Administration and Faculty

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T. GERARD BRADLEY, DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY

School of Dentistry Administration and Faculty

Administrative Officers


Margaret Hill, DMD
Interim Dean

Timothy Daugherty, DMD
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

Paula Collins, DMD
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

David Scott, PhD
Associate Dean for Research and Innovation

Brian Shumway, DDS, MS
Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Faculty Affairs

Anna Hinton
Assistant Dean for Administration and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Alma Ljaljevic-Tucakovic, DMD
Assistant Dean for Student Admissions and Student Affairs

John Tichenor
Assistant Dean for Finance


Department Chairs

Basic Sciences
William Guido, PhD
Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology (School of Medicine and School of Dentistry)

Ronald Gregg, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics (School of Medicine and School of Dentistry)

Nejat Egilmez, PhD
Microbiology & Immunology (School of Medicine and School of Dentistry)

David Hein, PhD
Pharmacology and Toxicology (School of Medicine and School of Dentistry)

Irving Joshua, PhD
Physiology (School of Medicine and School of Dentistry)

School of Dentistry
George Kushner, DMD, MD 
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)

William Scarfe, BDS, MS
Diagnosis and Oral Health (DXOH)

Michael Metz, DMD, MSD, MS
Comprehensive Dentistry (CMPD)

Richard Lamont, PhD
Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases (OIID & OBIO)

Margaret Hill, DMD
Interim, Rehabilitative and Reconstructive Dentistry (RARD)


School of Dentistry Faculty

Wil Abshier
Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Kentucky)

Donna L. Aden
Associate Professor
Diagnosis & Oral Health
RDH (University of Louisville)
MEd (University of Louisville)

Sherry C. Babbage
Clinical Assistant Professor
DMD (University of Louisville)

Suzanne N. Barnes 
Assistant Professor
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
DMD (Nova Southeastern University)
Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Vanderbilt University Medical Center)

Pauletta Gay Baughman
Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)

Mark Bernstein
Professor
Diagnosis & Oral Health
DDS (New York University)

Robert Bohn
Clinical Assistant Professor
Rehabilitative and Reconstructive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)

Eduardo Antunes Bortoluzzi 
Assistant Professor
Diagnosis & Oral Health
PhD (Araraquara School of Dentistry, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil)
MSD (Bauru School of Dentistry, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
DDS (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)
Certificate in Endodontics ( Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)

Ricardo Caicedo
Associate Professor
Diagnosis & Oral Health
Dr. Odont. (Colombian Dental College)

Sharon Carpenter
Associate Professor
Diagnosis & Oral Health
PhD (University of Florida)
RDH (University of Louisville)

Sunita Chandiramani
Associate Professor and Interim Director, Advanced Dental Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Rehabilitative and Reconstructive Dentistry
MS in Oral Biology (University of Louisville)
DMD  (University of Louisville)
Certificate  in Orthodontics (University of Louisville)

Guo-Liang Cheng  
Assistant Professor
Diagnosis & Oral Health
MS (The Ohio State University)
DDS (National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan)
Certificate in Periodontics (Tri-Service General Hospital, Taiwan)                       

Mary Clark
Lecturer
Diagnosis & Oral Health
DMD (University of Kentucky)

Stephen Clark
Professor
Diagnosis & Oral Health
DMD (University of Kentucky)
Certificate in Endodontics (University of Kentucky)

Paula Collins
Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD  (University of Louisville)

Douglas Cotton
Clinical Associate Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)

Gary Crim
Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Kentucky)

Timothy C. Daugherty
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)

Megan O’Malley DeGaris
Clinical Associate Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Kentucky)

Christiano de Oliveira-Santos 
Assistant Professor
Diagnosis & Oral Health
PhD (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
MSc (Federal University of Bahia, Brazil)
DDS (Federal University of Bahia, Brazil)
Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (Federal University of Bahia, Brazil)

Grace De Souza  
Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DDS (State University of Campinas, Brazil)
MSc (State University of Campinas, Brazil)
PhD (State University of Campinas, Brazil)

Gill Diamond 
Professor
Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases
PhD (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Julie Drury
Clinical Assistant Professor
Diagnosis & Oral Health
MS (University of Louisville)
Certificate, Health Professions (University of Louisville)

