Regina Messer

Assistant Dean

Regina Messer

Assistant Dean

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences

The Graduate School

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Restorative Sciences

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology

Other Duties

Program Director, Oral Biology

  • (706) 721-3587
  • GC5020

Education

  • Ph.D., Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering University of Alabama at Birmi, 1999

  • MS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering University of Alabama at Birmi, 1993

  • BS, Engineering Science University of Tennessee, 1990

Certifications

  • Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Cornell University, 2019

  • ARSENAL 2020

  • CommunicationWheel 2020

  • EQ-i 2.0/EQ 360 2020

  • The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) 2019

Awards & Honors

  • Nominated for the DCG Outstanding Teaching Award 2021

  • Fellow in the American College of Dentist (Honorary) American College of Dentist, 2021

  • Outstanding Service Award in The Graduate School 2018

  • Nominated for the Outstanding Service Award in The Graduate School 2017

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society-- Kappa Lambda Chapter 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • OBMP 9210

    Invest of Problem
  • OBMP 9300

    Research
  • BMBS 5201

    Bioclinical Seminar I
  • BEFD 5605

    Business Ethics Foundations V
  • SPDS 5001

    Special Dental Studies
  • BMFN 5101

    Biomedical Foundations I
  • BEFD 5303

    Business Ethics Found III
  • BEFD 5101

    Business Ethics Foundations I
  • BEFD 5504

    Business Ethics Foundations IV
  • RSDM 5511

    Dental Materials
  • ADNS 5101

    New Student Orientation
  • BMNT 5101

    Nutrition and Community Health
  • OBMP 8640

    Resch Proposal Developmt

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Dental Student Wellness and Responsibility, 2022
    Material Regarding New Courses/Curricula
  • History of the Oral Healthcare Profession, 2022
    Material Regarding New Courses/Curricula
  • Biological effects of nickel and hyperglycemic conditions on differentiating macrophages., 2018
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Oral Sciences PhD Program Enrollment, Graduates, and Placement: 1994 to 2016., 2018
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Isolation and Characterization of Primary Osteocyte-like Cells from Alveolar and Basal Bone of Rat Mandible, 2017
    Journal Article, Professional Journal

Department Service

  • Ad-hoc Promotion and Tenure Reviewer 2016 - 2017

  • Oral Biology Faculty Search Committee 2015 - 2017

  • College of Dental Medicine, Oral Biology Anatomy Search Committee Chair 2014 - 2014

  • Ad-hoc Promotion and Tenure Reviewer 2013 - 2014

  • College of Dental Medicine, Chair of Oral Biology Search Committee 2012 - 2013

College Service

  • RTCD Organizing Committee 2018 - Present

  • The Dental College of Georgia Curriculum Committee ex-officio 2018 - Present

  • The Dental College of Georgia Student Affairs Committee ex-officio 2018 - Present

  • FOSTER 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Research and Table Clinic Day Judge 2016 - Present

University Service

  • AUMC Medical Ethics Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Committee 2018 - 2019

  • Student Activity Fee Committee 2013 - 2017

  • Medical Director of Student Health Services Search Committee 2015 - 2016

  • Quality Enhancement Plan Project, Phase II Engagement and Awareness Subcommittee 2015 - 2016

Professional Service

  • Invited Journal Reviewer, Immunobiology 2020 - Present

  • Invited Journal Reviewer--Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 2020 - Present

  • The Emile T. Fisher Foundation for Dental Education in Georgia 2018 - Present

  • Invited Journal Reviewer--PlOS One 2015 - Present

  • Invited Journal Reviewer--Toxicological Sciences 2013 - Present

Public Service

  • Decorate Ronald McDonald House for the holidays with the Georgia Sting 2015 - Present

  • Golden Harvest Food Collector—Spooky to be Hungry 2011 - Present

  • Pre-school small group Bible class, Warren Baptist 2008 - Present

  • Columbia County Ballet—making costumes 2006 - 2012

  • American Heart Association-community donation volunteer 2009 - 2009