School of Dentistry news and stories from around campus.

Dr. Zhe Zhong

Zhe Zhong joins CDR faculty

Zhe Zhong, DDS, PhD, joined the LLUSD faculty July 3, 2016, as assistant professor at the School’s Center for Dental Research. Dr. Zhe Zhong Dr. Zhong earned her DDS degree in 2005 from Capital Medical University in Beijing, China, and her PhD in 2010 from the Department of Orthodontics, School and Hospital of Stomatology, Peking University. Dr.
Dr. Sue Spackman

Sue Spackman inducted as ICD Fellow

Dr. Sue Spackman, DDS, associate professor, Division of General Dentistry, was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD) at its 87th Annual Convocation in Denver, Colorado on October 21, 2016. Margaret M. Culotta-Norton, DDS, president, USA Section, International College of Dentists (left) stands with Dr. Spackman at her Fellowship induction. An honorary organization for the recognition of outstanding and meritorious service to the profession and community, ICD presented Dr.
Dr. Anupama Grandhi

Anupama Grandhi joins OMFS

Anupama Grandhi, DDS, joined the LLUSD faculty in May, 2016 as assistant professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and assistant professor (School of Medicine), Pathology and Human Anatomy. Dr. Anupama Grandhi Dr. Grandhi earned a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree in 2002 from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in India and then her DDS from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 2006. Upon graduation from dental school, she moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she practiced privately as an associate dentist and managing clinic director until 2009.
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.