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Pediatric Dentistry residents’ perfect record

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 joins CDR faculty

Zhe Zhong, DDS, PhD, joined the LLUSD faculty July 3, 2016, as assistant professor at the School’s Center for Dental Research.

Dr. Zhe Zhong

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.

Sue Spackman inducted as ICD Fellow

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.

Margaret M. Culotta-Norton, DDS, president, USA Section, International College of Dentists (left) stands with Dr. Spackman at her Fellowship induction.

Anupama Grandhi joins OMFS

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.

Dr. Anupama Grandhi

Tord Lundgren appointed chair, Department of Periodontics

Tord Lundgren, DDS, PhD was appointed chair, LLUSD Department of Periodontics, October 2016.

Dr. Tord Lundgren

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 Do inducted to ADI fellowship

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.

Christina Do is congratulated by President Ramon Baez.

Michael Siy honored with Terry Tanaka Award

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.

Dr. Terry Tanaka congratulates Michael Siy.

Dean Dailey receives honorary fellowship

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.

ADI President Ramon Baez congratulates Dr. Dailey on his Honorary Fellowship.

Unlikely diagnosis

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.

Caitlin Miller, D2