Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Image of Anibal M Silveira DDS - University of Louisville School of DentistryAnibal M. Silveira, DDS

Professor, Orthodontics
Chair, Department of Orthodontic, Pediatric and Geriatric Dentistry
E-mail: amsilv01@louisville.edu

Background:

1983  Degree: Certificate (Orthodontics) - Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, NY
1980  Degree: Certificate (Pediatric Dentistry) - Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, NY
1978  Fellowship (Pediatric Dentistry) Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte – Brazil / Project Hope
1977  Degree: DDS - Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte – Brazil (UFRN)

 

Image of Janakiraman Nandakumar DDS - University of Louisville School of DentistryJanakiraman Nandakumar, DDS

Assistant Professor, Orthodontics
Program Director, Orthodontic Graduate Program
Faculty, University of Louisville Graduate School
Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
(502) 852-4325
(502) 852-4388 (fax)
E-mail: nandakumar.janakiraman@louisville.edu

Background:

2014 Degree: MDentSc - University of Connecticut, Framington, CT
2002 Degree: MDS - Government Dental College, Hyderabad, India
1997 Degree: BDS - Government Dental College, Bangalore, India

 

Image of Sudha Gudhimella DDS - University of Louisville School of DentistrySudha Gudhimella, BDS, MS

Assistant Professor, Orthodontics
Director of Predoctoral Clinical Orthodontics
Faculty, University of Louisville Graduate School
Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
E-mail: s0gudh01@louisville.edu

Background:

2017  Degree: MS, Certificate (Orthodontics) - University of Kentucky,  Lexington, KY
2013  Fellowship: Fellowship in Craniofacial Biology - University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
2009  Degree: BDS - Government Dental College - Hyderabad, India


Image of Eric D. Bednar, DDS, MS - University of Louisville School of DentistryEric D. Bednar, DDS, MS (ABO)

Clinical Associate Professor, Orthodontics
Director of Predoctoral Clinical Orthodontics
E-mail: edbedn01@louisville.edu

Background:

2008  Fellowship: William R. Proffit Teaching Fellow - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2007  Degree: MS, Certificate (Orthodontics) - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2004  Degree: DDS - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2000  Degree: BS (Zoology) - Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Part-Time Faculty

Sunita S. Chandiramani, DMD, MS (ABO) - Clinical Associate Professor, Orthodontics

  • Cert. (Orthodontics) - University of Louisville, 2002
  • MS (Oral Biology) - University of Louisville, Louisville KY, 2001
  • DMD - University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1999
  • BS (Medical Technology) - Oakland University, Detroit, MI, 1986
  • BS (Microbiology) - MG Science Institude, India, 1986

Michael P. Becht, DMD, MS - Clinical Instructor

  • MS Orthodontics, University of West Virginia
  • DMD, University of Louisville
  • BS, University of Dayton

Christopher J. Edelen, DMD, MS - Clinical Associate Professor

  • Cert. (Ortho), University of Louisville, 1985
  • DMD, MS, University of Louisville, 1983
  • BS, University of Notre Dame, 1979

Keith Nicholson, DDS, MS - Clinical Instructor

  • MS, Certificate (Ortho), University of Louisville, 2011
  • DDS, University of North Carolina, 2008
  • BA, Davidson College, 2004

Paul E. Tran, DDS, MS - Lecturer

  • MS, Cert. (Ortho), University of Kentucky, 1994
  • DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry, 1990
  • BS, University of Houston School of Dentistry, 1986

David L. Wyatt, DMD, MS - Clinical Instructor

  • Certificate (Ortho), University of Louisville 1993
  • Certificate (GPR), US Army Dental Corps, 1981
  • DMD, University of Kentucky, 1980
  • BS, University of Kentucky, 1976

Staff

Linda Heichelbech, Orthodontic Clinic Receptionist

Mari Rey Santiago, Orthodontic Clinic Receptionist

Kim Shealy, Patient Care Coordinator

Melisa A. Haycraft, Dental Assistant