Recognizing Excellence

Recognizing Excellence

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The UMKC School of Dentistry held its annual Faculty and Staff Recognition ceremony at Diastole, October 10, 2013. The event reaffirms the School’s success in carrying out its mission of teaching, research and service and that the School can boast of having some of the most outstanding faculty and staff in dental education.       

Achievement
Dr. Cindy Amyot, Distance Education & Faculty Development:  Appointed Associate Dean for Instructional Technology and Faculty Development
Mr. Richie Bigham, Student Programs:  Appointed Assistant Dean of Student Programs
Dr. Catherine Boles, Periodontics:  Promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor on tenure track
Ms. Maryjane Bruning, CSR:  Staff Council “Student Appreciation Award”
Dr. Sarah Dallas, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences:  Promoted to the rank of Professor
Ms. Diane Elliott, CSR & Dispensary:  Staff Council “True Unsung Hero Award”
Ms. Michelle Elmore, Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics:  Staff Council “ Customer Service Award”
Dr. Kenneth Frick, Endondontics:  Appointed Director of Advanced Education Program in Endodontics; Dr. Gary Newman Award for Faculty Leadership
Dr. Greg Johnson, Restorative Clinical Sciences:  Promoted to the rank of Clinical Professor
Dr. Ryan Johnson, Restorative Clinical Sciences:  Appointed Director of Quality Assurance
Prof. Nancy Keselyak, Dental Hygiene:  American Dental Hygienists’ Association Educator of the Year Award
Dr. John Killip, Student Programs:  Upon retirement appointed title of Clinical Professor Emeritus
Dr. Vandana Kumar, Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine:  Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure
Dr. Ronald Riley, Endodontics:  Promoted to the rank of Clinical Associate Professor
Ms. Jessica Smith, BMC:  Staff Council “Collaboration Award”
Dr. David Thein, Dental Public Health & Behavioral Science:  Appointed Director of Dental Faculty Practice
Dr. James Trotter, Restorative Clinical Sciences:  Appointed Director of Charles Dunlap Innovation Center
Prof. Marsha Voelker, Dental Hygiene:  Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure
Dr. Mary Walker, Research & Graduate Programs:  American Association for Dental Research National Student Research Group Mentor Award
Dr. Connie White, Restorative Clinical Sciences:  Appointed Assistant Dean of Community Relations and Communication

Service
Prof. Kim Bray, Dental Hygiene:  Reviewer for Journal of Dental Hygiene and Journal of Dental Education; Committee member Neighborhood Alliance and Heartland Health Network
Dr. Lynn Friesen, Periodontics:  member Faculty Welfare Committee
Prof. Lorie Holt, Dental Hygiene:  UMKC Campus Director for the UM Faculty Scholars Program
Dr. Laura Iwasaki, Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics:  President, Craniofacial Biology Group of the IADR, COAST (Consortium on Orthodontic Advances in Science & Technology) Scientific Advisory Board Member, Manuscript reviewer for two peer-reviewed journals; UMKC AHS IRB, Alternate member; American Association of Orthodontists Foundation, Planning and Review Committee
Dr. Greg  Johnson, Restorative Clinical Sciences:  manuscript reviewer for the Academy of General Dentistry
Prof. Nancy Keselyak, Dental Hygiene:  President, Supreme Chapter of Sigma Phi Alpha 2012-2013
Dr. John Killip, Student Programs:  ADEA Distinguished Service Award; ADEA chair of the Scholarship for Teaching and Learning Special Interest Group; ADEA chair of the Minority Affairs Section
Prof. Tanya Mitchell, Dental Hygiene:  reviewer for Journal of Dental Hygiene
Dr. Pamela Overman, Academic Affairs:  ADEA Counselor; member ADEA Task Force on Cost and Borrowing; reviewer Journal of Dental Education; member Editorial Review Board Journal of Dental Hygiene
Dr. Cynthia Petrie, Restorative Clinical Sciences:  Missouri State President for American College of Prosthodontists; member American Dental Association Test Construction committee for the National Board Dental Examination Part I; manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Prosthodontics and the Journal of General Dentistry; member of UMKC Faculty Senate
Dr. Ronald Riley, Endodontics:  Missouri State Chair for Pierre Fauchard Academy
Prof. Melanie Simmer-Beck, Dental Hygiene:  Dental Quality Alliance Ambassador; participation in the systematic screening and assessment of Oral Health Workforce Innovations site visit; Miles of Smiles awarded “Outstanding Organization Award” from Oral Health Kansas
Dr. Becky Smith, Restorative Clinical Sciences:  Chair, ADEA Section of Comprehensive Care and General Dentistry; reviewer Academy of General Dentistry; board member Oral Health Kansas
Dr. James Trotter, Restorative Clinical Sciences:  Chair, Dental Practice and Ethics Kansas Dental Assoc.
Prof. Marsha Voelker, Dental Hygiene:  reviewer for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene; consultant to Penn Valley Community College Dental Assisting Program
Dr. Mary Walker, Research & Graduate Programs:  member-at-large AADR Board of Directors; Chair, IADR GSK Innovation in Oral Care Awards Committee; member of Editorial Review Board for Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and International Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Implants; member of NIH/Center for Scientific Review Panel — Clinical and Translational Imaging Applications; ad hoc member of NIH/NIDCR DSR Study Section
Dr. Yong Wang, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences:  member AADR Science Information Committee; Editorial Board member for Journal of Applied Oral Science; Editorial Advisory Board member for Applied Adhesion Science; panel member and grant reviewer for Biomaterials and Bio-interfaces Study Section of NIH and Special Emphasis Panel ZDE1 VH(14) of NIDCR; grant reviewer for Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council of United Kingdom
Dr. Connie White, Restorative Clinical Sciences:  member National Academy of General Dentistry Board of Trustees; member ADEA Council of Faculties; President UMKC Dental School Alumni; member Missouri Dental Association Governance Strategic Planning Task Force
Dr. J. Craig Whitt, Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine:  Councilor, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology; Councilor, Oral Pathology Section, American Dental Education Association; member National Dental Board Part II, Oral Diagnosis, Test Construction Committee; Editorial review board member for Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology and Head and Neck Pathology Journal

