OU College of Dentistry Announces New Leadership in Key Programs
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OU College of Dentistry Announces New Leadership in Key Programs

OU College of Dentistry Announces New Leadership in Key Programs

Published: Monday, June 8, 2020

        OKLAHOMA CITY -- The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry recently announced new leadership in strategic positions within the college.  

      Named as the new division head of Orthodontics, Onur Kadioglu, DDS, succeeds recently retired George Frans Currier, DDS, MSD. Kadioglu completed his orthodontic residency at the OU College of Dentistry and became a faculty member, serving as clinic director. In 2012, he became director of the Graduate Orthodontic Program. Kadioglu has authored many peer-reviewed publications in orthodontic journals, and working with Currier, has published a textbook on 3-D imaging. Active in the American Association of Orthodontists, he has addressed its annual session, and currently is in his second term of service as chair of the AAO Council on Scientific Affairs. Kadioglu is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and serves as a section editor and examiner for the Clinical Board Certification Exam. He also serves as editor of the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists and was scientific chair for its 2017 and 2019 annual sessions. Kadioglu also is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society and the American College of Dentists.

     Succeeding Kadioglu, Steve McCullough, D.D.S., has been named director of the Graduate Orthodontic Program. McCullough completed his dental degree at OU College of Dentistry, followed by orthodontic residency at University of Michigan. McCullough is no stranger to the program, having taught since its inception in 1981. McCullough has maintained a practice in Yukon, Oklahoma, and was recently appointed as director of the American Board of Orthodontics, representing the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists.

     In making the announcements, Raymond, A. Cohlmia, D.D.S., dean of the OU College of Dentistry, cited the significant contributions of Currier, a founding faculty member and former head of the Graduate Orthodontic Program. “Dr. Currier was instrumental in establishing the program’s strong foundation. He has been a pillar of strength and leadership, helping to create one of the most highly regarded graduate orthodontic programs in the nation. His legacy is our opportunity to open the next chapter in the ongoing growth of our orthodontic program.”



The OU College of Dentistry is home to the state’s only doctor of dental surgery program and baccalaureate degree program in dental hygiene. More than 60 percent of the state of Oklahoma’s dentists are graduates of the OU College of Dentistry. The college provides general dental care and specialty care to Oklahomans through student, resident and faculty practice clinics. The OU College of Dentistry has established a reputation of training its students to provide the highest quality of clinical care available.


OU Medicine — along with its academic partner, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center — is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system of hospitals, clinics and centers of excellence. With 11,000 employees and more than 1,300 physicians and advanced practice providers, OU Medicine is home to Oklahoma’s largest physician network with a complete range of specialty care. OU Medicine serves Oklahoma and the region with the state’s only freestanding children’s hospital, the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Stephenson Cancer Center and Oklahoma’s flagship hospital, which serves as the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. OU Medicine is the No. 1 ranked hospital system in Oklahoma, and its oncology program at Stephenson Cancer Center and OU Medical Center ranked in the Top 50 in the nation, in the 2019-2020 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. OU Medicine was also ranked by U.S. News & World Report as high performing in four specialties: Ophthalmology in partnership with Dean McGee Eye Institute, Colon Surgery, COPD and Congestive Heart Failure. OU Medicine’s mission is to lead healthcare in patient care, education and research. To learn more, visit oumedicine.com.