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Faculty & Staff

Jae Hyun Park, DMD, MSD, MS, PhDDr. Jae Hyun Park
Program Director
Dr. Jae Hyun Park is the Program Director of the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health's Post Graduate Orthodontic Program and Associate Professor. He is a highly regarded leader in the field of dental education, an outstanding professional with a wealth of practical experience in dental practice and has a strong commitment to clinical education, patient care, and research. Dr. Park received his undergraduate education from Seoul National University where he graduated with honors. He went on to earn his D.M.D., M.S.D., and Ph.D. degrees from the dental school at Kyung Hee University, one of the most prestigious schools in South Korea. He also completed his Master of Public Health studies at the Graduate School of Public Health at Seoul National University. Dr. Park gained "hands-on" experience during his almost 10 years of service as a general dentist and orthodontist in Korea. He has extensive experience as an orthodontist. While maintaining his practice, he also served as an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Dentistry at Kyung Hee University and was recently appointed to conduct research as an international scholar with the school. After moving to the States, Dr. Park earned his Master of Science degree from the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University, College of Dentistry (NYUCD). He also completed the Post Graduate Orthodontic Program at NYUCD. While at NYUCD, Dr. Park received the Dean's Award, the Master of Science Resident Research Award, and the Post Graduate Resident Research Award. Some of his research was submitted for a patent by New York University. Dr. Park also worked as an orthodontic teaching fellow and member of the undergraduate clinical orthodontic faculty at NYUCD. He represented the school at the 2006 American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) annual session where he competed against 47 other orthodontic representatives, winning 1st place in the Orthodontic Resident Scholars Program. Dr. Park has published numerous scientific and clinical articles. He has been recognized by Marquis Who's Who, American Biographical Institute (ABI), and the International Biographical Center (IBC) of Cambridge.
Dr. Park's curriculum vitae (PDF)

Michael Papademetriou, DMD, MS
Clinical DirectorDr. Michael Papademetriou
Dr. Papademetriou received his Bachelor degree in physiology from Southern Illinois University. He then attended Washington University School of Dental Medicine where he received his DMD degree. He graduated as one of the top students in his class and received several awards including membership in the Honorable Dental Society OKU. After graduation he accepted a position as a clinical instructor in fixed prosthodontics at the same University, where he taught in the clinic and was involved in research.

He was then accepted at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) where he received his orthodontic specialization and a Masters in oral biology.

After graduation, Dr. Papademetriou returned to his home country of Cyprus where he practiced for 22 years. He established the Cyprus Orthodontic Society and served as the first president. In this capacity, he was his country’s representative in the signing of the World Federation of Orthodontics (WFO) charter. He was involved with the European Orthodontic Society and over the years has attended many national and international orthodontic meetings and conferences. Dr. Papademetriou and his family relocated back to Phoenix in 2011, and he has been part of ASDOH as clinical director of the orthodontic program, sharing his extensive orthodontic experience and knowledge with the residents.
He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, PCSO, Arizona State Association, World Federation of Orthodontists, European Orthodontic Society, Cyprus Orthodontic Society, and American Cleft Palate Association.

Dawn Pruzansky, DMD
Administrative Director
Dr. Dawn Pruzansky
Dr. Dawn Pruzansky received her Bachelor degree in biology from New York University. She then attended UMDNJ New Jersey Dental School where she received her DMD degree. After graduation she was accepted into the Orthodontic residency program at New York University College of Dentistry where she received her orthodontic certification.

Before attending dental school, Dr. Pruzansky was involved in basic science research at both New York University College of Dentistry and Mayo Clinic Scottsdale. She has several publications regarding mitochondrial apoptosis.

After graduation, Dr. Pruzansky practiced in the NY-NJ-PA area. She is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists has attended many continuing education orthodontic meetings and conferences throughout the country. Dr. Pruzansky and her family relocated back to Phoenix in 2013, and she has recently become a part of ASDOH as the administrative director of the orthodontic program. She is the secretary-treasurer of the Arizona State Orthodontic Association and a member of the PCSO constituent of AAO, Arizona State Dental Association, Arizona Orthodontic Study Club, World Federation of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association.

Adjunct Faculty

Gary Brigham, DDS, MSD
Jack Buhrow, DDS, MS
Albert Carlotti, DDS, MD
Joseph R. Cohen, DDS
Blair Feldman, DMD, MSc, MSEd
Andrew Forman, DDS, MS
Patricia Glick, DMD
Bruce Goldstein, DDS, MS
John Grubb, DDS
David Hoffman, DMD, DHSc
Seuss Kassisieh, DDS, MS
Alyssa Levin, DDS, MS
Howell Lewis, DDS
Marco Pinto, DDS
Treven Rollins, DMD
Barnett Rothstein, DMD, MS
Cliff Running, DDS, MS
Philip Santucci, DDS, MS
John Sebanc, DDS
Thomas Shipley, DMD, MS
Richard Sparks, DDS, MS

Administrative team

Wendy Hoefs, Patient Service Coordinator
Linda Robles, Patient Service Coordinator
Jessica Collins, Patient Service Coordinator
Leita Farnsworth, Patient Service Coordinator
Anthony Quatela, Account Manager

Clinical team

Jenifer Vetter, BS, Clinic Manager
Kerry Anderson, Lead Dental Assistant
Hector Duarte, Dental Assistant
Meliza Jackson, Dental Assistant
Tressa Reeder, Dental Assistant
Robin Boshaw, Dental Assistant
Brittany Oldham, Dental Assistant