School of Dentistry news and stories from around campus.

Dean's List - Winter Quarter 2016

Dean's List - Winter Quarter 2016 Dentistry Class of 2019 Nadia Barakat, Jason Bendas, Michael Chan, Aaron Charpentier, Anna Chavez, Matt Doan, Julia Dolinskiy, Natasha Elloway, Kristina Fernandez, Michael Franciscus, Luke Harbach, Shevanthi Johnson, Mawj Kadokana, Sumin Kang, Jacob Kent, Brent Kim, Gary Laborada, Peter Lim, Schuler Luce, Matt Mecheal, Spencer Nielsen, Ellen Oh, Lauren Opsahl, Jun Hee Park, Krystal Park, Claudie Pascal, Nicholas Poovey, Ben Radlein, Cole Scott, James Skahen, Danna Tamayo, Gladvin Thyagaraj, Kelly Torres, Chanica Veranunt, Nick Wright, Alexander Zaykov

IDP 2016 triumphs on boards

For two consecutive years (and three of the last six), each member of the graduating classes of the LLUSD International Dentistry Program has passed either the Western Regional Exam Board (WREB) or the North East Regional Board (NERB) on their first attempt. The triumphant IDP class of 2016 poses with program director Dr.


Price Family Radiology Clinic dedicated

A cross-school, intergenerational, intra-family collaboration facilitated the comprehensive rebuild of LLUSD’s imaging clinic The Price Family Radiology and Imaging Clinic—a comprehensive rebuild of the LLU School of Dentistry’s imaging clinic—is the consequence of a cross-school, intergenerational, intra-family collaboration between Loma Linda University father and daughter alumni—Hal Price, MD’52, and Ginger Price, DDS’83. Left to Right: Dean Ronald Dailey, Dr. Ginger Price, and Dr. Kenneth Abramovitch Dr.
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.