OUR FACULTY & STAFF


The St. Louis Dental Center educates students to become technically adept, caring, and compassionate dentists. Our dental teams are composed of dental faculty members and dental students. Our faculty are experts, so you are assured you'll receive high quality care using the newest technology and people-friendly, compassionate techniques.

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Front Desk

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Front Desk

Administration

Dwight E. McLeod

DDS, MS

Dwight E. McLeod, DDS, MS, is dean of A.T. Still University’s Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-MOSDOH), effective July 18, 2016. Prior to joining ATSU-MOSDOH, Dr. McLeod served as a professor for Southern Illinois University’s School of Medicine. He was also chair for the Department of Applied Dental Medicine and section head of Periodontology. For the American Dental Education Association, Dr. McLeod served as chair of the Section of Periodontics and as a councilor. In 2000, Dr. McLeod founded the Jamaica Dental Mission, which operates three clinics in western Jamaica. More than 16,000 patients have received dental care though this mission. Dr. McLeod received his doctor of dental surgery degree from Howard University College of Dentistry, certificate in general practice dentistry from the Veteran Administration Health Center in Washington, D.C., and master of science degree and certificate in periodontics from University of Iowa School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, American Academy of Periodontology, Missouri Dental Society, St. Louis Dental Society, American Board of Periodontology, and Midwest Society of Periodontology.

Poonam Jain

BDS, MS, MPH

Poonam Jain, BDS, MS, MPH, is professor and vice dean for clinical Education, operations and community partnerships for A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health’s St. Louis Dental Center. Dr. Jain obtained her bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Delhi, her certificate and master's degree in operative dentistry from the University of Iowa and her master's degree in public health from Saint Louis University. Dr. Jain is an accomplished academician, researcher and clinician, and provides dental students with lectures covering operative dentistry, caries risk assessment and management, dental materials (glass ionomer), community and preventive dentistry, and geriatric dentistry.

Patricia E. Inks

RDH, MS

Patricia E. Inks, RDH, MS, is director of dentistry in the community service partnerships for A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health’s (ATSU-MOSDOH) St. Louis Dental Center. She received her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from West Virginia University and master’s degree in professional leadership and training and development from Carlow University. Prior to joining ATSU-MOSDOH, Inks served as director of dental hygiene at Fortis Institute – Erie for three years before her appointment to dental chair in 2012. She also served as an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh for nine years and has more than 15 years’ experience as a dental hygienist. Inks holds professional memberships with the American Dental Education Association and American Dental Hygienist’s Association, and she serves as a board member for the North West Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center. In addition, she has been a contributing author and presenter/instructor for continuing education activities, as well as an active community volunteer.

Christian Marquez

DDS

Dr. Marquez is the Director of Clinical Faculty.

Dr. Marquez received his DDS from the National University of Mexico, Diploma in Periodontics from the Oral Rehabilitation and Research Centre in Mexico City and a MS in Periodontics from the University of Michigan. He has previously served as an associate professor in Nova Scotia, Canada, at Midwestern University in Illinois, and most recently at the Intercontinental University in Mexico City.

Joan Davis

PhD

Professor Joan M. Davis Ph.D., is a strong advocate for clinical decision-making to be based on evidence-based principles. To that end, she has developed clinical review and research curriculum for both dental hygiene and dental curriculum for more than 10 years. A champion for tobacco treatment in the dental setting, she developed and maintains the Tobacco Free: Tobacco Dependence Curriculum for Oral Health Educators website (https://tobaccofree.atsu.edu) which offers a comprehensive tobacco treatment curriculum for dental care faculty worldwide. Recently, she was invited to write the section on Oral Health and Cannabis Use for the soon to be published 2020 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health. Dr. Davis has presented and published nationally and internationally on interprofessional education, cannabis and oral health and tobacco treatment for professional healthcare educators. As a Fulbright Scholar Specialist, Dr. Davis collaborated with dental educators at the Turku University of Applied Sciences in Turku, Finland, Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Szeged in Szeged, Hungary, in 2016—where she focused on harmonizing curricular competencies and tobacco cessation. She currently is the Assistant Dean, Research at the A.T. Still University, Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health in St Louis, MO, USA

Tina Munroe

Tina Munroe is the director of clinical operations for A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health’s (ATSU-MOSDOH) St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center. She received her bachelor of social work degree from Missouri State University.

