UW School of Dentistry


Kimberly Espinoza , DDS, MPH

Director, DECOD Program
Clinical Assistant Professor, Oral Medicine



Dr. Espinoza received her bachelor’s degree from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif., in 2000, her DDS from the University of Southern California in 2004, her Advanced Education in General Dentistry certificate from UNM in 2006 and a master’s degree in public health from UNM in 2011.

Dr. Espinoza had taught in the UNM Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program, where she served as a research mentor and trained dental students, faculty members, dental hygienists and dental assistants in treating patients with developmental disabilities. She has also worked with Special Care Advocates in Dentistry to update self-study training modules, and she is co-chair of the Special Care Dentistry Association’s Council on Dentistry for People with Disabilities. She also served as the special-care dentist for the UNM’s Cleft and Craniofacial Team.