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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
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Leroy Leggitt assumes chair

Leroy Leggitt, DDS’84, MS’92, MS, PhD, has been appointed LLU School of Dentistry chair, Department of Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics, effective January 3, 2017. Dr. Leroy Leggitt Born, raised, and educated in Southern California, Dr. Leggitt’s several advanced degrees in higher education are from Loma Linda University. After earning his doctor of dental surgery degree, he practiced privately for six years in the mountain town of Crestline, California (1984-1990). Dr. Leggitt returned to take an MS in orthodontics from his alma mater, graduating in 1992.

Dean's List - Winter Quarter 2017

Dentistry Class of 2020 Bryce Ashton, Norayr Avakian, Ellin Choi, Jae Chung, Lucas DiCiccio, Jordan Evans, Samer Gazale, Spencer Gibbs, Matthew Green, Michael Henriksen, Kent Horsley, Liudmyla Humen, Melissa Khoury, Joanna Koo, Joshua Lee, Joseph Memmott, George Messiah, Matthew Narita, Hung Nguyen, Marytza Rios Gonzalez, Jordan Smith, Seung Song, Luke Taylor, Greer Thompson, Anthony Traboulsi, Clayton Tran, Brittany Watu, George Wong, Andrew Yoon Dentistry Class of 2019 Nadia Barakat, Jason Bendas, Caitlin Berwick, Michael Chan, Aaron Charpentier, Anna Chavez, Matt Doan, Julia Dolins

LLUSD's 2017 Student Dedication service

At the calling of the names, first- and final-year dental hygiene, doctor of dentistry, and International Dentist Program students took the LLU Church stage individually to receive embossed Bibles (first year) and monogrammed white coats (graduating classes) at the School of Dentistry’s annual Student Dedication service. Division of General Dentistry assistant professor and director, Spiritual Life and Diversity, Scott Smith, DDS’09, welcomed students, faculty, relatives, friends and well-wishers to the School of Dentistry’s 2017 Student Dedication Service, Friday evening, February 24,