Dr. John R. Mink

Posted: 10/31/2018

It is with a heavy heart we announce that Dr. John R. Mink of Lexington, KY passed away on October 26, 2018. Board certified on December 1, 1960, Dr. Mink served as a director of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) from 1978-1985 and as Chariman (today’s President) from 1983-1984. 

Dr. Mink graduated from Indiana University and Indiana University Dental School, was a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity, and served in the United States Army. He was also a founding faculty member and Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Kentucky where he taught for 50 years. His most cherished accomplishments while he was there were receiving recognition as Teacher of the Year, establishing the mobile dental program, and the John R. Mink Endowed Chair in Pediatric Dentistry and Oral Health Services Research.

Read Dr. Mink’s full obituary here.



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