ASDOH Student


Leadership Team : Dean’s Council : Executive Committee

Mission : Goals : Community-based Education Model : Accreditation : Identified Need

Executive Committee

Joseph C Creech Jr., DDS
Director of Pediatric Dentistry

Joe Creech, DDS, is an associate professor and director of pediatric dentistry. He has been with ATSU-ASDOH since 2004.

A native of Missouri, Dr. Creech received his bachelor’s degree from Westminster College and his dental degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. He completed his pediatric dental residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. He brings 40 years of pediatric dental experience ATSU-ASDOH.

Dr. Creech is board certified in pediatric dentistry and is a fellow of the International College of Dentists. He has held numerous national positions with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, including chairman of the Academy’s Council on Clinical Affairs, which develops the oral health policies for all pediatric dental care. Additionally, he has served as a director of both the College of Diplomates and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He was the president of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2013-14. He is a frequent volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul’s Chandler Care Center and is a pediatric consultant for the American Society of Anesthesiology’s ‘Ten Minutes Saves a Life” emergency manual.

Dr. Creech has been honored to guide over 100 students to specialty careers in pediatric dentistry; including 5 of his former patients. ATSU’s ASDOH Alumni Association selected him as their first recipient of the ASDOH Living Tribute Award.


Sabah Kalamchi, DDS, FFDRCS
Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Sabah Kalamchi, DDS, FFDRCS, is the director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, in addition to the didactic and clinical teaching responsibilities in surgery and chair the admissions committee at ATSU-ASDOH.

Dr. Kalamchi is a member of the trauma team at Scottsdale Health Care Hospital. He attended Creighton School of Dentistry in Omaha, Neb. and graduated in 1989. Dr. Kalamchi completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at Parkland Memorial Hospital. He has been certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He has lectured nationally and internationally in his field of expertise. He has been published in the United States and in international journals on the subject of T.M.J and facial trauma.

Dr.Kalamchi currently serves as the president of the Arizona Society of Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons.


Jae Hyun Park, DMD, MSD, MS, PhD
Program Director, Postgraduate Orthodontic Program

Jae Hyun Park, DMD, MSD, MS, PhD, is a professor and program director of the Postgraduate Orthodontic Program at ATSU-ASDOH. He is a Diplomate of and Examiner for the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Park has received several awards for scientific and clinical excellence including aCharley Schultz Award (first place in the scientific category at the Orthodontic Resident Scholars Program) and the Joseph E. Johnson Award (first place at the AAO Table Clinic Competition) from the American Association of Orthodontists.

He also serves as an editorial board member of several peer-reviewed orthodontic and dental journals. He was recently invited to be a guest editor of "Seminars in Orthodontics." He was the chief editor of a recently published book entitled, "Computed Tomography: New Research," and recently co-authored a book, "Molar Protraction: Orthodontic Substitution of Missing Posterior Teeth."

While working as a full-time faculty member since 2008, he has published more than 170 scientific and clinical articles in peer-reviewed orthodontic and dental journals including three cover pages in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He also lectures nationally and internationally. Dr. Park is currently editor-in-chief of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO), past president of the Arizona State Orthodontic Association, and Thesis Committee co-chair of Northern California Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists. He also works for NBDE Part II Ortho-Pediatric Dentistry/ADAT Test Construction Committee and CODA site visitor. He was also recently appointed to replace Dr. Steven Dugoni as an American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) director representing the PCSO. He will be the ABO President in 2024.


Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD, FSCDH
Course Director of Clinical Medicine and Pharmacology
Director of Research

Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD, FSCDH, is professor, course director of clinical medicine and pharmacology, and director of research at ATSU-ASDOH, where she also teaches part-time in the Special Care Clinic. Dr. Spolarich also serves as associate director of the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice.

Dr. Spolarcih received her certificate in dental hygiene from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine and her bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She holds both a master of science in dental hygiene and a PhD in physiology from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She received fellowship status in special care dental hygiene awarded by the Special Care Dentistry Association in 2016.

Dr. Spolarich has formal training in both laboratory and clinical research and has completed the Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum through the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health. She has conducted research at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, the University of Maryland Hospital, the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center, and the National Office of Veterans Affairs in Washington DC. Her research interests focus on the care of medically complex patient populations, specifically the care of older adults, and clinical of drug therapies and dental product formulations. Dr. Spolarich is an internationally recognized author and speaker on pharmacology and the care of medically complex patients. She has presented over 900 lectures nationally and internationally and has over 125 professional publications.


David W. Crouthamel, DDS
Assistant Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

David Crouthamel, DDS, is an associate professor in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at ATSU-ASDOH and a staff oral surgeon at Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital in Sacaton, Ariz.

Dr. Crouthamel received his DDS from Temple University School of Dentistry as a National Health Service Corps Scholar in Philadelphia, Pa. After repaying his service obligation as a general dentist to the U.S. Public Health Service with the Gila River Indian Community, Dr. Crouthamel completed his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He returned to Arizona and established a private practice in OMFS in Scottsdale and then Chandler, while also serving in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

He is Board Certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He transitioned from private practice to teaching at ASDOH beginning in 2005 and achieving full-time status in 2015.
Dr. Crouthamel resides in Chandler with Jan, his wife of 41 years. They have one son, Joshua, who works in New York City as a features editor for The Metro.


Other Members (without Bio information)

•    Tamer El-Gendy
•    Robert Todd Erickson
•    Gail Hendricks
•    Charles Matlach
•    Monica Nenad
•    Lisa Schnaidt
•    Marc Shlossman
•    Angela Miller