8th Annual Session Speaker: Dr. Kelton Stewart

With the SPEA Annual Session rapidly approaching, details are being finalized for the 8th Annual Session in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 19-20, 2018.

Dr. Kelton Stewart from Indiana University will be presenting to SPEA members on professionalism in dentistry.

Dr. Kelton Stewart earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery, Certificate in Orthodontics, and a Master’s in Health Professions Education from Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Dr. Stewart is now a tenured faculty member and the James J. Baldwin Associate Professor of Orthodontics at Indiana University School of Dentistry. He currently serves as the Interim Chair and Graduate Program Director of the Department of Orthodontics and Oral Facial Genetics.

His research interests cover a broad spectrum of areas ranging from improvement in orthodontic treatment efficiency to the assessment and enhancement of student performance within dental curriculums.

Dr. Stewart is a strong advocate for organized dentistry and holds membership in a numerous organizations including the American Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, and National Dental Association among others.

Through his engagement in organized dentistry, Dr. Stewart has served as the President/Chair of many national and international groups including the Indiana Association of Orthodontists, Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Applications (SCADA), the ADEA Section on Orthodontics, and the AAO Society of Orthodontic Educators.

Since his arrival in Indiana, Dr. Stewart has also engaged in active orthodontic patient care through two orthodontic practices in the Indianapolis area. And in 2013, he became a proud Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Finally, Dr. Stewart has been recognized for his excellence in and commitment to teaching. In 2013, he received the national Omicron Kappa Upsilon Charles Craig Teaching Award in recognition of his outstanding teaching merit. On two occasions, he has been awarded an Indiana University Trustee’s Teaching Award for Excellence (2014 & 2015). Most recently, Dr. Stewart received the 2017 Indiana University School of Dentistry Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award for his tremendous contributions to the dental school as a faculty member.