Obituary of Dr. Kenneth Simmons, DDS
Dr. Kenneth P. Simmons, DDS, formerly of Glen Cove, NY on September 24th, 2018 age 70.
Vice President of Mumby and Simmons Dental Consultants, P.C. Mr. Simmons earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1972 from Howard University College of Pharmacy in Washington D.C. Dr. Simmons is a board registered Pharmacist having practiced for many years in the Metropolitan Washington D.C. community in an effort to increase access to medication services for the underserved population. Upon continuing his education, Dr. Simmons earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 1981 from the University Of Maryland Baltimore College Of Dental Surgery. While in dental school, Dr. Simmons helped to cofound the Freeman-King Scholarship Program which was later adopted by the National Dental Association as a template for affiliated dental schools throughout the country. Upon graduation, Dr. Simmons joined the Lutheran Rosemont private practice in Baltimore city.
In 1992, Dr. Simmons embarked on a new career path in Correctional Dental Management and Consultative Services. As a consequence, Mumby and Simmons Dental Consultants, PC was formed to provide management and service delivery solutions to the correctional health care community. Dr. Simmons currently functions as Statewide Dental Director for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Dr. Simmons has also provided consultation services to the Pennsylvania, Delaware, Arizona and Florida Division of Corrections. In addition, Dr. Simmons had been responsible for management of the dental programs of the Philadelphia Prison System as well as the Camden County Correctional Facility in New Jersey.
He is survived by his dear wife Rebecca. beloved daughter Mariah, dear brother Robert (Mary), special nephew Robert Jr. and adored aunt Evelyn Simmons. Visitation at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Saturday 4-8pm. Catholic Prayers Saturday 7pm at Dodge-Thomas. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.