Advanced Prosthodontics Program Faculty


The Advanced Prosthodontics Program is staffed by a diverse faculty reflective of the complex interdisciplinary nature of modern prosthodontic therapy. Prosthodontic residents have direct access to Program faculty with expertise in all facets of conventional prosthodontics, dental implant prosthodontics, temporomandibular dysfunction, dental occlusion, dental implant surgery, general oral surgery, periodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, radiology, and dental research.

Specialty-level interdisciplinary consultants are readily available for chairside patient evaluations and case reviews in the Advanced Prosthodontics Clinic or any of the specialty clinics in the College of Dentistry.

Program Director

David R. Cagna, D.M.D., M.S.
Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Associate Dean, Postgraduate Affairs
Prosthodontic Training: Univ. Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1993
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
Private Practitioner, UTHSC College of Dentistry Faculty Practice, Memphis, TN
Academic Responsibilities: prosthodontics, implant dentistry, TMD & MDS research

Program Assistant Director

Pradeep Adatrow, D.D.S., M.S.
Resident, Department of Prosthodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Periodontal Training: Indiana Univ. School of Dentistry, 2006
Prosthodontic Training: UTHSC College of Dentistry, 2014
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology, 2007
Private Practitioner, Memphis, TN
Aademic Responsibilities: all surgical training & MDS research

Head of Occlusion & TMD

William H. McHorris, D.D.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Dental Training: UTHSC College of Dentistry, 1964
Private Practitioner, Memphis, TN
Academic Responsibilities: occlusion, TMD & private practice administration

Head of Sleep Dentistry

Daniel F. Tylka, D.M.D., M.S.
Professor & Director, TMD & Sleep Medicine
Prosthodontic Training: Univ. Iowa College of Dentistry, 1985
Craniofacial Pain Training: Univ. Iowa College of Dentistry, 1986; Univ. Minnesota, 1988 & 1989
Sleep Medicine Training: UCLA College of Dentistry/Medicine, 2009
Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain
Private Practitioner, UTHSC College of Dentistry Faculty Practice, Memphis, TN
Academic Responsibilities: TMD and sleep disordered breathing

Head of Surgical Prosthodontics

Pradeep Adatrow, D.D.S., M.S.
Resident, Department of Prosthodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Periodontal Training: Indiana Univ. School of Dentistry, 2006
Prosthodontic Training: UTHSC College of Dentistry, 2014
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology, 2007
Private Practitioner, Memphis, TN
Academic Responsibilities: all surgical training & MDS research

Head of Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Gregory J. Paprocki, D.D.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Co-Director, Head & Neck Cancer Clinic
Prosthodontic Training: Univ. Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1988
Maxillofacial Prosthetic Training: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 1989
Fellow, American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
Private Practitioner, UTHSC College of Dentistry Faculty Practice, Memphis, TN
Academic Responsibilities: prosthodontics, maxillofacial prosthetics and MDS research

Head of Dental Laboratory Technology

Cindy Deaton, C.D.T., R.D.A.
Teaching Associate, Department of Prosthodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Dental Laboratory Training: Tennessee Technology Center of Memphis, 1981
Certified Dental Laboratory Technician, National Board Certification, 1986 (Ceramics)
Certified Dental Laboratory Technician, National Board Certification, 1986 (C&B)
Academic Responsibilities: dental laboratory fabrication & training

Head of Anaplastology

Matt Singer, B.F.A., B.A.
Anaplastologist, Advanced Prosthodontics Program, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Training: New York University, Tisch School of Arts, BFA & BA, 1990
Training: UC San Diego, Regional Burn Center, 2002
Training: UTHSC Advanced Prosthodontics Clinic, 2003
Academic Responsibilities: extraoral prosthesis fabrication and training

Graduate TMD Clinic Coordinator

Vinay Jain, B.D.S., M.S., M.D.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Prosthodontics Training: UTHSC College of Dentistry, 2010
Private Practitioner, UTHSC College of Dentistry Faculty Practice, Memphis, TN
Academic Responsibilities: prosthodontics, implant dentistry, TMD & MDS research

Publications Coordinator

Swati Ahuja, B.D.S., M.D.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Prosthodontic Training: UTHSC College of Dentistry, 2009
Academic Responsibilities: Management of all Program/MDS manuscript submissions

Faculty/Consultants: Clinical Support

Robert L. Brandt, D.D.S., M.S.
Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Prosthodontics Training: U.S. Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX, 1975
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics, 1978
Private Practitioner, UTHSC College of Dentistry Faculty Practice, Memphis, TN
Academic Responsibilities: prosthodontics, implant dentistry & MDS research

Suzanne Coco, D.D.S., M.D.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Prosthodontics Training: UTHSC College of Dentistry, 2008
Private Practitioner, Littlerock, AR
Academic Responsibilities: prosthodontics, digital dentistry & private practice administration

Carl Drago, D.D.S., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Associate Professor, Dept. of Rest & Prosthetic Dent, Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH
Prosthodontics Training: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1981
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics, 1984
Academic Responsibilities: implant dentistry, CT radiology & clinical implant research

