Jerome P. Wellbrock, DMD, MAGD is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. After 39 years in private practice at Northern Kentucky Dental Medicine, PLLC, Dr. Wellbrock has joined Cincinnati Dental Services in Edgewood, Kentucky. He is working 3 days a week which affords him more time with DOCS Education and of course more time with family.
He has been a member of the AGD and ADA for over 30 years and has held positions as president at the Northern Kentucky Dental Society and L.D. Pankey Study Club of Kentucky. Dr. Wellbrock is also a past vice president of the Kentucky Dental Association.
Dr. Wellbrock’s Role at DOCS Education
As the Live Patient Experience Director, Dr. Wellbrock brings extensive sedation experience with over 210 hours of continuing education in anesthesia, sedation, and pain control. Additionally, Dr. Wellbrock has completed 100 hours of IV Sedation training and over 110 CE hours in orofacial pain at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.
Dr. Wellbrock instructs the following courses
- Oral Sedation Dentistry
- Oral Sedation Recertification
- Oral Sedation Recertification - Half Day
- Enteral Sedation Update 2020
- Medical Emergencies: Avoiding a disaster
Dr. Wellbrock is the founding member of the Northern Kentucky University Alumni Association (formerly Northern Kentucky State College). Passionate about giving back to his community, Dr. Wellbrock has volunteered with the Northern Kentucky Medical Reserve Corps. He is also the past president and Director Emeritus of the Rosdale Manor Nursing home and has served on the Board of Directors for over 15 years.
Prior to his career in dentistry, Dr. Wellbrock served as a volunteer firefighter for seven years and a professional firefighter for two at the Taylor Mills Fire Department.
Affiliations and Memberships
Actively involved with many professional organizations, Dr. Wellbrock is affiliated with the following groups:
- American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- International Federation of Dental Anesthesiology Society
- Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
- Donated Dental Services
As an expert in treating high-fear dental patients, Dr. Wellbrock draws upon a wealth of knowledge to teach others how to successfully implement sedation dentistry in their own practices.
Getting to Know Dr. Wellbrock
What do you find most satisfying about teaching?
The thing I find most satisfying about teaching is interacting with doctors and staff from around the country both teaching and also learning from each other.
Which do you consider your top three accomplishments in your career so far?
I would have to say that besides being on DOCS faculty 3 of my best dental accomplishments would be achieving Fellowship, Mastership and Life-Long Learning Service Award from the Academy of General Dentistry not to mention awards from DOCS.
What do you think others see as your contribution to the field?
I would say my biggest contributions to the field of dental sedation/dentistry would be to emphasize to other dentists that they have such an incredible opportunity every day to make a difference in the lives of their patients.
What are some causes you care about? How have you been able to use your skills to support them?
I have been involved with many different projects over the years but would have to say most rewarding to me during this most unusual time (COVID-19) is how fortunate I have been to be healthy enough to donate blood a few times and to volunteer at our local county food bank.
Who was the biggest influence in your career?
The biggest influence in how I have approached my dental career both in practice and in dental teaching/education would definitely be my family dentist with this quote after I asked him how long he planned on practicing when he was approaching his late seventies. His reply was "Until I am tired of learning." I agree we should always be learning and if we grow tired of learning then it should be times to retire.
What is the best advice you would give to your younger self?
Any advice I could have given my younger self......hummmmmm! Nothing from where I stand everything has worked out very well. Love my dental career. Love teaching with DOCS. Most of all lucky to have a great wife and family....love them the most.