2002 Alumnus of the Year Award
Leif K. Bakland, DDS, SD '63, professor and chair of endodontics and associate dean for advanced education, (right) receives the Alumnus of the Year Award from Michael Boyko, DDS, SD '75A (center) and Charles Goodacre, DDS, MSD, dean, SD '71 during Sabbath worship service at University Church on February 9, 2002.
Leif K. Bakland, DDS, SD '63, professor and chair of endodontics and associate dean for advanced education, received the Alumnus of the Year award during the Sabbath worship service of the Alumni Student Convention weekend.
After practicing general dentistry for eight years, Dr. Bakland entered the advanced education program in endodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and on completion taught there on a half-time basis until 1976 when Loma Linda University recruited him to return.
Dr. Bakland's career in academic dentistry has included many officer roles in different organizations. He has authored more than 50 publications and is currently co-editor of Endodontics as well as the editor of LLU Dentistry.