Periodontics-Meet the Faculty

Purpose and Program Details


Dr. Paul Luepke received his  DDS from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1987,  He received his periodontal training (Certificate and Masters) from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in 1996. Dr. Luepke is a Diplomate and board examiner of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Luepke retired from the Navy in 2008 with the rank of Captain after 21 years of service. He is currently the Chair of Surgical Sciences, Clinical Associate Professor, and will be the acting Postdoctorate Director of the Advanced Education in Periodontics.


Dr. Andrew Dentino graduated with a DDS from Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry in 1986, and from SUNY at Buffalo with a PhD in Oral Biology and a Certificate in Periodontics in 1992.  He has been teaching and doing research at Marquette University since that time and is the Undergraduate Program Director of Periodontics.  A Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Dr. Dentino has lectured nationally and internationally, and is a Reviewer for various dental and non-dental journals as well as an invited reviewer for NIH study section.  Dr. Dentino and his wife have 7 children.  He practices periodontics and implantology on a part-time basis in Wauwatosa and West Allis, WI.


Dr. Moe Kassab received his D.D.S from Damascus University, Syria in 2000, He then received his Certificate in periodontology and M.S. in Oral Biology from State University of New York at Buffalo. He currently a Clinical Associate Professor and has previous experience at Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine and clinical research at the Forsyth Institute. Dr. Kassab’s research focuses on the utilization of connective tissue grafts in treating gingival recession. Also he is involved in clinical research to investigate the use of dental implants in the “esthetic zone”.


Dr. Arndt Guentsch graduated and got his trainig in Periodontics in Germany. He earns a (DMD) in 2001 and a PhD in 2011 from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in Germany as well as a Master degree in Health Business Administration (MHBA) in 2013 from the Friedrich-Alexander-University Nuremberg. Dr. Guentsch is board certified from the German Society of Periodontology (2013). His passion is to combine clinic and research. Dr. Guentsch authored approx. 100 publications, more than 40 of them were published in peer-reviewed journals. From 2001 until 2014 he was a faculty member at the University Hospital in Jena, Germany and since 2015 he joined the Department of Surgical Sciences at the Marquette University School of Dentistry as Associate Professor.  


Lynn Bergstrom Bryan, BSDH, RDH, Med  is Clinical Professor and a graduate of the Marquette University Baccalaureate Program in Dental Hygiene and the MU Graduate School of Education, Lynn’s career has included participating in the education of future dental hygiene and dental professionals.  She has lectured nationally, is a reviewer for various dental hygiene publications and is a chapter author for a dental hygiene textbook.  As Clinic Coordinator for Non-Surgical Periodontics, Lynn and her team of periodontal faculty are been responsible for the preventive, periodontal and instrumentation instruction.


Part-time Periodontal Faculty: Dr. James Herman, Dr. Paul Svoboda, Dr. Barry Entin, Dr. Renita Burrell, Dr. Nancy Barnett, Dr. William Hoge, Dr. Eddie Morales, Dr. Grace Koh Kunst, Dr. Eric Brockman, Dr. Chris Hutton, Dr. Constantine Stamatelakys, Dr. James Crawford (Dental Anesthesiologist)