Kevin Todd Hendler, DDS

Associate Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Office: WW Hlth Ctr 523

Phone: 404-728-6432

Fax: 404-728-6429



Dr. Hendler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. He graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton (BA) and received his DDS with honors from the School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Hendler completed his post graduate training in geriatric dentistry at the University of Rochester and the Eastman Dental Center. He is a Fellow in the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, the International College of Dentists and board certified in Special Care Dentistry with recognized proficiency in Geriatric Dentistry. Dr. Hendler is a Past President of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry and a Past President of Special Care Dentistry Association.

He currently serves as the Director of the Ina T. Allen Dental Center at Wesley Woods Center of Emory University.

Dr. Hendler’s past research focused on the oral health of individuals with dementia, but presently is a full time clinician.

His clinical practice is based on the Wesley Woods campus where he provides comprehensive dental care to older adults. He is currently appointed as part of the dental staff for the Department of Surgery, Oral/Maxillofacial at the Emory University Hospital. He is also the Director of Geriatric Dentistry at the Wesley Woods Center of Emory Healthcare.

Dr. Hendler directs a training program that focuses on the relationship between oral health and general health. He supervises residents and fellows through Emory University School of Medicine’s Geriatric Fellowship, Residency, and Post Graduate Programs.

Dr. Hendler has served as a member of committees internationally and nationally. He has served on the boards of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry (ASGD) and Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA). He was president of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry for two years and progressed from vice president to the president of the Special Care Dentistry Association.

Dr. Hendler has served on various committees for the Georgia Dental Association addressing the oral health of older adults and presently serves on the Task Force on Oral Health in Institutional Settings.