SAID), the American Dental Association (ADA), the Michigan Dental Association (MDA), the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), the Kingery Prosthetic Study Club, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), 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.