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Our Faculty and Staff


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Nabil F. Bissada, Professor, Chair 216.368.6752 nabil.bissada@case.edu
Yiping Han, Professor 216.368.1995 yiping.han@case.edu
Leena Palomo, Associate Professor 216.368.6300 leena.palomo@case.edu
Robert Skillicorn, Associate Professor 216.368.5262 robert.skillicorn@case.edu
Andre Paes, Assistant Professor 216.368.0879 andre.paesbatistadasilva@case.edu
Inna Kats, Department Assistant 216.368.6757 inna.kats@case.edu
Jackie Roulette, Patient Appointments 216.368.3615 jacqueline.k.cottingham@case.edu
Kim Harwell, Dental Assistant 216.368.8793 kimberly.harwell@case.edu


Meet the Faculty


Dr. Nabil Bissada

Dr. Nabil Bissada

Dr. Bissada has been serving as Chairman of the Department of Periodontics at Case Western Reserve University since 1974. He has published hundreds of clinical and scientific journal articles throughout his tenure and has received numerous awards for teaching excellence and clinical expertise. He was trained at the University of Minnesota and Case Western Reserve University. He introduced the first graduate training program in periodontics at Cairo University in Egypt.


Dr. Yiping Han

Dr. Yiping Han

Dr. Yiping W. Han is Professor of Microbiology in the Department of Periodontics. She has secondary appointments in the Departments of Pathology and Reproductive Biology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. She has published many scientific articles especially in the area of adverse pregnancy outcomes and periodontal disease.


Dr. Leena Palomo

Dr. Leena Palomo

Dr. Palomo is Associate Professor of Periodontics and director DMD periodontics. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. She published several articles in medical and dental journals. Additionally, she has been invited for presentations at national and international professional meetings. Her commitment to our dental students has been recognized. She earned her undergraduate as well as DDS and MSD degrees from Case Western Reserve University in 1996 and 2004 respectively.

Dr. Robert Skillicorn

Dr. Robert Skillicorn

Dr. Skillicorn is Associate Professor of Periodontics, a member of several standing committees of the School of Dental Medicine, and plays a major role in achieving the educational objectives of the doctoral program in the Department of Periodontics. He earned his D.D.S. at the Ohio State University School of Dentistry in 1968, and his M.S. from the University of Michigan in 1972.


Dr. Andre Paes

Dr. Andre Paes

Dr. Andre Paes has a DDS from Federal University of Ceara, Brazil. In addition to a Specialty Degree in Periodontics at Associação Brasileira de Odontologia (ABO-Brazil), he has and MSc/Certificate in Periodontology from the University of North Carolina, with a thesis entitled, "Bacterial Characterization in Health and Periodontal Diseases during Induced Gingival Inflammation". Furthermore, Dr. Paes has an MSc and PhD degree from the University of Toronto, with his theses entitled, "Treponema denticola outer sheath protein (Msp) inhibits the binding step of collagen phagocytosis in fibroblasts" and, "Role of Osteopontin during Dextran Sulfate Sodium induced Colitis". Dr. Paes has authored over 7 articles published in various peer-reviewed journals and 16 abstracts presented in professional meetings. He is active in several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Periodontology, American and International Associations for Dental Research, and Associacao Brasileira de Odontologia (ABO). Dr. Paes has received several awards for research developed at Federal University of Ceara, University of Toronto and University of North Carolina.


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