School of Dental Medicine

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James R. Hupp, DMD, MD, JD, MBA

Division of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery

3126 Ledyard E. Ross Hall

Board Certifications
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery

DMD cum laude - Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1977
MD - University of Connecticut, 1982
JD - Rutgers, 1995
MBA - Loyola University of Maryland, 2000
OMS Residency - University of Connecticut, 1980
Internal Medicine - Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1983

Society Memberships
American Association of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Dental Association
American College of Surgeons
American College of Dentists
Pierre Fauchard Society
North Carolina Dental Society
Southeastern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
International College of Dentists
American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons
International Academy for Advanced Maxillofacial Studies

Biographical Information
Dr. Hupp is the Founding Dean and Professor of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine.  Prior to his ECU appointment, he was the Dean at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry.  He served as chair and residency program director of oral-maxillofacial surgery at the University of Maryland and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  Dr. Hupp served as a director and president of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Born in Iron Mountain, MI., he grew up in Memphis, TN. He received his B.S. degree from University of California, Irvine. He married Carmen in 1976, and they have 4 children, daughter and son-in-law, and 2 grandchildren.

Teaching Areas
Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, particularly implants, orthognathic surgery, cleft palate surgery, maxillofacial trauma, oral and facial infections, microneurosurgery of the trigeminal nerve, medico-legal issues and medical management of the surgical patient.

Research Areas
Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and senior editor of textbooks. "Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery", "Oral-Maxillofacial Infections" and "Dental Clinical Advisor". His new textbook, “Head, Neck and Orofacial Infections: An Interdisciplinary Approach,” will be released in November.

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