Faculty Course Directors
Mark E. Jensen, DDS, MS, PhD
Professor and Chair
In January 2015, Dr. Jensen was appointed Professor and Chairman of the Department of General Dentistry at UTHSC in Memphis.
Dr. Jensen received his D.D.S. from the University of Minnesota in 1976 and completed a general practice residency at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1978. He then completed a 3-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cariology and also a Ph.D. in Oral Biology from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Jensen established the Center for Clinical Studies at the University of Iowa and has published extensively and lectured internationally.
He is a lifetime Diplomat of the American College of Forensic Examiners, a Fellow
of the Academy of General Dentistry, and Board certified by the American Board of
General Dentistry. Dr. Jensen was in private practice and conducted clinical research
in Minnesota from 1990 until 2005. He was then in private practice on the Mississippi
Gulf Coast and practiced in Slidell, LA from June 2009 until December 2014. Dr. Jensen
and his wife, Stephanie, are now residing in Memphis, Tennessee.
Denise L. Terese-Koch, DDS, FAGD
In June 2015, Dr. Terese-Koch was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of General Dentistry at UTHSC in Memphis and is the Director of the University Dental Faculty Practice.
Dr. Terese-Koch received her D.D.S. from the Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1992 and completed a general practice residency at Loyola University Medical Center in 1993.
She is a lifetime Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. She was then in private practice in the Western Suburbs of Chicago and practiced from 1993 thru 2015. Dr. Terese-Koch and her husband, Loren, are now residing in Coldwater, Mississippi.
College of Dentistry
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163