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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Faculty and Staff

Interim Chair

jeffrey brooks

Jeffrey H. Brooks, DMD
Interim Department Chair, and Professor
Executive Associate Dean
Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs
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

 

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

 

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

 

Michael Williams, DDS, MD

Micheal A. Williams, DDS, MD
Assistant Professor
Dental Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
OMS Education: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Doctorate Education: University of Alabama at Birmingham, MD

 

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

Beatrice Davis, BA
Administrative Secretary/Residency Coordinator
bpdavis@uthsc.edu

Felicia Davis
Patient Care Coordinator

Francis Gray
Clinical Dental Assistant
fgray5@uthsc.edu

Mamie Gray
Sr. Equipment Control Technician
mgray9@uthsc.edu

Kayla Hill
Clinical Dental Assistant
khill49@uthsc.edu

Carolyn B. Ivy
Administrative Aide
civy@uthsc.edu

Wendy Tapplin
Sr. Admitting Clerk
wjackson@uthsc.edu

Shelia Thompson
Scheduling
sthomp12@uthsc.edu 

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

Last Published: Nov 19, 2021