Senior Lecturer / Dentist
School of Dental Hygiene

Walter Melvin

2005 Health Sciences Bldg
Norfolk, 23529

Grew up in KY, graduated from UK undergrad and U of Louisville School of Dentistry. Joined US Navy Dental Corps and specialized in Periodontics (Board Certification). Retired in 2011 and joined the Dental Hygiene faculty in 2011.

in Periodontics Residency, Naval Dental School, (1992)

in Advanced Clinical Program in Periodontics, Naval Dental Clinic, (1988)

D.M.D. in Medical Dentistry, University of Louisville, (1981)

B.S. in Microbiology, University of Kentucky, (1977)

Certificate in Periodontics
Sponsoring Organization: American Board of Periodontology
Date Obtained: 1992-06-12
Board Certification
Sponsoring Organization: American Board of Periodontology
Date Obtained: 1995-07-07
Dental License Kentucky
Sponsoring Organization: Kentucky Board of Dentistry
Date Obtained: 1981-05-01
Virginia Dental License
Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
Date Obtained: 1986-04-28

Expertise

Dental Hygiene
Dentist and Periodontist

Research Interests

Periodontology, Dentistry, Dental Hygiene

Articles

Mallory, L., Tolle, S. L. and Melvin, W. (2013). How to Recognize the Signs of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene 11 (3) , pp. 50-53.
Bekelinski G., McCombs, G. and Melvin, W. (2013). Oil Pulling: An Ancient Practice for a Modern Time. . J Int Oral Health. 4(3): 1-10; 2012 4 (3) , pp. 1-10.
Melvin, W., Assad, D., Gher, G., Simonson, L. and York, A. (1994). A Comparison of DNA Probe and ELISA microbial analysis methods and their association with Adult Periodontitis. Journal of Periodontology 65 , pp. 576-582.
Melvin, W. L. (1991). The prevalence and sex ratio of juvenile periodontitis in a young racially mixed population. Journal of Periodontology 62 (1991) , pp. 4.

Presentations

( 2011). Lectures for Local Anesthesia Course on Neurophysiology, Pharmacology and Medical Complications with Local Anesthetics .
( 2011). Periodontal Emergencies given to AEGD residents Branch Dental CLinic Sewell's Point, Norfolk VA.
( 2011). Provided 12 hours of lectures- Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygiene students ODU School of Dental Hygiene (DNTH 317).
( 2010). Lectures for Local Anesthesia Course on Neurophysiology, Pharmacology and Medical Complications with Local Anesthetics .
( 2010). Periodontal Emergencies given to AEGD residents Branch Dental Clinic Sewell's Point, Norfolk VA.
( 2009). Lectures for Local Anesthesia Course on Neurophysiology, Pharmacology and Medical Complications with Local Anesthetics .
( 2009). Periodontal Emergencies given to AEGD residents Branch Dental Clinic Sewell's Point, Norfolk VA.
( 2008). Lecture on Periodontall Emergencies given to AEGD residents Branch Dental Clinic Sewell's Point, Norfolk VA.
( 2007). Lecture on Periodontall Emergencies given to AEGD residents Branch Dental Clinic Sewell's Point, Norfolk VA.
( 2007). Lectures for Local Anesthesia Course on Neurophysiology, Pharmacology and Medical Complications with Local Anesthetic .
( 2006). Lecture on Periodontal Emergencies give to AEGD residents Branch Dental Clinic Sewell's Point, Norfolk VA.
( 2006). Lectures for Local Anesthesia Course on Neurophysiology, Pharmacology and Medical Complications with Local Anesthetic .
( 2005). Lecture on Periodontal Emergencies give to AEGD residents Branch Dental Clinic Sewell's Point, Norfolk VA.
( 2004). Periodontal Anatomy, Periodontal Emergencies, Perio/Endo Lesions, Periodontal Examination, Periodontal Initial Preparation, Periodontal Pathogenesis, and Periodontal Treatment Planning Naval Hospital, Portsmouth VA.
( 2003). Lecture on Periodontal Emergencies Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, Richmond VA.
( 2003). Lecture on Periodontal Treatment Planning Naval Hospital, Portsmouth VA.
( 2002). Periodontal Anatomy, Periodontal Emergencies, Perio/Endo Lesions, Periodontal Examination, Periodontal Initial Preparation, Periodontal Pathogenesis, and Periodontal Treatment Planning Naval Hospital, Portsmouth VA.
( 2001). Lecture on Principles of Periodontal Flap Design and Implant Maintenance Naval Hospital, Portsmouth VA.
( 2001). Periodontal Anatomy, Periodontal Emergencies, Perio/Endo Lesions, Periodontal Examination, Periodontal Initial Preparation, Periodontal Pathogenesis, and Periodontal Treatment Planning Naval Hospital, Portsmouth VA.
( 2000). Lecture on Principles of Periodontal Flap Design and Implant Maintenance Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA.
( 2000). Periodontal Anatomy, Periodontal Emergencies, Perio/Endo Lesions, Periodontal Examination, Periodontal Initial Preparation, Periodontal Pathogenesis, and Periodontal Treatment Planning Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA.
( 2000). Treatment of Periodontal Emergencies Naval Dental Center, Norfolk VA.
( 2000). Treatment of periodontal Emergencies Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA.
  • 2018: Promoted to Senior Lecturer, COHS
  • 2004: Fellow of the International College of Dentists since 2004, International College of Dentists