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TemitopeOmolehinwa

Temitope Omolehinwa, BDS, DMD, DScD, Diplomate ABOM

Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine,
Associate Director of Personalized Care Suite (PCARE), Center for Persons with Disabilities,
Masters for Advanced Dental Studies (MADS) Oral Medicine Director

Department of Oral Medicine

Room 212 Schattner Building

Phone: 215-746-8857

Email: omote@upenn.edu

Professional Biography

Dr. Omolehinwa is a clinician with an interest in clinical and translational research. Her research areas are related to improving oral health outcomes in patients living with HIV, especially those who also have to deal with other infectious and non- infectious comorbid conditions. Dr. Omolehinwa’s research has received funding from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).

In addition to her research responsibilities, Dr. Omolehinwa has didactic and clinical teaching responsibilities for both predoctoral and postdoctoral students. Most of her clinical teaching responsibilities are in the Personalized Care Suite, as well as the Oral Medicine Clinic.

Dr. Omolehinwa’s subspecialty is in the management of patients with medical complexities and infectious diseases in a dental setting. She is also involved in the dental care of patients living with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

Dr. Omolehinwa is a board certified oral medicine specialist and dentist with over 10 years of experience. She also serves as a scientific reviewer for the National Institute of Health. She graduated from School of Dentistry College of Medicine University of Lagos, Nigeria, after which she completed a 1 year general residency program/internship at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. She worked with the State Service Security as a civilian dentist, after which she moved on to complete a dual oral medicine residency program and Doctor of Science in Dentistry degree at the University of Pennsylvania. She also completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Pennsylvania.

Honors and Credentials
  • Lester Burket Research Award for oral medicine residents conferred by the American Academy of Oral Medicine (2013)
  • Diplomate American Academy of Oral Medicine
  • Clinical instructor of Oral Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (2017-2018)
  • Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (2018- present)
  • Faculty Recognition of Excellence, Student National Dental Association (SNDA) (2021)
  • Faculty Honor, Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) national honorary society (2022)
  • Scientific Reviewer, National Institute of Health (NIH)

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Education
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (2008), College of Medicine, University of Lagos
  • Oral Medicine Certificate (2014), University of Pennsylvania
  • Doctor of Science in Dentistry (DScD) (2017), University of Pennsylvania
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) (2021), University of Pennsylvania