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.

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.
dawei.liu@marquette.edu
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
Master of Science in Orthodontics - Marquette University, WI

ABO Diplomate: Yes

Highest Honor:
Funding from AAOF (2005-2008)
Robert M. Ricketts Sunflower Orthodontics Fellowship (2006)
Alice L. Jee Memorial Young Investigator (2006, 2007)
Willie and Earl Shepherd Fellowship (2007)
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, MI
Master of Public Health - Medical College of Wisconsin, 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 (2016)
Ph.D. in Biointerface science and Biomaterials - Gothenburg University, Sweden

ABO Diplomate: Yes

Highest Honor:
Ph.D. in Biointerface science and Biomaterials - Gothenburg University, Sweden

Research interest:
Effects of acceleration of tooth movement
Micro-strain and micro-stress of bone and temporary anchorage devices.

 shivam mehta photo

Shivam Mehta, B.D.S., M.D.S., M.Dent.Sc.
Clinical Assistant Professor

Dental Degree:
College of Dental Science & Research Center - Bhopal
(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, CT (2021)
Orthodontic Fellowship - Recent Advances in Orthodontics - University of Illinois at Chicago, IL (2018)

ABO Diplomate: Yes

Highest Honor:
Funding from American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (2020 - present)
Association of Orthodontists, Singapore (1st place Best Research Award 2021)
Connecticut State Dental Association Award (2021)
TM Graber outstanding article award (JWFO 2021)
Makerspace CT research scholarship (McEIVR 2020)

Research Interest:
Orthodontic tooth movement and retention
Mini-screw assisted Rapid palatal expansion
Cone beam computed tomography

Marinho del santo

Marinho Del Santo, Jr., D.D.S, M.S., Ph.D., M.S.D
Clinical Assistant Professor

Dental Degree:
University of São Paulo, Brazil (1989)

Postgraduate Degree:
Master of Science in Anatomy - Federal University of São Paulo (1991)
Ph.D. in Anatomy - University of São Paulo, Brazil (1997)
Master of Science and Certificate in Orthodontics - Texas A&M University System, TX (1999)

ABO Diplomate: Yes

Highest Honor:
Being invited to join the Edward H. Angle Society, Midwest Component

Research Interest:
Longitudinal Cephalometric Assessment of Untreated Subjects Presenting Class I and Class II Malocclusions

John Crawford

John Crawford, D.D.S., M.S.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dental Degree:
Marquette University, WI (1982)

Postgraduate Degree:
Master of Science - Marquette University, WI (1985)

ABO Diplomate: Yes

Highest Honor:
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, WI (1991)

Postgraduate Degree:
Master of Science in Orthodontics - Marquette University, WI

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

Pamela Hanson

Pamela Hanson, D.D.S., M.S.
Adjunct Professor

Dental Degree:
Marquette University, WI (1989)

Postgraduate Degree:
Master of Science in Orthodontics - Marquette University, WI (1991)

ABO Diplomate: Yes

Highest Honor:
Post Doctoral Fellowship - Surgical Orthodontics, Craniofacial Anomalies & Dentofacial Deformities - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, TX (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 Science in Orthodontics - Northwestern University, IL

ABO Diplomate: Yes

Highest Honor:
Omicron Kappa Upsilon

David Kennedy

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

Dental Degree:
University of Pittsburgh, PA (2012)

Post-graduate degree:
Master of Science and Certificate in Orthodontics - Marquette University, WI (2014)

ABO Diplomate: Yes

Highest Honor:
Board Member for Wisconsin Society of Orthodontists
OKU Scholar

Research Interest:
CBCT
Clear Aligner Therapy
Clinical outcomes

John Kittleson

John Kittleson, D.D.S., M.S.
Adjunct Associate Professor

Dental Degree:
Marquette University - Milwaukee, WI (1992)

Postgraduate Degree:
Master of Science in Orthodontics - Marquette University
, WI

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, WI

Postgraduate Degree:
University of Illinois, IL

ABO Diplomate: No

Highest Honor:
Earl Shepard Distinguished Service Award (2005)
Distinguished Alumnus in Dentistry - Marquette University (1997)
Part Time Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award - Marquette School of Dentistry (2006)

Research interest:
Clinical outcomes

James Kolstad

James Kolstad, D.D.S., M.S.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dental Degree:
Marquette University, WI (2015)

Postgraduate Degree:
Master of Science and Certificate in Orthodontics - Marquette University, WI (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

Michael Payne

Michael Payne, D.D.S., M.S.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dental Degree:
Marquette University, WI (2011)

Postgraduate Degree:
Master of Science and Certificate in Orthodontics from Marquette University, WI (2013)

ABO Diplomate: No

Highest Honor:
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, IL (1995)

Postgraduate Degree:
Masters in Oral Biology and Certificate in Orthodontics - Northwestern University, IL (1997)

ABO Diplomate: Yes

Highest Honor:
Clinic Director of Northwestern University's Orthodontic Department President of the Illinois Society of Orthodontists (2009-10)

Research interest:
Clinical outcomes and orthognathic surgery prediction.

Kevin Race

Kevin Race, D.D.S., M.S.
Adjunct Associate Professor

Dental Degree:
Marquette University, WI (1993)

Postgraduate Degree:
Master of Science in Orthodontics - Marquette University, WI

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, WI (2006)

Postgraduate Degree:
Master of Science in Orthodontics - University of Iowa, IA

ABO Diplomate: Yes

Highest Honor:
Current Vice President of the Waukesha County Dental Society
Omicron Kappa Upsilon

Research Interests:
Clinical Outcomes

Peter G. Reichl

Peter Reichl, D.D.S., M.S.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dental Degree:
Marquette University, WI (1984)

Postgraduate Degree:
Certificate in Orthodontics - Fort Knox, KY
Master of Science in Orthodontics - University of Louisville, KY

ABO Diplomate: Yes

Highest Honor:
Served as a U.S. 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, WI (2009)

Postgraduate Degree:
Master of Science and Certificate in Orthodontics - Marquette University, WI (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, IA (1974)

Postgraduate Degree:
Certificate in Orthodontics - Loyola University, IL

ABO Diplomate: No

Highest Honor:
Clinic Director of Northwestern University's Orthodontic Department
President of the Illinois Society of Orthodontists (2009-10)

Research interest:
Clinical outcomes