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Postgraduate Prosthodontics 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.

 

Directors

Program Director

David R. Cagna, DMD, MS
Professor, Department Chair, and Associate Dean of Postgraduate Affairs
Diplomate and Past President, American Board of Prosthodontics
Prosthodontic Training: University of Texas HSC at San Antonio
dcagna@uthsc.edu

Program Assistant Director

Wainscott Hollis, DDS, MDS
Associate Professor
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
Prosthodontic Training: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
whollis@uthsc.edu

 

Discipline Heads and Coordinators

Head of Prosthodontics Research

Angela Gullard, DMD, PhD, MDS
Assistant Professor
Prosthodontic Training: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Scientific Training: University of Alabama, Birmingham (PhD, Molecular/Cellular Pathology)

Head of Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Gregory J. Paprocki, DDS
Associate Professor
Prosthodontic Training: University of Texas HSC at San Antonio
Maxillofacial Prosthetic Training: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Head of Dental Laboratory Technology

Cindy Deaton, CDT, RDA
Graduate Laboratory Technician
Dental Laboratory Training: Tennessee Technology Center of Memphis
Certified Dental Laboratory Technician, National Board Certification (Ceramics)
Certified Dental Laboratory Technician, National Board Certification (C and B)

Graduate TMD Clinic Coordinator

Jane Moore, DMD, PhD

Clinical Instructor
Prosthodontic Training: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Scientific Training: University of Alabama (PhD, Chemistry)

Publications Coordinator

Swati Ahuja, BDS, MDS
Assistant Professor
Prosthodontic Training: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry

 

Faculty/Consultants: Clinical Support

Alan H. Brodine, DMD
Assistant Professor
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
Prosthodontics Training: Fairleigh Dickinson University
General Practice Residency: US Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, MC
Private Practice: Rochester, NY

John O. Burgess, DDS, MS
Professor
Clinical Research Professor, Louisiana State University Health Science Center
Dental Training: General Practice Residency, March AFB, CA
Dental Training: General Dentistry Residency, Lackland AFB, TX

Suzanne Coco, DDS, MDS
Assistant Professor
Prosthodontics Training: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Private Practice: Little Rock, AR

Jonathan Hart, DDS, MDS
Assistant Professor
Prosthodontics Training: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Private Practice: Little Rock, AR

Andrew Johnson, DDS, MDS
Assistant Professor
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
Prosthodontics Training: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Private Practice: Fayetteville, AR

Joseph J. Massad, DDS
Associate Professor
Adjunct Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Dentistry
Adjunct Associate Faculty, University of Texas HSC at San Antonio
Dental Training: Loyola University School of Dentistry

Nicholas Norvell, DDS, MDS
Professor
Prosthodontic Training: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Private Practice: Mt. Juliet, TN

Carl Schulter, DDS
Assistant Professor
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
Prosthodontics Training: VA Medical Center, Memphis TN
Private Practice, Memphis TN

Audrey Selecman, DDS, MDS
Associate Professor
Prosthodontics Training: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Darton Taylor, DDS
Assistant Professor
Prosthodontics Training: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Private Practice: Memphis, TN

Darren Williams, DDS
Assistant Professor
Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral Surgery Training: St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Private Practice: Memphis, TN

 

Faculty/Consultants: Prosthodontic Research and MDS Support

Liang Hong, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Diplomate, American Board of Dental Public Health
Scientific Training: University of Iowa (MS); University of Iowa (PhD)

Thomas V.P. Korioth, DDS, PhD
Professor
Prosthodontic Training: University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Scientific Training: University of British Columbia (PhD)

Mark Scarbecz, PhD
Professor, Department of Bioscience Research
Scientific Training: University of Arizona (PhD, Sociology)

Mohamed Shafter, BDS, DScD
Assistant Professor
Prosthodontic Training: Boston University
Scientific Training: Boston University (DScD, Prosthodontics)

Antheunis Versluis, DDS, PhD
Professor, Department of Bioscience Research
Director, Biomaterials and Dental
Dental Training: University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
Scientific Training: Eindhoven University of Technology (PhD, Mechanical Engineering)

Daranee Versluis-Tantbirojn, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry
Dental Training: Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Scientific Training: University of Alabama (MS) and University of Minnesota (PhD, Materials)

 

Clinical and Program Support Staff

Shavonn Adams, RDA, EFDA
Graduate Dental Assistant

Diane Anderson, CDA, RDA
Graduate Dental Assistant

Cindy Deaton, CDT, RDA
Graduate Lab Technician

Christin Marbury, CDA
Graduate Dental Assistant

Lexus Matthews, RDA
Graduate Dental Assistant

Jacquenette Morgan, RDA
Implant Center Coordinator

Stephen C. Shaw
Graduate Laboratory Technician

Nancy C. Wilson
Administrative Coordinator
nwilson@uthsc.edu

Sep 30, 2022