Kevin Boyd, DDS, MSc
Kevin Boyd is a board-certified Pediatric Dentist practicing in Chicago. He is also an attending instructor in the Pediatric Dentistry residency-training program at Lurie Children’s Hospital where he additionally serves as a dental consultant to the Sleep Medicine service.
Prior to completing his DDS degree from Loyola University’s Chicago College of Dental Surgery in 1986, he obtained an advanced degree (MSc) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Michigan State University where his research interests had been centered upon unhealthy diet/eating, dental caries, obesity and diabetes.
Kevin attended the University of Iowa for his post-graduate residency training where he received a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 1988. Dr. Boyd has served on the teaching faculties of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, the University of Michigan’s College of Dentistry, the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center and Michael Reese Hospital as an attending clinical instructor in Pediatric Dentistry.
He is currently completing pre-requisite course work in Biological Anthropology at Northeastern Illinois University in preparation for post-graduate study and research in the newly emerging discipline of Evolutionary Medicine and Dentistry.
His clinical focus is centered around prevention of oral and systemic diseases through promotion of healthy sleep, breathing and eating; his primary research interest is in the area of infant/early childhood feeding practices and how they impact growth and development of the cranio-facial-respiratory complex (CFRC) and associated neurological development.
He is currently a Visiting Scholar at University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology doing research in the areas of anthropology and orthodontics. He has recently been appointed adjunct Assist. Prof. in the Dept of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas.