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Alumnus earns prestigious fellow accreditation

LLU School of Dentistry alumnus Nicholas C. Davis, DDS’73, recently earned the Accredited Fellow certification from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and was recognized for the achievement on May 9 at the AACD 2015 Annual Scientific Session in San Francisco. Dr. Davis is one of only two dentists in Orange County to achieve board certification in cosmetic dentistry.

LLU designates Charles Goodacre

Colleagues, friends, and family gathered July 9, 2015, in the Santa Barbara Room of Riverside’s Mission Inn to celebrate with Charles Goodacre, DDS’71, MSD, his designation by Loma Linda University as Distinguished Professor at the School of Dentistry. The special merit rank is awarded to a full-time faculty member who has made distinguished contributions in teaching, research, publication, or creative work.

LLU School of Dentistry alumni journal has a new name

It will be a relief to those holding their breath since April 20 that a new name for the School of Dentistry’s alumni journal finally has been chosen.

“[D]esigned to inform alumni, faculty, students, and other interested individuals regarding current School programs, events, and activities and accomplishments of faculty, students and alumni,” the alumni journal was launched in very early 1988 as Dentistry, under the founding editorship of Leif K. Bakland, DDS, professor emeritus, Department of Endodontics.

LLUSD professors produce major eBook contribution to single implant pedagogy

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry prosthodontists, Distinguished Professor, Charles J. Goodacre, DDS, MSD, and faculty colleague, Professor W. Patrick Naylor, DDS, MPH, MS, are co-editors of Single Implants and Their Restoration: From Diagnosis to Maintenance, the first eBook published (February 2015) by the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR) of Lucerne, Switzerland.

Patrick Naylor receives Gustav O. Kruger Award

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.

LLUSD faculty recognized at commencement #55

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.