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IDP 2016 triumphs on boards

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.

Steven Morrow, president, Dental Board of California

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Steven Morrow

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.

LLUSD faculty members address Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital’s International Academic Week

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. 

Noah's cleft cookies

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.

LLUSD pediatric dentistry team advocates for California kids oral healthcare

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.

Reintroducing Heidi Kohltfarber

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.

Introducing Kimberly LaBelle

Introducing Kimberly LaBelle

The School of Dentistry’s Office of Development is very pleased to welcome Kimberly M. LaBelle as its new development coordinator.

Ms. Kimberly LaBelle

Beyond making sense of the Office of Development, tracking its donor gifts, and scheduling its travel, Ms. LaBelle will be in charge of its various philanthropic events, annual giving roster, and related projects.

Introducing Steven Powell

Steven Powell, DDS'87, is a newly appointed assistant professor in the School of Dentistry’s new Division of General Dentistry.

For the past 28 years Dr. Powell has operated a dental practice devoted to health that includes comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. The practice is located in Okemos, Michigan, bordering the East Lansing campus of Michigan State University.

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