W. Patrick Naylor, DDS, MPH, MS, professor of restorative dentistry and former associate dean for Advanced Specialty Dental Education at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, was honored May 30, 2015, to receive the Gustav O. Kruger Lifetime Achievement in Dentistry Award from the Dental Alumni Board of Georgetown University at the 2015 Dental Alumni Reunion and Awards Dinner held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.
Sunday, May 24, 2015, was a stellar day for 206 students from 34 countries who graduated during the LLU School of Dentistry’s 55th commencement.
But at the beginning of the ceremony, four faculty who have played pivotal roles in the success of so many oral healthcare professionals received awards for their dedicated service as educators, researchers, and practitioners. The words (and some images) that accompanied the presentation of their honors appear immediately below.
Charles Goodacre, DDS’71, MSD, is the 2015 recipient of the “Omicron Kappa Upsilon Stephen H. Leeper Award for Teaching Excellence."
The administrative duties of D. Graham Stacey, PhD, have been expanded to match his new title, associate dean, Office of Admissions and Student Affairs, LLU School of Dentistry.
Not long after the December 2014 retirement of Fred Kasischke, PhD, then associate dean for Admissions and Service Learning, Dean Ron Dailey, PhD, asked Dr. Stacey, PhD, associate dean for Student Affairs, to assume oversight for admissions and service learning as well.
Gregory Olson, DDS’96, MS’11, assistant professor, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics; Department of Pediatric Dentistry; and Oral Diagnosis, Radiology, and Pathology, has been awarded the 2015 ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship.
Twenty-two out of 22 members of the IDP Class of 2015 passed the Western Regional Exam Board (WREB) on their first attempt. Two other students from the 24-member class passed the North East Regional Board (NERB) on their first attempt.
Just days after the grand opening of the large and pristine addition to LLU School of Dentistry’s Center for Dental Research (CDR), a significant contingent of four student and twelve faculty researchers from the School and its CDR, led by Yiming Li, DDS, PhD, MS, associate dean for Research, assembled at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in the heart of Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood (March 8-14) to display posters and make oral presentations at the IADR/AADR/CADR annual meetings.
Murray Jacobs, DDS, assistant professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, attended the 15th Annual AAOMS Day on Capitol Hill, organized by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons that took place March 17-18, 2015, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Raeleen Whitt’s cancer saga began eight years ago, in January 2007. As a sixteen-year-old, she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). She underwent nearly three years of chemotherapy (much of the time under hospitalization) and missed her junior and senior years of high school; nevertheless, she completed her secondary education through the Corona/Norco school district’s home/hospital program.