School of Dentistry news and stories from around campus.

Dean's List – Summer Quarter 2017

Dentistry Class of 2020 Evan Acob, Bryce Ashton, Jennie Caldwell, Ellin Choi, Lucas DiCiccio, Jordan Evans,  Samer Gazale, Matthew Green, Dimitri Haber, Michael Henriksen, Kent Horsley, Liudmyla Humen, Melissa Khoury, Joanna Koo, Joshua Lee, George Messiah, Matthew Narita, Hung Nguyen, Kitesh Patel, Marytza Rios Gonzalez, Katie Sayler, Isaac Shin, Jordan Smith, Amenda St Hilaire, Patrick Stewart, Luke Taylor, Greer Thompson, Anthony Traboulsi, Clayton Tran, Brittany Watu, George Wong, Andrew Yoon Dentistry Class of 2019 Namo Asadamongkol, Nadia Barakat, Jason Bendas, Caitlin Berw

Tory Silvestrin: running life's marathon at a sprint

Even though Tory Silvestrin, DDS, MSD’15 (Endo), MSHPE (2014) associate professor, Department of Endodontics, has been running life’s marathon at a sprint, it has been his habit to make very considered life choices. Those decisions—and what he has done with them—have brought him, five years out of dental school, to be named interim chair for LLU School of Dentistry’s Department of Endodontics. Dr. Tory Silvestrin As a University of Washington, Seattle, School of Dentistry senior in 2012, Tory applied to the endodontics advanced training programs of sixteen American dental schools.
Heidi Kohltfarber

Heidi Kohltfarber receives PhD

Heidi Kohltfarber, DDS’03, MS, PhD, associate professor, Department of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences, was awarded a PhD degree in Diagnostic Imaging with an emphasis in Craniofacial Radiology by King's College London on June 1, 2017, during a ceremony at Southwark Cathedral. Dr. Heidi Kohltfarber Dr.
Deans List

Dean's List - Spring Quarter 2017

Dentistry Class of 2020 Bryce Ashton, Norayr Avakian, Jennie Caldwell, Ellin Choi, David Chung, Lucas DiCiccio, Samer Gazale, Spencer Gibbs, Matthew Green, Dimitri Haber, Michael Henriksen, Kent Horsley, Liudmyla Humen, Melissa Khoury, Joanna Koo, Joshua Lee, George Messiah, Cyntoia Nandy, Matthew Narita, Chris Nguyen, Hung Nguyen, Kitesh Patel, Marytza Rios Gonzalez, Katie Sayler, Jordan Smith, Amenda St Hilaire, Eric Stratton, Luke Taylor, Greer Thompson, Anthony Traboulsi, Clayton Tran, Brittany Watu, George Wong, Andrew Yoon Dentistry Class of 2019 Namo Asadamongkol, Nadia Barakat

Employee Service Recognition Banquet—2017

LLU School of Dentistry employees received 55 (or 34.6 percent) of the 159 awards distributed at Loma Linda University’s 2017 annual Employee Service Recognition Banquet held May 31 at the Drayson Center. The Drayson Center received a festive makeover. Among the LLU employees whose accumulated service fell on any of the most recent five-year increments, the School of Dentistry’s 55 awardees have accumulated 880 years employment among them—including 11 who have each been with the organization for 25 years.

Introducing Johnathan Williams

Johnathan Williams joins LLUSD as director, Dental Computing Services, bringing with him 20 years experience in information technology including eight years in management. Mr. Johnathan Williams Mr. Williams most recent assignments were as systems analyst for Sentinel Offender Services, in Irvine, CA (2000-2008), and director of its IT Services Department until 2013 when he began serving as System Analyst for Sentinel Offender Services, in Irvine, California.

Two LLUSD professors among 100 most-cited authors in implant dentistry

As primary authors of implant dentistry articles, Charles Goodacre, DDS’71, MSD, distinguished professor, Advanced Specialty Education Program in Prosthodontics, and Joseph Kan, DDS’90, MS’99, professor, Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry, each have two articles among the 100 most often cited. Dr. Charles Goodacre Dr. Joseph Kan Dr.
LLUSD Commencement

School of Dentistry commencement 2017 video and photos

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry celebrated its 61st commencement exercise on Sunday, May 28, 2017. For those who wish to revisit the happy event or enjoy some of what they missed, the following links are most helpful:   LLUSD Commencement video       Commencement photos on shutterfly       Commencement photos on flickr

2017 LLUH Children's Day Fair overcomes weather

Despite a morning drizzle, the 32nd annual LLUH Children’s Day Fair was a rousing success, with 1,665 children from around the Inland Empire enjoying entertainingly presented health education. The LLUSD mobile clinic was a popular venue. Hosted at a variety of educational stations on the University quadrangle, rudimentary oral health care instruction was provided young learners at the School of Dentistry’s three-table station and in the School’s two-chair mobile clinic—all served by 50 LLUSD students, faculty, and staff along with five volunteer dentists and one dental assistant from the