School of Dentistry news and stories from around campus.

James Fedusenko

James Fedusenko, ASDA District 11 Delegate of the Year

James Fedusenko, president, class of 2016, and president, LLU American Student Dental Association, received the 2016 American Student Dental Association’s District 11 Delegate of the Year Award. James Fedusenko The District 11 trustee selects the recipient from among its six California chapter delegates.
Steven Morrow

Steven Morrow, president, Dental Board of California

Steven Morrow Steven G. Morrow, DDS’60, MS, assistant dean, Office of Advanced Education, and professor, Department of Endodontics, assumed the office of president, Dental Board of California, on January 1, 2016. Appointed to the Dental Board by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010, Dr. Morrow was elected secretary of the Dental Board in 2013. Along with his duties as professor and assistant dean, Dr.

LLUSD faculty members address Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital’s International Academic Week

LLU School of Dentistry faculty members Susan Richards, DDS’84, associate professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Carlos Moretta, DDS’01, assistant professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, were among speakers who lectured at Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital’s annual International Academic Week, November 5-6, 2015. More than 100 dentists from various hospitals and private practices attended lectures by Dr. Richards on clinical diagnosis of odontogenic cysts and tumors and by Dr.

Noah's cleft cookies

Five-year-old Noah Thronson wanted to do something special for his mother Margaret’s birthday. Being a bright and creative youngster, he turned to the World Wide Web for possibilities. He determined on cookies with an icing face. What made Noah’s cookies unique was that he drew the icing faces with a cleft smile.
LLUSD pediatric dentistry team advocates for California kids oral healthcare

LLUSD pediatric dentistry team advocates for California kids oral healthcare

Jung-Wei Chen, DDS, MS, PhD, Program Director, Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry, along with four of her pediatric dentistry residents, Xuan Lam, DMD (2nd year); Linda Ngo, DDS (1st year); Jessica Machado, DMD (1st year); and Ryan Baker, DMD (2nd year); met with Congressman Peter Rey Aguilar, U.S.

Reintroducing Heidi Kohltfarber

Heidi Kohltfarber, DDS’03, MS, has been away from her alma mater since June 2009—initially, to pursue a master’s degree in oral and maxillofacial radiology at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, and then to shuttle between Chapel Hill and King’s College in London, England, for a joint venture PhD in oral and maxillofacial radiology. Dr. Kohltfarber has returned to LLUSD as assistant professor in the newly formed Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences chaired by Kenneth Abramovitch, DDS, MS. Upon graduating with her doctor of dental surgery in 2003, Dr.
Kimberly LaBelle

Introducing Kimberly LaBelle

Introducing Kimberly LaBelle The School of Dentistry’s Office of Development is very pleased to welcome Kimberly M. LaBelle as its new development coordinator. Beyond making sense of the Office of Development, tracking its donor gifts, and scheduling its travel, Ms. LaBelle will be in charge of its various philanthropic events, annual giving roster, and related projects. Ms.
Steven Powell

Introducing Steven Powell

Steven Powell, DDS'87, is a newly appointed assistant professor in the School of Dentistry’s new Division of General Dentistry. For the past 28 years Dr. Powell has operated a dental practice devoted to health that includes comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. The practice is located in Okemos, Michigan, bordering the East Lansing campus of Michigan State University. Early in 2013, Ronald Dailey, PhD, then the School’s executive associate dean, became aware of that Dr. Powell and his wife, Juliana, were vacationing in Palm Desert. Dr.

LLUSD student teams with Smile Train and Ironman Arizona to provide cleft lip/palate surgeries to underprivileged children

Brandon Soelberg is a fourth year LLU School of Dentistry student who treats his doctor of dental surgery training as preparation for an oral and facial surgery residency. He is simultaneously training for the November 15, 2015, Arizona IRONMAN competition in Tempe—2.4-mile open water swim, 112-mile bike ride, and 26.2-mile run.   Brandon Soelberg Since 2009, Brandon has run several full marathons, and a number of half marathons and five-mile races in Utah and California.

Good Vibrations at CDA San Francisco

As is its practice, the School of Dentistry sent a contingent to the annual “California Dental Association Presents” in San Francisco (August 20-22).