Faculty/Staff Directory

Faculty

Barbara A Adkins

Senior Research Assistant

Cynthia C. Amyot, R.D.H., Ed.D.

Professor and Associate Dean for Instructional Technology and Faculty Development

Caryn J. Baker, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

John D. Ball, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Robert E. Blundell, Jr., D.D.S.

Clinical Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontics

Brenda S. Bohaty, D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of the Department and Director of the Advanced Program in Pediatric Dentistry

Catherine D. Saylor-Boles, R.D.H., M.S.

Assistant Professor

Lynda F. Bonewald, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Bonnie S. Branson, R.D.H, Ph.D.

Professor

Kimberly S. Bray, R.D.H, M.S.

Professor and Director of the Division of Dental Hygiene

Lorraine B. Brockmann, R.D.H, M.S.

Associate Professor

Diane Dyer Chenoweth, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Keyna Chertoff

Senior Research Assistant

Eileen Cocjin, D.D.S.

Clinical Associate Professor

David Cohen, D.D.S.

Clinical Associate Professor

John L. Cottrell, M.A.

Clinical Instructor and Director of Minority and Special Programs

Sarah L. Dallas, Ph.D.

Lee M. and William Lefkowitz Endowed Professor

Mark Dallas, MS

Research Assistant

Donna N. Deines, D.D.S., M.S.

Associate Professor

Donggao Zhao, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

Shara Dunlap, D.D.S.

Clinical Professor

Robert R. Edwards, D.D.S., M.S.

Clinic Assitant Professor

Rachel Edwards, MS

Research Assistant

J. David Eick, M.S., Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Sally Elledge, R.D.H., M.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Panagoitis Emmandouilidis, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Brett L. Ferguson, D.D.S.

Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Hospital Dentistry

Vesna Sustiguer-Ferrer, D.M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Predoctoral Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthpedics

Kenneth J. Frick, D.D.S., M.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Advanced Education Program in Endodontics

Lynn Friesen, D.D.S., M.S.

Research Assistant Professor and Director of Corporate Clinical Research

Sharon Furby, D.D.S.

Clinical Associate Professor

Tanya Gibson, D.D.S.

Assistant Professor

Lance Godley, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Maria Gonzalez

Research Assistant

Jeffrey P. Gorski, Ph.D.

Professor

Eric Gottman, D.D.S., M.S.

Clinical Associate Professor and Coordinator, Team 2

Scott F. Gruwell, D.D.S., M.S.

Assistant Professor and Director of the Advanced Education Program in Periodontics

Tamara Hoffman, R.D.H.

Clinical Instructor

Lorie A. Holt, R.D.H., M.S.

Associate Professor and Director of the Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program

Laura R. Iwasaki, D.D.S., Ph.D., CDABO

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Mark L. Johnson , Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences and Director, UMKC Center of Excellence in the Study of Dental and Musculoskeletal Tissues (CEMT)

Jay J. Jones, D.D.S.

Clinical Associate Professor

Mike Jurkovich, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Moid Karwaa, D.D.S., M.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Jerald O. Katz, D.M.D., M.S.

Professor

Liz Kaz, RDH, EdD

Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Continuing Dental Education

Karina Kearney

Program Director, Assistant

Nancy Keselyak, R.D.H., M.S.

Associate Professor

Beheshteh Khodakhast, D.D.S., M.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry

Mizuho Kittaka, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow

Marvin Kramer, D.D.S.

Clinical Professor

Vandana Kumar, B.D.S., M.S.

Associate Professor

Amit Kumar, D.D.S., M.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Nuria Lara, Ph.D

Senior Research Associate

Jodie Wing Lee, D.M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director, Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry

Erin M Liljequist

Senior Research Assistant

Hang Liu, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow

Hongzeng liu, Ph.D.

Senior Research Assistant

Alison C. Louie, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Quality Assurance Coordinator

Vanessa Mackey, Ph.D.

Program Director, Assistant

Simon R. MacNeill, B.D.S. Hons, D.D.S.

Professor

Carole McArthur, Ph.D., M.D.

Professor

Lora Ann McCormick, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

Michael D. McCunniff, D.D.S., M.S.

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Dental Public Health and Behavioral Science

Gary McReynolds, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Melynda Meredith, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Tanya Villalpando Mitchell, R.D.H., M.S.

Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Dental Hygiene Education Program

Behjat K. H. Moghadam, D.Sc.D., D.D.S.

Professor

Jessica Moniz

Research Asst

Michael Murphy, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Jack W. Nelson, D.D.S.

Clinical Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Restorative Clinical Sciences

Jeffrey C. Nickel, D.M.D., Ph.D., CDABO

Associate Professor and Director of the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Gerald W. Ogilvie, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Jim Osborne, D.D.S

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Orthodontics Clinic

Pamela R. Overman, Ed.D.

Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Lawson Parker, D.M.D.

Fellow

Tressa Parkinson, D.D.S.

Clinical Professor and Coordinator, Team 1

Douglas A. Pearson, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Cynthia S. Petrie, D.D.S., M.S.

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Restorative Clinical Sciences

John Pinkston, MS

Senior Research Assistant

Richard G. Prine, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Team 3

John H. Purk, D.D.S, M.S., Ph.D.

Professor

Marsha A. Pyle. D.D.S., M.Ed.

Professor and Dean of the School of Dentistry

Todd Rajchel, D.M.D.

Fellow

Eleanor Ray

Research Associate

Juliana Redford, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Christopher D. Rice, D.D.S., M.A., Ed.S

Associate Professor

Ronald R. Riley, D.D.S.

Clinical Associate Professor

Jennifer L Rosser

Senior Research Associate

Thomas Russell, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Mabel Salas, D.D.S., M.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Keerthana M. Satheesh, B.D.S., D.D.S. , M.S.

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontics

Joanna Scott, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences

Rasoul Seyed Mahmoud, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow

Melanie Simmer-Beck, R.D.H., Ph.D.

Professor

Becky M. Smith, D.D.S.

Clinical Associate Professor

Paulette Spencer D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Professor Emaritus

Narayanan Sreenivasan, B.D.S., M.D.S

Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Pre-Doctoral Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

John A. Stone, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Kelly Suchman, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Julie D. Sutton, R.D.H., M.S.

David J. Thein, D.D.S., M.S. D.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Dental Faculty Practice

James B. Trotter, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Yesim Tunkuc, D.D.S, M.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Yasuyoshi Ueki, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Julian Vallejo

Research Assistant

Chris Van Ness, Ph.D.

Associate Research Professor and Director of Assessment

Shankar Rengasamy Venugopalan, B.D.S., D.MSc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Marsha A. Voelker, C.D.A., R.D.H, M.S.

Associate Professor

Thomas A. Vopat, D.D.S.

Clinical Professor

Mary P. Walker, D.D.S., Ph.D

Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs

Yong Wang , Ph.D.

Professor

Kun Wang, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow

Kirk Weber, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Rebeca Weisleder, D.D.S.

Clinical Associate Professor

Linda M. Wells, D.D.S., M.B.A.

Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Programs

Connie L. White, D.D.S

Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Community Relations and Communication

Craig Whitt , D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A.

Professor Chair of the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Terry Williams, D.D.S

Clinical Assistant Professor

Brian J. Williams, D.D.S.

Clinical Associate Professor

Derek Williams, D.D.S., M.S.

Clinical Associate Professor

Robert M. Wilson, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Yixia Xie, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

Xiaomei Yao, Ph.D.

Research Associate