eImages Summer 2022

Dean Lobb

This spring’s Marquette School of Dentistry graduation ceremony welcomed a new professional class to head out into the world improving dental health throughout the country - always a big celebration. But this year, we also recognized an incredible milestone when we graduated the 10,000th student from our program since its inception!

While we all get excited when a new class of professionals enters the profession, it also serves as a reminder that education doesn’t end when graduates leave the university. All alumni should strive to be lifelong learners (check out the CE section for new opportunities to learn), and all should strive for excellence - joining the list of Alumni Award winners.

You’ll also find this issue packed with news, appointments, retirements, opportunities and celebrations. Enjoy the remainder of your summer.

Dr. William Lobb
Dean and Professor of Developmental Sciences
Marquette School of Dentistry

Continuing Education

Whether you want to gain your continuing education in person, virtually, as part of a travel program or be one of the first to participate in a new year-long business CE collaboration with the WDA and ACT Dental, Marquette has something to offer. Join us for new and exciting opportunities highlighted below.

Join the CE Program and Luncheon to celebrate and support the legacy of Sr. Gloria List

Sister Gloria ListAfter some COVID-related delays, the time has finally arrived to gather and celebrate the fifty-plus years of Sr. Gloria List’s dental education career. Gather at Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union the morning of Friday, September 16, 2022, for a CE program followed by a luncheon and reception in her honor.

For more than five decades, students have felt Sr. List’s strong presence at Marquette as she helped them navigate the sometimes-overwhelming experience of dental education. Sr. List was always there when students needed her most.

“Sister List was our guardian angel and ‘Mother Teresa’ for dental students throughout the years,” recalls Dr. Sandra Casper, Dent ’86. “She was our go-to faculty member who you could openly ask questions, and share problems and concerns. She would respond with compassion, common sense and always a bit of humor to put a smile on your face.”

After Sr. List's full-time retirement, Dr. Casper and Dr. Sue Meinerz, Dent ‘84, co-founded the Sister Gloria List Endowed Scholarship Fund to assist a female second-year dental student with tuition. Proceeds raised from the CE program and luncheon will support the Sr. List Scholarship Fund.

The CE program - Managing the Most Common Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office - will be presented by Joseph Best, D.D.S., Ph.D., a 1989 Marquette graduate. More information on the program can be found at the link below.

The CE program begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 11:30 a.m., immediately followed by a lunch and reception. Participants can choose to attend the CE program, the luncheon or both.

Visit here to register to attend the CE program and lunch or support the scholarship fund.

Introducing the Dental Entrepreneur program

The Dental Entrepreneur Program (DEP), a collaboration among the Wisconsin Dental Association, Marquette University School of Dentistry and ACT Dental, was established to help Wisconsin’s dentists develop and fine-tune their knowledge of the business of dentistry. The year-long curriculum explores the practice-management side of the profession - everything you didn’t have time to fully learn in dental school.

DEP participants will have access to a blend of in-person, live webinar and on-demand webinar programming. Participants will also be part of an online community, and enjoy a robust suite of digital tools to ensure maximum learning and scheduling flexibility for today’s active dentists.

Learning objectives include:

  1. Leadership skills needed to succeed in private practice dentistry
  2. Strategic thinking that leads to long-term, repeatable success
  3. Operational best practices from the highest-performing dental practices in the U.S.

Participants can earn 24 nonclinical CE credits with special pricing for WDA members and MUSoD grads.

The first session will be held in September, so sign up today! Learn more and register.

Continuing education adventure in Scotland

Continuing education adventure in Scotland

Interested in seeing some of the beautiful Scottish countryside with the option to golf in the country where the game was born? The ‘three Joes’ - Drs. Best, deGuzman and Schmidt - will provide CE during your travel with plenty of opportunity to sightsee, golf and enjoy what Scotland has to offer.

This trip will take place in June 2023 and it will be limited in size. Find more information here.

ACDE webinar series expands offering

During the pandemic, the Association for Continuing Dental Education, an organization of university-based dental continuing education programs - along with 31 of its member schools - began a series of live webinars. This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting on a variety of topics. Between March and December of 2021, the association offered 38 webinars with 60 credit hours available. Almost 8,800 people from 17 different countries on 5 continents have participated in these programs.

Due to the success of the webinar series, the organization is offering another 23 programs between July and December 2022. Learn more about the offerings here.

