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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Faculty and Staff

 

Chair

jeffrey brooks

Jeffrey H. Brooks, DMD
Department Chair, and Professor
Dental Education: University of Mississippi
OMS Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
jbrook27@uthsc.edu

 

Director

James Pledger

James W. Pledger, DDS
Associate Professor and Program Director
Dental Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
OMS Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
jpledger@uthsc.edu

 

Faculty

Jim Albright

Jimmy E. Albright, DDS
Professor and Former Chair
Dental Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
OMS Education: Bethesda Naval Hospital
jalbrig3@uthsc.edu

 

james christian

James M. Christian, DDS
Professor
Dental Education: Temple University
OMS Education: University of Connecticut
jchris19@uthsc.edu

 

Andrew Fontenot

Andrew Fontenot, CRNA
Instructor
Education: Master of Science in Nursing, Arkansas State University

 

Nicholas, Gerard, DMD, MD

Nicholas O. Gerard, DMD, MD
Assistant Professor
Dental Education: Temple University
OMS Education: Vanderbilt University
Medical Education: University of Health Sciences Antigua
ngerard@uthsc.edu

 

Bruce McCullar, DDS

Bruce H. McCullar, DDS
Associate Professor
Dental Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
OMS Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
bmcculla@uthsc.edu

 

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J. Lawrence McRae, DDS
Associate Professor
Dental Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
OMS Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

 

Nicholas Mechas

Nicholas Mechas, DMD
Associate Professor
Dental Education: University of Louisville School of Dentistry
OMS Education: Temple University Hospital
Fellowship: Cleft lip, Cleft palate, and Craniofacial Surgery Fellow at Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center

 

Richard Meekins, Jr., DDS

Richard D. Meekins, Jr., DDS
Assistant Professor
Dental Education: Howard University
OMS Education: Martin Luther King Jr./Charles R. Drew Medical Center
rmeekins@uthsc.edu

 

R. Kuhen Smith, DDS

R. Kuhen Smith, DDS
Assistant Professor
Dental Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
OMS Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

 

Ronald Staples, DDS

Ronald C. Staples, DDS
Assistant Professor
Dental Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
OMS Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

 

Scott Weiskopf, DDS

Scott A. Weiskopf, DDS
Assistant Professor
Dental Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
OMS Education: University of Illinois - Chicago
weiskop@uthsc.edu

 

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Darren R. Williams, DDS
Assistant Professor
Dental Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
OMS Education: St. Francis Medical Center

 

Brett Wilson

Brett Wilson, DDS
Associate Professor
Dental Degree: University of Oklahoma
OMS Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
bwilso85@uthsc.edu

 

Trent Wilson, DDS

G. Trent Wilson, DDS
Associate Professor
Dental Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
OMS Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
gwilson2@uthsc.edu

 

Staff

Amanda Durham
Practice Manager
adurha19@uthsc.edu 

Stephanie Alvarado
Clinical Dental Assistant
salvarad@uthsc.edu

Valencia Calhoun
Administrative Secretary/Residency Coordinator
vwashin3@uthsc.edu

Francis Gray
Clinical Dental Assistant
fgray5@uthsc.edu

Carolyn B. Ivy
Administrative Aide
civy@uthsc.edu

Alecia Reynolds
Sr. Material Control Clerk
areyno38@uthsc.edu 

Wendy Tapplin
Sr. Admitting Clerk
wjackson@uthsc.edu

Shelia Thompson
Scheduling
sthomp12@uthsc.edu 

Vanessa Vieyra
Clinical Dental Assistant
vvieyra@uthsc.edu

Lavonne Wright
Sr. Material Control Clerk
lward@uthsc.edu

Nov 10, 2022