Orthodontics Faculty

Dr. Dawei Liu, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Dr. William Lobb, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H.

Dr. John Crawford, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Todd Connell, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Marinho Del Santo, Jr., D.D.S, M.S., Ph.D, M.S.D.

Dr. Pamela Hanson, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Scott Jamieson, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. David Kennedy, D.M.D., M.S.

Ann Kiehm, CDT

Dr. John Kittleson, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Russel Kittleson, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. James Kolstad, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Shivam Mehta, B.D.S., M.D.S., M.Dent.Sc.

Dr. Ghada Nimeri, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Payne, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Spencer Pope, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Kevin Race, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Todd Rasch, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Peter Reichl, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Jane Wright, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Robert Youngquist, D.D.S., M.S.

 

Dawei Liu

Dawei Liu, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
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Program director and research director
Dental Degree: China Medical University – Beijing, 1990;
Postgraduate Degree: Master of Science in Orthodontics - China Medical University - Beijing; Ph.D. in bone biology - Peking University, Masters of Sciences in Orthodontics - Marquette University, Milwaukee.
ABO Diplomate: Yes
Highest Honor: Funding from AAOF (2005-2008); Award recipient: Robert M. Ricketts Sunflower Orthodontics Fellowship (2006), Alice L. Jee Memorial Young Investigator (2006, 2007), Willie and Earl Shepherd Fellowship (2007), and Orhan C. Tuncay Teaching Fellowship (2008).
Research interest: mechanical perturbation on orthodontic tooth movement and root resorption.

William Lobb

William Lobb, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H.
Dean and Professor of Developmental Sciences
Dental Degree: University of Alberta, Canada
Postgraduate Degree: Master of Science in Orthodontics University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Master of Public Health - Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
ABO Diplomate: No
Highest Honor: Dean of the Dental School.
Research interest: Clinical outcomes

Ghada Nimeri

Ghada Nimeri, D.D.S, M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dental Degree:  Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden (2011).
Postgraduate Degree: Master of Science in Orthodontics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA (2016).
ABO Diplomate: Yes
Highest Honor: Ph.D. in Biointerface science & Biomaterials, Department of Molecular & Medical Microbiology, Gothenburg University, Sweden.
Research interest: Effects of acceleration of tooth movement. Micro-strain  & micro-stress of bone & temporary anchorage devices.

John Crawford

John Crawford, D.D.S., M.S.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dental Degree: Marquette University 1982;
Postgraduate Degree: Master of Science Degree, Marquette University, 1985
ABO Diplomate: Yes
Highest Honor: ABO, President of the M.S.O, Bank director for Southport Bank since 1997;
Research interest: Clinical outcomes

Dr. Todd Connell

Todd Connell, D.D.S., M.S.
Adjunct Professor
Dental Degree: Marquette University – Milwaukee – 1991;
Postgraduate Degree: Master of Science in Orthodontics Marquette University
ABO Diplomate: Yes
Highest Honor: member of the OKU's dental honor society, Orthodontic Study Club of Wisconsin, The Trinity Study Club and the Milwaukee Study Club. Served on the Board of the South Shore YMCA; supporter of the Strong Kids campaign.
Research interest: Clinical outcomes

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Marinho Del Santo, Jr., D.D.S, M.S., Ph.D., M.S.D
Clinical Assistant Professor
Dental Degree: University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (1989).
Postgraduate Degrees: Master of Science in Anatomy, Federal University of Sao Paulo (1991); PhD in Anatomy, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (1997); Master of Science and Certificate in Orthodontics, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University System, Dallas, TX (1999).
ABO Diplomate: Yes.
Highest Honor: Being invited to join the Edward H. Angle Society, Midwest Component.
Research Interest: Correction of Class II Malocclusion with TAD - Zygomagear Appliance.

Pamela Hanson

Pamela Hanson, D.D.S., M.S.
Adjunct Professor
Dental Degree: Marquette University – 1989
Postgraduate Degree: Master of Science in Orthodontics Marquette University 1991
Post Doctoral Fellowship: Surgical Orthodontics, Craniofacial Anomalies & Dentofacial Deformities, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas 1992
Research Interest: Cleft and lip palate patients

Scott Jamieson

Scott Jamieson, D.D.S., M.S.
Adjunct Associate Professor
Post-graduate degree: Master of sciences in Orthodontics
ABO (American Board of Orthodontics)
Diplomate: Yes, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Highest Honor: Omicron Kappa Upsilon

David Kennedy

David Kennedy, D.M.D., M.S.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dental Degree: Univeristy of Pittsburgh-2012
Post-graduate degree: Master of Science and Certificate in Orthodontics Marquette University 2014
ABO Diplomate-Yes
Highest Honor: Board Member for Wisconsin Society of Orthodontists, OKU Scholar.
Research Interest: CBCT, Clear Aligner Therapy, Clinical Outcomes

Ann Kiehm

Ann Kiehm, CDT
Laboratory Supervisor
Dental Laboratory training: Milwaukee Area Technical College– Milwaukee – 1984;
Postgraduate Degree: Associate Degree in Dental Technology.
Highest Honor: Certified Dental Technician designation in orthodontics.

John Kittleson

John Kittleson, D.D.S., M.S.
Adjunct Associate Professor
Dental Degree: Marquette University – Milwaukee - 1992;
Postgraduate Degree: Master of Science in Orthodontics Marquette University
ABO Diplomate: Yes
Highest Honor: Past president Washington-Ozaukee County dental society, Current President-elect Wisconsin Society of Orthodontists;
Research interest: Clinical outcomes

Russel Kittleson

Russel Kittleson, D.D.S., M.S.
Adjunct Associate Professor
Dental Degree: Marquette University
Postgraduate Degree: University of Illinois
ABO Diplomate: No
Highest Honor: Earl Shepard Distinguished Service Award 2005; Distinguished Alumnus in Dentistry 1997 Marquette University; Marquette School of Dentistry Part Time Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award 2006
Research interest: Clinical outcomes

James Kolstad

James Kolstad, D.D.S., M.S.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dental Degree: Marquette University –2015
Postgraduate Degree: Master of Science and Certificate in Orthodontics-Marquette University-2018
ABO Diplomate: Yes
Highest Honor: Being asked by my class to give an address at our Hooding Ceremony, Eagle Scout Award
Research interest: Dental Materials, Clinical Outcomes, Clear Aligner Therapy

 Shivam Mehta

Shivam Mehta, B.D.S., M.D.S., M.Dent.Sc.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dental Degree: College of Dental Science & Research Center, Bopal, Ahmedabad – India, 2011
Postgraduate degree: Master of Dental Surgery in Orthodontic & Dentofacial Orthopedics – Government Dental College & Hospital, Ahmedabad, 2015; Master of Science of Dentistry and Certificate in Orthodontics – University of Connecticut, 2021.
Orthodontic Fellowship: Recent Advances in Orthodontics: University of Illinois at Chicago – Illinois 2018
ABO Diplomate: Undergoing
Highest Honor: Funding from American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF: 2020 – present); Association of Orthodontists Singapore (AOSC: 1st place Best Research Award 2021); Connecticut State Dental Association Award (CSDA 2021); TM Graber outstanding article award (JWFO 2021); Makerspace CT research scholarship (McEIVR 2020)
Research Interest: Orthodontic tooth movement; retention; Mini-screw assisted Rapid palatal expansion; Cone beam computed tomography.

Michael Payne

Michael Payne
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dental Degree: Marquette University - 2011
Postgraduate Degree: Master of Science and Certificate in Orthodontics from Marquette University - 2013
ABO Diplomate: No
Orthodontic Involvement: American Association of Orthodontists, Wisconsin Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association, and President-elect of the Waukesha County Dental Society.
Research Interests: Clinical Outcomes

Spencer Pope

Spencer Pope, D.D.S., M.S.
Adjunct Associate Professor
Dental Degree: Northwestern University – Chicago - 1995;
Postgraduate Degree: Masters in Oral Biology and Certificate in Orthodontics, Northwestern University - 1997.
ABO Diplomate: Yes
Highest Honor: Clinic Director of Northwestern University's Orthodontic Department; 2009-10 President of the Illinois Society of Orthodontists.
Research interest: Clinical outcomes and orthognathic surgery prediction.

Kevin Race

Kevin Race, D.D.S., M.S.
Adjunct Associate Professor
Dental Degree: Marquette University – Milwaukee - 1993;
Postgraduate Degree: Master of Science in Orthodontics - Marquette University
ABO Diplomate: Yes
Highest Honor: Voted one of Milwaukee’s “Top Orthodontists” by Milwaukee Magazine’s latest three surveys, 1998, 2003 and 2009. Waukesha County Dental Officer and past President; Wisconsin Society of Orthodontists Board Member.
Research interest: Clinical outcomes

Todd Rasch

Todd Rasch, D.D.S., M.S.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dental Degree: Marquette University 2006
Postgraduate Degree: Master of Science in Orthodontics - University of Iowa
ABO Diplomate: Yes
Highest Honor: Current Vice President of the Waukesha County Dental Society, Omnicron Kappa Upsilon
Research Interests: Clinical Outcomes

Peter G. Reichl

Peter Reichl, D.D.S., M.S.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dental Degree: Marquette University – Milwaukee – 1984;
Postgraduate Degree: Certificate in Orthodontics, Fort Knox, Kentucky Master of Science in Orthodontics University of Louisville
ABO Diplomate: Yes
Highest Honor: served as a US Army general dentist in Berlin, Germany
Research interest: Clinical outcomes

Jane Wright

Jane Wright, D.D.S., M.S.
Adjunct Professor
Dental Degree; Marquette University 2009
Postgraduate Degree: Master of Science and Certificate in Orthodontics at Marquette in 2011
ABO Diplomate: Yes
Highest Honor: President of the Kenosha Dental Society 2016/17
Research Interest: Tooth size, missing teeth and malocclusion.

Robert Youngquist

Robert Youngquist, D.D.S., M.S.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dental Degree: University of Iowa – Des Moines - 1974;
Postgraduate Degree: Certificate in Orthodontics, Loyola University.
ABO Diplomate: No
Highest Honor: Clinic Director of Northwestern University's Orthodontic Department; 2009-10 President of the Illinois Society of Orthodontists.
Research interest: Clinical outcomes