FiteBac® Dental
Management and Advisory Board


FiteBac® Dental, LLC, a private company, has been established to introduce leading edge antimicrobial technology into dental material science.

Our proprietary FiteBac® approach allows for the manufacture of restorative dental materials exhibiting sustained antimicrobial protection with minimal migration of the antimicrobial into the oral cavity.

 FiteBac® technology will provide the dental professional with restorative dental materials and adhesives offering long term antimicrobial protection.


FiteBac® treated dental materials will offer the potential for reduced microbial activity and biofilm formation when incorporated into modern dental procedures.

Executive Management Team

Kirk Kimmerling, DDS

Founder and Chief Architect

Practicing dentist for over 30 years. Inventor of FiteBac® antimicrobial technology. Achieved FDA clearance of K18 QAMS technology in dental appliances.

John W. Sharkey, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

30 years experience in pharma and medical device space with affiliations at Novartis, Ophthalmic International, Sciele, Shionogi and Aeterna Zentaris.

Alan Johnston, Ph.D.

Chief Technical Officer

Recognized expert with over the 30 years experience in the design and synthesis of dental adhesive molecules with affiliations at Esstech and DM Healthcare Products.

Scientific Advisory Board

David H. Pashley, D.M.D., PH.D.

Regents’ Professor, Emeritus, Department of Oral Biology
Dental College of Georgia
Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Babak Baban, Ph.D, MPH, MBA, FAHA

Associate Professor, Department of Oral Biology Dental College of Georgia. Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Department of Surgery Medical College of Georgia  Augusta University, Augusta, GA

J. Robert Kelly, DDS. Ph.D.

Professor, Reconstructive Sciences
Director, Center for Advance Technology Integration
University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, CT

Franklin C. Tay, DDS, BDSc (Hons), Ph.D.

Chairman and Professor, Department of Endodontics
Professor, Department of Oral Biology
Dental College of Georgia
Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Lina Niu, DDS, Ph.D.

Department of Prosthodontics, School of Stomatology
The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, China
Associate Professor, Dental School of Georgia
Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Bing Fan, DDS, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Oral Biomedical Engineering
Endodontic Center, School and Hospital of Stomatology
Wuhan University, Wuhan, China