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Ronald Carlton Staples, D.D.S.

Ronald Carlton Staples, D.D.S., F.A.C.S.

Education
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Science, Graduated with honors; Major: Biomedical Engineering; Minor: Mathematics
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry, Memphis, Tennessee, Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry, Memphis, Tennessee, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Externship
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry, Memphis, Tennessee, postdoctoral oral and maxillofacial surgery fellowship
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry, Memphis, Tennessee, residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery
Honors/Awards
  • University of Tennessee, College of Engineering, Knoxville, TN: Minority Engineering Scholarship Program Recipient (MESP)
  • Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry, American Fund for Dental Health Scholarship
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center Alumni Seminars and Table Clinic Presentations:
    1. First Place, First Year Dental Class: Photoelastic Analysis of the Natural Dentition, UT Memphis Alumni Seminar Table Clinics
    2. Second Place, Second Year Dental Class, Xeroradiography: A New Dimension in Dental Radiography, UT Memphis Alumni Seminar Table Clinics
    3. First Place Basic Science and Research, An Analysis of Selected Mechanical Properties of the Polyethyl-Methacrylate Resilient Denture Liner, UT Memphis Alumni Seminar Table Clinics
  • Certificate for United States of America Patent: number 6,102,698
    • Modification of the Orthognathic Surgery Simulation Instrument
  • Past recipient of the Dr. J. E. Albright Award for Teaching Excellence
Board Certification
  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • National Board of Dental Anesthesiology
  • Tennessee State Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Southern Regional Dental Board Exam
  • State of Tennessee Engineer-in-Training Certification
Other Certification
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) current
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) current
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) not current
Licensure
  • D.D.S. – State of Tennessee #4725
  • D.D.S. – State of Virginia #0401007632 currently retired
Committees and Offices Held
  • Search Committee for Chairman for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department
  • University of Tennessee College of Dentistry Alumni Board of Trustees, Past Member
  • State of Tennessee Board of Licensure for Health Care Facilities, Past Member
  • Memphis Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Past President, Past Secretary
  • Tennessee Dental Association Council on Governmental Affairs, past member
  • Chairman, Peer Review Committee, Pan-Tennessee Dental Association Current
  • Pan Tennessee Dental Association, Past President, Past Vice-President
  • Shelby County Dental Society, Past President, Current Treasurer
Society Memberships
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Fellow
  • American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, Fellow
  • American Board of Dental Anesthesiology, Diplomate
  • National Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Memphis Dental Society
  • Psi Omega Professional Dental Fraternity
  • Society of Engineering Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University Appointments
  • The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Assistant Professor, Current
  • The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry, Department of Operative/General Dentistry, Past Instructor
Hospital/Clinical Appointments
  • Methodist Hospitals, Active Staff
  • LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, Courtesy Staff
  • Baptist Memorial Hospitals, Active Staff (past Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  • Regional Medical Center, Courtesy Staff
Practice/Professional Experience
  • Private practice, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Memphis, Tennessee, Current
  • Private practice, General Dentistry, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee, Laboratory Aide
  • Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, Tennessee, Engineering Assistant
Invited Lectures: (limited selection)
  • Presented lecture on “Oral Surgery Secrets for the General Practitioner”; served as local chairman Continuing Education Committee, 93rd Annual National Dental Association Convention, Nashville
  • Implant Treatment Planning (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society
  • Management of Odontogenic Infections (3 hrs.), UT Continuing Education
  • Management of Odontogenic Infections, (2 hrs.), Pan-Tennessee Dental Association
  • Management of Odontogenic Infections (3 hrs.), Midsouth Dental Congress
  • Dental Considerations for patients with Medical Conditions (1 hr.), PTDA,
  • Oral Surgery Complications (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society
  • Management of the Medically Compromised Dental Patient (3 hrs.), William F. Slagle Dental Meeting, Memphis, TN
  • Substance Abuse among Dental Professionals (2 hrs.) Shelby County Dental Society
  • Management of Odontogenic Infections, (2 hrs.), Pan-Tennessee Dental Association
  • Prescription Writing; MME Conversion; Substance Abuse among Dental Professionals (2hr) Shelby County Dental Society Meeting
  • Mandibular Reconstruction: Nonvascularized – vs- Vascularized Free Flaps, Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry
Publications/Research
  • Case Report: Evaluation of Spontaneous Regeneration of the Mandibular Condyle With Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography”, co-authored with Carl W. Eilers, DDS, submitted for publication.
Richard D. Meekins, Jr., D.D.S.

