Department of Dentistry


Dr. William Davis Picture

William Davis, D.D.S., M.S.
Professor and Chair
Department of Dentistry

Dr. Michael Nedley

Michael Nedley, D.D.S.
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program Director

Dr. Charles Fahncke

Charles Fahncke, D.D.S., M.S.
Assistant Professor
General Practice Residency Program Director


Current Attending Faculty

Michael J. Cohen, D.D.S.

  • Hometown: Toledo, OH
  • Dental School: Northwestern University Dental School, specialist in Periodontics
  • Undergraduate School: University of Toledo
  • Why UT Dental: I helped start the program in 1977 and then went on to my private practice until retiring in 2016. This is my dream retirement job. It is my extreme pleasure being able to help young dentists just beginning their careers get started.
  • Future Career goals: Continue improving to program 
  • Hobbies: Bike riding, hiking, snowshoeing, gardening

Charles R. Fahncke, D.D.S., M.S.

  • Hometown: Celina, OH
  • Dental School: The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry
  • Undergraduate School: Capital University
  • Postgraduate Dental School: Navy Post Grad Dental School (MS), Bethesda, MD. George Washington University
  • Why UT Dental: Teaching residents helps keep my approach to dentistry fresh
  • Future Career Goals: Continue as director, create new learning opportunities
  • Hobbies: Woodworking, fishing, hunting

Mark J. Heenan, D.D.S.

  • Hometown: Port Clinton, OH
  • Dental School: University of Louisville
  • Undergraduate School: Wittenberg University
  • Why UT Dental: To give back, but most importantly it’s nice to have something that is rewarding to do in retirement.
  • Future Career Goals: To continue to improve our program and live every day to its fullest
  • Hobbies: Traveling, being outside and spending time in my woods, sports, and my spending time with family

Frank L. Pace, Jr. D.M.D.

  • Hometown: Dover, OH
  • Dental School: Case Western Reserve University
  • Undergraduate School: Case Western Reserve University
  • Hobbies: Watching local high school sports, spending time with grandchildren and sports card collecting
  • Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Jaime Snook, D.D.S., M.P.H., M.S.

Jaime Snook, D.D.S., M.P.H., M.S.

  • Hometown: Canton, Ohio
  • Dental School: The Ohio State University
  • Undergraduate School: Kent State University
  • Hobbies: traveling, playing with my dogs and horses
  • Residency: The University of Toledo
Fallon Zakeri, D.D.S.

Fallon Zakeri, D.D.S.

  • Hometown: Ottawa Hills, OH
  • Dental School: The Ohio State University College of Dentistry 
  • Undergraduate School: The Ohio State University
  • Why UToledo Dental: I am excited to stay on as faculty and love getting to watch the residents learn and expand their clinical skills! 
  • Hobbies: Exploring new places to hike or eat, traveling, live music, glassblowing and spending time with my family and dog Nala 
  • Residency: The University of Toledo
Alap Choksey, D.M.D. 

Alap Choksey, D.M.D. 

  • Hometown: London, Ontario
  • Dental School: McGill University
  • Undergraduate School: Western University
  • Why UT Dental: I enjoy teaching the residents how to approach more complex cases, especially in endodontics as a general practitioner, that they may not have learned while in dental school.
  • Hobbies: traveling with family, playing tennis and basketball, and running 
  • Residency: University of Michigan AEGD

Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professors

Pediatric Dentistry

Stephen Branam, D.D.S.
Sara Droubi, D.D.S., M.S.
Boley Greenwood, D.D.S., M.S.
Courtney Greenwood, D.D.S.
David Ho, D.D.S., M.S.
Erin Knierim, D.M.D., M.S.
Ashley Paulus, D.D.S.
Philip Sprague, D.D.S.
Timothy Voss, D.D.S.


Andre’ Haerian, D.D.S., M.S., FRCDc, Ph.D.
Jean Kay, D.D.S.
Jennifer Ludwig, D.D.S.


Matthew Nakfoor, D.D.S., M.S.
Matthew Dietrich, D.D.S., M.S.

Oral Surgery

Lauren Bourell, D.D.S., M.D.
Brian O'Neill, D.D.S.
Patrick McCabe, D.D.S.
David Shall, D.D.S., M.D.
Steven Shall, D.D.S.

General Dentistry

Kenneth Brochin, D.D.S.
Lauren Czerniak, D.D.S.
Matthew Lark, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
Jeffrey Levin, D.D.S.
Amy Smith, D.D.S.

General Dentistry/TMJ

Richard Thomas, D.D.S.
Bill Zouhary, D.D.S.


Michael Cohen, D.D.S.


Last Updated: 9/28/22