Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
3148 Ledyard E. Ross Hall
Infant oral health care, prevention of dental caries, caries risk assessment models, and a medical approach to managing dental caries.
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
BA – Indiana University
DDS – Indiana University School of Dentistry
Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, University of Nebraska
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Diplomates of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Delta Sigma Delta
Dr. Kordis serves as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the ECU School of Dental Medicine. He earned a bachelor of arts and dental degree from Indiana University and a certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Nebraska.
After residency, Dr. Kordis spent six years in private practice before serving in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps for a twenty-three-year career. Having fulfilled multiple clinical, teaching, and administrative roles in the military as a pediatric dentist, highlights of his tour of duties were overseas stations in Italy and Japan; National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, MD; consultant for development of the tri-service dental electronic health record; and deployed aboard the USNS Mercy for Pacific Partnership ’08 humanitarian tour. Following his military career, he joined the pediatric dentistry department at Virginia Commonwealth University as an assistant professor for four years. While there, he became the faculty leader for the Jamaica Project, a humanitarian dental mission for the fourth-year pre-doctoral students and brought the overseeing of the Project back to the pediatric dentistry department. Dr. Kordis departed from academics for a part-time position as a staff pediatric dentist providing care to an underserved population on the eastern shore of Virginia before arriving at ECU.
Born in New York City, New York, Dr. Kordis has resided in eight states and two foreign countries. He has three daughters and one granddaughter. During his time apart from dentistry, he and his wife Jude are avid road cyclist participating in fund raising rides for diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and cancer. A BMW car club member and enthusiast, he also enjoys sailing, traveling, and a good movie.