Degree Offered: M.S.
Director, Dentistry: Dr. Amjad Javed
Phone: (205) 996-5124

Program Information

Advanced clinical specialty training and research, leading to the degree of Master of Science in Dentistry, is offered to meet two areas of need: the preparation of qualified teachers and investigators in the various branches of academic dentistry and the preparation of fully trained dental specialists. The program is a combination of the conventional work for the M.S. degree plus the achievement of proficiency in some phase of clinical dentistry. The course of study requires a minimum of two academic years; most students will require three years to complete the work. The applicant must be a graduate of an accredited school of dentistry, or an undergraduate school and must have achieved, in both predental and dental requirements, a superior scholastic record.

At the time of enrollment in the Graduate School, the student is assigned an appropriate faculty advisor, who works with the student in outlining a course of study consistent with objectives. This curriculum must cover the three areas of a selected phase of clinical dentistry, a related basic health science, and research.

Major and Minor

The major field of study must be selected from the following: dental biomaterials, endodontics, general dentistry, hospital dentistry, maxillofacial prosthetics, oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics, public health dentistry, or oral biology. The program requires a minimum of 30 graduate credits. Not less than 18 semester hours of credit in the program must be in the major subject, with the minimum acceptable grade being B. A minor must involve at least six semester hours of study in one or two basic health science departments related to the student's major and research interests.

By the time the student has been in residence one year and has finished some of both major and minor courses, the student and the advisor should recommend to the Graduate School dean at least two additional graduate faculty members, one from outside the student's specialty area, for appointment to the graduate study committee. The student should discuss with his/her committee plans for the remaining course of study, including a proposed thesis title and outline of experimental design. Depending upon the nature of the research plan, it may be desirable for a different advisor to be appointed, serving either as co-chair or as new chair of the graduate study committee. At this time, demonstration of a reading knowledge related to literature review, competence in research and experimental design, understanding of biostatistics, experience with computer and other techniques may be required, as appropriate to the student's investigation.

Admission to Candidacy

When the graduate study committee is satisfied that the student is prepared to undertake the research, the student is admitted to candidacy for the master's degree. This step should be taken at least two semesters before the anticipated date of completion of the program.

Research and Thesis

Sufficient research work to train the candidate in the principles and methods of scientific investigation is required. The research project should involve the student's own intensive work in some area of dentistry, preferably related to the basic health sciences. The thesis is based on the research study and must show the candidate's ability to delineate a problem, logically plan its solution, and present the results of the work in an orderly fashion. Familiarity with the literature of the field is expected.

Final Examination

The final oral examination is administered by the student's graduate study committee before the deadline is set by the Graduate School. The examination begins with oral presentation and defense of the thesis and may include any work fundamental thereto. At the close of the examination, the committee votes on the candidate, taking into account all of the work undertaken. Majority approval is required.

Additional Information

Deadline for Entry Term(s): Consult Program Director for information
Deadline for All Application Materials to be in the Graduate School Office: Variable
Number of Evaluation Forms Required: Three
Entrance Tests DDS (TOEFL and TWE also required for international applicants whose native language is not English.)

Contact Information

For detailed information, contact the graduate program director, Dr. Amjad Javed, University of Alabama School of Dentistry, School of Dentistry Building, SDB 714, 1919 Seventh Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-0007.

Telephone 205-934-5407
Fax 205-934-0208

Master of Science with Emphasis in Oral Biology

The School of Dentistry in collaboration with the joint basic science Departments at The University of Alabama offers graduate studies leading to a Master of Science degree with emphasis in Oral Biology.  The objective of the program is to relate basic biological sciences to health and disease of the oral cavity.  This program is designed for individuals holding a D.D.S., D.M.D., or B.S. in Science (e.g. biology, chemistry etc) with little or no experience in basic research.  This program will provide insight into dental academics and teaching in basic or applied research.