Richard D. Meekins, Jr., D.D.S.

Education
  • Whitehaven High School, Memphis, Tennessee, graduated 1987
  • University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, Bachelor of Science degree in Vertebrate Zoology
  • Howard University, Washington, D.C., Doctorate of Dental Surgery, 1997
  • Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, Oral Surgery Externship, Summer 1996
  • Martin Luther King, Jr./Charles R. Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 1997-2001
Honors/Awards
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon, 1997
  • John A. Turner Oral Surgery Award, Howard University, 1997
  • Dr. Coleman R. Tuckson Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Award, 1997
  • Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities, 1996
  • ADA’s Student Conference on Research, representative for Howard University, 1996
  • National Dental Association Dental Scholarship 1994-1996
Board Certification
  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2005
  • Southern Regional Board Exam 2000
  • National Dental Board Exam, Part 1:1996, Part 2:1997
Other Certification
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
Licensure
  • D.D.S. – State of Tennessee #7916, expires 1-31-2021
Society Memberships
  • Southern California Oral Pathology Society, 2001
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • National Dental Association, 2001 - present
  • National Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 2001-present
  • Tennessee Dental Association, 2001-present
  • Memphis Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 2001-present
  • American Dental Association, 2001-present
  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2005-present
  • Shelby County Dental Society, 2001-present, President 2007-2008
University Appointments
  • The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Assistant Professor, July 2004 - present (part-time)
Hospital/Clinical Appointments
  • Methodist Hospital
  • Baptist Hospital
  • Regional Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee, Active, October 2008 – present
Practice/Professional Experience
  • Methodist Hospital, Rehab attendant, May – July 1991
  • National Institutes of Health, Student Dental Researcher, June – August 1995
  • Los Angeles County, oral surgery residents, July 1997 – June 2001
  • Private practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Memphis, Tennessee, 2001-present
Teaching Experience
  • Undergraduate clinical instruction, oral and maxillofacial surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry, Memphis, Tennessee, July 2004 – present
Publications/Research
  • The Initiation of Cavity Formation by Streptococcus Mutans, University of Memphis, Department of Microbiology, 1998
  • Regulation of Cell Adhesion Molecule Expression in TGF-Beta One Knockout Mice, National Institute of Dental Research, Bethesda, Maryland, 1995; Findings published in “The Articulator”, 1997
Continuing Education Activities
  • Regulation of Cell Adhesion in TGF-B1 Knockout Mice, presented at Washington, D.C. Dental Convention, First Place National Division, 1995
  • Regulation of Cell Adhesion in TGF-B1 Knockout Mice, presented at the Greater New York Dental Convention, First Place, 1995
  • Regulation of Cell Adhesion in TGF-B1 Knockout Mice, presented at the ADA/FDI Convention, 1996
  • Regulation of Cell Adhesion in TGF-B1 Knockout Mice, presented at the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Dental Conference, 1996
  • HIPAA Security Training, UT Memphis, April 2005
  • Creating Your Ideal Implant Case (5 hrs.), 3i Implant Innovations, Inc., Memphis, Tennessee, February 2, 2007.
  • Endodontic Concerns for Traumatic Teeth (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, February 21, 2007
  • Composite Restorations (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, May 16, 2007
  • Mal-odor: A Detailed Review of the Current Literature, Featuring the Halometer (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, October 17, 2007
  • A Potpourri of Oral Surgery (8 hrs.), presented by the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Group of Memphis (Drs. Staples, Meekins, and Williams); Planning for Income to Last: Handling the Key Risk to a Financially Secure Retirement (1 hr.) Mississippi Dental Society, Memphis, Tennessee, October 27, 2007
  • Substance Abuse (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, November 14, 2007
  • Common Oral Lesions: Part I (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, January 16, 2008
  • Common Oral Lesions: Part II (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, February 20, 2008
  • Profit Recovery (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, March 19, 2008
  • Introduction to Astra Implant System (2 hrs.), Memphis Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, April 8, 2008
  • Developing a Treatment Plan (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, May 21, 2008
  • Dental Management of Bisphosphonate Patients (2 hrs.), Estate Planning (2 hrs.), CPR Training (2 hrs.), Why Root Canal Treated Teeth Fail (2 hrs.), Employment Law 101 (2 hrs.), Financial Services for the Emerging Markets (2 hrs.), The Child Friendly Dental Office (2 hrs.), General Attendance (5 hrs.), Pan-Tennessee Dental Association, May 30- June 1, 2008