Distinguished Teaching Awards
Dr. John Ball, Restorative Clinical Sciences — Clinic
Dr. Robert Blundell, Endodontics — Lecture
Dr. Bonnie Branson, Dental Hygiene & Dental Public Health & Behavioral Science — Lecture
Dr. Robert Edwards, Endodontics — Lecture
Prof. Sally Elledge, Dental Hygiene — Clinic
Dr. Brett Ferguson, Oral Surgery & Hospital Dentistry — Clinic
Prof. Lorie Holt, Dental Hygiene — Lecture
Dr. Greg Johnson, Restorative Clinical Sciences — Lab
Dr. John Rapley, Periodontics — Lecture
Dr. Ron Riley, Endodontics — Lecture and Clinic
Dr. Sasha Schubert, Oral Surgery & Hospital Dentistry — Clinic
Dr. Becky Smith, Restorative Clinical Sciences — Lecture
Dr. Charles Thomas, Basic Medical Sciences — Lab
Prof. Marsha Voelker, Dental Hygiene — Lecture and Lab

Teaching Recognition
Dr. Robert Edwards, Endodontics: Dr. Robert Menchetti Junior Faculty Award
Dr. Keerthana Satheesh, Periodontics:  Dr. David Moore Teaching Excellence Award

Research & Scholarship
Dr. Lynda Bonewald, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences:  research grant support in excess of $50,000
Dr. Bonnie Branson, Dental Hygiene & Dental Public Health & Behavioral Science:  research grant support in excess of $50,000
Prof. Kim Bray, Dental Hygiene:  one publication in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene and one publication in the Journal of Dental Hygiene
Dr. Sarah Dallas, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences:  research grant support in excess of $50,000
Dr.  Lynn Friesen, Periodontics:  research grant support in excess of $50,000
Dr. Jeff  Gorski, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences:  research grant support in excess of $50,000
Dr.  Laura Iwasaki, Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics:  American Association of Orthodontists Foundation Center Award; five publications in peer-reviewed journals; research grant support in excess of $50,000
Dr. Mark Johnson, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences:  research grant support in excess of $50,000
Prof. Nancy Keselyak, Dental Hygiene:  two articles published in Journal of Dental Hygiene
Dr. Carole McArthur, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences:  research grant support in excess of $50,000
Dr. Michael McCunniff, Dental Public Health & Behavioral Science:  research grant support in excess of $50,000
Prof. Tanya Mitchell, Dental Hygiene:  two publications in peer-reviewed journals
Dr. Jeff, Nickel, Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics:  research grant support in excess of $50,000
Dr. Cynthia Petrie, Restorative Clinical Sciences:  two publications in Journal of Prosthodontics
Prof. Melanie Simmer-Beck, Dental Hygiene:  two articles published and two accepted for publication in Journal of Dental Hygiene and International Journal of Dental Hygiene; research grant support in excess of $50,000
Dr. Yasu Ueki, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences:  research grant support in excess of $50,000
Prof. Marsha Voelker, Dental Hygiene:  two publications in Journal of Dental Hygiene
Dr.  Mary Walker, Research & Graduate Programs:  two publications in peer-reviewed journals; research grant support in excess of $50,000
Dr. Yong Wang, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences:  sixteen publications in peer reviewed journals; research grant support in excess of $50,000

