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Ramzi Abou-Arraj

D.D.S., M.S.

Associate Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 412
(205) 934-4984
Research Interests: Clinical periodontal and implant surgery topics including mucogingival surgery around natural teeth, soft tissue management around dental implants, hard tissue implant site preparation, and use of biologics in periodontal therapy namely regeneration. Translational science involvement including targeted delivery of osteoinductive factors and evaluation of bone healing.

Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network Faculty Profile

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Hope Amm

Ph.D.

Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 702
(205) 934-5405
Research Interests: Non-invasive imaging of ameloblastoma; Genetics and therapy of odontogenic tumors; Oral cancer biology and therapy; Oral microenvironment and cancer Faculty Profile

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Celin Arce Urena

D.D.S.

Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 506
(205) 976-9591
Research Interests: Dental Implants; Ceramics; CAD-CAM technology; Esthetics; Biomaterials Faculty Profile

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Warren Arrasmith

D.M.D.

Associate Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 419
(205) 934-4345
Research Interests: PBRN affiliate; Local anesthesia; Clinical curriculum design

Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network
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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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Edward Bradford

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

Associate Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 171
(205) 996-5326
Research Interests: Caries Control; Fluoridation; Operative Dentistry materials; Dental simulation teaching

Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network
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Rama Kiran Chavali

B.D.S., M.S.

Associate Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 604
(205) 934-9722
Research Interests: Dental Implants; Dental Biomaterials; HIV/AIDS in Dentistry; Prosthodontics Faculty Profile

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Kyounga Cheon

M.S., D.M.D.

Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 311
(205) 975-4303
Research Interests: Regenerative Dental Research - to develop a highly innovative injectable nitric oxide releasing biomimetic nanomatrix gel targeting root canal disinfection and pulp-dentin complex regeneration with multidisciplinary team approach (Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Endodontics, and Biomedical Engineering at UAB)Faculty Profile

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Terpsithea (Teti) Christou

D.D.S., M.S.

Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 305
(205) 934-4547
Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network Faculty Profile

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David Clanton

D.M.D.

Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 538
(205) 934-4122
Research Interests: Surgical Endodontics; Regenerative Endodontics

Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network
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Shandra Coble

D.M.D.

Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 538
(205) 934-4122
Research Interests: Outcomes of Endodontic Treatment; Rotary InstrumentationFaculty Profile

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George Ford

D.M.D., F.A.G.D.

Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 555B
(205) 975-1095
Research Interests: Suspicious occlusal carious lesions; Treatment of noncarious cervical lesions; Monitoring blood glucose in the dental office; Criteria to replace or repair defective restorations

Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network
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Chin-Chuan Fu

D.D.S., M.S.

Associate Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 617
(205) 996-5110
Research Interests: Dental Implants; Dental Materials with special focus in dental ceramics and dental cements; Oral Microbiology; CAD/CAM dental prostheses; Dental education Faculty Profile

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Mia Geisinger

D.D.S., M.S.

Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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.

Professor/Chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 412
(205) 934-1074
Research Interests: Clinical translation research of periodontal therapies; Regenerative medicine; Oral disease system health relationship; Interdisciplinary collaborations for study of periodontal infections and rheumatoid arthritis, adverse pregnancy outcomes, diabetes, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease

Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network
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Gregg Gilbert

D.D.S., M.B.A., F.A.A.H.D., F.A.C.D., F.I.C.D

Distinguished Professor/Chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 109
(205) 934-5423
Research Interests: Practice-Based Research Networks; Oral Epidemiology; Dental Behavioral Science

Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network
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Daniel Allen Givan

D.M.D., Ph.D.

Professor/Interim Chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 522B
(205) 934-9809
Research Interests: 3D Printing; CAD/CAM; CBCT; Dental Implants; Dental Materials; Digital Dentistry; Optical Impressions; Milling; Prosthodontics; Virtual Implant Planning

Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network
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Quamarul Hassan

Ph.D.

Associate Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 707
(205) 975-3020
Research Interests: Craniofacial Development; Genetics Faculty Profile

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Jeff Hill

D.M.D.

Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 510
(205) 934-3000
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Yung-Tsung Hsu

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

Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 534
(205) 975-2284
Research Interests: Outcomes of denture and partial denture treatments; Implant-retained overdenture; Hybrid denture; Dental materials; Ceramic Implants; Attachments Faculty Profile

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Janice Jackson

D.M.D.

