Clinical Associate Professor, General Dentistry
General Practice Group Leader
3116 Ledyard E. Ross Hall
Community-based service learning, rural access to oral health care, prevention of oral disease, comprehensive general dentistry, applying educational methodology in clinical teaching, instructional design
Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
American Dental Association
North Carolina Dental Society
American Dental Education Association
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society
A native Texan, Dr. Hood attended Trinity University, and earned her dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. Her career includes more than 30 years in both solo and group private practice, combined with 12 years on the faculty at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, where she was instrumental in developing a new general practice clinical model. In addition to clinical and didactic teaching, she served as a group practice director and associate professor in the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health, and completed a Master of Education degree in 2007 at the University of Houston with an emphasis on education of health-care professionals. Just prior to coming to North Carolina, she initiated and practiced in the dental program at a community health center providing the only oral health care in a rural town on the Texas coast. Dr. Hood chose to serve her country in the United States Navy Reserve Dental Corps.
Dr. Hood enjoys spending time with her husband Jeremy and 2 grown children. Her hobbies include boating, fitness, home remodeling, arts and crafts, reading, and observing wildlife.
1. Hood, JG, Reflections on the Dental Pipeline Program’s Efforts Regarding Community-based Dental Education. J Dent Educ. 2010; 74 (10 Suppl): S62-66.
2. Hood, JG, Service-learning in Dental Education: Meeting Needs and Challenges. J Dent Educ 2009; 73(4): 454-63.