FACULTY AND STAFF

 

FACULTY LIST

Carla A. Evans, Department Head
Budi Kusnoto, Clinic Director & Diagnostic Imaging Lab
Maria Therese Galang, Director, Predoctoral Orthodontics
Kim Fasula, RDH, Director of Clinic Operations

Phimon Atsawasuwan
Heba Bakhsh
Dale Benjamin
Kyint Chwa
Doa Dada
Charles Greene (TMJ)
Laurence Golden
Andrew Haas

Chester Handelman
Gregory Jackson
Heek Young Jo
Edward John
John Kelsey
Haitao Li
Xianghong Luan
Robert Manasse
Ahmed Masoud
Zane Muhl
Yana Nedvetsky (Interdisciplinary)
Ralph Robbins
Robyn Silberstein
T. Peter Tsay
Lawrence Voss
Isaac C. Yue
 

CLINICAL INSTRUCTORS PHOTOS

Faculty 2015
 

OTHER FACULTY

Ellen BeGole, Biostatistician
Grace Viana, Biostatistician

 

ADJUNCT FACULTY / LECTURERS

Samuel Berkowitz (orthodontics)
Donald Giddon (psychology)
Myung-rip Kim (orthodontics)
Leon Laub (orthodontic materials)
Spiro Megremis (Materials)
David Musich (orthodontics)
Michael E. Stone (psychology)
Flavio Sanchez (Orthodontics)
Nelson Oppermann (Orthodontics)

 

BUSINESS ASSISTANT TO THE HEAD

 

Matthew Gantt

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST

 

Huibi Liu

 

 


SCHOLARLY INTERESTS

Phimon Atsawasuwan, DDS, MS, MSc, PhD; Assistant Professor; Scholarly interests: Bone and craniofacial biology, tooth development, accelerated orthodontics, mechanism of tooth movement, laser, animal models.

Heba Bakhsh, BDS, MS, PhD student; Clinical Assistant Professor; Scholarly interests: Indirect Bonding, craniofacial and special needs orthodontics, dental public health, access to dental care.

Ellen A. BeGole, PhD; Associate Professor of Biostatistics in Orthodontics; Scholarly Interests: survey research; dental arch form analysis; statistical analysis of clinical orthodontic data; evidence-based orthodontics; time to failure of brackets once placed; study of self-ligating brackets.

Kyint H. Chwa, BDS, DDS , MS; Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics; Scholarly Interests: Early orthodontic treatment in the mixed dentition, adult orthodontics and Interdisciplinary care, clinical orthodontics.

Doa M. Dada, BDS, MS, PhD student. Clinical Assistant Professor. Scholarly interest: Treatment of class II malocclusion, Functional appliances, temporary anchorage devices, dental esthetics.

Carla A. Evans, DDS, DMSc; Professor of Orthodontics, Department Head; Scholarly Interests: growth and development, etiology and treatment of dysmorphology, orthodontic mechanotherapy.

Maria Therese Galang, DDS, MS; Assistant Professor of Orthodontics, Director of Predoctoral Orthodontics; Scholarly Interests: temporary anchorage devices, interdisciplinary orthodontics, phantom bite syndrome, craniofacial genetics, effects of bisphosphonates on orthodontic treatment.

Donald B. Giddon, DMD, PhD; Clinical Professor of Psychology in Orthodontics; Scholarly Interests: dental esthetics, orthodontics, pain, psychophysics, behavioral science, eating disorders.

Laurence A. Golden, DDS, MSD; Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics; Scholarly Interests: Interdisciplinary Care.

Chester S. Handelman, DMD; Clinical Professor of Orthodontics; Scholarly Interests: adult orthodontics, maxillary expansion, iatrogenic phenomena in orthodontic treatment, limitations of treatment, condylar resorption.

Gregory W. Jackson, DDS, MSD; Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics; Scholarly Interests: maxillary protraction in animal research and clinical treatment, imaging techniques.

John Kelsey, DDS, MS; Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics; Scholarly Interests: TMD-related topics.

Myung-rip Kim, DDS, MS, PhD; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthodontics; Scholarly Interests: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, TMD, Class III treatment.

Budi Kusnoto, DDS, MS; Clinic Director and Associate Professor of Orthodontics; Scholarly Interests: 3-dimensional digital imaging diagnostic computer system, 3-dimensional craniofacial growth imaging, improving quality and efficiency of digital imaging for diagnostic and legal documents in orthodontic field.

Leon Laub, MS, PhD, MBA; Adjunt Professor of Orthodontic Materials; Scholarly Interests: orthodontic materials, including metal and ceramics used for brackets, tubes, and wires; friction of orthodontic appliances.

Ahmed I. Masoud, BDS, MS, PhD student; Clinical Assistant Professor; Scholarly interests: Biomechanics, airway assessment and obstructive sleep apnea, force decay in thermoplastic and thermoset power chains.

Zane F. Muhl, DDS, MS, PhD; Professor of Orthodontics; Scholarly Interests: educational methodology.

Nelson J Oppermann, DDS, MS; Adjunct Professor; Scholarly Interests: Bioprogressive Therapy, early treatment, sectional mechanics and growth modification.

Flavio J. C. Sanchez, DDS, MS; Adjunct Professor; Scholarly Interests: Bioprogressive Therapy, early treatment, sectional mechanics and growth modification.

Robyn Silberstein, DDS, MS, PhD; Clinical Associate Professor of Orthodontics; Scholarly Interests: digital technology, paperless practice, genetics of tooth development, craniofacial biology.

Michael E. Stone, PsyD; Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychologist, Diplomate, American College of Forensic Examiners; Scholarly Interests: personality testing, trauma, child abuse and neglect, custody evaluations, failure to thrive syndrome, psychosocial dwarfism.

T. Peter Tsay, DDS, MS, PhD; Professor of Orthodontics, Associate Director of Postgraduate Program, Director of Clinical Research; Scholarly Interests: adult orthodontics, orthognathic surgery, and bone biology.

Grace Viana, MSc; Statistician; Scholarly Interests: statistical analysis of clinical multidisciplinary and behavioral science studies related to orthodontics.

Lawrence R. Voss, D.D.S.; Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics:  Scholarly Interests: early growth guidance therapy, functional appliances, limited pre-restorative treatment, magnetic forces in orthodontics.

Isaac C. Yue, DMD, MS; Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics; Scholarly Interests: biomaterials, bioengineering, implant/miniscrew anchorage, self-ligating brackets, and limitations of orthodontic treatment.

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