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Roseanne Waterstraat, Secretary

Maria Karvounidis, Staff Accountant

Kathy Bohn, Administrator




AranySzilvia Arany, D.M.D., Ph.D.

  • Research Interests: Dental considerations of medically compromised and special need patients,
    Salivary glands and xerostomia - medication induced dry mouth, Regeneration potential of dento-facial stem cells, Pharmacogenetics and saliva flow measurements

BillingsRonald J. Billings, DDS, MSD

  • Research Interests: Oral Epidemiology, Early Childhood Caries (ECC), Root Caries, ​Teledentistry

CatonJack G. Caton, Jr., DDS, MS

  • Research Interests: Animal models, wound healing, diagnositcs, prognostication, clinical trials

ChochlidakisKonstantinos Chochlidakis, DDS

  • Research Interests: Clinical Evaluation of Implant-Supported Prostheses (Prosthetic and Biologic Complications), Clinical Evaluation of Implant-Assisted Removable Partial Dentures (Prosthetic and Biologic Complications), Clinical Evaluation of CAD-CAM Dentures, Clinical and Laboratory Testing of Dental Materials and Techniques

EladSharon Elad, DMD

  • Research Interests: Oral Mucosal Diseases, Salivary Gland Diseases, and Orofacial Pain Disorders, Dental Treatment of Medically Complex Patients, Oral Complications of Cancer Therapy and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, and in Particular Oral Graft-versus-host disease

ErcoliCarlo Ercoli, DDS

  • Research Interests: Dental implants surgical and prosthetic complications, CAD/CAM: 3D design and additive and subtractive manufacturing technology applications in Prosthodontics, Efficient design for surgical and prosthetic workflows, Biomaterials

EliavEli Eliav, DMD, MSc, PhD

  • Research Interests: Chronic Pain, Neuropathic pain, Pain modulation, Pain measurement

FraserDavid Fraser, DDS, MS​

  • Research Interests: Synthetic biomaterials for oral tissue regeneration, Stem cells, Dental implant osseointegration, Periodontal and implant clinical studies

GajendraSangeeta Gajendra, DDS, MPH, MS

  • Research Interests: Dental public health related research- program evaluation, needs assessment, oral health surveillance, Epidemiology of oral diseases in diverse population groups, Survey and qualitative research, Promoting oral health care during pregnancy and early childhood by focusing on improving the knowledge of existing guidelines of both pregnant women as well as health care providers, Oral health related impact on quality of life in different population groups, Tobacco cessation and oral health effects of tobacco use, specifically electronic cigarette smoking

KhanJunad Khan, BDS, MSD, MPH, PhD

  • Research Interests: Pain modulation and Chronic orofacial pain, Myogenic pain and changes in the brain activity, Electromyography and chronic orofacial pain, Bacteria and Orofacial pain

KolokythasAntonia Kolokythas, DDS, MSc, MSed, FACS

  • Research Interests: Detection of oral potentially premalignant lesions, Oral cancer early detection and diagnosis, Medication Related osteonecrosis, Graduate and post graduate dental education unmet needs

DorotaDorota Kopycka-Kedzierawski, DDS, MPH

  • Research Interests: Dental Caries Risk Assessment, Oral Epidemiology, Teledentistry, Practice-Based Research

McLarenSean McLaren, DDS

  • Research Interests: Dental Caries Risk Assessment, Oral Epidemiology, Teledentistry, Access to Care

CyrilCyril Meyerowitz, DDS, MS

  • Research Interests: Practice-Based Research, Implementation Science, Dental Education

Dimitrios Michelogiannakis, DDS, MSDimitrios Michelogiannakis, DDS, MS

  • Research Interests: Influence of systemic and local factors on orthodontic tooth movement and related parameters, Clear aligner therapy and changes in airway dimensions and alveolar bone, Orthodontic treatment of patients with developmental disorders and/or rare conditions, Patients’ perceptions and expectations regarding orthodontic treatment

Dr. Linda RasubalaLinda Rasubala, DDS, PhD

  • Research Interests: Opioid and NSAIDs Studies, Prenatal Oral Health, Dental Emergencies

Dr. Yanfang RenYan-Fang Ren, DDS, PhD, MPH​

  • Research Interests: Dental erosion, dentin sensitivity, acute dental pain, Tooth discoloration and tooth whitening, Dental materials and dental implants, Access to and utilization of dental care for underserved population

Rivera RamosIsamar Rivera Ramos DMD, PhD

  • Research Interests: Oral microbiology focusing on the stress responses of S. mutans as part of the Quivey Lab, Community based outreach oral health programs focusing on pediatric patients with Special Healthcare Needs


Paul E. Rossouw, MChD, PhDPaul E. Rossouw, MChD, PhD​

  • Research Interests: Orthodontic materials, Longitudinal Dentofacial/craniofacial changes including stability of orthodontic treatment results, Temporary Anchorage Devices in orthodontic treatment (including micro-screw/mini-implants), Clinical Orthodontics as a tool

Ralph H. Saunders, D.D.S., M.S.Ralph H. Saunders, DDS, MS

  • Research Interests: Geriatric Dentistry, Special Care Dentistry, Xerostomia and Hyposalivation

Alexandra TsigaridaAlexandra Tsigarida, DDS

  • Research Interests: Investigations of the Microbial Profile of Peri-implant Diseases, Evaluation of Clinical and Biological Complications of Different Implant Supported Prostheses, Soft Tissue Augmentation Techniques for Implant Supported Prostheses

WatsonGene E. Watson II, DDS, MS, PhD​

  • Research Interests: Impact of exposure to mercury and neurodevelopment in children, Impact of exposure to heavy metals and dental caries, Salivary Gland Dysfunction, Early Childhood Caries

WongCynthia L. Wong, DMD, MS​

  • Research Interests: Early childhood caries, Dental education, Treatment for patients with special healthcare needs

JinJin Xiao, DDS, MS, PhD​

  • Research Interests: Perinatal oral health clinical and translational research, Yeast and bacteria cross-kingdom interactions and their relationship to oral diseases including dental caries, Using multi-species biofilm model to investigate oral diseases pathogenesis and innovative treatment, Identify early infancy oral microbiota establishment and the interactions with human genes