Students are required to pursue studies in oral biology and in the basic biological sciences. These studies include course work, seminars, journal club, and a laboratory component.  Course work includes formal lectures from within the School of Dentistry and courses offered by the basic sciences departments, School of Public Health and the School of Medicine.  The seminars and journal club include the “Dean’s Seminar Series” and the Oral and Skeletal Biology Journal Club and other Research seminars within UAB.  The Seminars cover a wide array of topics relevant to various research areas as well as other disciplines of dentistry or dental education.  A significant portion of the program is devoted to the design and completion of a thesis research project in the form of one publishable paper in a reputable scientific journal which is a requirement of the program. Thesis research will be carried out under the supervision of a faculty member.  Faculty involved in the Master of Science program with emphasis in Oral Biology are actively engaged in research that represents a variety of oral and basic biomedical disciplines within the UAB.  The diversity of the research interests offers opportunities for students to pursue studies in a stimulating research environment.

The program requires a minimum of 30 graduate credits.  Of these, at least 24 credits must be selected from graduate-level courses approved for the program and a minimum of 6 credits at the master's research level.  Each student must orally defend a master's thesis based on their research.  If the applicant holds a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree, the Master in Science may be combined with a clinical dental specialty training only after acceptance into the clinical program.


Applicants must hold a B.S., D.D.S., or D.M.D., or an equivalent degree and should possess a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.  Standardized test such as GRE or DAT is required for all applicants. Students whose first language is not English must earn a score of 560 or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Applicants are asked to submit a statement describing past research experience and current research interests, and stating how completion of the Master in Science program fits into their career goals.

For International applicants; transcripts and all related material should be received no later than February 28 to enroll in the fall semester of the same year.

For US applicants; transcripts and all related material should be received no later than March 31 to enroll in the fall semester of the same year.

Financial assistance is not available. Students must show that they can support themselves.


For further information and application materials, contact:

Jannet Katz, DDS, PhD
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
University of Alabama School of Dentistry
BBRB 713
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL  35294-2170
Telephone:  (205) 934-2878
FAX:  (205) 934-1426

M.S. in Dentistry

OB 602Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry3
or PG 502 Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry
CD 626Surgical Implants in Dentistry3
or PG 527 Surgical Implants in Dentistry
CD 646Multidisciplinary Seminars I3
or PG 753 Multidisciplinary Seminars I
CD 721Oral & Skeletal BiologyJour2
or PG 763 Oral & Skeletal Bio Journal
CD 722Advanced Craniofacial Growth3
or PG 608 Advanced Craniofacial Growth
CD 727Craniofacial Syndrome Series3
or PG 709 Craniofacial Syndrome Series
OB 620Oral Microbiology and Immunology3
or PG 569 Oral Microbiology & Immunology
PG 583Graduate Cariology3
CD 717Multidisciplinary Seminars II3
or PG 609 Multidisciplinary Seminars II
CD 640Physical Diagnosis3
or PG 511 Physical Diagnosis
CD 689Conscious Sedation3
or PG 589 Conscious Sedation
CD 697Advanced Restorative Technique3
or PG 797 Adv Restorative Technique
OB 622Biochemistry of Connective Tissue and Bone3
or PG 546 Biochemistry of Connective Tissue and Bone
CD 728Advanced Oral Pathology3
or PG 710 Advanced Oral Pathology
OB 604Clinical Applied Dent Material3
or PG 758 Clin Applied Den Materials
PG 525Design and Analysis of Clinical Dental Research3
or PG 758 Clin Applied Den Materials
CD 667Selected Topics in Anatomy of the Head and Neck3
or PG 501 Selected Topics in Anatomy of the Head and Neck
CD 639Dental Management of Medically Compromised Patient2
or PG 528 Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient
CD 698Master s Level Non-Thesis Research6
or OB 699 Thesis Research
CD 699Master s Level Thesis Research6
or OB 699 Thesis Research
Total Hours64

CD-Clinical Dentistry Courses

CD 601. Advanced Endodontic Seminar I. 3 Hours.

Special Topics in Endodontics.

CD 602. Special Topics in General Dentistry. 3-6 Hours.

CD 603. Special Topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 1-12 Hour.

CD 604. Special Topics in Orthodontics. 3 Hours.

CD 605. Special Topics in Pediatric Dentistry. 1-6 Hour.

CD 606. Special Topics in Periodontics. 3-12 Hours.

CD 607. Removable Prosthodontic Seminar. 1-12 Hour.

CD 608. Special Topics in Radiology. 1-6 Hour.

