Loma Linda University School of Dentistry’s Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry celebrated 40 years of service April 3 and 4, 2016, with a two-day symposium at the Damazo Amphitheater of LLU’s Centennial Complex entitled “Anterior Implant Esthetics: Preservation vs Regeneration.”
Surveys of a combined 6,957 San Bernardino kindergarteners and first graders conducted by Marjorie Arnett, MS, assistant professor of Educational Services at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, between 2013 and 2015 revealed that less than 10 percent owned tooth brushes, five percent did not have toothpaste, and 25 percent reported tooth pain.
Dean's List - Winter Quarter 2016
Dentistry Class of 2019
For two consecutive years (and three of the last six), each member of the graduating classes of the LLUSD International Dentistry Program has passed either the Western Regional Exam Board (WREB) or the North East Regional Board (NERB) on their first attempt.
James Fedusenko, president, class of 2016, and president, LLU American Student Dental Association, received the 2016 American Student Dental Association’s District 11 Delegate of the Year Award.
Steven G. Morrow, DDS’60, MS, assistant dean, Office of Advanced Education, and professor, Department of Endodontics, assumed the office of president, Dental Board of California, on January 1, 2016.
Appointed to the Dental Board by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010, Dr. Morrow was elected secretary of the Dental Board in 2013.
LLU School of Dentistry faculty members Susan Richards, DDS’84, associate professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Carlos Moretta, DDS’01, assistant professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, were among speakers who lectured at Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital’s annual International Academic Week, November 5-6, 2015. More than 100 dentists from various hospitals and private practices attended lectures by Dr. Richards on clinical diagnosis of odontogenic cysts and tumors and by Dr. Moretta who addressed oral surgical procedures.
Five-year-old Noah Thronson wanted to do something special for his mother Margaret’s birthday. Being a bright and creative youngster, he turned to the World Wide Web for possibilities.
Jung-Wei Chen, DDS, MS, PhD, Program Director, Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry, along with four of her pediatric dentistry residents, Xuan Lam, DMD (2nd year); Linda Ngo, DDS (1st year); Jessica Machado, DMD (1st year); and Ryan Baker, DMD (2nd year); met with Congressman Peter Rey Aguilar, U.S. Representative for California’s 31st congressional district at his office on August 13, 2015.
Heidi Kohltfarber, DDS’03, MS, has been away from her alma mater since June 2009—initially, to pursue a master’s degree in oral and maxillofacial radiology at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, and then to shuttle between Chapel Hill and King’s College in London, England, for a joint venture PhD in oral and maxillofacial radiology.