Dentistry Experts

Below is a list of UDM experts in the area of Dentistry. Feel free to contact our faculty directly. For assistance contacting faculty or arranging interviews, please call UDM's Media Relations office at 313-993-1254. Please note that the views of these experts are their own and may not reflect the views of their colleagues or the University of Detroit Mercy.

Phone area code is 313 except where noted. If you are conducting an in-person interview in the expert's office, be sure to ask faculty members on which campus they are located.

General experts

AIDS and Oral Disease

James Winkler (DEN)

Phone: 494-6660
winklejr@udmercy.edu

Alumni Relations

Richard Kelley (DEN)

Phone: 494-6624
kelleyrf@udmercy.edu

Amalgams, Fillings

Diane Hoelscher (DEN)

Phone: 494-6785
hoelscdc@udmercy.edu

Anesthesiology

Gary Jeffers (DEN)

Phone: 494-6678
jefferge@udmercy.edu

Biomedical Sciences

Nahid Kashani (DEN)

Phone: 494-6632
kashanin@udmercy.edu

Bonding

Diane Hoelscher (DEN)

Phone: 494-6785
hoelscdc@udmercy.edu

Business of

Steve Reynolds (DEN)

Phone: 494-6861
reynolst@udmercy.edu

Careers in

Gary Jeffers (DEN)

Phone: 494-6678
jefferge@udmercy.edu

Steve Reynolds (DEN)

Phone: 494-6861
reynolst@udmercy.edu

Community Dentistry

Divesh Byrappagari (DEN)

Phone: 494-6898
byrappdi@udmercy.edu

Crowns and Bridges

Dincer Gurun (DEN)

Phone: 494-6782
gurundi@udmercy.edu

Dental Continuing Education

Kimberly Perry-Mercier (DEN)

Phone: 494-6694
Mercieka@udmercy.edu

Dental Emergencies

Jan LeBow (DEN)

Phone: 494-6738
lebowje@udmercy.edu

John Braud (DEN)

Phone: 494-6602
braudjp@udmercy.edu

Dental Hygiene Licensing

Judy Kwapis-Jaeger (DEN)

Phone: 494-6692
kwajaeja@udmercy.edu

Dental Hygienists

Judy Kwapis-Jaeger (DEN)

Phone: 494-6692
kwajaeja@udmercy.edu

Margaret Coleman (DEN)

Phone: 494-6696
colemame@udmercy.edu

Dental Implants

James Winkler (DEN)

Phone: 494-6667
winklejr@udmercy.edu

Ahmad Fard (DEN)

Phone: 494-6684
fardam@udmercy.edu

Dincer Gurun (DEN)

Phone: 494-6784
gurundi@udmercy.edu

Dental Licensing

Gary Jeffers (DEN)

Phone: 494-6678
jefferge@udmercy.edu

Dental Research

Michelle Wheater (DEN)

Phone: 494-6634
wheatermi@udmercy.edu

Dental School—Role in the Community

Mert N. Aksu (DEN)

Phone: 494-6655
aksumn@udmercy.edu

Dentures

Dincer Gurun (DEN)

Phone: 494-6784
gurundi@udmercy.edu

Drugs (Pharmacology)

Choong Foong (DEN)

Phone: 494-6631
foongwc@udmercy.edu

Early Orthodontic Treatment

Richard Kulbersh (DEN)

Phone: 494-6606
kulbersr@udmercy.edu

Education in Endodontics

Michael Hoen (DEN)

Phone: 494-6603
hoenmi@udmercy.edu

Endodontics (Root Canals)

John Braud (DEN)

Phone: 494-6602
braudjp@udmercy.edu

Michael Hoen (DEN)

Phone: 494-6603
hoenmi@udmercy.edu

Ethics

Robert Trombly (DEN)

Phone: 494-6655
tromblrm@udmercy.edu

First Aid

Claudine Sordyl (DEN)

Phone: 494-6661
sordylcm@udmercy.edu

Growth

Richard Kulbersh (DEN)

Phone: 494-6606
kulbersr@udmercy.edu

Gum Disease

James Winkler (DEN)

