Mark A. Reynolds, DDS, PhD

Chief of Staff

David L. George, DDS, MBA, MS

Assistant Dean for Administration and Finance

Valerie V. Sikora, MSF

Associate Dean of Research

Pei Feng, MD (acting)

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Patricia E. Meehan, DDS

Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Karen Faraone, DDS, MA

Associate Dean for Admissions and Recruitment

Judith A. Porter, DDS, MA, EdD

Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Affairs

Janet Wiley

Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs

Louis DePaola, DDS

Associate Dean of Professional Development

Robert Ord, BDS, MBBCH, MS

Assistant Dean for Curriculum Innovation and Scholarship

Mark D. Macek, DDS, DrPH

Department Chairs

Dental Public Health

Richard J. Manski, DDS, MBA, PhD

Advanced Oral Sciences and Therapeutics

Thomas Oates, DMD, PhD

General Dentistry

Ward Massey, BDS, PhD

Microbial Pathogenesis

Patrik M. Bavoil, PhD

Neural and Pain Sciences

Richard J. Traub, Ph.D., Interim Chair

Oncology and Diagnostic Science

Renty Franklin, PhD

Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery

Robert Ord, BDS, MBBCH, MS

Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry

Vineet K. Dhar, Chair, BDS, PhD

Post-Graduate Specialty Programs Directors

Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD)

Qoot Alkhubaizi, BChD, MSCR


Ina L. Griffin, DMD, ABE Diplomate

Oral-Maxillofacial Pathology

Rania Younis, BChD, PhD

Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery

John F. Caccamese, DMD, MD

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Jose Antonio Bosio, BDS, MS 

Pediatric Dentistry

Vineet Dhar, professor, BDS, MDS, PhD


Harlan Shiau, DDS, DMed Sc


Radi Masri, DDS, MS, PhD

Executive Directors

Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs

Keith W. Groves, DMin, MPC

Executive Director of IT and Facilities Management HIPAA and IT Security Officer

Kent Buckingham, MS


Interprofessional Activities Co-Directors

Isabel Rambob, DDS


Pei Feng, MD, PhD

Continuing Education

Keith W. Groves, DMin, MPC

Simulation Research and Operations

Gary D. Hack, DDS 

Academic Affairs

Christina Horchar

Clinical Affairs

Cynthia Idzik-Starr, DDS

Global Student Exchange Programs 

Karen Faraone, DDS

Kate Noonan, PhD

Instructional Evaluation

Mark D. Macek, DDS, DrPH

Dental Hygiene Program

Sheryl Syme, RDH, MS