Michael McCunniff, DDS  Policy Committee Member-at-Large

UMKC School of Dentistry

Kansas City, MO

Dr. Michael McCunniff (Professor Emeritus) is a retired Professor from University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry and past Chair in the Department of Dental Public Health & Behavioral Science and Director of Outreach programs.  Dr. McCunniff earned his DDS degree from UMKC in 1983, completed his residency in Dental Public Health from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1995 and become Board Certified and a Diplomate in Dental Public Health in 2003.

Dr. McCunniff is an active member of the following organizations: the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, American Dental Education Association, American Dental Association, and the National Disaster Medical System.

Research interests include access to oral health care among underserved populations and dental education. Access to care topics have included evaluation of state Medicaid programs, obesity in children, oral and pharyngeal cancer, dental workforce, and oral health and Emergency Room visits related to oral health issues. Dental education topics have included community-based service learning, extra-mural training programs, and Inter-Professional Education in Health Professional Schools.