Kent Knoernschild, DMD, MS

Program Director of the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics
Co-Director of the Implant and Innovations Center
UICollaboratory Profile


  • Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
  • ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation Commissioner for Prosthodontics
  • Former President, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and the International Association of Dental Research Prosthodontics Research Group

Clinical Activities

Dr. Knoernschild holds a private practice limited to prosthodontics. He directs a progressive clinic that integrates three-dimensional, computer-enhanced treatment approaches for surgical and restorative aspects of patient care. He has lectured internationally on the comprehensive treatment of patients with complex restorative needs based on best evidence.

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Knoernschild has conducted clinical and laboratory research and has mentored residents who received internationally recognized awards. He has given over 100 presentations nationally and internationally, authored more than 50 publications, and received more than 20 research grants. He believes the fundamental integration of sound, advanced technology with well-founded patient therapy will further clinician confidence providing the best possible patient care.


Pamela A. Barias; Damian J. Lee; Judy Chia-Chun Yuan; Cortino Sukotjo; Stephen D. Campbell; Kent L. Knoernschild. Retrospective Analysis of Dental Implants Placed and Restored by Advanced Prosthodontic Residents. Journal of Prosthodontics. 2013;22(2):157-163.

Kathryn Thornton; Damian J. Lee; Judy Chia-Chun Yuan; Kent L. Knoernschild; Stephen D. Campbell; Cortino Sukotjo. An Analysis of Prosthodontic Research Productivity: Geographic, Economic, and Collaborative Perspective. Journal of Prosthodontics. 2012;21(1):73-78.

Valentim Adelino Ricardo Barão; Nodesh Shyamsunder; Judy Chia-Chun Yuan; Kent L Knoernschild; Wirley Gonçalves Assunção; Cortino Sukotjo. Trends in funding, internationalization, and types of study for original articles published in five implant-related journals between 2005 and 2009. The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants. 2012;27(1):69-76.

Kent L. Knoernschild. Early Survival of Single-Tooth Implants in the Esthetic Zone may be Predictable Despite Timing of Implant Placement or Loading. Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice. 2012;12(3 SUPPL.):209-212.

Fatemeh S. Afshari; Matthew B. Hallas; Kent L. Knoernschild. An Alternative Approach in Fabrication of Fixed Complete Dentures Using a Duplicate Denture. Journal of Prosthodontics. 2012;21(7):569-572.