Dr. Burkhart received a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, a Master of Education degree from North Carolina State University in Occupational Health Education, a Doctor of Education Degree from North Carolina State University in Adult Education/Interdisciplinary studies. Nancy conducted a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in the section of Oral Pathology at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill in the section of oral pathology. Her dissertation topic was “Oral Lichen Planus Commonalities: Educational and Psychological Implications.” Dr. Burkhart is an Adjunct Associate Professor and Educational Consultant in the Department of Periodontics/Stomatology at The Baylor College of Dentistry where she has been a faculty member since 1997. She is founder and faculty Co-Host of the International Oral Lichen Planus Support Group established in 1997.
Dr. Burkhart has presented papers both nationally and internationally on Oral Lichen Planus/ Mucosal Diseases and has published articles in national dental journals. She is co-author of “General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist” published through Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins and the book is now in its 3rd edition 2018. She was a 2006 recipient of the ADHA Crest Award through Proctor & Gamble and The Philips Consumer Lifestyle and PennWell Corporation “Mentor of Distinction Award” in 2012. She is an Academic Affiliate Fellow of The American Academy of the Oral Medicine Association-awarded fellowship in 2016. Nancy is a 2017 recipient of the “Award of Distinction” through SUNSTAR and PennWell, Corporation and a 2017 “Dental Professional of the Year” recipient through The International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation. As a columnist for RDH magazine since 2007, she writes a monthly column titled, “Oral Exams/Oral Pathology” for the PennWell publication that appears in both dental and dental hygiene literature. To date, she has written more than 120 columns for the publication on oral pathology/oral medicine topics. She is a reviewer for several national dental journals and a representative on the JCDE from 2014-2018.
Updated: Jan 2019