Himabindu Dukka
Assistant Professor and Director, Advanced Dental Education Program in Periodontics 
Diagnosis & Oral Health
MSD (Indiana University)
MPH (Indiana University)
BDS (R.V. Dental College and Hospital, India)
Certificate  in Periodontics (Indiana University)

Juliet Dunaway
Assistant Professor and Director, Advanced Dental Education Program in General Practice Residency
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)
Certificate in General Practice Residency (University of Louisville)

Alia Eldairi
Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DDS (University of Aleppo)

Kristen Eguren 
Assistant Professor
Rehabilitative and Reconstructive Dentistry
DMD (East Carolina University)
Certificate in Prosthodontics (University of Louisville)

Timothy B. Followell 
Assistant Professor and Director, Advanced Dental Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Kentucky)
MS (The Ohio State University)
Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry (The Ohio State University)

F. John Firriolo
Professor
Diagnosis & Oral Health
PhD (University of Maryland)
DDS (University of Maryland)

Kathleen Fischer
Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)

Robert Flint
Assistant Professor and Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
DMD (University of Louisville)
MD (University of Louisville)
Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (University of Louisville)

Allison Geary 
Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DDS (Indiana University)
Certificate in General Practice Residency (University of Kentucky)

Liliana Rozo Gaeth
Clinical Associate Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DDS (Colegio Odontológico-Colombia, South America)
Certificate in Pediatrics (University of Louisville)

Hugh K. Gardner Jr.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Kentucky)

Venkata Gorthi Chandana 
Clinical Assistant Professor
Diagnosis & Oral Health
BDS (Rajiv Gandhi University, India)
MSD Periodontics (Rajiv Gandhi University, India)
MBA (University of New Brunswick, Canada)

Gerald T. Grant
Professor and Interim Director, Advanced Dental Education Program in Prosthodontics
Interim Assistant Dean Technology and Innovation
Rehabilitative and Reconstructive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)
Certificate in Prosthodontics (National Naval Dental Center)
Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetics (National Naval Dental Center)

Robert Greene
Professor
Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases
PhD (University of Virginia)

Sudha Gudhimella
Assistant Professor
Rehabilitative and Reconstructive Dentistry
MSD (University of Kentucky)
BDS (NTR University of Health Sciences, India)
Certificate in Orthodontics (University of Louisville)

Joseph Haake
Clinical Associate Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DDS (Indiana University)

Adam Hall 
Assistant Professor
Diagnosis & Oral Health
RHD (University of Louisville)
MS (University of Louisville)

J. David Hannigan
Associate Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)

James Harrison
Associate Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)
BS (University of Louisville)
Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (University of Cincinnati Hospital)

Margaret Hill
Associate Professor and Interim Dean, School of Dentistry
Diagnosis & Oral Health
DMD (University of Louisville)
Certificate in General Practice Residency (University of Louisville)
Certificate in Periodontics (University of Kentucky)

Amirah Jackson 
Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)
Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (University of New Mexico)

Diksha Katwal
Assistant Professor
Diagnosis & Oral Health
DDS (University of Detroit Mercy)
MSD (Indiana University)
Certificate in Periodontics (Indiana University)
BDS (College of Dental Surgery, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India)

Sintelle Kent 
Clinical Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)

Zafrulla Khan
Professor and Director, Maxillofacial/Oncologic Dentistry J.G. Brown Cancer Center
Rehabilitative and Reconstructive Dentistry
DDS (Bangalore University, India)
Certificate in Removable Prosthodontics (State University of New York at Buffalo)
Certificate in Dental Oncology/Maxillofacial Prosthodontics (University of Texas)
MS (University of Louisville)

Ashley King-Tinsley 
Assistant Professor, Richard Miller Clinic
Rehabilitative and Reconstructive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)

George Kushner
Professor and Chair
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
DMD (Temple University)
MD (University of Alabama)
Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (University of Louisville)

Richard Lamont
Professor and Chair
Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases
PhD (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)
BSc (University of Edinburgh, Scotland)

Pin-Chuang (Patrick) Lai
Assistant Professor
Diagnosis & Oral Health
PhD (Ohio State University)
Certificate in Periodontics (Ohio State University)
DDS (Taipei Medical University)

Shuang Liang
Assistant Professor
Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases
PhD (University of Louisville)
MS (Shandong University, China)

Alma Ljaljevic-Tucakovic
Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Admissions & Students Affairs
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)

