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Department of Diagnostic Sciences

Faculty and Staff


Werner Shintaku

Werner H. Shintaku, DDS, MS, MS
Acting Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Director of the Division of Imaging Sciences, Professor



k. mark anderson

K. Mark Anderson, DDS, MS
Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Services, Professor

Katherine A. DeColibus

Katherine A. DeColibus, DDS

Clinical Director of the Division of Oral Diagnosis, Assistant Professor


Shokoufeh Shahrabi Farahani, DDS, MS, DMSc
Director of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Associate Professor


Jaqueline Venturin, DDS, MS

Director of Clinical and Didactic Instruction, Associate Professor


Diane Abbey
Diane Abbey, DDS
Assistant Professor
Dr. Sarah Aguirre

Sarah E. Aguirre, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor

Dr. James Cohen

James Cohen, DDS
Associate Professor


John S. Covington, DDS, MS

Beverly Hedgepeth

Beverly Hedgepeth, DDS
Assistant Professor



Ashraf A. Husein, DDS
Assistant Professor



Karen Klemis

Karen H. Klemis, DDS
Assistant Professor



Richard M. Lackie, DDS
Assistant Professor

Adepitan Owosho, DDS
Associate Professor 
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D. Shane Rasner, DDS
Assistant Professor

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Ken Tilashalski, DMD
Executive Associate Dean, Professor

Robert W. Smith headshot

Robert W. Smith, DDS
Assistant Professor


Mauricia Baker
Clinical Dental Assistant

Sherece Davis
Clinical Dental Assistant

William Spearman
Clinical Dental Assistant

Martha J. Washington
Administrative Secretary

Elnora Williams
Medical Information Assistant

Mar 1, 2024