CD 609. Fixed Prosthodontics Seminar. 1-12 Hour.

CD 610. Introduction to Medical Genetics. 3 Hours.

CD 611. Special Topics in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics. 1-6 Hour.

CD 612. Avanced Prosthodontics Clinic First Year Clinic. 1-12 Hour.

CD 613. Special Topics in Hospital Dentistry. 1-6 Hour.

CD 614. Periodonal Case Conferences. 3 Hours.

CD 615. Periodontal Literature Review Seminars. 3 Hours.

CD 616. Periodontal Board Topics. 1-3 Hour.

CD 617. Maxillofacial Pathology. 3 Hours.

CD 618. Maxillofacial Orthognathic Surgery. 3 Hours.

CD 619. Dentoalveolar Surgery. 3 Hours.

CD 620. Clinical Pediatric Dentistry I. 3-6 Hours.





CD 624. OMS Pathology Seminar. 3 Hours.

CD 625. Design and Analysis in Clinical Dental Research. 3 Hours.

CD 626. Surgical Implants in Dentistry. 3 Hours.

CD 627. Biocompatibility Testing/Biodegradation Phenomena. 3 Hours.

CD 628. Enamel Properties Acid Etching and Adhesion. 4 Hours.

CD 629. Ceramic Cements Alloy-Ceramic Systems Color Meas. 3 Hours.

CD 630. Clinical Biomaterials Research Methods. 3 Hours.

CD 631. Polymeric Biomaterials. 3 Hours.

CD 632. Biomaterials Seminar. 1 Hour.

CD 633. Alloy Systems in Dentistry. 3 Hours.

CD 634. Craniofacial Genetics. 3 Hours.

CD 635. Pediatric Dentistry Journal Club. 2 Hours.

CD 636. Hospital Dentistry. 2 Hours.

CD 637. Growth and Development-Genetics. 3 Hours.

CD 638. Current Topics in Dentistry. 1 Hour.

CD 639. Dental Management of Medically Compromised Patient. 2 Hours.

CD 640. Physical Diagnosis. 3 Hours.

CD 641. Advanced Dental Materials III. 3 Hours.

The resident will develop an in-depth understanding of the clinical applications and effective manipulation of current dental materials. Dentin bonding agents, composite resin selection, placement and polymerization will be covered. An overview of biomaterials for dental implants, and ceramic materials for prostodontics will also be presented.

CD 642. Biomaterials Book Review. 3 Hours.

The purpose of the book review is to strengthen the basic understanding of properties and behavior of different dental materials.

CD 643. Adv Clinical Prosth III. 6 Hours.

Advanced Clinical Prosthodontics III will provide students with a breadth of clinical experience in fixed, removable, implant, surgical, maxillofacial and other complex prosthodontics.

CD 644. Evidence Based Dentistry. 3 Hours.

Evidence based dentistry will teach students how to use literature as basis of clinical decisions.

CD 645. PBL: Adv Prosthodontics Topics. 3 Hours.

Topics in Advanced Prosthodontics. Permission of instructor required.

CD 646. Multidisciplinary Seminars I. 3 Hours.

Multidisciplinary seminars will teach the students how to interact with other disciplines in an informal setting and learn from these other disciplines.

CD 647. Treatment Planning Conference. 3 Hours.

Treatment planning conference will teach students how to generate a succinct and reasonable treatment sequence.

CD 648. Prosthodontic Case Conference. 3 Hours.

Prosthodontic case conference will teach students how to present completed treatment, and how to critically and professionally evaluate treatment outcomes.

CD 649. Prosthodontics Lit Review. 3 Hours.

Prosthodontics literature review will teach students how to critically evaluate literature, and to be familiar with current concepts in prosthodontics.

CD 650. Advanced Topics in Hospital Dentistry. 1-6 Hour.

CD 651. Advanced Endodontics Seminar II. 3 Hours.

Advanced Topics in Endodontics.

CD 652. Advanced Topics in General Dentistry. 3-6 Hours.

CD 653. Advanced Topics in Oral Surgery. 3-6 Hours.

CD 654. Advanced Topics in Orthodontics. 3 Hours.

CD 655. Advanced Topics in Pediatric Dentistry. 1-6 Hour.

