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Grishondra Branch-Mays, DDS, MS

Division Chair, Surgical Sciences

Clinical Associate Professor

   BS –University of Houston, 1986
   DDS – University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, 1991
   MS - University of Iowa, 1994
   GPR- Certificate, University of Iowa, 1992 
Board Certification 
Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology 
Society Memberships
   American Academy of Periodontology
   American Dental Education Association
   American Board of Periodontology
   National Dental Association
   Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society 
Teaching Areas
Postgraduate and Predoctoral periodontics specifically surgical and non-surgical therapy, implant surgery and continuing education.
Research Interests
Chronic inflammatory diseases and host modulation, clinical research trials, bone and tissue regeneration, educational research and systematic reviews are areas of interest.
Clinical Interests
Periodontal Surgical Therapy including but not limited to regenerative and esthetic surgical treatment, Surgical Placement of Implants and Microscopic surgery.
Biographical Information
Dr. Branch-Mays joined the faculty of East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine in 2011 in the capacity of Chair, Division of Surgical Sciences. She is a native of Benton Harbor, Michigan. She earned a B.S. in biology from the University of Houston in 1986, a D.D.S. from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1991, and then she completed a one year General Practice Residency at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in 1992. She received a Certificate and a Master's of Science in Periodontics from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1994. Dr. Branch-Mays' academic career has included being appointed Director of Predoctoral Education in Periodontics, Director of Interprofessional Education, instruction in Advanced Dental Education, and Predoctoral Education, served as Faculty Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee, and as a consultant for the Perryville Veterans Hospital in Perryville, MD while maintaining a private practice in the UMFDP-Faculty Practice. Married to Dr. Keith A. Mays.
Reynolds, MA, Aichelmann-Reidy ME, Branch-Mays GL, Regenreation of Periodontal Tissue: Bone Replacement Grafts. Dental Clinics of North America 54: 55-71 2010.  
Bufano UB, Branch-Mays G, Gilliam, J, Romberg E, An Online Multimedia Treatment Planning tool: Effect on Dental Student's Knowledge in Using standardized Clinical Data, Journal of Dental Education 74(1):50-7 2010.  
McLeod DE, Reyes E, Branch-Mays G,. Treatment of Multiple areas of Gingival Recession Using a Simple Harvesting Technique for Autogenous Connective Tissue Graft. Journal of Periodontology 80(10):1680-7, 2009.  
Reynolds MA, Dawson DR, Novak KF, Ebersole JL, Gunsolley JC, Branch-Mays GL, Mattison JA, Ingram DK, Novak MJ. Effects of Caloric Restriction on Inflammatory Periodontal Disease. Nutrition 25: 88-97, 2009.  
Branch-Mays GL, Dawson DR, Gunsolley,JC, Reynolds MA, Ebersole JL, Novak KF, Mattison¶ JA, Ingram DK, Novak MJ. The Effects of a Calorie Reduced Diet on Periodontal Inflammation and Disease. Journal of Periodontology 79:1184-91, 2008