Pediatric DentistryIndianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
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Dr. Juan F. Yepes is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis, Indiana. Upon completion of his DDS and MD degrees from Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia, he moved to the United State and attended the University of Iowa and the University of Pennsylvania where he completed a fellowship and residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and Oral Medicine respectively in 2002 and 2004. In 2006, Dr. Yepes completed a Master in Public Health (MPH), and in 2011 a Doctoral Degree in Public Health (DrPH) both with an emphasis in Epidemiology at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health.
He also completed a residency program in Dental Public Health at the University of Texas, Baylor College of Dentistry in 2008, and the residency program and Masters of Science degree in pediatric dentistry at the University of Kentucky in 2012. A Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine, American Board of Dental Public Health, and American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, he served as the section head of oral and maxillofacial radiology at the University of Kentucky for 6 years (2004 to 2010) and as a member of the University of Kentucky Radiation Safety Committee for 5 years (2005 to 2010). He also has served on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology as councilor for academy affairs from 2010 to 2012 and was an active member of the Radiation Safety Committee initiative with the Image Gently® campaign and the Food and Drug Administration.
Dr. Juan F. Yepes has received fellowship status in dental surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons at Edinburgh, Scotland, and is a member of the editorial board of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Pediatric Dentistry. His research interests are in the area of radiation safety in adults and children, quality assurance in radiology, and the use of new imaging technologies in dentistry.