School of Dental Medicine Faculty

Full-time Faculty

Anita Aminoshariae, DDS, MS
(Case Western Reserve University; Virginia Commonwealth University)
Associate Professor of Endodontics

Hussein M. Assaf, DDS
(The Ohio State University)
Associate Professor of Comprehensive Care

Dale A. Baur, DDS
(Case Western Reserve University)
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Chair

Nabil F. Bissada, DDS, MSD, BDS
(Case Western Reserve University; University of Minnesota; University of Cairo)
Professor of Periodontics

Kenneth B. Chance, Sr., DDS
(Case Western Reserve University)
Dean of the School of Dental Medicine

Milda Chmieliauskaite, DMD, MPH
(University of Pennsylvania)
Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Catherine Demko, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Associate Professor of Community Dentistry

Fady F. Faddoul, DDS, MSD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Professor of Comprehensive Care and Interim Chair

Gerald A. Ferretti, DDS, MS, MPH
(Georgetown University; University of Connecticut; University of Kentucky)
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Chair

Margaret Ferretti, DMD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Assistant Professor

Steven W. Fox, DDS
(Case Western Reserve University)
Associate Professor of Comprehensive Care

Jerold S. Goldberg, DDS
(Case Western Reserve University)
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Santosh Ghosh, PhD
(Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India; MSc, North Bengal University, Siliguri, India)
Instructor Department of Biological Sciences

Angela R. Graves, DDS, MS
(Meharry Medical College; Columbia University)
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care

Mark G. Hans, DDS, MS
(Case Western Reserve University)
Professor of Orthodontics and Chair

Masahiro Heima, DDS, PhD
(Okayama University Japan)
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry

Alfredo Hernandez, DDS, MS
(Javeriana University Columbia; The Ohio State University)
Associate Professor of Comprehensive Care

Jean M. Iannadrea, DDS
(Case Western Reserve University)
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care

T. Roma Jasinevicius, DDS, MEd
(Case Western Reserve University; Cleveland State University)
Associate Professor of Comprehensive Care; Interim Chair of Periodontics

Ge Jin, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Zinaida Kaleinikova, DDS, MS, DMD
(Kaunas Medical University College of Odontology, Lithuania; The Ohio State University; Case Western Reserve University)
Associate Professor of Comprehensive Care
Graduate Prosthodontic Specialty Certificate; Implant Prosthodontic Fellowship from The Ohio State University

James A. Lalumandier, DDS, MPH
(Georgetown University; University of North Carolina)
Professor of Community Dentistry and Chair

Michael A. Landers, DDS, MA
(Case Western Reserve University; The Ohio State University)
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Bruce Latimer, MA, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University; Kent State University)
Professor of Orthodontics

Charles J. Love, DDS
(Case Western Reserve University)
Associate Professor of Comprehensive Care

André K. Mickel, DDS, MSD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Associate Professor of Endodontics and Chair

Thomas A. Montagnese, DDS, MS
(The Ohio State University)
Associate Professor of Endodontics

Sena Narendran, BDS, MS
(University of Ceylon Sri-Lanka; University of London England)
Associate Professor of Community Dentistry

Suchitra S. Nelson, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Professor of Community Dentistry; Assistant Dean, Clinical and Translational Research

Ronald L. Occhionero, DDS
(Case Western Reserve University)
Professor of Comprehensive Care; Associate Dean for Administration

Andre Paes B. da Silva, DDS, MSc, PhD
(Universidade Federal do Ceara, Brazil; University of Toronto)
Assistant Professor of Periodontics
MSc/Certificate in Periodontology from the University of North Carolina

Juan Martin Palomo, DDS, MSD
(Ponta Grossa State University Brazil; Case Western Reserve University)
Professor of Orthodontics

Leena Palomo, DDS, MSD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Associate Professor of Periodontics

Pushpa Pandiyan, PhD, MSc
(Humboldt University, Berlin Germany; Bharathidasan University, India)
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Andres Pinto, DDS, DMS, MPH
(Universidad Javeriana, Colombia; University of Pennsylvania)
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences and Chair

Thiago Porto, DDS, MSc, PhD, Implant Specialist
(University of Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo State University)
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care

Faisal A. Quereshy, DDS, MD
(State University of New York at Buffalo; Case Western Reserve University)
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Paul Ricchetti, DDS, MScD
(Ohio State University; Boston University)
Visiting Associate Professor of Periodontics

Fabio Antonio Piola Rizzante, DDS, MSc, PhD
(University of São Paulo Bauru School of Dentistry, Brazil)
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care
Operative Dentistry

Renato Roperto, DDS, MSc, PhD
(University of Ribeirão Preto; University of Sao Paulo; Sao Paulo State University, Brazil)
Associate Professor of Comprehensive Care

Benjamin L. Schechter, DDS
(Case Western Reserve University)
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care and Interim Assistant Dean for Clinical Education

Robert C. Skillicorn, DDS, MS
(Ohio State University; University of Michigan)
Associate Professor of Periodontics

Ivan Stojanov, DMD, MMSc
(Medical College of Georgia; Harvard School of Dental Medicine)
Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Ali Zakir Syed, BDS, MS
(A.E.C.S Maaruthi Dental College and Research Centre, Bangalore University, India; Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia)
Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Advanced Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, NJ; Certificate and Master's Degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill

M. Louay Taifour, BDS
(Beirut Arab University, School of Dental Medicine)
Senior Instructor of Comprehensive Care
Fellowship in Restorative Dentistry; Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certificate from Case Western Reserve University

Bernard Tandler, PhD
(Cornell University)
Professor of Biological Sciences

Sorin T. Teich, DMD, MBA
(Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel; Northwestern University-Chicago/Tel Aviv University-Israel)
Associate Professor of Comprehensive Care

Ibrahim F. Tulunoglu, DDS, PhD
(Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey)
Associate Professor of Comprehensive Care
Doctorate of Prosthodontics

Ozlem Tulunoglu, DDS, PhD
(Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey)
Visiting Instructor of Pediatric Dentistry

Manish Valiathan, MSD, BDS
(Case Western Reserve University; College of Dental Surgery-Manipal India)
Associate Professor of Orthodontics; Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs

Lance Vernon, DMD, MPH
(University of Pittsburgh)
Senior Instructor of Biological Sciences

Kristin Z. Victoroff, DDS, PhD
(Dalhousie University; Case Western Reserve University)
Associate Professor of Community Dentistry

Russell Wang, DDS, PhD, MSD
(PhD: University of Toronto; MSD: Indiana University)
Associate Professor of Comprehensive Care

Aaron Weinberg, DMD, PhD
(Hebrew University, School of Medicine, Jerusalem)
Professor of Biological Sciences and Chair

Tim S. Whittingham, PhD, MBA
(University of Wisconsin; Case Western Reserve University)
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Kristin A. Williams, DDS, MPH
(Case Western Reserve University)
Assistant Professor of Community Dentistry; Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs; Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion