Office of the Dean

Andrea D. Jackson, DDS., MS,FACP, FACD, FICD

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

Interim Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Candace Mitchell, DDS, MBA,FICD

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

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


Director, Operations and Strategy
Tanya W. Greefield, DDS

Director, Faculty Development
Iris Morton, DDS

Director, Continuing Education
Dexter A. Woods, D.D.S. 

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

Director, Pediatric Dentistry Postgraduate Program
Melanie Thwaites, DDS 

Department Chairpersons

Chair, Department of Orthodontics
Kathy L Marshall, DDS 

Chair, Department of Periodontics
Crystal McIntosh, DDS 

Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 
Dana C. Jackson, 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 Restorative Dentistry
Robert Gamble, DDS, FICD

Interim Chair, Department of Endodontics
Paula Nesbitt, DDS

Interim Chair, Department of Prosthodontics 
Ioana Bettios, DDS, MS, FACP, FACD, FICD

Chair, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (COD)
Errol Reid, DDS

Interim Chair, Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology
Iris Morton, DDS

Chair, Department of Dental Hygiene
Ms. Dawn Smith, BSDH, MS


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

Vanessa Scott 
Financial Aid & Scholarships

Yolanda Brown
Clinical Coordinator

Floydstyne Williams, M.Ed.
Special Assistant for Administration