  • OMS Training Review/Use of Steriolithography in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2 hrs.), Memphis Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, June 10, 2008
  • Segmental Surgery in the Maxilla and Mandible: Orthodontic and Surgical Considerations (5 hrs.), UT College of Dentistry, May 16, 2008
  • Infant Oral Health Care (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, October 15, 2008
  • Implant Dentistry: Why 3i? (3 hrs.), Center for Oral & Facial Surgery, Memphis, January 29, 2009
  • Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, February 18, 2009
  • Implant Dentistry: Locator & PSR CAD/CAM Bars (3 hrs.), Center for Oral & Facial Surgery, Memphis, February 26, 2009
  • Medical Conditions Affecting Dental Treatment, presenter (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, March 18, 2009
  • Antibiotics – Old Friends Still Work (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, April 15, 2009
  • Perio and Implants (2 hrs.), Diabetes Management Team: PPOD (2 hrs.), Peterman Dental Lab (1 hr.), Digital Imaging: hands on display (2 hrs.), administrative meeting attendance (4 hrs.), Pan Tennessee Dental Association Convention, Memphis, May 30, 2009
  • Abuse of Inhalers (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, November 18, 2009
  • Implant Treatment Planning (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, January 20, 2010
  • Bone Grafting for Vertical Ridge Augmentation for Implants (2 hrs.), Memphis Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, February 9, 2010
  • AFLAC Insurance for Your Staff (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, February 17, 2010
  • Dental Trauma (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, March 17, 2010
  • Orthodontic – General Practitioners Communication and Treatment (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, April 21, 2010
  • Pediatric Care (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, May 19, 2010
  • Trauma with Space Maintenance (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, October 20, 2010
  • Substance Abuse Awareness (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, November 17, 2010.
  • Dental Phobia (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, January 19, 2011
  • Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, February 16, 2011
  • Cement: How to Keep That Crown On (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, April 20, 2011
  • Practice Management (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, October 19, 2011
  • Substance Abuse (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society November 16, 2011
  • Anticipatory Guidance (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, January 18, 2012
  • Internal Panel Discussion on Finance (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, March 21, 2012
  • Implant Dentistry (2hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, April 18, 2012
  • Dentoalveolar Infections and Update on Antibiotics and Office Oral Surgery (6 hrs.), UTHS, April 27, 2012
  • Financial Update (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, May 16, 2012
  • Methamphetamine Abuse (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, November 28, 2012
  • Various presentations throughout the year for the Pan Tennessee Dental Association
  • Handpiece Maintenance and Repair (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, February 20, 2013
  • ACLS & Dental Office Emergency Preparedness (9 hrs.), April 2, 2013
  • Predictable Tissue Regeneration and Esthetic Dental Implant Therapy (2 hrs.), Memphis Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, April 3, 2013
  • Roundtable Discussion on Finance (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, May 15, 2013
  • Dental Fear and Anxiety (1 hr.), PTDA, June 7, 2013
  • Chemical Dependency (1 hr.), Tennessee Dental Association, September 2013
  • Implant Planning in 3D Volumetric Imaging to Digital Implant Impressions (2 hrs.), Memphis Dental Society, October 17, 2013
  • Chemical Dependency; Adolescent Drug and Alcohol use (1 hr.), Tennessee Dental Association, October 29, 2013
  • Substance Abuse (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, November 20, 2013
  • Oral Surgery Complications (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, January 15, 2014
  • Presented: Practice Management, Shelby County Dental Society, April 16, 2014
  • William F. Slagle Dental Meeting (3 hrs.), March 7-8, 2015
  • Dental Malpractice (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, March 18, 2015
  • Pan-Tennessee Dental Association 80th Annual Convention (9 hrs.), June 5-6, 2015
  • Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, February 17, 2016
  • William F. Slagle Dental Meeting (3 hrs.), Memphis, March 4-6, 2016
  • Financial Strategies for Practicing Dentistry (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, March 16, 2016
  • Substance Abuse (2 hrs.), Shelby County Dental Society, November 16, 2016
  • ACLS, BLS, & Dental Office Emergency Preparedness (9 hrs.), April 4, 2017
Joseph Olayinka Majekodunmi, D.D.S., R.P.H.

