Division of Restorative Services

The Department of Restorative Services consists of four sub divisions. Restorative Dentistry, Fixed Prosthodontics and Removable Prosthodontics, and the Division Community Dentistry. The Restorative Services department provides didactic and clinical experiences in diagnosis and comprehensive treatment planning with primary emphasis on the restoration and replacement of the teeth with proper form, function and occlusion. The disciplines involved are operative and esthetic dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics, and implant prosthodontics. The department also has the community dentistry component that provides these services to the community and provides the students training in working with dental auxiliaries.

Restorative Dentistry
(Operative and Esthetic Dentistry)
Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the diseases of the teeth and occlusion. Treatment involves conventional restorations as well as adhesive composite and porcelain restorations. Tooth whitening (bleaching) and veneers to improve the esthetic appearance are also included as treatment options when appropriate.

Division Director
Willie Winfree, D.D.S.

Fixed, Removable, and Implant Prosthodontics
Cosmetic restoration and replacement of missing teeth and oral structures and occlusion with crowns, bridges (fixed partial dentures), removable partial and complete dentures, and dental implants.

Director, Division of Fixed Prosthodontics
Terri Matthews, D.D.S
Associate Professor

Director, Division of Removable Prosthodontics
Thomas Edler, D.D.S.

Community Dentistry
Preventive and rehabilitative dental treatment services provided to geriatric, disabled, chronically ill and aged population. Treatment venues include the College of dentistry clinic, long-term care facilities and home visits.

Director, Community Dentistry
Georgetta Manning-Cox, D.D.S., MPH
Associate Professor

Mahmoud Nasr, D.D.S.

Asststant Professors
Larry Crisafulli, D.D.S
Tadasha Culbreath, D.D.S.
Cheryl E. S. Fryer, D.D.S.
Stephen Garcia, D.D.S.
Janis Mercer, D.D.S.
Luciano Olan-Rodriguez, D.D.S.
Emile Webster, D.D.S.
Laden Basiripour, DMD

Lan Duckett,D.D.S.
Kassahun Hailu, D.D.S
Stephen Harden, D.D.S.
Richard Sniffen, D.D.S
Willie Winfree, D.D.S.
Davood Zedahmohamadi, D.D.S.

Support Staff
Ms. Taneaka Dance,
Department Clerk

Ms. Gayle Vails
Dental Assistant

Mrs. Romella Rodgers
Coordinator, Chronically Ill and Aged Program