LLU School of Dentistry employees received 55 (or 34.6 percent) of the 159 awards distributed at Loma Linda University’s 2017 annual Employee Service Recognition Banquet held May 31 at the Drayson Center.
Erin E. A. Richards, DDS’10, assistant professor, Division of General Dentistry; coordinator, Interprofessional Education; and associate director, Center for Interprofessional Education, Loma Linda University, has been appointed by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) to chair its very first Interprofessional Education (IPE) Special Interest Group (SIG).
Johnathan Williams joins LLUSD as director, Dental Computing Services, bringing with him 20 years experience in information technology including eight years in management.
As primary authors of implant dentistry articles, Charles Goodacre, DDS’71, MSD, distinguished professor, Advanced Specialty Education Program in Prosthodontics, and Joseph Kan, DDS’90, MS’99, professor, Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry, each have two articles among the 100 most often cited.
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry celebrated its 61st commencement exercise on Sunday, May 28, 2017. For those who wish to revisit the happy event or enjoy some of what they missed, the following links are most helpful:
Despite a morning drizzle, the 32nd annual LLUH Children’s Day Fair was a rousing success, with 1,665 children from around the Inland Empire enjoying entertainingly presented health education.
Leroy Leggitt, DDS’84, MS’92, MS, PhD, has been appointed LLU School of Dentistry chair, Department of Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics, effective January 3, 2017.
Born, raised, and educated in Southern California, Dr. Leggitt’s several advanced degrees in higher education are from Loma Linda University.
Dentistry Class of 2020
Bryce Ashton, Norayr Avakian, Ellin Choi, Jae Chung, Lucas DiCiccio, Jordan Evans, Samer Gazale, Spencer Gibbs, Matthew Green, Michael Henriksen, Kent Horsley, Liudmyla Humen, Melissa Khoury, Joanna Koo, Joshua Lee, Joseph Memmott, George Messiah, Matthew Narita, Hung Nguyen, Marytza Rios Gonzalez, Jordan Smith, Seung Song, Luke Taylor, Greer Thompson, Anthony Traboulsi, Clayton Tran, Brittany Watu, George Wong, Andrew Yoon
Dentistry Class of 2019
At the calling of the names, first- and final-year dental hygiene, doctor of dentistry, and International Dentist Program students took the LLU Church stage individually to receive embossed Bibles (first year) and monogrammed white coats (graduating classes) at the School of Dentistry’s annual Student Dedication service.
The LLUH Board of Trustees honored Tom Rogers, DDS’83, MPH’96, MA, professor and director, Faculty and Leadership Development, on May 24, 2016, with special recognition for his 18-year endeavor to educate LLUSD dental students on best practices for providing oral health care safely and compassionately to dental patients with HIV-AIDS. His efforts include 14 years directing the $300,000 annual Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant in support of teaching future providers how to best serve this at-risk population.