Fall programs at Marquette

In addition to the programs above, we’re also offering a number of in-person programs during the fall semester.

Check out our Continuing Education calendar for all online and in-person programs this fall.


Omicron Kappa Upsilon members

Newly inducted Omicron Kappa Upsilon members (left to right): Faculty inductee Ayman Ahmed, Madelyn Zastrow, Austin Smith, Annalise Avers, Nicole Reitz, Timothy Knoll, Matthew Ang, Honorary inductee Linda Gleason, Klea Rota, Alex Wedige, Gabriella Andrie, Danielle Nghiem, Lane Steinhaus, Mackenzie Dederich, Faculty inductee Henry Rossi.

Class of 2022 - Graduating the 10,000th Student

Class of 2022

It was a momentous graduation for those in the Class of 2022 - as this group celebrated the 10,000th graduate from Marquette School of Dentistry among its graduating class of 100!

And this year, graduation events were almost back to normal after the COVID years. “We were able to have separate programs this year,” says Dr. Lisa Koenig. “On Tuesday, May 17, we held our Honors and Awards event, and on Saturday, May 21, we gathered to celebrate the Hooding and Graduation Ceremonies.”

The Honors and Awards Program was held at the Alumni Memorial Union. Faculty, staff and family members joined the Class of 2022 as students were presented with honor cords and awards. Ms. Annalise Avers welcomed the Class of 2022 and Mr. Alex Wedige offered closing remarks. Dr. Conrad Nenn presented the Academic Honors and Awards. In addition, honor society inductees were presented and a reception immediately followed the event.

Graduation returned to the Pfister Hotel this year with family and friends in attendance. “The Pfister was a wonderful place to hold the Hooding and Graduation Ceremonies,” says Dr. Koenig. “In addition, two graduates went through a military promotions ceremony conducted by Dr. Brian Hodgson.” Following the military promotion, two graduates - Ms. Amanda Waddle and Ms. Bailey Wagner - sang the national anthem together.

Mathew Mueller presented the welcome address. Dr. Lobb was unable to attend Saturday’s Graduation Ceremony, so Dr. Koenig served as Master of Ceremonies and also read Dr. Lobb’s prepared remarks, touching on the landmark achievement of the 10,000th student.

Dr. Nenn led the Hooding Ceremony and handed out diplomas at the Graduation Ceremony. “Students were able to choose who did their hooding this year, the person needed to be someone with the same academic degree,” explains Dr. Koenig. “And the speakers were selected by the graduating class.”

Class of 2022 President Klea Rota addressed the audience, Lauren Eskoz led the class in the Dentist’s Pledge and John Peters gave closing remarks.

Join us in congratulating all 2022 graduates and wishing them well as they pursue careers in the dental profession or continue their education to achieve advanced degrees.

2022 Graduation by the Numbers


  • Plans after graduation - 41% joining a group private practice
  • Advanced specialty ed - 3 periodontics | 2 orthodontics | 1 pediatric | 1 oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Government service - 2 military | 2 public health
  • Nonprofit clinic - 6%
  • Rural private practice - 12%

Alumni News

Honors and Achievements

Dental Honors 2022

2022 award winners with Dr. Lobb

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2021 award winners with Dr. Lobb












Alumni Award Winners for 2021 and 2022

Dental Alumni Awards

We were excited to be back in person for our Dental Alumni Awards program this spring to celebrate our winners: Distinguished Alumnus in Dentistry - Timothy R. Kinzel, D.D.S., Dent ’84; Outstanding Dental Service Award winner - Gary A. Hendricks, D.D.S., Dent ’85; and Young Alumna of the Year - Zazell Staheli Cummings, D.D.S., Dent ’16. Our award winners exemplify the university’s pillars of leadership, excellence, service and faith. The group that gathered to celebrate was inspired and humbled by their stories.

In addition to the 2022 award winners, two of our 2021 recipients: Distinguished Alumna in Dentistry - Monica Dwyer Hebl, D.D.S., Dent ’85 and Outstanding Dental Service Award winner - Tammy M. Boudry, D.D.S., H Sci ’99, Dent ’06 whose celebration was virtual last year, were also able to attend in person and be recognized.

Congratulations to all our winners - you make us proud to call you MUSoD alumni!

