Division of General Dentistry

The Division of General Dentistry encompasses the specific disciplines of oral diagnosis, operative dentistry, fixed prosthodontics, and removable prosthodontics. The division also houses the International Dentistry Program and is responsible for the management of both the preclinical and clinical education for students.  It is the aim of the division to provide each student with a thorough understanding of both technical and clinical skills, enabling comprehensive patient care.   The primary objectives of the Division of General Dentistry can be described on two levels.  The first comprises the preclinical didactic courses; and the second includes clinical education. The division also aims at instilling in each student an interest in exploring new frontiers in dentistry and in recognizing the need for a continued quest for knowledge.


John B. Won

Academic director

Heidi L. Christensen

Clinical director

L. Parnell Taylor

International Dentist Program director

Mark E. Estey

Primary faculty

Edward Albrecht

Daniel R. Armstrong

H. Brooks Burnsed

Perry D. Burtch

Vincent K. Chee

Eun-Joo P. Choi

Kwang-Su Chung

L. Todd Cochran

Michael J. Fitzpatrick

Ronald E. Forde

Robert L. Fritz

Gary J. Golden

Wendy C. Gregorius

Paula M. Izvernari

Balsam F. Jekki

Rami R. Jekki

Zina F. Johnston

Lynda M. Juhl-Burnsed

Vaughn Kearbey

Jeong Suk Kim

Jessica Kim

Edward Ko

Iris H. Nam

Doyle R. Nick

Steven Powell

Erin E. A. Richards

Paul L. Richardson

Holli C. Riter

Rafik R. Rofael

Clyde L. Roggenkamp

Scott C. Smith

Ronald L. Sorrels

Raghad J. Sulaiman

Daniel E. Tan, Jr.

F. Jose Torres

James R. Trott

Robert D. Walter

Emeritus faculty

William H. Heisler

Douglass B. Roberts