Meet Dr. Kuhns

Christopher S. Kuhns, D.M.D

Education
Martin County High School , Stuart, Florida (2000-2004);
University of Florida , Gainesville, Florida (2004-2008), Bachelors of Science, Food Science and Human Nutrition;
University of Florida College of Dentistry , Gainesville Florida (2008-2012), Doctor of Dental Medicine;
University of Florida College of Dentistry , Gainesville Florida (2015-2019), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency;
Board Eligible Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon , Completion of AAOMS written board exam (2019);


Work Experience
General Dentist , Millhopper Family Dentistry (2012-2015);
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor , UF College of Dentistry, Restorative Dental Sciences, (2013-2015);
Courtesy Faculty , UF College of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, (2013-2015, 2019);
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon , Thomas L. Bowers IV, DMD, MD, (2019-2020);


Research
Graduate Research:
UF College of Dentistry Summer Research Program, (2008): Conducted research in the Department of Oral
Biology, Cloning 5’ upstream end in various expression vectors.
Graduate Research in the Department of Oral Biology , (2009-2012), Conducted research testing mucin
expression in various cell lines


Undergraduate Research:
College of Dentistry, Department of Oral Biology, (2006-2008), Conducted research in the Department of Oral
Biology on a recessive trait in mice affecting salivary mucin production
University Scholars Program, (2007-2008), Identify candidate lesions responsible for the sld mutation in mice.


Publications:
Das B, Cash MN, Robinson B, Kuhns CS, Latchney LR, Fallon MA, Elliott RW, Hand AR, Culp DJ. The sld
genetic defect: two intronic CA-repeats promote insertion of the subsequent intron and mRNA decay. J Biol
Chem. 2013
The Dental Reference Manual: A Daily Guide for Students and Practitioners Weinstein, Geraldine M. (et al.)
(Eds.), ISBN 978-3-319-39730-6, 1st ed. 2017, Co-Author of Chapter 23. Medical Considerations and Emergency Protocols

Professional Memberships and Leadership Roles
Clinical Affairs and Quality Assurance Committee (2008-2012)
American Student Dental Association (2008-2012)
Infection Control Subcommittee (2010-2012)
American Dental Association (2012-Present)
Florida Dental Association (2012-Present)
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (2015-2019) Resident Member
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (2019-Present) Member
Florida Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (2019-Present) Member
American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (2019-Present) Fellow in Anesthesiology
National Dental Board of Anesthesiology (2019-Present) Diplomate


Awards and Honors
Research High Honors
OKU Ethics Award
Pierre Fauchard Award
Academy of General Dentistry Award
Quintessence Publishing Award
Oral Biology Award