New Faculty
Barbara Adkins, Research Office, Research Assistant
John Ball, Restorative Clinical Sciences, Clinical Assistant Professor
Astra Isela Chang, Oral Biology, Post Doctoral Fellow
Diane Dyer-Chenoweth, Restorative Clinical Sciences, Clinical Assistant Professor
Sally Elledge, Dental Hygiene, Clinical Assistant Professor
Panagiotis Emmanouilidis, Prosthodontics, Clinical Assistant Professor
Ken Frick, Endodontics, Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Advanced Education in Endodontics
Tanya Gibson, Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor
Molly Hulbert, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, Research Assistant
John (Jack) Nelson Jr., Restorative Clinical Sciences, Clinical Assistant Professor
Gerald Ogilvie, Restorative Clinical Sciences, Clinical Assistant Professor
Yasaman Ravandoust, Endodontics, Associate Professor
Julie Sutton, Dental Hygiene, Assistant Professor
David Thein, Dental Public Health & Behavioral Science, Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Dental Faculty Practice
Leann Tiede-Lewis, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, Research Associate
Kun Wang, Oral Biology, Post Doctoral Fellow
Scott White, Pediatrics, Clinical Assistant Professor

New Staff
Jessica Bates, Records Room, Clinic Management Specialist
Dinah Bounds, Advanced Education General Dentistry, Administrative Assistant
Karen Bronsman, DAU, Certified Dental Assistant
Charlene Camp, DAU, Clinic Management Specialist
Taylor Daniels, DAU, Certified Dental Assistant
Shelly Dykes, CSR, Dental Instrument Assistant
Michelle Hernandez, Advanced Education General Dentistry, Certified Dental Assistant II
LaShan Johnson, DAU, Certified Dental Assistant
Viviana Martinez, DAU, Certified Dental Assistant
Weston Parham, Student Programs, Manager, Dental Admissions
Julie Percival, Radiology, Clinic Management Specialist
Amber Rondomanski, Advanced Education General Dentistry, Administrative Assistant
Rene Smith, Oral Surgery & Hospital Dentistry, Administrative Assistant
Kylee Soucie, Dean's Office, Administrative Associate I
Valerie Walker, DAU, Certified Dental Assistant

Faculty & Staff Service Recognition

5 Years of Service
Shirley Alcorn, CSR
Catherine Boles, Periodontics
Steven Bowman, Maintenance
Cynthia Brown, DAU
Michael Cowan, CSR
Hayley Ferris, Dental Hygiene
Carrie Hanson, Dental Hygiene
Tamra Hoffman, Radiology
Tekela Jackson, Patient Accounts
Nuria Lara, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences
Alison Louie, Restorative Clinical Sciences
Gary McReynolds, Restorative Clinical Sciences
Eric Murrell, Store Room
Donald Parmalee, Maintenance
Gloria Juliana Redford, Pediatrics
Ingrid Reed, Orthodontics
Shunda Reeves, Patient Accounts
Stephanie Stewart, Clinic
Amy Thieman, Dean’s Office
James Trotter, Restorative Clinical Sciences
Yasuyoshi Ueki,Oral & Craniofacial Sciences
Sheena Williams, Radiology

10 Years of Service
Kelly Byers, Patient Accounts
Christina Heagy, Patient Accounts
Amber Heffernan, Advancement
Karen Martin, Oncology Dental Support
Ronald Riley, Endodontics
Keerthana Satheesh, Periodontics
Claire Tira, Dispensary
Derek Williams, Restorative Clinical Sciences
Alecia Wright, BMC Graphic Services

15 Years of Service
Bonnie Branson, Dental Hygiene & Dental Public Health & Behavioral Science
Vladimir Dusevich, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences
James Dykes, Dental Lab
Diane Elliott, Dispensary
Gregory Johnson, Restorative Clinical Sciences
Vicki Van Noy, Purchasing

20 Years of Service
Cynthia Amyot, Dental Hygiene
James Henzi, Radiology
Jay Jones, Restorative Clinical Sciences
Dana Linville, Patient Accounts
Leon Stapleton, Maintenance

25 Years of Service
Kimberly Bray, Dental Hygiene
Christine Burge, CSR
Willa Eastman, Oral Pathology
Susan McMillen, Restorative Clinical Sciences
Linda Wait Patient, Accounts

30 Years of Service
Pamela Parmalee, Dental Hygiene
John Purk, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences & Restorative Clinical Sciences
Mary Trayford, DAU