Jonathan Hart, D.D.S., M.D.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Prosthodontics Training: UTHSC College of Dentistry, 2009
Private Practitioner, Littlerock, AR
Academic Responsibilities: prosthodontics, digital dentistry & private practice administration

Andrew Johnson, D.D.S., M.D.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Prosthodontics Training: UTHSC College of Dentistry, 2013
Private Practitioner, Fayetteville, AR
Academic Responsibilities: prosthodontics, digital dentistry & private practice administration

Thomas V.P. Korioth, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Prosthodontics Training: Univ. Minnesota School of Dentistry, 2002
Scientific Training: Univ. British Columbia (Ph.D.), 1992
Private Practitioner, UTHSC College of Dentistry Faculty Practice, Memphis, TN
Academic Responsibilities: prosthodontics & MDS research

John West Lewis, III, D.D.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Prosthodontics Training:
UTHSC College of Dentistry, 2006
Active Medical Staff, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Memphis, TN
Academic Responsibilities: prosthodontics & implant dentistry

Joseph J. Massad, D.D.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Adjunct Assoc. Prof, Dept. Prosthodontics, Tufts Univ. School of Dentistry, Boston, MA
Adjunct Assoc. Faculty, Dept. Comprehensive Dent, UTHSCSA Dent School, San Antonio, TX
Dental Training: Loyola Univ. School of Dentistry, 1981
Academic Responsibilities: removable prosthodontics & implant dentistry

Michael K. Savage, D.D.S.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Restorative Dentistry, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Advanced Training: AEGD programs, Scott AFB, IL, 1993, and Lackland AFB, TX, 2000
Diplomate, Federal Services/American Board of General Dentistry, 2004
Active Medical Staff, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Memphis, TN
Academic Responsibilities: operative dentistry, implants, orthodontics & endodontics

Carl Schulter, D.D.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Prosthodontics Training: VA Medical Center, Memphis, TN, 1977
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics, 1980
Private Practitioner, Memphis, TN
Academic Responsibilities: implant dentistry, CT radiology & private practice administration

Audrey Selecman, D.D.S., M.D.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Prosthodontics Training:
UTHSC College of Dentistry, 2007
Private Practitioner, UTHSC College of Dentistry Faculty Practice, Memphis, TN
Academic Responsibilities: prosthodontics & implant dentistry

Darton Taylor, D.D.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Prosthodontics Training:
UTHSC College of Dentistry, 2005
Private Practitioner, Memphis, TN
Academic Responsibilities: prosthodontics & implant dentistry

Russell A. Wicks, D.D.S., M.S.
Chair & Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Prosthodontics Training: Univ. of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1993
Private Practitioner, UTHSC College of Dentistry Faculty Practice, Memphis, TN
Academic Responsibilities: MDS research & teaching clerkship

Darren Williams, D.D.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Oral Surgery Training: St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 1996
Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Private Practitioner, Memphis, TN
Academic Responsibilities: implant dentistry, CT radiology & private practice administration

Clinical & Program Support Staff

Diana Echols, R.D.A. - Clinical Assistant
Diane Anderson, C.D.A., R.D.A. - Clinical Assistant
Jacquenette Morgan, R.D.A. - Clinical Assistant
Tammy Soto, R.D.H. - Dental Hygienist
Myra McGarrity-Randolph, R.D.A. - Front Desk Coordinator
Rachel Thomas - Front Desk Coordinator
Nancy Wilson - Administrative Assistant and Program Coordinator

Faculty/Consultants: Prosthodontic Research & MDS Support

Jegdish P. Babu, M.S, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Bioscience Research, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Scientific Training: Osmania Univ., India (M.Sc.); West Virginia Univ. (M.S.); Michigan State Univ. (Ph.D. – Microbiology & Immunology)
Academic Responsibilities: basic & clinical science and MDS research

Thomas V.P. Korioth, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Prosthodontics Training: Univ. Minnesota School of Dentistry, 2002
Scientific Training: Univ. British Columbia (Ph,D., Oral Physiology/Occlusion), 1992
Private Practitioner, UTHSC College of Dentistry Faculty Practice, Memphis, TN
Academic Responsibilities: prosthodontics & MDS research

Mark Scarbecz, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Bioscience Research, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Scientific Training: Univ. Arizona (Ph.D., Sociology), 1991
Academic Responsibilities: statistics and MDS research

Antheunis Versluis, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Bioscience Research, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Director, Biomaterials & Dental
Dental Training: Univ. Nijmegen, Netherlands
Scientific Training: Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering)
Academic Responsibilities: basic & clinical science and MDS research

Dr. Daranee Versluis-Tantbirojn, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, UTHSC College of Dentistry
Dental Training: Chulalongkorn Univ., Bangkok, Thailand
Scientific Training: Univ. Alabama (M.S.) and Univ. Minnesota (Ph.D., Materials)
Academic Responsibilities: basic & clinical science and MDS research