Faculty and Staff

Pediatric Dentistry & Community Oral Health

Chair

Larry Dormois, DDS, MS
Associate Professor and Chair
ldormois@uthsc.edu

Director

Craig Volk Vinall, DDS, MDS
Assistant Professor
Director, Pre-doctoral Pediatric Dentistry
cvinall@uthsc.edu

Martha Wells, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor and Director, Postdoctoral Pediatric Dentistry
mwells18@uthsc.ed

Faculty

Division of Community Oral Health

Matthew Caraway, DDS
Assistant Professor

Nakeshi L. Dyer
Assistant Professor
Ndyer1@uthsc.edu

Liang Hong, DDS, MS, PhD
Professor
Lhong2@uthsc.edu

Orpheus Triplett, DDS
Associate Professor
otriplet@uthsc.edu

Division of Pediatric Dentistry

Alka Cohen, DDS, MS
Associate Professor
avcohen@uthsc.edu 

Martin E. Donaldson, DDS
Associate Professor
Mdonald1@uthsc.edu 

Larry D. Dormois, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor and Chair
ldormois@uthsc.edu 

Jennifer A. Fernandez, DMD, MS, MDS
Assistant Professor
Jfernan8@uthsc.edu            

Wess McCann, Jr., DDS, MS
Assistant Professor
wmccann5@uthsc.edu

Mehdi Sadeghi, DDS
Assistant Professor
msadeghi@uthsc.edu 

Harry K. Sharp, DDS
Professor
hsharp@uths.edu 

Todd Smith, DDS
Assistant Professor
Tsmith63@uthsc.edu

Craig V. Vinall, DDS, MDS
Assistant Professor
cvinall@uthsc.edu

Martha Wells, DMD, MS
Assistant Professor
Mwells18@uthsc.edu 

Hamid Yazdi
Associate Professor
hazdi@uthsc.edu

Staff

Felicia Allen
Clinical Dental Assistant
fallen4@uthsc.edu

Linda Lester
Special Procedures Assistant
llester@uthsc.edu

Jalesa Mohead
Clinical Dental Assistant
Jmohead2@uthsc.edu

Linda Montaque
Clinical Specialist II
lmontaqu@uthsc.edu

Narquala Perry 
Patient Account Specialist
nperry3@uthsc.edu

Georgetta Rambert
Clinical Dental Assistant
grambert@uthsc.edu

Glenda Rhea
Administrative Assistant II
grhea@uthsc.edu

Quintina Small
Sr. Admitting Staff
Qsmall1@uthsc.edu

Tammy Soto 
Dental Hygienist 
tsoto@uthsc.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Gerald Samson, DDS

Steve Fuson, MS

John Acosta, DDS

Brad Wilkinson, DDS

Daniel Freeman, DDS

Vent Murphy, DDS, MS

Steve Beestra, DDS

Dunn building

Contact Us

College of Dentistry

875 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-6200
Fax: 901-448-1625