Prior to this role, Munroe served as the director of operations for the partner organization, Affinia Healthcare. Tina has an additional 14 years of oral healthcare experience. She was instrumental in the formation of the rural mobile dental program, Miles for Smiles and managed that program for 4 years. She also served as the director of dental services at the Jordan Valley Community Health Center for 10 years in Springfield, Missouri.

Eric Radichel

Eric Radichel is the assistant vice president of dental operations for Affinia Healthcare. Mr. Radichel works closely with the ATSU staff to ensure the missions of A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-MOSDOH), Affinia Healthcare and the St Louis Dental Center are all accomplished. Mr. Radichel earned an MBA from Maryville University – St. Louis, and has over 25 years of operations management experience, including more than a decade working in dental operations.

Elma Buie

As the dental clinic manager for Affinia Healthcare, Elma Buie monitors patient flow, manages patient relations and appointment scheduling to ensure patient appointment(s) are managed by PSAs (patient services advocate). She also assists in managing non-clinical staff at the St. Louis Dental Center, its clinical dental team, faculty, and students as needed to enhance patient care experience.

Faculty

Hesham H. Abdulkarim

BDS, MDS

Hesham H. Abdulkarim, BDS, MDS, is assistant professor of dental implant and periodontics at A.T. Still University.

Michael Abels

DDS

Michael Abels, DDS, is the director of Comprehensive Care Unit for A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health’s (ATSU-MOSDOH) St. Louis Center.

Brandon Crivello

DMD

Brandon J. Crivello, DMD is assistant professor and Director of Urgent Care for A.T. Still University’s - Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health at the St. Louis Dental Center. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University’s School of Dental Medicine earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2016, when he then went on to complete a hospital-based General Practice Residency program at Mercy Hospital - St. Louis in 2017. There he developed special interests in acute and medically-complex dental care, in addition to hospital dentistry and teaching/dental education. He joined the Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health in 2017 as a full-time faculty and also has work experience providing general dentistry services at the St. Louis VA Medical Center - John Cochran Division. In his current role as Director of Urgent Care at the St. Louis Dental Center, Dr. Crivello works passionately to provide important access to care and support local area emergency room diversion efforts for dental patients. His teaching interests include urgent dental care, acute patient management strategies, and evidence-based practice.

David Dunivan

DMD, MS

Dr. David Scott Dunivan is assistant professor and Specialty Care Unit director for Periodontics at A. T. Still University Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ATSU-MOSDOH). He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2000. He then began his Periodontal residency at St. Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education, earning a Master of Science degree in 2003. He continued teaching undergraduate dental students and periodontal residents as an adjunct professor while starting and owning a private periodontal practice in Edwardsville, IL, until accepting the position of Specialty Care Unit Director for Periodontics at A.T. Still MOSDOH in 2016.

David Greaves

DDS

Dr. David Greaves graduated from UMKC School of Dentistry in 1985, and completed a General Practice Residency at SIU School of Dental Medicine in 1986. He has been Adjunct Professor since MOSDOH’s inception in July 2015, and became the Assistant Director of CCU2 on May 1, 2021, after being in private practice as the sole proprietor of Butler Hill Family Dentistry since 1986. He has been a member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, and the Greater St. Louis Dental Society since 1986.

Matthew Greaves

DDS

Matthew Greaves is a Comprehensive Care Unit director for A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health’s (ATSU-MOSDOH) St. Louis Center.

Michael Greaves

DDS

Michael Greaves, DDS is an assistant Comprehensive Care Unit Director for A.T. Still University - Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health's St. Louis Center. He received his DDS from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry and has experience practicing in community health centers in Pennsylvania and Missouri. Dr. Greaves also serves as a dentist in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

Prashanth Konatham Haribabu

DDS, MSD, MDS

Prashanth Konatham Haribabu is Assistant Professor and Specialty Care Unit Director, Oral Surgery for A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health’s (ATSU-MOSDOH) St. Louis Center.

Gerard Krueger

DDS, MS, FACP

Gerard Krueger, DDS, MS, FACP, is an assistant professor of prosthodontics for A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health’s (ATSU-MOSDOH) St. Louis Center.

Romana Muller

RDH, BA, MSDH

Romana Muller is an Assistant Professor, Clinical Hygienist for A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health’s (ATSU-MOSDOH) St. Louis Center.

