Faculty/Staff Directory

Faculty

Barbara 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

Pierluigi Balice, D.D.S, M.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

John D. Ball, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Neal Bilyeu

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

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

Associate Professor

Erin Ealba Bumann, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor

Diane Dyer Chenoweth, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Eileen Cocjin, D.D.S.

Clinical Associate Professor

John L. Cottrell, M.A.

Clinical Instructor and Director of Minority and Special Programs

Timothy Cox, Ph.D.

Endowed Professor in Musculoskeletal Tissues

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

Shara Dunlap, D.D.S.

Clinical Professor

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

Clinic Assitant Professor

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 Emaritus

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

Paul Hansen, D.D.S

Clinical Professor and Assistant Director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program

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

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)

Mike Jurkovich, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Solon Kao, D.D.S.

Clinical Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of Oral Surgery & Hospital Dentistry

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, Interim Director of the Division of Dental Hygiene and Director of Continuing Dental Education

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

Associate 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

Erin M Liljequist

Senior Research Assistant

Hang Liu, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow

Stefan Lohfeld, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Owen Lonergan, D.M.D., M.D., M.P.H.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Alison C. Louie, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Quality Assurance Coordinator

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

Professor

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

Professor

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

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

Jacob D. McGuire, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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

Jessica Moniz

Research Ass

Michael Murphy, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Aparna Naidu, D.D.S., M.S.

Clinical Associate Professor

Jack W. Nelson, D.D.S.

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

Gerald W. Ogilvie, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Jim Osborne, D.D.S

Interim Chair, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Orthodontics Clinic

Pamela R. Overman, Ed.D.

Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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, MA

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 Emaritus

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

Professor and Dean of the School of Dentistry

Eleanor Ray

Research Assistant

Juliana Redford, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

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

Professor Emaritus

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

Mouhab Samman, D.D.S.

Fellow

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 Professor

Edward Shamieh

Clinical Assistant Professor

Lora Ann McCormick, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

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

Kelly Suchman, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

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

Tiffany Tavares, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

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

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Dental Faculty Practice

LeAnn Tiede-Lewis

Research Assistant Professor

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

Clinical Assistant 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

Rong (Rose) Wang, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Rebeca Weisleder Urow, D.D.S., M.Ed.

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

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

Barry Wilson

Yixia Xie, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

Donggao Zhao, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate