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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 and Associate Dean of Postgraduate Affairs
Prosthodontic Training: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
dcagna@uthsc.edu

Program Assistant Director

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

Discipline Heads and Coordinators

Head of Fixed Prosthodontics

Leila M. Sears, DMD
Assistant Professor
Prosthodontic Training: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
lsears@uthsc.edu

Head of Prosthodontics Research

Angela Gullard, DMD, PhD, MDS
Assistant Professor
Prosthodontic Training: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
agullard@uthsc.edu

Head of Occlusion and TMD

William H. McHorris, DDS
Assistant Professor
Dental Training: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry
mchorri@uthsc.edu

Head of Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Gregory J. Paprocki, DDS
Associate Professor
Prosthodontic Training: University of Texas Health Science Center
Maxillofacial Prosthetic Training: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
gpaprock@uthsc.edu

Head of Surgical Prosthodontics

Pradeep Adatrow, DDS, MS
Associate Professor
Periodontal Training: Indiana University School of Dentistry
Prosthodontic Training: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry
padatrow@uthsc.edu 

Head of Dental Laboratory Technology

Cindy Deaton, CDT, RDA
Teaching Associate
Dental Laboratory Training: Tennessee Technology Center of Memphis
Certified Dental Laboratory Technician, National Board Certification (Ceramics)
Certified Dental Laboratory Technician, National Board Certification (CandB)
cdeaton@uthsc.edu

Graduate TMD Clinic Coordinator

Vinay Jain, BDS, MS, MDS
Associate Professor
Prosthodontics Training: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry
vjain@uthsc.edu

Publications Coordinator

Swati Ahuja, BDS, MDS
Assistant Professor
Prosthodontic Training: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry
swatiahuja@gmail.com

Faculty/Consultants: Clinical Support

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

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

Carl Drago, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor
Prosthodontics Training: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Private Practice, West Allis, WI

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

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

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

John West Lewis, III, DDS
Assistant Professor
Prosthodontics Training: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry

Joseph J. Massad, DDS
Associate Professor
Adjunct Assoc. Prof, Tufts Univ. School of Dentistry, Boston MA
Adjunct Assoc. Faculty, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Dental Training: Loyola University School of Dentistry

Carl Schulter, DDS
Assistant Professor
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 College of Dentistry

Stephen C. Shaw
Teaching Associate
Dental Laboratory Training: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
sshaw25@uthsc.edu

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

Darren Williams, DDS
Assistant Professor
Oral Surgery Training: St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Private Practice: Memphis, TN

Faculty/Consultants: Prosthodontic Research and MDS Support

Jegdish P. Babu, MS, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Bioscience Research
Scientific Training: Osmania Univ., India (M.Sc.); West Virginia Univ. (MS); Michigan State Univ. (PhD – Microbiology and Immunology)

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) 

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

Diane Anderson, CDA, RDA
Graduate Dental Assistant
dander54@uthsc.edu

Cindy Deaton, CDT, RDA
Teaching Associate
cdeaton@uthsc.edu

Dianna Echols, RDA
Graduate Dental Assistant
dechols2@uthsc.edu

Christin Marbury, CDA, RDA
Graduate Dental Assistant
cmarbury@uthsc.edu

Lexus Matthews, RDA
Graduate Dental Assistant
lmatth10@uthsc.edu

Jacquenette Morgan, RDA
Implant Center Coordinator
jmorga64@uthsc.edu

Stephen C. Shaw
Lab Teaching Associate
sshaw25@uthsc.edu

Nancy C. Wilson
Administrative Coordinator
nwilson@uthsc.edu

 

Last Published: Dec 10, 2019