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Student Research Presentations 2010 winners

LLUSD dental students from the class of 2011, and dental hygiene students from the class of 2010, made their Student Research Presentations as computerized slide shows at Loma Linda University’s Centennial Complex on March 18.

Clinic With A Heart No. 20

It’s 38 degrees at 12:30 a.m. when Michael, Tashie, and Irene drive from Grand Terrace to Loma Linda. They become the first in line at LLUSD’s Clinic With a Heart on January 24, 2009. For warmth, they rotate in and out of the car, under the watchful eyes of the overnight crew supervised by Kevin Staff, who has set up the clinic’s outdoor security system.

Bonnie J. Retamozo DDS, MSD

The Department of Endodontics is proud to introduce its newest team member to the School.


Dr. Retamozo graduated from the School of Dentistry in 2005 and joined the faculty of the Department of Oral Diagnosis, Radiology, and Pathology. After teaching for two years, she decided to pursue endodontics as her specialty of choice, and was accepted into the School’s Advanced Education Program in Endodontics.

Alan Herford, SD, published and accepted LLU award

An article by LLUSD associate professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Alan Herford, DDS, MD—“rhBMP-2 as an Option for Reconstructing Mandibular Continuity Defects”—was published in the December 2009 issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 76: 2679-2684. An editorial earlier in the same number of the journal by Leon A. Assael, DMD, called Dr. Herford’s article a “well-considered appraisal of rhBMP-2.”


Farewell Dr. Theodorou

A farewell reception in honor of Anthony Theodorou, SD’64, assistant professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, was held on Thursday, January 14, from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. in Prince Hall’s first-floor lounge.

Dr. Doug Roberts, chair, Restorative Dentistry, presents
a plaque of appreciation to Dr. Theodorous


Deans List Autumn 2009

Dentistry Class of 2013
Eva Baciu, Jamie Blood, Jefferson Clark, Hamid Ebrahimi, Ronald Hughes, Simona Ivan, Robert Judd, Gi Kim, O Duk Kwon, Alexander Lee, Jennifer Lehnhardt, Sital Mandalia, Jason Mashni, Eric Mee, Kevin Murray, Peder Nordberg, Gabriel Overholtzer, Peter Park, Kenneth Ricks, Jayna Sekijima, Michael Staker, Patrick Tham, Marcy Wells, Todd Wentland, Gregory Wright
Dentistry Class of 2012

Ugly sweater contest warms Christmas Keeping Connected

A number of ugly sweaters, an ornament exchange, and the compelling, Gospel music performing artistry of LLUSD alumnus (and Mt. Rubidoux SDA Church choir director) Alan Woodson, SD’87, and several of his choir members, combined to warm and energize 2009’s final (and Christmas) Keeping Connected.

Keeping Connected gathering at LLUSD

The Keeping Connected gathering in the School of Dentistry’s main lobby on Friday, September 11, began with a poignant video tribute to those lost in the Twin Towers attack of eight years ago and an a cappella solo of God Bless America by Shelley Console, academic assistant, Office of the Dean.