For Dr. Ken Randall, becoming a dentist was a natural choice. After all, dentistry runs in his family – his grandfather, two uncles and an aunt are all dentists. He is proud to be a third-generation dentist and the fifth dentist in his family. He is married to a dentist, Elizabeth Felts Randall, who is also a 3rd generation dentist.
After earning his bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Dr. Randall began his formal dental education at the University of Kentucky where he earned his DMD degree. While at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Randall conducted research on dry mouth in patients receiving radiation therapy for head & neck cancer – earning multiple local and national awards. He also served as national Vice President of the American Student Dental Association, representing nearly 20,000 dental students in activities around the country. Dr. Randall earned multiple awards upon graduation largely involving leadership and excellence in restorative dentistry.
Following graduation from dental school, Dr. Randall completed a residency in hospital dentistry at the University of Alabama, Birmingham where he remains an adjunct faculty member. Here, he teaches residents about management of complex medical and dental patients, with a particular focus on dental implants. He has also continued his passion for integrating medicine and dentistry locally by being involved with the Head & Neck Cancer Center of Excellence at CHI Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Randall has assumed national leadership roles in multiple dental organizations including the Academy of General Dentistry, American College of Dentists, and American Dental Association. He was awarded a Presidential Citation by the Academy of General Dentistry and earned Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry less than 5 years into practice.
Staying on the forefront of the latest advances in dentistry is important to Dr. Randall. He maintains membership in multiple organizations including:
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Randall enjoys sports, travel, and spending time with family. He and his wife, Beth, have two sons, Harrison and Franklin.