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: 494-6667
winklerjr@udmercy.edu

Alumni Relations

Thomas Sklut (DEN)

Phone: 494-6624
skluttw@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

Jeffery Parent (DEN)

Phone: 494-6856
parentjl@udmercy.edu

Careers in

Gary Jeffers (DEN)

Phone: 494-6678
jefferge@udmercy.edu

Jeffery Parent (DEN)

Phone: 494-6856
parentjl@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

Reem Al-Abbousi LeBow (DEN)

Phone: 494-6638
alabborh@udmercy.edu

Dental Hygiene Licensing

Kathi Shepherd (DEN)

Phone: 494-6693
shephekr@udmercy.edu

Dental Hygienists

Kathi Shepherd (DEN)

Phone: 494-6693
shephekr@udmercy.edu

Margaret Coleman (DEN)

Phone: 494-6696
colemame@udmercy.edu

Dental Implants

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

John Braud (DEN)

Phone: 494-6602
braudjp@udmercy.edu

Endodontics (Root Canals)

John Braud (DEN)

Phone: 494-6602
braudjp@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

Sanjay Chand (DEN)

Phone: 494-6824
chandsp@udmercy.edu

Infectious Diseases

Sanjay Chand (DEN)

Phone: 494-6824
chandsp@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

Helena Perez (DEN)

Phone: 494-6870
perezhm@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

Kathi Shepherd (DEN)

Phone: 494-6693
shephekr@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

Kathi Shepherd (DEN)

Phone: 494-6693
shephekr@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

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

Prasad Aravindaksha (DEN)

Phone: 494-6924
aravinsp@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

Kathi Shepherd (DEN)

Phone: 494-6693
shephekr@udmercy.edu

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