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Ramzi Abou-Arraj

D.D.S., M.S.

Associate Professor
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SDB 412
(205) 934-4984
Research Interests: Mucogingival surgical therapy around teeth and implants; Periodontal regeneration; Site development for endosseous dental implants; Implant surface modification techniques

Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network Faculty Profile

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Hussein Basma

D.D.S., M.S.

Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 412
(205) 934-4506
Research Interests: Soft and hard tissue augmentation in preparation for endosseous dental implants; Digital technologies to enhance dental implant surgical treatment plan; Integration of digital dental implant planning into dental education Faculty Profile

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Farahnaz Fahimipour

D.M.D., Ph.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 412
(205) 934-4506
Research Interests: Regenerative dentistry, stem cell therapy and tissue engineering

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Mia Geisinger

D.D.S., M.S.

Professor
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SDB 412
(205) 934-4984
Research Interests: Periodontal-systemic interactions related to periodontal infection and immuno-inflammatory response in patients with diabetes, pregnancy outcomes, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, and dementia; Plaque control in special populations to improve oral and systemic health; Nonsurgical intervention for periodontal and peri-implant diseases; Periodontal hard and soft tissue regenerative materials and techniques

Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network
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Nicolaas Geurs

D.D.S., M.S.

Weatherford/Palcanis Endowed Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 412
(205) 934-1074
Research Interests: Community outcomes of implant therapy; Clinical translation research of periodontal therapies; Regenerative medicine; Oral disease system health relationship

Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network
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Maninder Kaur

B.D.S., M.P.H., M.S.

Assistant Professor
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SDB 412
(205) 934-4506
Research Interests: Periodontal disease and periodontal therapy and its effects on adverse pregnancy outcomes; Inflammatory markers in gingival and serum samples in patients with systemic diseases and conditions, including anxiety/depression, diabetes, and pregnancy; Multilineage potential of gingival mesenchymal stem cells for dental tissue regeneration; Role of growth factors for bone regeneration at extraction sites; Nonsurgical treatments of periodontal diseases Faculty Profile

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Russell Taichman

D.M.D., D.M.Sc.

Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 406
(205) 934-4720
Research Interests: Bone Biology; Bone Metastases; Hematology; Leadership training for oral health professionals; Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and disseminated tumor cells (DTCs) and how they home, localize and engage the bone marrow microenvironment or niche for survival, function and protection from injury

Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network
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Part-Time Faculty

Matthew David Litz

D.D.S.

Adjunct Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 412
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Thomas Weatherford

D.V.M., D.M.D., M.S.

Professor Emeritus This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 412E
(205) 934-5426

Adjunct Faculty

Britany Matin

D.M.D., M.S.

Adjunct Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 412
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Staff

Aaliyah Babbs

Dental Assistant II

Elizabeth Bolton

Administrative Supervisor

Paige Hammock, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Jordan Jones

Dental Assistant III

Ana Maria Ramirez

Patient Services Coordinator II

Felicia Rose

Dental Assistant III

Ginger Sebert, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Sarah Startley, DDS

Clinical Trials Administrator

Emily Turner

Office Associate II