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Katherine France

Katherine France, DMD, MBE

Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine

Department of Oral Medicine

Schattner 215

Phone: 215-746-2550

Fax: 215-573-7853

Email: kfrance@upenn.edu

Professional Biography

Dr. Katherine France is an Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine at Penn Dental Medicine. She obtained both her DMD and Master of Bioethics (MBE) from the University of Pennsylvania. She went on to complete her Residency in Oral Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, serving as the chief resident during her second year. Upon completion of her residency program, Dr. France received the Robert Schattner Award for Outstanding Oral Medicine Resident, in honor of her achievements and contributions to the department. Dr. France currently teaches clinically in the Oral Diagnosis and Emergency and Medically Complex Clinics in the School of Dental Medicine and didactically on a wide range of subjects relating to oral medicine, ethics and professionalism, and patient management. Her scholarly work also focuses on both oral medicine and questions of ethics in education and patient care. In addition to her faculty responsibilities, Dr. France also serves as an attending dentist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and treats general dentistry, medically complex, orofacial pain, salivary gland and oral mucosal lesion patients at the Penn Dental Family Practice at University City.

Honors / Credentials
  • Attending in Oral Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Dentist and Oral Medicine Specialist, Penn Dental Family Practice at University City
  • Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine, Department of Oral Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Chair, Membership Committee, American Academy of Oral Medicine
  • Reviewer, Journal of Dental Education
  • Assistant Reviewer, World Workshop on Oral Medicine VII
  • Robert Schattner Award for Outstanding Oral Medicine Resident, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Chief Resident, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania
  • Andy Binns Impact Award for Outstanding Service to Graduate and Professional Student Life, University of Pennsylvania
  • Inductee, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society, Eta Chapter
  • Delta Dental Scholarship Award
  • Matthew H. Cryer Society Award in Oral Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • George Bronkovic Service Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Pathology Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Community Dentistry and Dental Public Health Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • American Equilibrium Society Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Honors in Medically Complex Care, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Honors in Community Oral Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental Student Scholarship, Philadelphia County Dental Society
  • Dean’s Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Education
  • Residency in Oral Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.B.E, University of Pennsylvania
  • D.M.D, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Chemistry, Carleton College
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