Gregory Lord 
Assistant Professor and Clinic Director, Paducah
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)

David Maddy
Clinical Associate Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)

Patrick Maddy
Clinical Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)

Brian Marrillia
Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)

Hector Martinez
Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DDS (Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico)
Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry (Tufts University)
MS (Tufts University)

Tiffany McPheeters 
Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
MS (Governors State University)
DDS (Indiana University)

Rebecca Mercke  
Clinical Associate Professor
Diagnosis & Oral Health
DMD (University of Louisville)

Michael Metz
Associate Professor and Chair
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)
Certificate in Preventive Dentistry (Indiana University)
Certificate in Operative Dentistry (Indiana University)
MS (Indiana University)
MSD (Indiana University)
MBA (Webster University/United States Navy)

Daniel Montero
Assistant Professor
Rehabilitative and Reconstructive Dentistry
DDS (Universidad Latina de Costa Rica)
Certificate in Prosthodontics (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

Fata Moradali 
Professor
Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases
MS (Tehran University, Iran)
PhD (Massey University, New Zealand)

Lavina Myers  
Assistant Professor
Diagnosis & Oral Health
RDH (University of Louisville)
MPH (University of Louisville)

M. Melinda Paris
Clinical Associate Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)
AS Dental Hygiene (Western University)

Pallavi Patil 
Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
BDS (Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India)
MBA (University of Louisville)
DMD (University of Louisville)

Michelle Pisano
Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Oral Biology
Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases
PhD (Thomas Jefferson University)

Jan Potempa
Professor
Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases
PhD (Jagiallonian University-Krakow, Poland)
DSc (Jagiallonian University-Krakow, Poland)
MS (Jagiallonian University-Krakow, Poland) 

Jennifer Rudy
Associate Professor
Diagnosis & Oral Health
MA (Georgia State University)
BA (Transylvania University)

Lisa Ryan 
Assistant Professor
Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases
MS (West Virginia University)
PhD (University of Pittsburgh)

Kent Sabey 
Associate Professor and Director, Advanced Dental Education Program in Endodontics
Diagnosis & Oral Health 
DDS (University of the Pacific)
Certificate in Advance Education General Dentistry (Wilford Hall Medical Center)
Certificate in Endodontics (Wilford Hall Medical Center)

Lisa Sandell
Assistant Professor
Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases
PhD (University of Washington)

Gustavo Machado Santaella
Assistant Professor
Diagnosis & Oral Health
PhD/MS (State University of Campinas, Brazil)
DDS (Federal University of Santa Cararina, Brazil)

Marija Sasek-Bautista
Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)

William Scarfe
Professor and Chair
Diagnosis & Oral Health
MS (University of Texas-San Antonio)
BDS (University of Adelaide)

Erin Schroeder  
Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)

David Scott
Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases
PhD (McGill University, Montreal)
BSc (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh)

Miram A. Shahee 
Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DDS (Alexandria University, Egypt)
General Practice Residency (Alexandria University, Egypt)
Diploma in Total Quality Mgmt. in Health Care (American University, Egypt)
MS (Alexandria University, Egypt)
MSD Pediatrics (University of Louisville)

Brian Shumway
Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Faculty Development
Diagnosis and Oral Health
DDS (Ohio State University)
Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (A.L. Murphy Veterans Memorial Hospital)
Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (Ohio State University)
MS (Ohio State University)

Anibal Silveira
Professor
Rehabilitative and Reconstructive Dentistry
DDS (Federal University of Rio Grande Do Norte, Brazil, South America)
Certificate in Orthodontics (University of Rochester)

Jacqueline Singleton
Professor and Director, Dental Hygiene Program
Diagnosis & Oral Health
PhD (University of Louisville)
RDH (University of Kentucky)
MEd (University of Louisville)

Robert Staat
Professor
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
PhD (University of Minnesota)
MS (University of New Mexico)

Mark Vance  
Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)
Comprehensive Dentistry Residency (United States Army)

Randall Vaught
Associate Professor and Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Outcomes Assessment
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)
MSPH (University of Louisville)
MA (University of Louisville)

Justin Whitney
Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Kentucky)

Tarin Thomas Williams
Associate Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)

Lydia P. Winters 
Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)

Sherrie Zaino
Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)

Jolene Zirnheld
Clinical Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Dentistry
DMD (University of Louisville)