Jul 13, 2024  
2022-23 ATSU University Catalog 
2022-23 ATSU University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health

Dear Students,

First, let me welcome you to what has been acknowledged as one of the most innovative dental schools in America – the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH).

We are committed to community service and addressing the health needs of the underserved. Our efforts to promote whole person health care in an environment of compassion and collegiality define us. You have been selected to be a valued member of the ATSU-ASDOH family because of your heart, intellect, and integrity. Please know that your pathway to success is both challenging and rewarding.

You are now members of the ATSU-ASDOH community that requires your best efforts to demonstrate professionalism through integrity, empathy, and collegiality. Your actions need to reflect the highest standard of mature ethical behavior while developing your clinical skills. Your patients, classmates, instructors, and profession expect and deserve no less.

I wish you great success. Know that we are here to help you succeed and graduate. You have the unique opportunity to be a community leader, health care provider, and proudly be an ATSU-ASDOH graduate who will be the heart of our profession! Together we are THE difference!


Robert M. Trombly, DDS, JD
Dean, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health



Program Accreditation

The Predoctoral Dental Education Program and the Postgraduate Program in Orthodontics program are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Phone: 800.621.8099 extension 4653.

CODA will review complaints that relate to a program’s compliance with the accreditation standards. The Commission is interested in the sustained quality and continued improvement of dental and dental-related education programs but does not intervene on behalf of individuals or act as a court of appeal for treatment received by patients or individuals in matters of admission, appointment, promotion or dismissal of faculty, staff or students. A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission’s policy and procedure for submission of complaints may be obtained by contacting the Commission directed at the address and phone number noted above.

State Licensing

Please see the State Licensing section under About ATSU for information related to degree-granting authority by The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education and A.T. Still University’s participation in nc-SARA.

Vision, Mission and Core Values


ATSU-ASDOH aspires to be a leader in transforming dental education to improve the health of all communities through service, integrative whole person care and scientific inquiry. 


Educate compassionate community-minded oral health providers to lead the profession.

Core Values

  • Public Health Principles and Practice
  • Respectful and Collegial Environment
  • Commitment to Social Mission
  • Learner Centered Education and Patient Centered Care
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Life Balance
  • Lifelong Learning



A.T. Still University – Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
5850 E. Still Circle
Mesa, AZ   85206

Robert M. Trombly, DDS, JD

Wayne Cottam, DMD, MS
Vice Dean

Janet L. Woldt, PhD, MS
Associate Dean for Academic Assessment

Jeffrey L. Parent, DDS
Associate Dean for Patient Care and Clinic Education

Klud Razoky, BDS
Associate Dean for Preclinical Education

Mindy Motahari, DMD, MEd, ‘08
Assistant Dean for Comprehensive Care

Jonny Brennan, MD, DMD, MPH, ‘12
Associate Dean, Innovation and Curriculum

Colleen Reidhead, MBA
Director, Business Operations

Maureen Perry, DDS, MPA, MAEd
Associate Dean, Advanced Education and Strategic Partnerships
Director, The Center for Advanced Oral Health

Ann Spolarich, PhD, RDH
Assistant Dean for Research

Azra Baab
Associate Director for ASDOH Admissions 

Michele Fiore
Executive Assistant to the Dean and Vice Dean

Marcia Arbizu
Director, Integrated Community Service Partnerships and Continuing Dental Education

ATSU-ASDOH School Policies


ATSU-ASDOH programs adhere to the University grading scale . See ‘Grading’ under the ATSU Policies section for more information.


All current and matriculating ATSU-ASDOH students must be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 as a means to protect themselves and others. For more information, please see The COVID-19 Vaccine Policy for Students   in the ATSU Policies section of this catalog.

Immunization Exemptions

For medical conditions or religious beliefs, a request for exemption from Risk Management requirements will be considered. However, ATSU cannot guarantee the ability to participate in patient encounters and placement in clinical rotations if this exemption is granted. Consequently, students receiving an exemption from vaccine requirements may take longer to complete the curriculum and graduate, or the student may not be able to complete the curriculum and graduate. Students seeking exemptions should submit the Request for Exemption from ATSU Vaccination Requirement form. If students are granted immunization exemptions, they must acknowledge the above risks by signing and submitting to the Director of ICSP an Immunization Exemption Risk Acknowledgement and Additional Disclosures and Requirements form.