Professor/Chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 304
(205) 934-7016
Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network Faculty Profile

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Amjad Javed

Ph.D.

Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 714
(205) 996-5124
Research Interests: Craniofacial Development; Osteopenia/Osteoporosis; Genetics of Mineralized Tissue; Cartilage Development and Degeneration; Cleido Cranial Dysplasia; Mineral Metabolism; Regulation of Bone Adiposity Faculty Profile

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Michael Kase

D.M.D.

Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 419
(205) 934-5334
Research Interests: Oral cancer; Prosthodontics; Implants; Dental oncology; Facial prosthetics; Obturators; Speech protheses; Sleep apnea prostheses; TMD splints Faculty Profile

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Chung Kau

B.D.S., M.Sc.D., M.B.A., Ph.D., M.Orth.Edin., F.D.S.Glas., F.A.M.S. (Ortho), F.F.D.Ire., F.D.S.Edin, F.A.C.D., F.I.C.H.E.I.I.D., A.B.O., Cert (Ortho)

Professor/Chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 305
(205) 934-2782
Research Interests: 4D Jaw tracking; Juvenile idiopathic Arthritis in the TMJ; Accelerated Tooth Movement; 3D Imaging (including Cone Beam Technology and Surface Imaging); 3D modeling of surgery; Demineralization studies of teeth; Orthodontic tooth movement and Craniofacial Syndromes; Deformities and Anomalies

Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network
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Maninder Kaur

B.D.S., M.P.H., 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: 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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Miyoung Kim

D.M.D.

Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 524-F
(205) 934-6898
Research Interests: Dental implants; Implant restorations; Maxillofacial prosthesis; Dental Materials; Esthetics

Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network
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Brian Kinard

D.M.D., M.D.

Instructor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 419
Research Interests: Orthognathic surgery efficiency; Orthognathic surgery enhanced recovery after surgery; Maxillomandibular advancement for obstructive sleep apnea; Cleft orthognathic surgery Faculty Profile

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Keith Kinderknecht

D.M.D., F.A.C.P.

Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 536
(205) 934-0126
Research Interests: Dental Anatomy and Occlusion; Temporomandibular Disorders; Computerized Occlusion; Axiography; Mandibular Movement; All phases of Prosthodontics

Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network
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Ejvis Lamani

D.M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 326
(205) 994-3251
Research Interests: Dental and Craniofacial Anomalies; Genetics; Genotype-Phenotype correlations; Short Root Anomaly; Root Resorption; Tooth Agenesis Faculty Profile

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Nate Lawson

D.M.D., M.A., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 603
(205) 975-8302
Research Interests: Laboratory testing of biomaterials including mechanical, applied, esthetic, surface and bioactive properties; Clinical testing of biomaterials including Class V retention studies, Direct restoration studies and bleaching studies

Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network
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Perng-Ru Liu

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

Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 539
(205) 934-1067
Research Interests: Clinical performance of the esthetic restorations; CAD-CAM and digital dentistry; Fiber-reinforced composite material and restorative phases of several dental implant systems Faculty Profile

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Patrick Louis

D.D.S., M.D.

Professor/Interim Chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 419
Research Interests: Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ); Trauma; Dental Implants; Cosmetic Surgery; Orthognathic Surgery; Pathology; Reconstructive Surgery; Aesthetic Surgery

Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network
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Sonia Makhija

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

Associate Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 115
(205) 996-5298
Research Interests: Clinical practice-based research with specific interest in the diagnosis and prevention of caries in adults; Oral health of the geriatric population

Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network
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Raquel Mazer

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

Associate Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 117
(205) 996-2724
Research Interests: Dental biomaterials; Adhesion; Implants; Health outcomes and Patient services Faculty Profile

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Carly Timmons McKenzie

Ph.D.

Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 110
(205) 996-2208
Research Interests: Behavioral Sciences Curriculum Development; Utilization and effectiveness of simulation; Future dental practice intentions, as related to underserved populationsFaculty Profile

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Lillian Mitchell

D.D.S., M.A., F.A.C.P.

Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 231
(205) 996-4076
Research Interests: Oral/Systemic connections and overall health; Geriatric dentistry; Care of the older adult; Silver diamine fluoride use for older adults; Access to care in the older adult populationFaculty Profile

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Sonya Tidwell Mitchell

D.M.D., M.S.H.A.

Associate Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 606
(205) 934-1062
Research Interests: Practice-based research networks Faculty Profile

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Stephen Mitchell

M.S., D.M.D.

Associate Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 322J
(205) 934-1136
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Anthony Morlandt

D.D.S., M.D.

Associate Professor/Section Chief of Oral Oncology This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 419
(205) 996-2799
Research Interests: Head and neck cancer survival; Predicting cancer risk in oral premalignant lesions; Mapping of ameloblastomas using fluorescence imaging; Functional outcomes in head and neck cancer surgery; Third molar surgery; Craniomaxillofacial trauma Faculty Profile

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Toni Tien Neumeier

M.S., D.M.D., F.A.G.D., F.A.C.D., M.A.G.D., F.I.C.D.

Associate Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 514
(205) 934-5459
Research Interests: Implant custom abutment; Digital complete dentures; Digital scanning & 3D imaging

Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network
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James Pignataro

D.D.S.

Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
RWUH B50
Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network Faculty Profile

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Kathlyn Kruger Powell

D.M.D., M.D.

Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 419
Research Interests: Oral Surgery; Craniofacial and Cleft Lip/Palate Surgery; Benign Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology; Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and TMJ; Orthognathic Surgery; Obstructive Sleep Apnea; Impacted Teeth; Dental Implants Faculty Profile

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Michelle Robinson

D.M.D., M.A.

Associate Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 406
(205) 934-4720
Research Interests: Organizational culture and climate; Strategic planning; Faculty development; Diversity and inclusion, student mentorship, and pipeline programs; Design, implementation, and testing of electronic record systems; Technologies for education, distance learning, and online mentoring; Gamification; Networked clinical information systems for research and teaching; Workflow analysis; Clinical e-prescribing Faculty Profile

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Augusto Antonio Robles

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

Associate Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 510
Research Interests: Dental materials; Adhesion/bonding; Composites; Minimally invasive dentistry; Ceramic onlays

Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network
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Somsak Sittitavornwong

D.M.D., M.S.

Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 419
(205) 934-4345
Research Interests: Dental Implants; Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Clefts; Orthognathic Surgery; Obstructive Sleep Apnea; Maxillofacial Pathology; Trauma; Bone ReconstructionFaculty Profile

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Nada Souccar

D.D.S., M.S.

Associate Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 305
(205) 934-3737
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Russell Taichman

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

Professor/Dean 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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Stephanie Teichmiller

D.M.D.

Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 510
(205) 975-0898
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Christos Vlachos

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

Associate Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 305
(205) 934-4547
Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network Faculty Profile

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Ken Tilashalski

D.M.D.

Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 405
(205) 934-1185
Research Interests: Oral Pathology; Mucocutaneous Disorders; Smokeless Tobacco; Endodontic Treatment Outcomes

Member, National Dental Practice Based Research Network
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Peter Waite

M.P.H., D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S.

Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 456A
Research Interests: Oral Surgery; Impacted Teeth; Dental Implants; Orthognathic Surgery; Craniofacial Cleft Lip/Palate Surgery; Facial Reconstruction; Cosmetic Surgery; Obstructive Sleep ApneaFaculty Profile

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Terry Gene Whatley

D.M.D.

Associate Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 419
(205) 987-1173
Research Interests: Orthognathic Surgery; Facial Trauma; Maxillofacial Pathology; Facial Reconstruction; Impacted Teeth Faculty Profile

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Wen-Chou Wu

D.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.P., A.F.A.A.M.P.

Associate Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 534
(205) 934-1072
Research Interests: Implant restorative material; Implant prosthesis design; Implant occlusion scheme Faculty Profile

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Yedeh Ying

D.M.D., M.D.

Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 419
(205) 934-4345
Research Interests: Microvascular reconstruction outcomes; Facial trauma Faculty Profile

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Ping Zhang

D.D.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SDB 804
(205) 996-9803
Research Interests: Osteoimmunology; Host/microbial interactions in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease and dental caries; Mucosal vaccines for oral infectious diseases; Adjuvant development and characterizationFaculty Profile