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LLUSD student teams with Smile Train and Ironman Arizona to provide cleft lip/palate surgeries to underprivileged children

Brandon Soelberg is a fourth year LLU School of Dentistry student who treats his doctor of dental surgery training as preparation for an oral and facial surgery residency. He is simultaneously training for the November 15, 2015, Arizona IRONMAN competition in Tempe—2.4-mile open water swim, 112-mile bike ride, and 26.2-mile run.

Good Vibrations at CDA San Francisco

As is its practice, the School of Dentistry sent a contingent to the annual “California Dental Association Presents” in San Francisco (August 20-22). Representing the School at the city’s Moscone Center event were Dean Ronald Dailey, PhD, Vivian Haber, DDS’85, assistant professor, Division of General Dentistry; Marlise Perry, assistant director, Office of Admissions and Recruitment; Sam Sadanala, multimedia specialist, Office of Marketing; and Krista Weymar, MBA, director, Office of Marketing.

Home Vent patients treated by LLUSD pediatric residents

Shortly before this year’s May 2015 commencement exercises, Dr. Mariam Ischander, MD, pediatric pulmonologist and director of the LLUH Home Vent Clinic, asked Bonnie Nelson, DDS’88, chair, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, if the residents from the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry could provide her special needs patients with dental care. (Approximately one third of the compromised Home Vent patients are on MediCal and are School of Dentistry pediatric patients.)

The Temporomandibular Joint painstakingly elucidated by LLUSD faculty duo in new eBook

The Temporomandibular Joint: Structure, Function and Dysfunction is a comprehensive, evidence-based synthesis of scientific knowledge regarding the joint formed by the lower jaw and the temporal bone of the skull written by Loma Linda University School of Dentistry faculty Edwin L. Christiansen, DDS, Odont. Dr, and Charles J. Goodacre, DDS, MSD. Contributing authors, Kenneth Abramovitch, DDS, MSD, and Dwight D. Rice, DDS, added a generously illustrated chapter entitled, “Temporomandibular Joint Advanced Imaging” that includes MRI movies of normal and abnormal joint function.

Alumnus earns prestigious fellow accreditation

LLU School of Dentistry alumnus Nicholas C. Davis, DDS’73, recently earned the Accredited Fellow certification from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and was recognized for the achievement on May 9 at the AACD 2015 Annual Scientific Session in San Francisco. Dr. Davis is one of only two dentists in Orange County to achieve board certification in cosmetic dentistry.

LLU designates Charles Goodacre

Colleagues, friends, and family gathered July 9, 2015, in the Santa Barbara Room of Riverside’s Mission Inn to celebrate with Charles Goodacre, DDS’71, MSD, his designation by Loma Linda University as Distinguished Professor at the School of Dentistry. The special merit rank is awarded to a full-time faculty member who has made distinguished contributions in teaching, research, publication, or creative work.

LLU School of Dentistry alumni journal has a new name

It will be a relief to those holding their breath since April 20 that a new name for the School of Dentistry’s alumni journal finally has been chosen.

“[D]esigned to inform alumni, faculty, students, and other interested individuals regarding current School programs, events, and activities and accomplishments of faculty, students and alumni,” the alumni journal was launched in very early 1988 as Dentistry, under the founding editorship of Leif K. Bakland, DDS, professor emeritus, Department of Endodontics.

LLUSD professors produce major eBook contribution to single implant pedagogy

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry prosthodontists, Distinguished Professor, Charles J. Goodacre, DDS, MSD, and faculty colleague, Professor W. Patrick Naylor, DDS, MPH, MS, are co-editors of Single Implants and Their Restoration: From Diagnosis to Maintenance, the first eBook published (February 2015) by the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR) of Lucerne, Switzerland.