CD 656. Advanced Topics in Periodontics. 1-12 Hour.

CD 657. Advanced Clinical Prosthodontics Second Year Clin. 3-12 Hours.

CD 658. Advanced Topics in Radiology. 1-12 Hour.

CD 659. Advanced Topics Fixed Prosthodontics. 3-12 Hours.

CD 660. Advanced Topics in Maxillofacial Prosthetics. 1-6 Hour.

CD 661. Physical Properties of Biomaterials. 1-3 Hour.

CD 662. Laboratory Methods for Biomaterials Research. 2-4 Hours.

CD 663. Diagnosis and Screening Procedures in Dentistry. 3 Hours.

CD 664. Grand Rounds in Pediatric Dentistry. 2-3 Hours.

CD 665. Maxillofacial Seminar. 3 Hours.

Physiology and Concepts of Occlusion.

CD 666. Clinical Maxillofacial Prosthetics. 1-3 Hour.

CD 667. Selected Topics in Anatomy of the Head and Neck. 3 Hours.

CD 668. Postgraduate Oral Pathology. 3 Hours.

CD 669. Clinical Pediatric Dentistry II. 3 Hours.

CD 670. Board Case Reviews in Pediatric Dentistry. 3 Hours.

CD 671. Case Presentations in Pediatric Dentistry. 1 Hour.

CD 672. Advanced Topics in OMS. 5 Hours.

CD 673. Special Topics in OMS Trauma. 4 Hours.

CD 674. Advanced Topics in OMS - Orthognathic. 4 Hours.

Advanced Topics in OMS - Orthognastic.

CD 675. Special Topics in OMS - Patient Care. 4 Hours.

CD 676. Advanced Topics in Oral Pathology. 4 Hours.

CD 677. Advanced Prosthodontics Third Year Clinic. 3 Hours.

CD 678. Board Preparation in Pediatric Dentistry. 3 Hours.

Review course for pediatric dental residents.

CD 679. Fundamentals of Pediatric Dentistry. 1-6 Hour.

CD 680. Dental Clinical Pathology. 3 Hours.

CD 681. Clinical Pedodontics III. 3 Hours.

CD 682. Special Topics in Endodontics. 3 Hours.

CD 683. Advanced Dental Materials I. 3 Hours.

Advanced course in dental materials.

CD 684. Advanced Dental Materials II. 3 Hours.

Advanced course in dental materials II.

CD 685. Advanced Endodontic First Year Clinic. 3 Hours.

CD 686. Advanced Endodontic Second Year Clinic. 3 Hours.

CD 687. Advanced Clinical Dentistry. 3 Hours.

Advanced course in clinical dentistry.

CD 688. Special Pathology. 1 Hour.

CD 689. Conscious Sedation. 3 Hours.

CD 690. Physiology and Concepts of Occlusion. 3 Hours.

CD 691. Special Topics in Biomaterials Science. 1-6 Hour.

CD 692. Advanced Prosthodontic Seminar. 1-12 Hour.

CD 693. Special Topics in OMS. 5 Hours.

CD 694. Advanced General Dentistry Seminars (I-IV). 1 Hour.

CD 695. Literature Review in Pediatric Dentistry. 3 Hours.

CD 696. Dental Radiology. 3 Hours.

CD 697. Advanced Restorative Technique. 3 Hours.

CD 698. Master s Level Non-Thesis Research. 1-6 Hour.

CD 699. Master s Level Thesis Research. 1-6 Hour.

Prerequisites: GAC M

CD 700. Cranio Deformities. 3 Hours.

Embryology: Review of H&N development. Genetics: Review of H&N disorders. Cleft lip: Diagnosis and management. Common craniofacial disorders; Diagnosis and management of Apert's, Crouzons, and Treacher-Collins, Hemifacial microsomia and other craniofacial disorders.

CD 701. Post-Graduate Micro Surgery. 3 Hours.

To understand the history of microsurgery; materials and instruments; coagulations and anticoagulants; technique or minor repair and vascularized tissue transfer.

CD 702. Post-Graduate Esthetic Surgery. 3 Hours.

Understand basic concepts of facial cosmetic surgery and become competent in diagnosis and treatment planning. The resident should learn surgery techniques of facial cosmetic surgery.

