Meet Our Faculty

Faculty by Department

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Adult Restorative Dentistry

General dentistry, biomaterials, operative dentistry, prosthodontics, temporomandibular disorders, implant and digital dentistry, radiology

Renato Roperto, Department Chair

Yoshiharu Ameku | Prosthodontics
Zaid Badr | Operative, biomaterials
Mark W. Beatty | Dental materials, biomaterials
Gregory Bennett | Digital dentistry
Richard K. Bokemper | Comprehensive care
Gerard Byrne | Prosthodontics, implant dentistry
Marianne R. Day | Operative, comprehensive care
Michael J. Dowd | Comprehensive care
Amir Farhangpour | Assistant dean for clinic operations
Mary Lynn Froeschle | Clinical diagnosis, comprehensive care
Jay D. Hansen | AEGD program director
Robin Hattervig | Comprehensive care
James F. Jenkins | Comprehensive care
William W. Johnson | Biomaterials, operative
Jennifer K. Kallio | Comprehensive care
Bradley J. Krivohlavek | Comprehensive care
Julie A. Marshall | Prosthodontics
Nicholas Murray | Comprehensive care
Myhanh T. Phan-Rinne | Comprehensive care
Renato Roperto | Operative dentistry 
Yun Saksena | Prosthodontics, associate dean for education
Stacy L. Solomon | Comprehensive care
Amanda Ribeiro Wobido | Operative dentistry
David Zalewski | Comprehensive care

Part-Time Faculty

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Dental Hygiene

Gwen Hlava, Department Chair

Nicole Baker | Clinical instructor, Gering
Jane Broekemeier | Clinical instructor, Omaha
Darlene Carritt | Senior clinical technique
Amanda M. Dolen | Junior and senior clinic
Chelsea J. Hamilton | Clinical instructor, Columbus
Noni J. Henderson | Clinical instructor
Gwen Hlava | Department chair
Todd Junge | Junior and senior clinic
Emily M. Lindquist | Clinical instructor
Lisa Moravec | Program coordinator, Gering
Lindsay Mundil | Medical emergencies, junior and senior clinic
Jaimee Shropshire | Sealant program coordinator

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Growth and Development

Orthodontics, dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, general practice residency

 Bryan Skar, Interim Department Chair

Zachary L. Houser | Pediatric dentistry
Claire Koukol | Pediatric dentistry
Sarah G. Lowman | Public health
Jennifer A. Marshall | Pediatric dentistry
Kathleen A. O'Brien-Ausman | GPR program director
Bryan Skar | Pediatric dentistry
Corinne M. Van Osdel | General dentistry
Meenakshi (Minnie) Vishwanath | Orthodontics

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Oral Biology

Biomedical sciences, behavioral sciences, practice management, oral pathology, biomonitoring, public health

James K. Wahl, Interim Department Chair

Larry D. Crouch | Biochemistry, physiology
David G. Dunning | Practice management
Peter J. Giannini | Oral pathology
Keith R. Johnson | Cellular signaling
Dona J. McCanlies | Physiology
Nagamani Narayana | Oral pathology
Ali Nawshad | Cellular signaling
Gregory G. Oakley | DNA damage and repair
Aimin Peng | Cell cycle regulation
Thomas M. Petro | Immunology
James K. Wahl | Cellular signaling
Shayla D. Yoachim | Anatomy

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Surgical Specialties

Endodontics, oral surgery, periodontics, implant dentistry

J. Bruce Bavitz, Department Chair

J. Bruce Bavitz | Oral surgery, implant dentistry
Matthew R. Byarlay | Periodontics, implant dentistry
Megan Christiansen | Periodontics
Janet M. Guthmiller | Periodontics
Wayne B. Kaldahl | Periodontics
Amy C. Killeen | Periodontics
Hany M. Makkawy | Endodontics
Jeffrey B. Payne | Periodontics
Richard A. Reinhardt | Periodontics
G.L. Stephenson | Endodontics
Gerald J. Tussing | Periodontics
Merlyn Vogt | Endodontics
Anne E. Williamson | Endodontics

Part-Time Faculty