We’re always looking for nominations for future awards. If you know someone who you believe would be a good award candidate, please nominate them here.

Marquette University alumnus Patrick M. Lloyd appointed dean of the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine

Patrick M. LloydStony Brook University has named Patrick M. Lloyd, D.D.S., M.S., as Dean of the School of Dental Medicine (SDM), effective July 1, 2022. Lloyd joins Stony Brook after a decade spent as the dean of the College of Dentistry at Ohio State University.

Dr. Lloyd is a 1978 graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry and earned his specialty certificate in prosthodontics from the V.A. Medical Center in Milwaukee, as well as a master of science from the Marquette University Graduate School in 1989. After completing his specialty training, Dr. Lloyd served as chief of Dental Geriatrics and directed a fellowship in geriatric dentistry at the Milwaukee V.A. Medical Center.

Dr. Lloyd is an international lecturer on a variety of issues related to geriatric dentistry and has published widely on treatment strategies for the aged-dental patient. His diverse clinical experience includes private practice in prosthodontics with an emphasis on care of the older adult, and educating and training students in the area of special patient care.

Dr. Roger Alexander named the 21st recipient of the Military Veteran Honor Award

Dr. Roger AlexanderDr. Roger Alexander, Dent ’64, retired as a professor emeritus from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry in Dallas, and was named the 21st recipient of the Military Veteran Honor Award by the Dallas County Dental Society, in conjunction with Proctor and Gamble/Crest.

In 1962, Dr. Alexander joined the U.S. Navy as a Midshipman while still a Marquette dental student, and retired from active duty in 1989 as a U.S. Navy Captain. The Military Veteran Honor Award recognizes his 27.5 years of service to his country as a U.S. Navy Dental Corps officer. It also honors his continuing service as an educational Ambassador for Patriot Paws Service Dogs, a charitable organization that raises, trains, certifies - and then donates service dogs to disabled military veterans at no cost.

Dr. Daniel J. Rejman elected to the Board of Directors of The American Board of Orthodontics

Daniel J. RejmanThe American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) House of Delegates elected Daniel J. Rejman, D.D.S., M.S., of Castle Rock, Colorado., as a director of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). Dr. Rejman graduated from Marquette with an M.S. in orthodontics in 2007.

Each ABO director represents one of the eight constituent organizations of the AAO and serves an eight-year term, which culminates in the position of president. The ABO directors are responsible for establishing policy with regard to the board certification of specialists in orthodontics. Dr. Rejman, who represents the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists (RMSO), will become president of the ABO in the 2029-2030 year. Dr. Rejman is owner of and orthodontist at Meadows Orthodontics in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Dr. Michael Waliszewski publishes textbook

Michael Waliszewski publishes textbook

Dr. Michael Waliszewski’s, Arts ’99; Dent ’02, authored the textbook titled Brudvik’s Advanced Removable Partial Dentures which will be published later this summer by Quintessence.

Milwaukee Admirals Hockey Team recognized Dr. Keith Ziolkowski’s 34-year commitment as its team dentist

Dr. Keith Ziolkowski

The Milwaukee Admirals hockey team recognized Dr. Keith Ziolkowski’s tremendous 34-year commitment serving as the Milwaukee Admirals team dentist with a ceremonial puck drop on April 29, 2022.

Dr. Ziolkowski, Arts '78, Dent '82, retired in the summer 2021 after working as a dentist for 39 years in Shorewood, Wisconsin.

Dr. Keith Ziolkowski Admirals

“Dr. Ziolkowski and I have been family friends since 2014,” says Dr. Hannah Draver, Dent '20, who took over his practice after his retirement, now called Draver Dental. “He mentored me throughout my undergraduate degree at the University of Louisville and my dental school education at Marquette. He also served as my mentor for the WDA Mentor Program, and I worked in reception and assisting at his office while in school. Dr. Ziolkowski also introduced me to the hockey world - and all the fun and challenges that come with sports dentistry and related trauma.”

Today, Dr. Draver serves as the Admirals team dentist, and Dr. Alan Kimmel, Dent ’02, serves the team as its oral surgeon, and also is a Milwaukee native.

Admirals puck drop


Class of 1981 spring Northwoods Reunion

Class of 1981 spring Northwoods Reunion. For the second time, members of this class gathered for a few days in northern Wisconsin. Dates for next year are already set.