CD 703. Post-Graduate TMJ Disorders. 3 Hours.

To Understand the anatomy and biomechanics of the TMJ; the pathological conditions that affect the TMJ; the imaging modalities that can be utilized to aid in diagnosing TMD; and the various medical treatment options in managing TMD.

CD 704. Post-Grad Surg Implantology. 3 Hours.

Enrich the resident experience by providing in-depth discussion on the various surgical modalities that can aid in proper implant placement.

CD 705. Orothognatic Surgery. 3 Hours.

Understand the principle of orthognatic surgery.

CD 706. Board Exam Topics. 3 Hours.

To allow students tiime for study and laboratory activities in preparation of mock board exam, or the ABP examination.

CD 707. Fundamentals I. 5 Hours.

CD 708. Fundamentals II. 5 Hours.

CD 709. Dentistry & Culture. 3 Hours.

CD 710. Ethics I. 3 Hours.

CD 711. Dental Gross Anatomy. 6 Hours.

CD 712. General Pathology. 3 Hours.

CD 713. Microbiology. 3 Hours.

CD 714. Pharmacology. 3 Hours.

CD 715. Systemic Pathology. 3 Hours.

CD 716. Oral Pathology. 3 Hours.

CD 717. Multidisciplinary Seminars II. 3 Hours.

CD 718. Implant Dentistry Case Conf.. 3 Hours.

CD 719. Implant Evidence Based Dent. 3 Hours.

CD 720. Surgical Placement of Implants. 3 Hours.

CD 721. Oral & Skeletal BiologyJour. 2 Hours.

CD 722. Advanced Craniofacial Growth. 3 Hours.

CD 723. Neuroanatomy. 6 Hours.

CD 724. Cardiovascular & Renal Systems. 6 Hours.

CD 725. Dental Microbiology. 1 Hour.

CD 726. Genetics. 2 Hours.

CD 727. Craniofacial Syndrome Series. 3 Hours.

CD 728. Advanced Oral Pathology. 3 Hours.

CD 729. TMD Interdisciplinary Problem. 3 Hours.

CD 730. 3-Dimensional Imaging Ortho. 3 Hours.

OB-Oral Biology Courses

OB 500. Graduate Cariology. 3 Hours.

OB 522. Biochemistry of Connective Tissue and Bone. 3 Hours.

OB 525. Current Issues in Nutrition and Oral Health. 3 Hours.

OB 563. Saliva as a Diagnostic Fluid. 3 Hours.

OB 590. Oral Biology Seminar. 1-2 Hour.

OB 598. MR Lev Non-Thesis Res. 3-6 Hours.

OB 599. Thesis Research. 3-6 Hours.

OB 600. Graduate Cariology. 3 Hours.

OB 601. Caries Journal Club. 1 Hour.

Introduce students communication skills in areas of scientific reading, presentation and use of scientific material.

OB 602. Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry. 3 Hours.

OB 603. Oral Inflammation and Periodontal Disease. 3 Hours.

Provides a fundamental knowledge base for understanding the initiation and progression of oral inflammation and how these processes mediate tissue destruction and bone loss.

OB 604. Clinical Applied Dent Material. 3 Hours.

OB 607. Prenatal Craniofacial Growth and Development. 3 Hours.


OB 608. Special Topics in Oral Biology. 1 Hour.

OB 611. Saliva:Composition and Function. 3 Hours.

OB 616. Postgraduate Oral Histology. 3 Hours.

OB 620. Oral Microbiology and Immunology. 3 Hours.

OB 622. Biochemistry of Connective Tissue and Bone. 3 Hours.

Biochemistry of Connective Tissue and Bone.

OB 625. Current Issues in Nutrition and Oral Health. 3 Hours.

Current Issues in Nutrition and Oral Health.

OB 627. Surgical Implants in Dentistry. 3 Hours.

OB 630. Introduction to Clinical Trials/Epidemiology. 3 Hours.

OB 631. Ethics in Biomedical Research. 1 Hour.

OB 632. Special Topics on Mucosal Immunology. 3 Hours.

OB 633. Research Design and Methodology. 3 Hours.

