School of Dentistry news and stories from around campus.

Dr. Tord Lundgren

Tord Lundgren appointed chair, Department of Periodontics

Tord Lundgren, DDS, PhD was appointed chair, LLUSD Department of Periodontics, October 2016. Dr. Tord Lundgren Having taught in LLUSD’s Advanced Specialty Education Program in Periodontics from 1999 to 2006, Dr.
Christina Do is congratulated by President Ramon Baez

Christina Do inducted to ADI fellowship

Christina T. Do, DDS’04, was inducted as a Fellow in the Academy of Dentistry International on October 19 during its annual convocation and awards ceremony in Denver, Colorado. ADI president Ramon Baez, DDS, made the presentation. Christina Do is congratulated by President Ramon Baez. ADI Fellowship is bestowed on dentists who have contributed to society in one or more ways, such as service to the profession, public, country, community and mankind. Dr.
Dr. Terry Tanaka congratulates Michael Siy

Michael Siy honored with Terry Tanaka Award

Michael Siy, D4, was honored with the Terry Tanaka Award on October 19 during the Academy of Dentistry International annual convocation and awards banquet in Denver, Colorado. Terry Tanaka, DDS, presented Michael with the award. Dr.
ADI President Ramon Baez congratulates Dr. Dailey on his Honorary Fellowship.

Dean Dailey receives honorary fellowship

Ronald J. Dailey, PhD, dean, Loma Linda School of Dentistry, was presented with Honorary Fellowship in the Academy of Dentistry International on October 19 during its annual convocation and awards ceremony in Denver, Colorado. ADI President Ramon Baez congratulates Dr. Dailey on his Honorary Fellowship. Dr. Dailey was nominated by Ronald Fritz, DDS’72, MPH, chair, ADI USA, for the Honorary Fellowship bestowed on those who through eminent service have promoted the advancement of the profession and human welfare. After reviewing Dr.
Caitlin Miller, D2

Unlikely diagnosis

When dentists hear the word endocarditis, they have an automatic response: prophylactic antibiotics before dental treatment, 2g Amoxicillin or 500mg Clindamycin. This is because infective endocarditis (IE) is what I consider one of the few golden rule no-no’s of dentistry. Caitlin Miller, D2 IE is among the few diseases that dentists can transmit to patients. Fortunately, it is not easily acquired. There are only 34,000 annual IE related cases in the United States.

LLUSD pediatric residents shine at California Society of Pediatric Dentists 2016 annual meetings

LLUSD had a significant presence at the California Society of Pediatric Dentists/Western Society of Pediatric Dentists 2016 annual meetings at the Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa, California this past April. Jung-Wei Chen, DDS, MS, PhD, professor and program director, Advanced Specialty Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry, and Bonnie Nelson, DDS’88, chair, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, led a contingent of pediatric residents, two of which won awards for their poster presentations.
Dr. Wayne Tanaka

Wayne K. Tanaka retires

Wayne K. Tanaka, DDS, associate professor, Department of OMFS, concluded a 23-year teaching relationship with LLUSD on July 31, 2016. As a Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Tanaka was the School’s predoctoral program director for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from 1998 to 2014. Dr. Wayne Tanaka A fourth-generation descendant of an immigrant plantation worker, Dr.

LLUSD student researchers exhibit investigatory ethos

The student research program at LLUSD encourages active participation in the AADR National Student Research Group (NSRG). The School’s NSRG councilor, Marianne Demirdji (D4), and SRG representative, Trisha Aprecio (D2), participated in the 2016 NSRG breakfast on March 18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
LLUSD faculty members receive ADEA appointments

LLUSD faculty members receive ADEA appointments

A contingent of twenty-nine faculty members and students from the LLU School of Dentistry attended the 2016 ADEA annual meeting in Denver March 12-15. Several LLU School of Dentistry educators have significant roles with the American Dental Education Association. So Ran Kwon, DDS, MS, PhD, MS, associate professor and director, Student Research, for the Center for Dental Research, and Steven Powell, DDS’87, assistant professor, Division of General Dentistry, are chair-elect and secretary, respectively of ADEA’s Operative Dentistry Section; while John Won, DDS, head, Division of Genera

Ronald Fritz 2016 Pierre Fauchard honoree

The Southern California Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy presented Ronald E. Fritz, DDS’72, MPH’72, with an award of Special Appreciation during its May 14, 2016, annual spring luncheon at the Anaheim Hilton. Dr. Fritz stands with Pierre Fauchard Academy fellows Denise Habjan, DDS, newly installed PFA regent, and with John Taylor, DDS, immediate past director for PFA southern California. A fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, Dr.