John Bruce, Periodontology Class of 2021, grew up in an area south of Annapolis, Maryland, with his sister and parents.
He was a frequent visitor to North Carolina, often visiting family in Greensboro and friends in the Wilmington area. He attended North Carolina State University before ultimately finishing his degree in Neurobiology and Physiology at the University of Maryland.
He had the unique experience of assisting a nationally ranked University of Maryland’s women’s basketball team as a practice player. After receiving his bachelor’s degree he attended Temple University for dental school where he attained his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree.
He then accomplished a long term goal of attending the periodontal program at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry. In his spare time he enjoys team sports, cooking, trying local foods, spending time with mentors, and supporting University of Maryland basketball, in particular.