OB 634. Oral Biology Journal Club. 1 Hour.

OB 657. Prenatal Craniofacial Growth and Development. 3 Hours.


OB 663. Saliva as A Diagnostic Fluid. 3 Hours.

OB 690. Oral Biology Seminar. 1 Hour.

OB 696. Research Skills Enhancement. 2 Hours.

OB 697. Journal Club - Frontiers in Biomedical Research. 1 Hour.

OB 698. MR Lev Non-Thesis Res. 1-6 Hour.

OB 699. Thesis Research. 1-6 Hour.

Prerequisites: GAC M


Abou-Arraj, Ramzi, Assistant Professor (Periodontics); Periodontal regeneration and Implant dentistry, Esthetic soft tissue reconstruction, Periodontal-systemic conditions interrelationships.
Borovjagin, Anton, Instructor (Periodontics); Adenoviral vectors for gene therapy applications. Transductional re-targeting of adenoviral vectors to cancer cells.
Broome, James, Professor (Prosthodontics), Polymers, Adhesives, Physical and Mechanical Testing, Clinical Research
Burgess, John O., Professor (Prosthodontics), DDS, Clinical trials, Caries models, Dental materials
Chavali, Rama Kiran , Assistant Professor (Prosthodontics); Clinical research in endosseous dental implants
Chen, Haiyan, Instructor (Oral Maxillofacial Surgery); Transcriptional control of bone cell differentiation and bone repair.
Childers, Noel K., Professor (Pediatric Dentistry); Streptococcus mutants, Dental caries, Oral immunization, Liposomes.
Childers, Noel K. , Professor; mucosal immunology, oral pathogens
Coke, John M., Professor (General Dental Sciences): Oral Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Hospital Dentistry
Davis, Allen Conan, Associate Professor (General Dental Sciences); Oral health literacy and prevention, Access to care, Public health and community focused oral health activities
Eleazer, Paul, Professor (Endodontics): Microbiology of waterlines, Microbiology of endontic anaerobic pathogens
Erlandsen, Heidi, Instructor (Periodontics): Protein crystallography, molecular mechanisms of cell signaling, metabolic disease
Ferreira, Andre, Assistant Professor (Orthodontics); Temporary anchorage, self ligation
Filler Steven J., Professor (General Dental Sciences); Medically compromised patients, Oral microbiology
Fujihashi, Kohtaro, D.D.S, Ph.D., Professor; Pediatric Dentistry; The Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms for Mucosal Immunity in the Elderly; Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms for the Induction and Regulation of Mucosally Induced Tolerance; A Mucosal Internet Of gd, ab T Cells and Epithelial Cells for Mucosal Immunity
Geisinger, Maria, Assistant Professor (Periodontics); Regenerative techniques/materials, Periodontal-systemic interrelationships, optimizing periodontal esthetics
Geurs, Nicolaas, Professor (Periodontics); Clinical periodontal research, Pharmacotherapeutics, Periodontal regeneration, Diagnostic systems, Periodontal disease and systemic effects Implant research, Implant healing, Early loading of implants, Site preparation, Bone grafting procedures
Gilbert, Gregg H., Professor (General Dental Sciences); Oral Epidemiology, Dental Health Services
Givan, Daniel, Associate Professor (Prosthodontics and Biomaterials); Composite, Resin, Wear, Fatigue
Hasan, Mohammad, Assistant Professor (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery); Molecular function of non-coding RNA, transcription factor and epigenetic regulation of osteoblast differentiation
Heaven, Timothy, Associate Professor (General Dental Sciences); Dental digital imaging, Use of computer in digital imaging analysis
Hsu, Yung-Tsung, Associate Professor (General Dental Sciences); Dental implants, Complete denture, Overdenture, Dental attachment
Jackson, Janice, Professor (Pediatric Dentistry): Clinical pediatric dentistry, pulp therapy, childhood caries, childhood obesity
Javed, Amjad, Professor (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery); Bone, teeth, cartilage development and remodeling, Adipogenesis, Gene knock-out models, Transcriptional regulation of skeletal cell differentiation
Jezewski, Peter, Assistant Professor (Periodontics); Inherited component of craniofacial disorders, syndromic clefting disorders, periodontitis, zebrafish model
