School of Dentistry
Since 1953, the School of Dentistry has graduated competent and compassionate oral healthcare professionals who contribute to the Loma Linda University Health mission of providing their patients “whole person” care. The school offers the doctor of dental surgery degree; a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene; and master of science degrees and certification in advanced specialty programs for dental anesthesia, endodontics, implant dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics. In addition, an international dentist program gives dentists who have been trained outside the United States an opportunity to earn a DDS degree at Loma Linda University.
After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Jeffery wasn't sure he'd ever see his father alive again. Watch his story to find out how the quest to find his father led him to a career in dentistry and why he chose LLU School of Dentistry.
After Gary Golden's service in the U.S. Air Force he completed the LLU School of Dentistry DDS program and went into private practice. Watch his story and find out why he chose to quit private practice and return to teach at his alma mater.
Loma Linda has a motto of whole person care. It goes beyond the teeth, the mouth. We try to treat them [patients] as a whole; and that’s why I’m here right now.
Jeffery Pascal, DDS Student
The School of Dentistry at Loma Linda University is home to a thriving, diverse and creative community of distinguished and highly committed faculty, talented and motivated students, and a professional and caring staff all focused on our uniquely Christian mission.