Education and Postgraduate Studies
University of Kentucky

  • Undergraduate Studies 1980-1983
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine 1987

Awards Received at the UK College of Dentistry

  • American College of Dentists Award
  • International College of Dentists Award

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Restorative Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Kentucky Dental Association
  • Northern Kentucky Dental Society
  • Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
  • Associate Member, Cincinnati Dental Society
  • Northern Kentucky Seattle Study Club
  • Ohio Valley Dental Study Club

Educational Accomplishments

  • Mentor for Creating Restorative Excellence, an advanced dental learning center located in Seattle, WA
    Dr. Palmer was selected to be a mentor after completing the “Creating Restorative Excellence” course series. These courses, taken over a two-year period, were given by world-renowned dentists and focused on solving complex aesthetic and restorative dental problems.
  • Active Member, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry
    Dr. Palmer was inducted into the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry in July 2004. This prestigious organization is comprised of the leading dental teachers, researchers, and practitioners from around the world who have a special interest in restorative dentistry. Membership is by invitation only and is limited to 165 members.
  • Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
    Dr. Palmer earned this honor after completing 500 hours of continuing education and passing a written exam.

Dr. Palmer’s Latest Publication:
The Kois Center Graduate: Pursuing Dental Excellence


  • American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, Feb. 2000
  • Part-time faculty, University of Kentucky Maysville
  • Community College Hygiene Program at Northern KY University, 1992-1995
  • Midwest regional lecturer on cosmetic restorative dentistry

Community Service

  • Past President, University of Kentucky Alumni Association,┬áNorthern Kentucky Chapter
  • Volunteer, Christian Medical Mission, Zimbabwe, Africa, August, 1998
  • Head Coach, Ryle Youth Wrestling Association
  • Head Coach, Bandits Youth Baseball

Personal Interests

  • Hiking
  • Guitar
  • Golf
  • Coaching