Joseph Olayinka Majekodunmi, D.D.S., R.P.H.

Education
  • Alafia Institute, Ibadan - Oyo State Nigeria
  • Comprehensive High School - Ogun State Nigeria
  • Ogun State Polytechnic - Ogun State Nigeria
  • University of Ife, Oyo State Nigeria
    • Bachelor of Science - Architecture
  • Essex County Vocational School
    • Certificate in License Practical Nursing
  • Essex County College, New Jersey, College of Pharmacy
    • Bachelor of Science - Pharmacy
  • Meharry Medical College, Nashville, School of Dentistry
    • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • Columbia University/Harlem Hospital NY
    • NY Hillsborough Dental Research Clinic
Internship
  • Meharry Medical College – Nashville Metropolitan Hospital – Nashville, TN
    • Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Board Certification
  • Diplomate National Board of Dental Anesthesia
  • Tennessee Board of Dentistry
  • Tennessee Board of Pharmacy
  • Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • Arkansas Board of Pharmacy
  • Arkansas Board of Dentistry
  • Mississippi Board of Dentistry
  • Mississippi Board of Pharmacy
Other Certification
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) – Current
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – Current
  • Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery
Licensure
  • State of Florida Dental License – DN17670
  • State of Florida Pharmacy License – P333303
  • State of Florida Licensed Practical Nurse PN – 1308671
  • State of Tennessee Pharmacy License – P11176
  • State of Tennessee Dental License – 9344
  • State of Mississippi Pharmacy License – T13357
  • State of Mississippi Dental License – 4033-18
  • State of Arkansas Dental License – 4017
  • State of Arkansas Pharmacy License – PD13466
Society Memberships
  • America Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • National Board of Dental Anesthesia
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Memphis Dental Society
Hospital/Clinical Appointments
  • Methodist Hospital – Not Active
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital – Credentialing Pending
Practice/Professional Experience
  • Private Practice: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Memphis, TN
  • Private Practice: Hillsborough Dental Research Clinic – Tampa, Florida
Invited Lectures
  • Management of Odontogenic Infections, Shelby County Dental Society
  • Management of HIV/AIDS patients in dental offices, Shelby County Dental Society
  • Management of Pregnant patients in dental offices, Shelby County Dental Society
  • Medication induced Osteonecrosis of the jaw, Shelby Country Dental Society
Matthew J. Breit, D.D.S.

Matthew J. Breit, D.D.S.

Education
  • Nova High School, Davie, Florida, Graduated with Honors.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Science
  • New York University, College of Dentistry, New York, New York, Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree (Class rank 6/227)
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry, Memphis, Tennessee, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Externship
  • University of Miami, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Miami, Florida, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Externship
  • Cornell University, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, New York, New York, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Externship
  • University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, College of Dentistry, Houston, Texas Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Honors/Awards
  • New York University, College of Dentistry, New York, New York: Honors in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • New York University, College of Dentistry, New York, New York: Deans award for academic accomplishment.
  • New York University, College of Dentistry, New York, New York: Scholarship for academic achievement and excellence.
  • New York University, College of Dentistry, New York, New York: OKU Dinner of Excellence invitee.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin: Deans list
Board Certification
  • Northeast Regional Dental Board Exam
  • Southeast Regional Dental Board Exam
  • Tennessee State Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Board Eligible
Other Certification
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) current
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) not current
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) current
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) current
Licensure
  • D.D.S. – State of Tennessee #10941
    • Qualifications: Deep Sedation/General Anesthesia, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Society Memberships
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon, National Dental Honor Society
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Association
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Tennessee Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Memphis Society Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Pan-Tennessee Dental Association
  • Memphis Dental Society
  • Shelby County Dental Society
Hospital/Clinical Appointments
  • Methodist Hospitals, Active Staff
  • LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, Courtesy Staff
  • Baptist Memorial Hospitals, Active Staff
Publications/Research
  • Chapter: Evolving Technologies for Tissue Cutting, co-authored with Issa Hanna, DDS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics 2019
  • Immediate trans oral allogeneic bone grafting for mandibular defects. Less morbidity and more bone. A paradigm in benign tumor mandibular reconstruction. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: April 2017
  • Osseointegration potential of various inorganic and organic graft materials. Co-authored with Paulo Coelho, DDS, PHD. Submitted for publication

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