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College of Dentistry Administration


James C Ragain

James C. Ragain, DDS, MS, PhD, FICD, FACD
Dean for the College of Dentistry 



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K. Mark Anderson, DDS, MS
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Services, Professor

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David R. Cagna, DMD, MS
Associate Dean for Postgraduate Affairs, Director of Postdoctoral Prosthodontics, Professor 

Dr. Mustafa Dabbous

Dr. Mojdeh Dehghan, DDS
Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions, Professor


Blake Dingman
Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration

Dr. Doug Dixon

Douglas R. Dixon, DMD, MSD, PhD
Associate Dean for Research,
Chair of the Department of Bioscience Research, Professor


Paul G. Luepke, DDS, MS, FACD
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Associate Professor

Joseph Parkinson

Joseph Parkinson, DDS, MPA, FAGD
Interim Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Associate Professor


Adepitan A. Owosho, DDS
Director of Access and Engagement
Associate Professor

Mark Scarbecz

Mark Scarbecz, PhD
Associate Dean for Institutional Affairs 


Ken Tilashalski, DMD
Executive Associate Dean, Professor


Orpheus Triplett, DDS
Associate Dean for Extramural Clinical Education and Community Service, Associate Professor


Shennetta Alexander

Shannetta K. Alexander, BSBA-FIN, CAP
Academic Project Manager 


Debra Bolton, BA
Assistant Director of Admissions


Angela Haynes, RDH, MS, DHA
Director of Student Success and Engagement, Assistant Professor

Cynthia Hightower

Cynthia Hightower, BBA, MBA
Senior Administrative Services, Assistant Admissions Coordinator  

Dayna Myers

Dayna Myers, RDH, BBA, MDH
Director of Admissions Administration and Advising  

Dewana Oliver

Dewana Oliver, BSIT, BSIM
Educational Technology Specialist

Lasaundra Pirtle

LaSaundra Pirtle, BA, MPS
Senior Administrator for the Dean 

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Jamerica Sisk
Administrative Services Assistant 

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William F. Slagle, DDS, MEd
Dean Emeritus 
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Allen T. Stanton, MDiv
Administrative Project Manager for the Healthy Smiles Initiative
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Abby Stanton, MDiv
Administrative Project Manager
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Ria Sweeney, MS
Learning Specialist




May 3, 2024