Dr. Terry Rees

Dr. Terry Rees

Dr. Rees received his DDS degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. His MSD in Periodontics is from College of Dentistry. He presently Professor Emeritus and Former Chairman, Department of Periodontics and Director of the Stomotology Center at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry.

Dr. Rees was recently elected by his peers as a Director of the American Board of Periodontology. He is a Diplomate of the American Boards of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, a Fellow in the American and International Colleges of Dentists, and a member of numerous other professional organizations. He has presented many lectures or seminars nationally and internationally, is author or co-author of numerous professional papers, has contributed chapters to twenty-four textbooks, and is co-editor of one text.

Dr. Rees established the Stomatology Center at College of Dentistry in 1984.  It is devoted to the diagnosis and management of unusual diseases of the oral cavity to include lichen planus. Drop Dr. Rees a note: trees@tamhsc.edu.

Dr. Nancy W. Burkhart

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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, and a Doctorate degree in Adult Education/Interdisciplinary Studies from North Carolina State University. Her dissertation topic was “Oral Lichen Planus Commonalities: Educational and Psychological Implications.”  After obtaining her doctorate degree, she completed a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in The Division of Oral Pathology at The University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. Dr. Burkhart was the coordinator and co-investigator of “The Lichen Planus Study” at The University of North Carolina School of Dentistry from 1995-1997.

Dr. Burkhart is an Adjunct Associate Professor and Educational Consultant in The Department of Periodontics at The College of Dentistry where she has been a faculty member for since January, 1997. Throughout her appointment, she has been a faculty member and lecturer for The Stomatology Center at College of Dentistry. Prior to her appointment at the College of Dentistry, she was an Assistant Professor at The University of North Carolina School of Dentistry for nine years teaching in both the dental hygiene and the oral diagnosis department/oral pathology division. Dr. Burkhart has held appointments at The College of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, New Jersey and at Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, North Carolina where she taught Oral Pathology to allied health students.

Dr. Burkhart is active in the following professional organizations: The International Association For Dental Research, The American Association of Dental Research (past Dallas, Texas Chapter Secretary/Treasurer), The Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, The American Dental Education Association, The Association For Psychological Type, and The American Academy of Oral Medicine.

In addition to the formation of The International Support Group for Oral Lichen Planus, Dr. Burkhart has presented papers on the subject of Oral Lichen Planus and has published articles on the topic in national dental journals. The focus of her work is in the area of oral lichen planus, stress management/life-style interventions and patient management. Drop Dr. Burkhart a note: nburkhart@tamhsc.edu

Mr. Art Upton


Art is a graduate of Texas A&M Commerce with a degree in Biochemistry & second major in Mathematics. He has been doing educational web content management for over 20 years.

Art was the first Webmaster for the Texas A&M Health Science Center, where he served for 2 years. He is currently the webmaster for A&M College of Dentistry.

As webmaster for the International Lichen Planus Online Support Group, Art is the person to contact if you have any difficulties accessing the LP Web site, the live discussions, the webcasts, the survey or for any other matter dealing with web communication and interactivity on the site. Just drop him a note: art@tamhsc.edu.