School of Dentistry news and stories from around campus.

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.

Torabinejad honored with fourth AAE award

Mahmoud Torabinejad, DMD, MSD, PhD, professor and director, Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics, has been recognized by his colleagues at the 2016 American Association of Endodontists (AAE) meetings (April 8 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center) with the Edgar D. Coolidge Award—the Association’s highest honor reserved for a limited group of individuals who serve as role models for the entire endodontic community. Dr. Torabinejad accepts his award as immediate past AAE president, Terryl A. Propper, DDS, MS (left) and AAE honors and awards committee chair, Gerald N.

So Ran Kwon assumes reigns of student research

So Ran Kwon, DDS, MS, PhD, MS, associate professor, Dental Education Services, has been appointed director of LLUSD’s student research. Dr. Kwon, who previously worked with LLUSD research students (August 2011 to May 2013), recently completed a three-year program at the University of Iowa’s College of dentistry and Dental Clinics, where she earned American Board Certification in Operative Dentistry. Serving as an associate professor on the UI operative dentistry faculty, Dr.

2016 Children’s Day brightened by School of Dentistry volunteers

With perhaps the event’s largest turnout to date, the 31st Loma Linda University Children’s Day entertained 1,444 youngsters from around the Inland Empire at a variety of engaging educational stations hosted on the University quadrangle by students, faculty, and staff from LLU’s various schools. Youngsters practice low resolution imaging on their stuffed animals. Jeri Fowler, RDAEF2, OA, assistant director, Alumni Affairs, organized and staffed the School of Dentistry’s booth with faculty members and residents from the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry, 46 Department

Dean's List - Spring Quarter 2016

Dentistry Class of 2019 Namo Asadamongkol, Nadia Barakat, Jason Bendas, Caitlin Berwick, Michael Chan, Aaron Charpentier, Anna Chavez, Matt Doan, Natasha Elloway, Kristina Fernandez, Philip Ha, Luke Harbach, Helen Jia, Shevanthi Johnson, Mawj Kadokana, Sumin Kang, Brent Kim, Henry Kim, Gary Laborada, Schuler Luce, Spencer Nielsen, Ellen Oh, Lauren Opsahl, Krystal Park, Ben Radlein, Cole Scott, James Skahen, Danna Tamayo, Kelly Torres, Chanica Veranunt, Nick Wright, Rebecca Yang, Alexander Zaykov Dentistry Class of 2018 Kathleen Aguilar, Kathryn Anderson, Abhishek Batra, Devin Bowyer,

Price Family Radiology and Imaging Clinic Dedicated at LLUSD

The Price Family Radiology and Imaging Clinic—a comprehensive rebuild of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry’s (LLUSD)imaging clinic—is the consequence of a cross-school, intergenerational, intra-family collaboration between Loma Linda University father and daughter alumni—Hal Price, M.D., and Ginger Price, D.D.S. Dr.

LLUSD celebrates 40 years of implant dentistry

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry’s Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry celebrated 40 years of service April 3 and 4, 2016, with a two-day symposium at the Damazo Amphitheater of LLU’s Centennial Complex entitled “Anterior Implant Esthetics: Preservation vs Regeneration.” Giovanni Zucchelli, DDS, PhD, professor associato confermato, Universita’ di Bologna, Italy, lectures at the Damazo Amphitheater on the “Esthetic treatment of soft tissue defects around teeth and implants.” More than 500 oral healthcare professionals attended presentations by leading experts in t

LLUSD assistant professor works to improve oral health of SBDO County grade school children

Surveys of a combined 6,957 San Bernardino kindergarteners and first graders conducted by Marjorie Arnett, MS, assistant professor of Educational Services at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, between 2013 and 2015 revealed that less than 10 percent owned tooth brushes, five percent did not have toothpaste, and 25 percent reported tooth pain. Margie Arnett (center) receives toothbrush donation toward her 2016-17 research project from students and personnel of the California State University, San Bernardino Office of Extended Education. The April 8, 2016, San Bernardino Sun re