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At the 2022 American Association of Orthodontists meeting in Miami, more than 30 alumni, faculty and residents gathered for a reception.

School News


Marquette School of Dentistry Faculty Member Receives NIH Pathway to Independence Grant

Dr. Mariana Reis, a post-doctoral researcher in the Marquette School of Dentistry, has been awarded a Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health worth about $1,457,000 to study the effect aging and periodontal disease has on oral health in living organisms.

The research project, “Structure and Biology of the Cementum as a Function of Age and Disease,” will focus on how cementum, which is the connective mineralized tissue that provides support in both attaching the tooth to the gum and by absorbing the pressure of chewing, is affected by aging in living organisms and periodontal disease.

“Aging is an inevitable progressive series of events that affect all living organisms,” says Dr. Reis. “Structural and compositional changes that occur to mineralized tissues such as cementum during aging can deteriorate their function and regeneration. Periodontal disease is highly prevalent in the older population and directly affects the biology and function of the cementum, as well. The underlying functional properties of cementum with aging are unclear. Through this project, I hope to build a foundation for understanding mineral-to-matrix interactions and their probable roles in the functionality and regeneration of mineralized tissues.”

The Pathway to Independence program facilitates a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers from mentored research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. The award will span seven years, including the first two under the mentorship of Dr. Ana Bedran-Russo, chair and professor of general dental sciences. The final five years will be the independent phase.

Marinho Del Santo

Dr. Marinho Del Santo, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Developmental Sciences (Orthodontics) was awarded a Marquette University grant to work on the research project: "Assessment of Longitudinal Craniofacial Data of University of Michigan Growth Study Legacy Collection."


Dr. Dawei Liu, orthodontics graduate program director, was notified that his presentation entitled, “Application of Mechanical Vibration to Enhance Orthodontic Retention” at the 2022 IADR/APR General Session & Exhibition was nominated as a finalist for the IADR Innovation Award for Excellence in Orthodontics Research.


Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, director, Pre-Doctoral Endodontics and clinical associate professor in the Department of Surgical Sciences, was invited as a keynote speaker to present a lecture entitled, “To GentleWave, or Not to GentleWave - The Future of Endodontic Irrigation” at the Panendo conference, July 2022 in Cairo, Egypt. This conference is the biggest endodontic conference in Africa and the Middle East, held every two years.

Dr. Shivam Mehta, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Developmental Sciences (Orthodontics) presented his COSA Research Award Lecture, “How does Alendronate affect orthodontic tooth movement in osteogenesis imperfecta: an in-vivo study on a mice model” at the 2022 Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) Conference.



Marquette faculty Dr. Luis Eduardo Almeida edited a book called Temporomandibular Joint Diseases: Diagnosis and Management. Learn more here.







News from the AAO Meeting

Shuwei WangSecond-year resident, Dr. Shuwei Wang, has been selected to be one of the finalists and presented her research for the Proffit award competition at the AAO meeting.


And in the resident case display competition, Dr. Lisa Nguyen's case (supervisor: Dr. Michael Payne) was selected to be one of 9 award winners out of 96 cases from 40 orthodontic programs.

Nguyen Winner Nguyen and supervisor Dr. Michael Payne


The following faculty and staff have retired in the last year. We thank them for their service and dedication to Marquette University School of Dentistry - and we extend our best wishes for a happy and healthy retirement.


Full-Time Faculty

Part-Time Faculty


Ms. LynnAnn Bryan

Dr. Robert Cassidy

Ms. Jo Breske

Dr. Andrew Dentino

Dr. Sandy Custer

Ms. Susan Dalsasso

Dr. Iga Hjerstedt

Ms. Eileen Donohoo

Ms. Linda Garofalo

Dr. Lisa Koenig

Dr. Carl Drago

Ms. Linda Gleason

Ms. Ann McGregor

Dr. John Eichholz

Ms. Penny Hammen

Dr. Geoffrey Thompson

Dr. Terrence Geary

Mr. Lee Lord


Dr. Hermes Hoffman

Ms. Beverly Mathis-Johnson


Dr. Frank Marinelli

Mr. Thomas Pilak


Dr. Larry Porter

Ms. Yvonne Williamson


Ms. Debra Pscheid


Dr. Nicolas Shane


Ms. Anna Stamas


Dr. Paul Svoboda


Ms. Cecilia Williams-SaLoutos


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