UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Gureckis, Kevin Michael

Dental School
Comprehensive Dentistry
(210) 450-3115

Dr. Kevin M. Gureckis is currently on staff as a tenured full-time Professor, Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, the University of Texas Health San Antonio School of Dentistry, serving as a General Practice Group Leader for 26 third and fourth year students. He is a retired military officer, with over 24 years of active duty service, and 4 years as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) in the USAF, completing his career as Program Director of the two-year AEGD residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX, along with appointments as Military Consultant to the USAF Surgeon General for General Dentistry and Special Consultant to the Assistant Surgeon General for Dental Services. He was awarded the Legion of Merit medal upon retirement.

He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a B.A. in Chemistry in 1973, and received his D.M.D. degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1976. A one-year General Practice Residency was completed in 1977 at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, along with a two-year General Dentistry Residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX in 1989. In addition to seven additional past military assignments, he has had four years of private practice experience in Goose Creek, SC.

Dr. Gureckis was a diplomate and Board Examiner with the Federal Services Board of General Dentistry while on active duty, and is board certified by the American Board of General Dentistry. He is a past member of the ADA?s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) as a site visit consultant for AEGD programs. He is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry with Emeritus status, Fellow in the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, Academy of Dentistry International, and Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is also an active member of the American Dental Association with Life Membership status, American Dental Education Association, and the Federation Dentale Internationale/USA Section.

He served on the Board of Directors for the Texas AGD for six years, past President of the TAGD, prior national Chair for the AGD?s Legislative and Governmental Affairs (LGA) Council, ADA House of Delegates member for Region 4 (representing the USAF Dental Corps), national AGD House of Delegates for both the Region 17 (Federal Dental Services) and Region 18 (Texas AGD), and past President and now member on the Advisory Council for the San Antonio Component of TAGD. He was recognized as a 2012-2013 AGD national new member recruiter. He has been awarded the 2010 TAGD Leadership Award, the first ever recipient of the San Antonio District Dental Society Faculty Award for Excellence in Organized Dentistry, the 2016 TAGD President?s Award, and the 2017 TAGD Component Leader of the Year. He has academically supported the TAGD Fellowtrack programs, with the new dentist study clubs in San Antonio, Austin and Dallas, providing Fellowship exam review lectures in restorative dentistry, biomaterials, fixed and removable prosthodontics. He was the recipient of the 2017 Texas Dentist of the Year, an annual award recognizing one TAGD and/or TDA member since 1966. He also serves on the Editorial Board for the Operative Dentistry journal.

His duties at the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry have included co-director of the DS-2 operative dentistry laboratory and lecturer in restorative dentistry. He has been a WREB Mock Board examiner for senior dental students for a number of years. He was the 2008 to 2011 recipient of the Dental School?s Development Board Professorship in Clinical Dentistry. He is past President of the Mu Nu local chapter of OKU Honor Dental Society. He has clinical research experience and has authored scientific articles in restorative dentistry, including contributions in two textbook chapters recently published. He is a student mentor for the Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) program, and the ADA/ICD `Great Expectations? program at UTHSCSA. He has served on numerous dental school committees and task forces, including the Chair of the Curriculum Committee, past six-year dental school representative to the Council of Faculties for ADEA, past chair and member on the Dental Student/Faculty Relations committee, current co-director of the AGD Student FellowTrack UTHSCSA program, prior member of the Dental Faculty Practice Advisory Board, lecturer for the UTHSCSA International Dental Education program (IDEP), Dental Early Admission Program (DEAP) for senior college students, mentor for the UTHSCSA Teaching Honors Program, mentor for the annual ASDA Pre-Dental program for 70 college students. He serves as a committee member for numerous postgraduate periodontal research thesis projects. He mentors in the Center of Excellence summer enrichment program with the Learning Enhancement for Achievement in Dentistry (LEAD) operative dentistry section for DS2s for the past five years. He has honorably served as the Assistant Marshall (Hooder) for th

9/2017 - Present Full Professor, Dept of Comprehensive Dentistry and General Practice Group Leader UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry, Dept of Comprehensive Dentistry, San Antonio, TX
7/2010 - Present General Practice Group Leader and General Practice Group Leader UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry, Comprehensive Dentistry, San Antonio, TX