Jaymin Patel

BDS

Shaista Rashid

BDS, MS, MPH

Shaista Rashid, BDS, MS, MPH, is a Comprehensive Care Unit Director for A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health’s (ATSU-MOSDOH) St. Louis Center.

Avanija Reddy

DMD, MPH

Avanija Reddy, DMD, MPH, is an assistant professor of pediatric dentistry for A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health’s (ATSU-MOSDOH) St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center.

Dhruvee Sangani, DDS, MPH

DDS, MPH

Robert J Schmidt

DDS, MS, FICD

Dr. Schmidt is the Director of the Special Care Unit-Special Needs Dentistry at ATSU MOSDOH. He has worked at MOSDOH since the St Louis campus started hosting students in July of 2015. Before dental school at UMKC, he worked at SLARC with Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled people, and was the Area Director of the Special Olympics. After dental school, he developed a Mobile Dental Unit in Kansas City for homebound and nursing home patients. He was on the founding committee for Give Kids A Smile, and won the Gold Medal Award from the Dental Society.

Herbert P. Silva

DMD

Herbert P. Silva, DMD, is a Comprehensive Care Unit (CCU) director for A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health’s (ATSU-MOSDOH) St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center. Prior to joining ATSU-MOSDOH, Dr. Silva served in general practice for 38 years and was the co-founder of Chesterfield Dental Associates in Chesterfield, Missouri. He also serves as a national instructor, assessor, and administrator for United States Soccer Federation. Dr. Silva received his doctor of dental medicine degree from Southern Illinois University of Dental Medicine. His community involvement includes working with Operation Stand Down, Give Kids a Smile, and Focus Marines Foundation.

Richard J. Vargo

DMD, DABOMP, FAAOM

Richard J. Vargo, DMD, DABOMP, FAAOM is an assistant professor and the Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at A.T. Still University – Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-MOSDOH) and the St. Louis Dental Center. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2015, where he received numerous awards and honors, including the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence. He completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and earned diplomate status with the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology in 2018. He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and the American Academy of Oral Medicine. As the Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the St. Louis Dental Center, Dr. Vargo’s practice involves the diagnosis and management of oral diseases, and he works to provide access to oral pathology care for underserved patient populations in St. Louis. He performs diagnostic soft tissue biopsies, small excisions, and intralesional steroid therapy, and he manages many oral diseases medically with topical and systemic medications.

Akshay Vij

BDS

Akshay Vij, BDS, ACT, is the specialty care unit director of esthetic and digital dentistry at A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health’s (ATSU-MOSDOH) St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center. He successfully completed a three-year postgraduate degree in advanced aesthetic and restorative dentistry at UCLA School of Dentistry’s Center for Esthetic Dentistry under the mentorship of Edward McLaren, DDS. Dr. Vij’s area of expertise is in oral rehabilitation using minimally invasive dentistry with a special focus on adhesive dentistry, aesthetic dentistry, implant prosthetics, digital dentistry including CAD/CAM, and fully guided implant surgery.

Ahmed Zarrough

BDS, DDS, DSc

Dr. Zarrough is an assistant Comprehensive Care Unit director for AT. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health’s (ATSU-MOSDOH) St. Louis Center.

Staff

Brittany Evans

BSDH

Brittany Evans is the clinical education coordinator for ATSU-MOSDOH's St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center.

LaChele Harold

LaChele Harold is the ITS clinical support specialist for ATSU-MOSDOH's St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center.

Laura Johnson

Laura Johnson is the senior administrative assistant for ATSU-MOSDOH's St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center.

Bryant Kiley

Bryant Kiley is the Business Operations Manager at ATSU-MOSDOH's St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center.

Alane Mahler

Alane Mahler is a senior administrative assistant for ATSU-MOSDOH's St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center.

Stefanie Maze

Stefanie Maze is the executive assistant for ATSU-MOSDOH's St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center.

Nae'Wanda Moore

Nae'Wanda Moore is the senior administrative assistant for ATSU-MOSDOH's St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center.

Carol Nowak

Carol Nowak is the clinical analyst for ATSU-MOSDOH's St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center.

Juliana Pantano

Juliana Pantano is the clinical education coordinator for ATSU-MOSDOH's St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center.

Patricia Pou

Patricia Pou is the Associate Director of Continuing Education/Faculty Development at ATSU-MOSDOH's St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center.