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Kimberley Gise, DDS

Director, Emergency Care Clinic
gisek14@ecu.edu
252-737-7159

3121 Ledyard E. Ross Hall

Clinical Interests
Translational Research
Promoting Health Equity
Cultural Competency in Health Care
Improving Access to Care

Education
DDS - University of Maryland
National Institutes of Health Research Fellowship
Mercy Medical Center General Practice Residency
American Dental Association Institute for Diversity in Leadership

Society Memberships
American Dental Association
American Association of Women Dentists
North Carolina Dental Society
North Carolina Fifth District                                                                                                                                      American Public Health Association

Biographical Information
Dr. Kimberley Gise comes to ECU from Arizona. She has devoted her more than 15 years in dentistry to public health in the U.S. and abroad. Her diverse dental experience includes working in both urban and rural health systems. Prior to moving to North Carolina, she was a dentist for the Maricopa County Department of Oral Health. Dr. Gise has also served as a dentist to Native Americans at Phoenix Indian Medical Center, inner city youth, and Spanish immigrant populations as clinic director for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix’s Dental Clinic.

Dr. Gise, an advocate for eliminating health disparities, promoting health equity and accessibility to improve patient outcomes, presents on cultural competency in health care at national and state conferences. She served on the Oral Health Advisory Committee for tobacco cessation/oral health training and Board member for the Maricopa County Oral Health Leaders and Advocates Resources (MOLAR).

Dr. Gise is committed to training the next generation of dental professionals. She served as adjunct faculty for A.T. Still Arizona School of Dental Medicine. She also mentored University of California pre dental students while a volunteer dentist on the U.S. Armed Forces Continuing Promises 2011 humanitarian mission.

Dr. Gise’s belief that everyone deserves health care has taken her on missions in the Caribbean, Central and South America, including a mission to treat children with autism in the Dominican Republic. She also volunteers with Give Kids A Smile, Mission of Mercy (M.O.M.) and recruits providers as an Ambassador for the National Health Service Corps.

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