By School of Dentistry - July 16, 2013

Bonnie Retamozo, SD’05, MSD’09, has been appointed chair, Department of Endodontics, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry (LLUSD), effective July 1, 2013. Dr. Retamozo replaces Robert Handysides, SD’93, who recently was appointed LLUSD associate dean for academic affairs.

Dr. Bonnie Retamozo


“Dr. Retamozo has earned the respect and endorsement of the faculty in the Department of Endodontics,” said Dean Ronald J. Dailey, PhD, “and I am delighted that she has agreed to join the School’s administrative team.”

Dr. Retamozo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Southwestern Adventist University, Keene, Texas, in 1995, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology in 1996 at Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas.

From 1996 to 2001 she worked as a medical technologist at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where her husband, Dr. Milton Retamozo, was in medical school, before she took dentistry and graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2005 with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

Dr. Retamozo remained at LLUSD as an instructor in the Department of Oral Diagnosis, Radiology, and Pathology until 2007 when she selected endodontics as her career choice. Dr. Retamozo completed her postdoctoral endodontic training at Loma Linda in September 2009 and joined the School’s Department of Endodontics as an assistant professor and board eligible Endodontist.

Dr. Retamozo is an associate of the Loma Linda Faculty of Endodontics and has been since 2010 a staff endodontist for the US Department of Veterans Affairs Dental Clinic at Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Medical Center since 2010. Her husband is a vascular surgeon affiliated with Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, California. And what most of Dr. Retamozo’s patients and colleagues may not know is that she is the owner of a horse named Karnival.

The Doctors Retamozo are parents to a teenage daughter, Bianca.