Pediatric residents from the LLUSD class of 2015—Drs. Ava Chung, Adi Genish, Pooyan Nasibi, and Minh-Ky Young—all passed their oral clinical board examination in September 2016 and became diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Zhe Zhong, DDS, PhD, joined the LLUSD faculty July 3, 2016, as assistant professor at the School’s Center for Dental Research.
Dr. Zhong earned her DDS degree in 2005 from Capital Medical University in Beijing, China, and her PhD in 2010 from the Department of Orthodontics, School and Hospital of Stomatology, Peking University.
Dr. Sue Spackman, DDS, associate professor, Division of General Dentistry, was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD) at its 87th Annual Convocation in Denver, Colorado on October 21, 2016.
Anupama Grandhi, DDS, joined the LLUSD faculty in May, 2016 as assistant professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and assistant professor (School of Medicine), Pathology and Human Anatomy.
Tord Lundgren, DDS, PhD was appointed chair, LLUSD Department of Periodontics, October 2016.
Having taught in LLUSD’s Advanced Specialty Education Program in Periodontics from 1999 to 2006, Dr. Lundgren returned to the School in May 2015 as a professor in the Department of Periodontics and five months later was assigned as the department’s interim chair.
Christina T. Do, DDS’04, was inducted as a Fellow in the Academy of Dentistry International on October 19 during its annual convocation and awards ceremony in Denver, Colorado. ADI president Ramon Baez, DDS, made the presentation.
Michael Siy, D4, was honored with the Terry Tanaka Award on October 19 during the Academy of Dentistry International annual convocation and awards banquet in Denver, Colorado. Terry Tanaka, DDS, presented Michael with the award.
Ronald J. Dailey, PhD, dean, Loma Linda School of Dentistry, was presented with Honorary Fellowship in the Academy of Dentistry International on October 19 during its annual convocation and awards ceremony in Denver, Colorado.
When dentists hear the word endocarditis, they have an automatic response: prophylactic antibiotics before dental treatment, 2g Amoxicillin or 500mg Clindamycin. This is because infective endocarditis (IE) is what I consider one of the few golden rule no-no’s of dentistry.
LLUSD had a significant presence at the California Society of Pediatric Dentists/Western Society of Pediatric Dentists 2016 annual meetings at the Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa, California this past April.