Director, Emergency Care Clinic email@example.com Faculty Practice 252-737-7122Office 252-737-7159Ledyard E. Ross Hall
Clinical Interests Translational ResearchPromoting Health EquityCultural Competency in Health CareImproving Access to Care
EducationDDS - University of Maryland National Institutes of Health Research FellowshipMercy Medical Center General Practice ResidencyAmerican Dental Association Institute for Diversity in Leadership Society MembershipsAmerican Dental AssociationAmerican Association of Women DentistsNorth Carolina Dental SocietyNorth Carolina Fifth District American Public Health Association
Biographical InformationDr. 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.