Cristin E. Kearns, DDS, MBA

Postdoctoral Fellow

UCSF School of Medicine

Cristin E. Kearns, DDS, MBA, is a postdoctoral fellow in the UCSF School of Medicine. She has worked as a dental director for clinics serving low-income populations in Denver and as a manager of dental operations at the Kaiser Permanente Dental Care Program. She also received an MBA in health administration from the University of Colorado. She has worked as a senior consultant at the University of Colorado Center for Health Administration and an instructor at the University of Washington School of Dentistry.

Recent Blogs:

Sugar Industry Suppressed Evidence of Health Risks of Sucrose

“Sugar Papers” Reveal Industry Role in 1970s Dental Program

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Also called table sugar. Your body breaks sucrose into glucose and fructose to use them as fuel.

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