Office of the Dean

Dexter A. Woods, DDS

Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions
Donna Grant-Mills, RDH, M.Ed., DDS

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Andrea D. Jackson, DDS, MS

Associate Dean for Advanced Education
Therese L. Galloucis, DMD 

Associate Dean for Research
Xinbin Gu, MD, MS, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Business Affairs and Faculty Practice
Candace E. Mitchell, DDS, MBA

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Cheryl E. Fryer, DDS, MS

Associate Dean for Special Projects
Mahmoud Nasr, DDS, MS  


Director, Faculty Development
Cheryl E. Fryer, DDS, MS

Director, Facilities Management and Clinical Services Support
John R. Bailey, DDS, MSA

Director, Patient Records
Stephen A. Harden, DDS

Director, Pediatric Dentistry
Melanie Thwaites, DDS

Director,  Division of Restorative Dentistry
Willie Winfree, DDS, MPA

Director, Division of Fixed Prosthodontics
Terri Matthews, DDS, MS

Director, Division  of Removable Prosthodontics
Thomas Edler, DDS, MS

Director, Division of Community Dentistry
Georgetta Manning-Cox, DDS, MPH

Director, Continuing Education
Ronald Brown, DDS

Director, Assessments
Garnett Henley, MS

Director, General Practice Residency Program
Christian A. King, DDS

Director, Pediatric Dentistry Postgraduate Program
George P. Thomas, DDS, MPH

Department Chairpersons

Interim Chair, Orthodontics
Kathy L Marshall, DDS 

Chair, Department of Periodontics
Donald R. Allen, DDS, MS

Chair, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Hospital Affairs
Andrea Bonnick, DDS

Chair, Department of Oral Pathology
Esther L.B. Childers, DDS, MS

Chair,  Department of Pediatric Dentistry
George P. Thomas, DDS, MPH

Chair, Department of Comprehensive Dentistry
Willie Winfree, DDS, MPA

Chair, Department of Endodontics
Langston D. Smith, DMD, MS, M.H. Ed Chair, Department of Dental Hygiene
Ms. Dawn Smith, BSDH, MS


Deborah Nixon-Willis, M.B.A.
Admissions & Enrollment

Joseph Smith III
Financial Aid & Scholarships

Yolonda Brown
Clinical Coordinator

Floydstyne Williams, M.Ed.
Special Assistant for Administration

Regina Payton, MSA
Profit Center Manager