Katz, Jannet, Professor (Pediatric Dentistry); Periodontal Disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Hag B, T-Helper Cells, Immune Response, Cytokines
Kau, Chung K., Professor (Orthodontics); Three dimensional facial imaging and modeling
Kinderknecht, Keith, Professor (Prosthodontics); Axiography, mandibular movement, temporomandibular disorders
Lemons, Jack E., Professor (Prosthodontics), Biocompatibility
Litaker, Mark, Associate Professor (General Dental Sciences): Dental epidemiology, Research methods, Biostatistics
Liu, Perng-Ru, Professor (Prosthodontics); Dental CAD-CAM, Esthetic, Dental implant restorations
Louis, Patrick J., Professor (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery); Maxillofacial reconstruction, Dental implantology, Dentoalveolar surgery, Temporomandibular joint therapy
Makhija, Sonia K., Assistant Professor (General Dental Sciences); Early Occlusal Caries, Geriatric Dentistry, Preventive Dentistry, Evidence-Based Dentistry
Mazer-Gurmendi, Raquel, Associate Professor (General Dental Sciences); Dental Materials, Composite Resins, Adhesives, Clinical investigation, Physical and mechanical testing
McCracken, Michael, Professor (General Dental Sciences), Dental implants, Biomimetic materials, Growth factors
McDougall, Mary, Professor (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery): Genetic dental diseases, tooth development, mineralized matrix, gene regulation
Mitchell, Lillian, Assistant Professor (General Dental Sciences); Dental implants and implant prostheses, Cad-Cam all ceramic restorations
Mitchell, Steven C., Assistant Professor (Pediatric Dentistry); Early childhood caries, Technology, Education
Mueninghoff, Leonard A., Professor (Prosthodontics); Implants, Biomaterials, Microleakage, Adhesives, Veneering, Composites
Napierala, Dobrawa, Assistant Professor (Oral Maxillofacial Surgery): Trps1 transcription factor and molecular networks during formation and homeostasis of mineralizing tissues
Palcanis, Kent G., Professor Emeritus (Periodontics); Clinical Periodontology, Control of periodontal disease
Rahemtulla, Firoz, Professor Emeritus (Prosthodontics); Connective tissue biochemistry, Oxidants and antioxidant enzymes, Salivary proteins, Peroxidases
Ramp, Lance, Assistant Professor (General Dental Sciences); Wear and degradation of dental materials
Ramp, Merrie H. , Associate Professor (General Dental Sciences); Dental materials testing
Reddy, Michael, Professor (Periodontics); Periodontal disease progression, Implants, Periodontal therapeutics
Sadowsky, P. Lionel, Professor Emeritus (Orthodontics); Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, Growth and treatment, Surgical Orthodontics, Bonding
Sittitavornwong, Somasak , Associate Professor (Oral Maxillofacial Surgery): Obstructive sleep apnea, airway, fluid dynamics
Souccar, Nada M., Assistant Professor (Orthodontics); Craniofacial growth, development and aging; three dimensional imaging, biology of tooth movement.
Thomas, Joe P., Adjunct Professor (Endodontics); Clinical Caries Investigation, Sickle Cell Anemia
Thornton, Jr., John B., Professor (Pediatric Dentistry); Incidence of Periodontal Disease in the Mentally Retarded, Dental Health of Aging and Elderly Persons with Mental Retardation
Vlachos, Christos C., Clinical Associate Professor (Orthodontics); Occlusion, Orthodontics, Temporomandibular dysfunction
Waite, Peter D., Professor (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery); Orthognathic deformities, Cosmetic facial surgery, Facial reconstruction, Cleft lip and craniofacial disorders, Obstructive sleep apnea
Weatherford, III, Thomas W., Professor (Periodontics); Chemotherapy of plaque, Clinical trials in Periodontal diseases
Weems, Richard, Associate Professor (General Dental Sciences); Dental radiology, Digital radiographic imaging, Diagnostic decision support software
Wu, Hui, Professor (Pediatric Dentistry); Biofilm, adhesin, glycosylation, secretion, bacterial pathogenesis
Zhang, Ping, Assistant Professor (Pediatric Dentistry); Immunology, inflammation, periodontitis