Phone: 494-6667
winklejr@udmercy.edu

Health Care Reform—Legislative Issues

Mert N. Aksu (DEN)

Phone: 494-6621
aksumn@udmercy.edu

Hospital Dentistry

Mary Parise (DEN)

Phone: 494-6907
parisema@udmercy.edu

Infection Control

Nahid Kashani (DEN)

Phone: 494-6632
kashanin@udmercy.edu

Infectious Diseases

Nahid Kashani(DEN)

Phone: 494-6632
kashanin@udmercy.edu

Lasers in Dentistry

James Winkler (DEN)

Phone: 494-6667
winklejr@udmercy.edu

Multicultural Affairs

Deirdre Young

Phone: 494-6653
youngdd@udmercy.edu

Oral Diseases

Jim Geist (DEN)

Phone: 494-6675
gesitjr@udmercy.edu

Oral Medicine

Nahid Kashani (DEN)

Phone: 494-6675
kashanin@udmercy.edu

Rose Geist (DEN)

Phone: 494-6673
geistsh@udmercy.edu

Oral Surgery

Zenon Kossak (DEN)

Phone: 494-6866
kossakzj@udmercy.edu

Orthodontics

Richard Kulbersh (DEN)

Phone: 494-6607
kulbersr@udmercy.edu

OSHA Standards

Nahid Kashani (DEN)

Phone: 494-6632
kashanin@udmercy.edu

Pain and Anxiety Control

Gary Jeffers (DEN)

Phone: 494-6678
jefferge@udmercy.edu

Pediatric Dentistry

Salwa Atwan (DEN)

Phone: 494-6791
atwansm@udmercy.edu

Periodontal (Gum) Disease

James Winkler (DEN)

Phone: 494-6667
winklejr@udmercy.edu

Judy Kwapis-Jaeger (DEN)

Phone: 494-6692
kwajaeja@udmercy.edu

Post-Cancer andamp; Congenital Defects Prostheses

Dincer Gurun (DEN)

Phone: 494-6784
gurundi@udmercy.edu

Post-Graduate Dental Education

James Winkler (DEN)

Phone: 494-6667
winklejr@udmercy.edu

Mert N. Aksu (DEN)

Phone: 494-6655
aksumn@udmercy.edu

Preventive Dentistry

Judy Kwapis-Jaeger (DEN)

Phone: 494-6692
kwajaeja@udmercy.edu

Radiation

James Geist (DEN)

Phone: 494-6675
geistjr@udmercy.edu

Residency Programs

Mary Parise (DEN)

Phone: 494-6907
parisema@udmercy.edu

Restorative Dentistry

Dincer Gurun (DEN)

Phone: 494-6784
gurundi@udmercy.edu

Root Canals

John Braud (DEN)

Phone: 494-6602
braudjp@udmercy.edu

Michael Hoen (DEN)

Phone: 494-6603
hoenmi@udmercy.edu

Sedation

Gary Jeffers (DEN)

Phone: 494-6678
jefferge@udmercy.edu

Student Services and External Relations

Megan Jennings (DEN)

Phone: 494-6850
jenninmf@udmercy.edu

Richard Kelley (DEN)

Phone: 494-6624
kellyrf@udmercy.edu

Surgical Orthodontics

Richard Kulbersh (DEN)

Phone: 494-6607
kulbersr@udmercy.edu

Teeth Whiteners

Diane Hoelscher (DEN)

Phone: 494-6785
hoelscdc@udmercy.edu

John Braud (DEN)

Phone: 494-6602
braudjp@udmercy.edu

Temporomandibular (TMJ) Disorders

Ayman ElMaddawy (DEN)

Phone: 494-6739
elmadaas@udmercy.edu

Tooth Care for Babies and Toddlers

Gail Molinari (DEN)

Phone: 494-6789
molinage@udmercy.edu

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Dental Hygiene experts

Careers in

Margaret Coleman (DEN)

Phone: 494-6696
colemame@udmercy.edu

Dental Hygiene

Judy Kwapis-Jaeger (DEN)

Phone: 494-6692
kwajaeja@udmercy.edu

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