Faculty/Staff Directory

Faculty

Kenneth Abramovitch, D.D.S

Clinical Associate Professor and Chair of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

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

Professor Emerita and Adjunct Professor

Ryan Anderson, M.S.

Research Associate

Christina Baker, R.D.H.

Assistant Clinical Professor

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

Clinical Assistant Professor

John D. Ball, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Tim Barry, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Daniel Ben Yehuda, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Neal Bilyeu

Clinical Assistant Professor

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 Emerita

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

Professor

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

Assistant Professor

Ed Cantrell, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Eileen Cocjin, D.D.S.

Clinical Associate Professor

Kristine Cody, D.D.S.

Assistant Professor and Director of External Rotations

R. Scott Conley, D.M.D.

Associate Professor and Director, Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

John L. Cottrell, M.A.

Clinical Instructor and Director of Minority and Special Programs

Timothy C. Cox, Ph.D.

Endowed Professor in Musculoskeletal Tissues

Liza Cox. Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

Sarah L. Dallas, Ph.D.

Lee M. and William Lefkowitz Endowed Professor

Mark Dallas, MS

Research Assistant

Jenna DeCata, M.S.

Research Assistant

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

Associate Professor Emeritus

Shara Dunlap, D.D.S.

Clinical Professor

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

Clinic Assitant Professor

Caryn J. Ehrenberger, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

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

Professor Emeritus

Brett L. Ferguson, D.D.S.

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

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

Jared Gerhardt, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Tanya Gibson, D.D.S.

Assistant Professor

Lance Godley, D.D.S.

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

Jeffrey P. Gorski, Ph.D.

Olson Professor and Professor Emeritus

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

Clinical Associate Professor and Coordinator, Team 2

Paul Hansen, D.D.S

Clinical Professor

Viviane Hass, Ph.D.

Tamara Hoffman, R.D.H.

Clinical Instructor

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

Associate Professor and Director of the Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program

Shengping Huang, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Robert Hurst, D.D.S.

Associate Clinical Professor

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)

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 and Assistant Direcotor Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry

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

Professor Emeritus

Liz Kaz, RDH, EdD

Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Susan Kessler, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Nuria Lara, Ph.D

Senior Research Associate

Erin M Liljequist

Senior Research Assistant

Stefan Lohfeld, Ph.D.

Assistant 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 Emeritus

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

Associate Professor Emaritus

Gary McReynolds, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Melynda Meredith, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

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

Professor and Director of the Graduate Dental Hygiene Education Program

Jessica Moniz, B.A.

Research Assistant

David Moore, Ph.D.

Sr Research Associate and Confocal Core Co-Director

Michael Murphy, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Team 3

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

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Amin Neishaboory, D.D.S, M.Sc.

Clinical Assistant Professor

James Oakson, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Gerald W. Ogilvie, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Jim Osborne, D.D.S

Clinical Assistant Professor

Pamela R. Overman, Ed.D.

Professor Emerita

Tressa Parkinson, D.D.S.

Clinical Professor

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

Richard G. Prine, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

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

Professor and Dean Emerita of the School of Dentistry

Soumya Rao, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Associate Professor

Eleanor Ray, B.S.

Research Assistant

Juliana Redford, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Jean-Marc Retrouvey, D.M.D., M.Sc.

Professor and Chair, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Dr. Leo A. Rogers Endowed Professor in the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Ronald R. Riley, D.D.S.

Clinical Associate Professor

Jennifer L Rosser

Senior Research Associate

Thomas Russell, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Ashley Ryan, B.S., R.D.H.

Clinical Assistant Professor

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

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Advanced Program in Periodontics

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

Linda Seabaugh, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

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

Professor, Chair of Dental Public Health and Behavioral Science and Director of the STAHR Program

Becky M. Smith, D.D.S.

Clinical Associate Professor and Corrdinator, Team 1

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

Professor Emerita

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 and Director, Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program

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

Associate Professor

Akiko Suziki, Ph.D.

Sr. Research Associate

Chih-Yun Tao, D.D.S., M.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Bhavika V. Thakkar D.D.S.

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

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

Clinical Associate Professor and Practice Management Curriculum Director

Yesim Stevens, D.D.S, M.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

John Uhlenhake, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistnat Professor

Julian Vallejo, M.S.

Research Assistant

Chris Van Ness, Ph.D.

Associate Research Professor and Director of Assessment

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.

Senior Research Associate

Rong (Rose) Wang, Ph.D.

Research Associate

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

Clinical Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontics

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

Clinical Associate Professor

Meghan Wendland, D.D.S., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor

Connie L. White, D.D.S

Associate Professor, Interim Associate Dean for Clinical Programs, 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

Yixia Xie, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

Ahmed Zarrough, D.D.S.

Director, Innovation Clinic

Donggao Zhao, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate