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Dean Valenza Hosts Reception for New Faculty

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:52pm

Dr. Valenza with Dr. Jeanne Panza and her fiance, Jonathan Sutton, at the New Faculty Reception

At the New Faculty Reception Feb. 27, Dean John Valenza, DDS, (left) welcomed Dr. Jeanne Panza and her fiance, Jonathan Sutton, along with more than 30 others. Additional photos have been posted.

Dean John A. Valenza, DDS, hosted a reception Thursday evening for more than 30 new faculty members and two key staffers of The University of Texas School of Dentistry to welcome them to the school and help them get to know each other. The event was co-sponsored by the UTSD Alumni Association

To see more photos, visit our New Faculty Reception Album. The reception honored the following new employees:

ADMINISTRATION
Karen Novak, DDS, PhD, Associate Dean for Professional Development and Faculty Affairs

DIAGNOSTIC & BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Aniket Jadhav, BDS, MDS, Assistant Professor
Lincoln Edwards, DDS, PhD, Associate Professor
Walid Fakhouri, PhD, Assistant Professor
Carla Rogers, PhD, Associate Professor   
Ransome van der Hoeven, PhD, Assistant Professor   
Junichi Iwata, DDS, PhD, Assistant Professor

ENDODONTICS
Leticia Guajardo, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor
M. Collins Okwen, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor
Sarah Welch, DDS, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor

GENERAL PRACTICE & DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH
Kathy Gibson, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor
G. Todd Brady, DMD, Clinical Assistant Professor
Jeanne Panza, DMD, Associate Professor   
Chia Chen “Susan” Chi, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor
Ezinne Ogbureke, DMD, Assistant Professor
Nelson Lawnin, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor
Jason Koh, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor   

ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
Simon Young, DDS, PhD, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor
Jonathan Shum, DDS, MD, Assistant Professor
Thomas Williams, DDS, Clinical Associate Professor

ORTHODONTICS
Benjamin Cozad, Clinical Assistant Professor

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
Gabriela Ganoza-Duron, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor
Fehmida Dosani, DDS, MS, Assistant Professor
Rebeca Urquiola-Graham, DDS, Assistant Professor
Brett Chiquet, DDS, PhD, Assistant Professor

PERIODONTICS
Nikola Angelov, DDS, MS, PhD, Professor & Chair
Cristina Brown, RDH, BSDH, Clinical Assistant Professor
Rosemary Thomas, DMD, MS, Assistant Professor
Jennifer Chang, DDS, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor   

OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
Amanda Galindo, EdD, Director of Recruitment & Admissions   

RESEARCH OFFICE
Alix D’Angelo, MGC, CGC, Genetic Counselor & Instructor

RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY & PROSTHODONTICS
Charlotte Carlson, DMD, Clinical Assistant Professor
Yonca Korkmaz Ceyhan, DDS, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor
Christina Clark, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor