Lunch Hour Discussion Series about Academic Dentistry


A lunch hour discussion series is offered several times a year about academic dentistry as a career option. The meetings are informal lunch time discussions about dental education as a career, clinical teaching, dental public health as an academic field, and similar topics of interest. Special guests (faculty and students) are invited to share their experiences and thoughts.

Please join us for our next Lunch Hour Discussion Series Presentation 

Spring Semester, 2018
School of Dental Medicine Salk Hall

We will post the title and speakers as soon as they are known.




October 18, 2017
The Benefits of an Academic Career

Dr. Joseph Ambrosino, Continuing Education Center/Dental Public Health
Dr. Jacqueline Burgette, Dental Public Health
Dr. Satish Kumar, Periodontics
Dr. Adriana Modesto Vieira, Pediatric Dentistry

July 13, 2017
Clinical and Didactic Teaching

Dr. Satish Kumar, Periodontics
Dr. Thomas Kunkel, Prosthodontics
Dr. Karen Nedwick-Castro, Restorative Dentistry/Comprehensive Care
Dr. Al Seyedain, Periodontics

February 23, 2017
Teaching and Military Career

Dr. Robert Engelmeier, Prosthodontics
Dr. John Ference, Prosthodontics
Dr. Marnie Oakley, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Dr. Yvonne Zier, Restorative Dentistry/Comprehensive Care

October 13, 2015
Midlevel Administration

Dr. Ronald DeAngelis, Vice Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Comprehensive Care
Dr. Steven Levine, Director of Emergency Care
Dr. Anitha Potluri, Director, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology; Director of Admissions, International Advanced Standing Program
Dr. Deborah Studen-Pavlovich, Chair and Residency Program Director of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Kelly Williams, Director of the Periodontics Residency Program

May 26, 2015
Why I Love to Teach

Dr. Matilda Dhima, Prosthodontics
Ms. Faith Mahan, Dental Hygiene Program
Dr. Josh Marvit, Oral Biology
Dr. Mark Sosovicka, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

February 24, 2015
Part-Time Faculty, Part-Time Private Practice

Dr. Cynthia Adams, Restorative Dentistry/Comprehensive Care
Dr. Sarah Davies, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Joanne Prasad, Diagnostic Sciences & Oral Biology
Dr. Tim Weber, Restorative Dentistry/Comprehensive Care
Ms. Alicia M. Wicks, Dental Hygiene Program

November 12, 2014
Administration in Dental School

Jean O’Donnell, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Christine Wankiiri-Hale, Associate Dean for Students Affairs

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Why I Teach: Junior Faculty and Clinical Teaching Practicum Students

Dr. Jennifer Zavoral, Periodontics
Ms. Diane Ko and Ms. Leah Kanner, rising fourth year students
Pictured above, left to right: Dr. Diane Ko, Dr. Leah Kanner, Dr. Jennifer Zavoral, and Dr. Zsuzsa Horvath.