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Emma Latham Rushing, DMD



Emma Latham Rushing, DMD


Dr. Rushing was raised in London, Ontario, Canada, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario.  She graduated from dental school at The University of Kentucky in Lexington, where she received several awards including American Association of Women Dentists Colgate-Palmolive Scholarship, International College of Dentists Outstanding Achievement Award, American Academy of Oral Medicine Award and a Student Research Fellowship.

She then completed an orthodontic residency at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. While in Oregon, she consulted at Shriners Cleft Palate Clinics.  Dr. Rushing returned to Canada to work with her father Dr. Ralph A. Latham who is internationally known for his work in the area of cleft lip and palate treatment.  She taught as Adjunct Professor in the Division of Graduate Orthodontics at the School of Dentistry in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Rushing is Board Certified with the American Board of Orthodontics.  She is a member of the Florida Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Florida Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, West Coast District Dental Association, Hillsborough County Dental Association and currently serves as secretary for the Hillsborough County Dental Research Clinic.  Dr. Rushing is an orthodontic consultant for the Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital and has a private orthodontic office located in Tampa.

To make an appointment with our team please call 813-870-4565, option 1.

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa • 3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. • Tampa, FL 33607 • (813) 554-8500