Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Ken Tilashalski, DMD (best known as “Dr. T”) is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the UAB School of Dentistry. After receiving his DMD from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Tilashalski completed residencies in both Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Endodontics along with an American Cancer Society fellowship at UAB. He holds dual appointments within both the dental and medical schools.
Dr. T lectures extensively at the School of Dentistry and around the University in oral pathology, endodontics, dental assisting, medical systems, and the postgraduate programs (dental, medicine, & UAB’s graduate school). He serves as the director of multiple courses including Entry Level Clinical Skills, D2 Clinical Integration, Oral Medicine & Radiology, and National Board Review: Part II. In addition, he supervises students in the School’s urgent care clinic. He enjoys providing continuing education courses locally, throughout Alabama, and nationally. Dr. T was honored as a recipient of the UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
In his role as the School’s Academic Dean, he chairs the following committees: Academic Performance, Curriculum, High-intensity Learning & Mentoring Program, and Postgraduate Dental Education. He also serves on the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Intramural Professional Practice, and Bay Task Force committees as well as the Instructional Design Working Group, and the Dean’s and the Executive Councils. He is the dental school’s liaison for WEAVE (the University’s web-based assessment management system) and the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE). He was recently selected to serve on the ADA ad hoc Review Committee on the Validity of NBDE Part II.
Active in organized dentistry, Dr. T holds memberships in a variety of organizations:
- American Dental Association
- Alabama Dental Association
- Birmingham District Dental Society
- American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
- ADEA Commission on Change & Innovation
- ADEA Leadership Institute Alumni Association
- American Association of Endodontics
- Alabama Association of Endodontics
- American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology (Fellow)
- American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology (Diplomate)
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon (Past President, Phi Phi Chapter)
- International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations
Dr. T maintains an active private practice with the UAB Dental Group, treating both endodontic and oral pathology patients. He is also an avid researcher. Click here to see a list of Dr. T’s publications in PubMed.Contact Information
Office of Academic Affairs
Phone: (205) 934-1945
Fax: (205) 934-4952
1530 3rd Avenue South, SDB 405
UAB School of Dentistry
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0007