John Thornton, MS, DMD

Civitan International Research Center & Sparks Clinics
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
933 19th Street South, CH19 Room 307(Location)
1720 2nd Avenue South, CH19 Room 307 (Mailing)
Birmingham, AL 35294-0021
 
Phone: 205-934-1101
Email: jbthornt@uab.edu
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Last Updated: July 19, 2012

 

Primary Activity Coordinators: Training Director
Discipline Coordinators: Dentistry/Pediatric Dentistry
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Education: AA, Biology, Marion Military Institute, Marion, AL
BS, Chemistry, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
D.M.D, University of Alabama, Birmignham
Pediatric Dentistry, University of Alabama, Birmingham
MA, Education, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA
U.S. Army Cmmd and Gen. Staff
Service: Special Care Dentistry

Vita/Bio

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
Pediatric Dentistry
Name: Thornton, John B.
Education:
Institution and Location
Degree
Year
Conferred
Field of
Study
Marion Military Institute, Marion, AL
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA
U.S. Army Cmmd and Gen. Staff College
Biology
Chemistry
D.M.D.
Certificate
MA
1965
1968
1972
1974
1981
1991
AA
BS
Pediatric Dentistry
Education
Professional Experience: Begin with current position, then in reverse chronological order, list relevant previous employment and experience. List in reverse chronological order all relevant publications or most representatives if the 2 page limit on the sketch presents a problem.
2004-present Professor & Associate Dean, Community Affairs, School
of Dentistry
2004-present Senior Scientist, UAB Minority Health and Research Center
2001-present Director, Community Outreach, School of Dentistry, UAB
2000-2004 Chairman, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, UAB
1998 Interim-Chair, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, UAB
1994 Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
1991-2007 Director, Postgraduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
1986 Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
1982 Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
1980 Director of Undergraduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
1976 Professor - Tenure Earning Track, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Director, Civitan /Sparks Center Division of Dentistry.
Honors
2008 Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award, UAB
2008 Inductee, Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame
2006 Outstanding Service Award, Cheaha Regional Head Start/Early Head Start
2004 Elected Fellow, American College of Dentists
2004 Most Distinguished Fellow Award, Alabama Dental Association.
2004 Distinguished Service Medal, Governor Bob Riley, State of Alabama
2004 Legion of Merit, Department of the Army, United States of America.
2003 Alliance for Youth Award, Alabama Head Start Association
2003 Access to Dental Care for Special Populations Award, American Dental Association; Presented by Alabama Dental Association, Orange Beach, AL.
2002 Alabama Head Start Association, Award of Excellence for Promoting Oral Health
2001 School of Dentistry, Award for Excellence in Teaching
1994 Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
1994 Elected Fellow, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
1993 Journalism Award for Excellence in Dentistry by the American Society of Dentistry for Children for Article "The Assessment of Two Oral Sedation Regimens in Pediatric Dentistry Patients." J Dent Child 59: 306-312, 1992.
1984 Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Fraternity, Faculty Member
1972 Dean's List, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Dentistry
1970 Awarded Student Research Fellowship. Veteran's Research Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
Selected Publications
Articles
1. Thornton, J.B., and Sams, D.R.; 1994; Preanesthesia Transfusion and Sickle Cell Anemia Patients: Case Report and Controversies; Special Care in Dentistry, 13:254-257.
2. Caceda, J.H., Creath, C.J., Thomas, J.P. and Thornton, J.B.; 1994; Unilateral Fusion of Primary Molars with the Presence of a Succedaneous Supernumery Tooth. The Journal of Pediatric Dentistry, 16:53-55.
3. Gatewood, J.C., and Thornton, J.B.; 1995; Replantation and Splinting of a Maxillary Anterior Segment Fracture in the Primary Dentition. Journal of Pediatric Dentistry, 17:124-126, 1995.
4. Thornton, J.B., Nimer, S., and Howard, P.S.; 1996; The incidence, classification, etiology, and embryology of oral clefts; Seminars in Orthodontics, 2:162-168.
5. Al Agile, D.E., Roseman, J.M., Pass M.A., Thornton, J.B., and Chavers, L.S. 2004: Parents Perception of Access to Dental Care for Children with Special Needs. Journal of American Dental Association, 135:490-495.
6. Thornton, J. B. 2004: UAB School of Dentistry: Reaching Outside of the Walls. Journal of the American College of Dentists, 71:17-19.
Books
19. Thornton, J.B. and Wright, J.T.; 1989; Special and Medically Compromised Patients in Dentistry; Thornton, J.B. and Wright, J.T. editors; Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc., Chicago, IL
Research
1. United Cerebral Palsy Research and Education Foundation, Washington, DC
Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry
Co-Preceptor, July 1, 1998-June 30, 1999, $15,000.00
2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services
Administration Title VII, Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program
1030 HP 20049-01, PI, September 1, 2001-June 30, 2002, $24,572
3. HRSA (Oral Health Initiative for Alabama's Black Belt)
Office of Rural Health Policy, Principal Consultant
July 1,2003-June 30, 2004, $288,750