School of Dentistry news and stories from around campus.

Intramural grant awarded to Mathew Kattadiyil and Susan Hall

Mathew Kattadiyil, BDS, MDS, MS, professor and director, Advanced Specialty Education Program in Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, and Susan Hall, MD, PhD, MPH, associate professor of medicine, School of Medicine, have received a $50,000 Grants for Research and School Partnerships (GRASP) award to fund a 12-month research collaboration entitled, “Are Bone Turnover Markers Associated With Frequency of Complete Denture Relines?” Also participating in this project are Shweta Puri, DDS, a third-year resident in the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Prosthodontics and Nishant Puri, MBBS

Introducing Euni Cho, DDS

Eun-Hwi (Euni) Cho, DDS’93, has been appointed director of Educational Assessment and Curriculum Development for Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. In her new role, Dr. Cho will represent the School on the University Assessment Committee, reporting assessment information between the School of Dentistry and the parent institution. Her primary responsibility will be to manage the assessment program at LLUSD and address both the WASC (2020) and CODA (2016) accreditations.   Dr.

Dean's List, summer 2013

Dentistry Class of 2016 Theresa C. Baldwin, John M. Buie, Michael C. Cervantes, Daniel A. Choi, Michael Cooley, Andrew J. Correces, Allison N. Craig, Marianne C. Demirdji, James W. Fedusenko, M. Danira Flores, Maria S. Hadi, Colby E. Haines, Gabriela E. Hernandez, Martina L. Howe, Brett Z. Jessen, Hee Yeon Esther Kweon, Ga Yuen Elizabeth Lee, Urie K. Lee, Kari R. Mann, Gregory M. K. McEwen, Martina M. Mikhail, T. Keawe Montgomery, Clara G. Mora, Hiroko G. Murotani, Thanhdung K. Nguyen, Alexander Reimann, Maria D. Roque, Linda K. Sah, Robert N. Saunders, Brandon J. Soelberg, Preston S.

An LLUSD mission team serves Belize

With the assistance of Scott Smith, DDS’09, assistant professor, Oral Diagnosis, Radiology and Pathology, and Clark Bassham, DDS’11, a private practitioner in Anchorage, Alaska, recently retired School of Dentistry assistant professor of Restorative Dentistry, David Brodeur, DDS’71, MPA, led eight students on an extended, June (14-28) service learning trip to the town of San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye just off the Caribbean coast of Belize.   LLUSD health care team plus two (back row L-R): Jeremy Heldt, Elijah Wang, Danny Yang, Dr. Scott Smith, Dr.

Peter C. Nelson, DDS

Reprinted with permission from the May 2013 Journal Plus Magazine of the Central Coast.          By Joseph A. Carotenuti “… the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.” –-Albert Schweitzer It has been said that achievements are what we do for ourselves while what we do for others provides life’s meaning. History is replete with tales of the former while sustainability of the human spirit results from the latter. In the saga of humanity, both deserve equal acknowledgement.

Networking at CDA by the Bay

LLU School of Dentistry Dean Ronald Dailey, PhD, Marlise Perry, assistant director, Admissions, Krista Juhl, MBA, director, Marketing, and Brian Novy, DDS’06, associate professor of Restorative Dentistry, represented the School at the California Dental Association’s “The Art and Science of Dentistry” meetings held August 15-17 in San Francisco’s Moscone South Convention Center.   A view from the Convention Center floor The School’s representatives may not have left their hearts in San Francisco, but three of the four shook approximately 2,000 hands and distributed nearly a to

Dr. Edward Ko, Pierre Fauchard Academy Teacher of the Year

Edward Ko, DDS’85, associate professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, was awarded the Pierre Fauchard Academy Teacher of the Year award by the Southern California Section of the Academy in April during the California Dental Association’s Annual Recognition and Awards Luncheon in Anaheim.   Dr.

LLU 2013 Distinguished Investigator Award: Dr. Mahmoud Torabinejad

Mahmoud Torabinejad, DMD, MSD, PhD, director, Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics, was honored with the Loma Linda University Distinguished Investigator Award during the 2013 commencement services.   Then Dean Charles Goodacre, DDS’71, MSD (left), and Dr. Hart (right) congratulate Dr. Torabinejad. LLU President Richard Hart, MD, DrHS, and LLU Provost Ronald Carter, PhD, collaborated in the presentation of the award to the 36-year veteran of the School of Dentistry faculty that included the following remarks by Dr. Carter. “Born in Kashan, Iran, Dr.

Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Wayne Tanaka

Wayne K. Tanaka, DDS, associate professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, was the recipient of the School of Dentistry’s 2013 Teacher of the Year Award. The honor was presented to Dr. Tanaka at the School’s most recent commencement service by then Dean Charles Goodacre, DDS’71, MSD, along with the following remarks.   Dr. Tanaka (center) is congratulated by LLU President Richard Hart, MD, DrPH (left), and Dr. Charles Goodacre.   “After earning a degree in dentistry and subsequently completing a postdoctoral residency in the United States Air Force (USAF), Dr.