School of Dental Medicine 2020 Specialty Program Graduates

The Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine recognizes those students graduating from our various graduate studies programs. 

“On behalf of our faculty and staff, I wish to extend our deepest congratulations to this year’s graduating post-graduate program students,” said School of Dental Medicine Dean Kenneth Chance. 

The complete list of graduates is included below.

The following are the MSD and certificate graduates:

Jennifer L. Barrord
Kerolos R. Elsayed
Jenna S. Gaw
Alexis J. Herring

Konstantinos Apostolopoulos
Invited to present thesis for the American Association of Orthodontics.

Khawla R. AlJohani
Participated at the Cleveland Clinic's Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Summit with her thesis research as a poster presentation.

Leela S. Alluri
Among Leela Alluri's accomplishments, she was awarded a certificate for completing the Academic Leadership for Residents program conducted by the AAL and the American Institute of Dental Public Health.

Asma M. Almijlad
Continuing with PhD program in Clinical Translational Science at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.

Shabnam Behdin
Published: Shabnam Behdin, Hussam Al-qahtani, Nabil F.Bissada. Therapeutic potential of adipose tissue stem cells for periodontal regeneration. J Periodontol 2020 Jun;91(6):732-733..

Hazzem Saqqal
Finished master's degree in Clinical Research through the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. 


The following are certificate-only graduates as of June 30, 2020:

Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD)
Alexandra P. Fili
Jose J. Giraud
Leonardo M. Nassani
Marina J. Ojaimi

Craniofacial Orthodontics
Rahma E. ElNaghy

Dental Public Health
Patrick D. Smith

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery  
Paul F. Bermudez
Daniel Cameron Reese
Paul L. Shivers

Pediatric Dentistry
Lyanna Nicole Barnecet Perez
Courtney M. Goler
Jeniffer Pereda
James J. Rosen, Jr.
Maya S. Thompson
Ayanna K. Williams
All Pediatric Dentistry graduating residents gave virtual presentations for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.