Center for Dental Research
The CDR was established in 1999 and seeks to fulfill Loma Linda University’s mission “to make man whole” through the following objectives:
- Pursue the mission of Loma Linda University and the School of Dentistry.
- Conduct high quality, funded research in dental, clinical, and the basic sciences.
- Create an environment conducive to research for faculty and students of the School of Dentistry.
- Provide education and guidance to faculty and students in the development of dental research expertise.
Meet our team
The Center for Dental Research (CDR) is staffed by a team of highly experienced and respected researchers who provide assistance and support to both faculty and student research.
CDR Research Faculty
- Montry Suprono, DDS, MSD. Associate Professor, Restorative Dentistry; Director, Center for Dental Research
- Yiming Li, DDS, MSD, PhD. Associate Dean for Research; Distinguished Professor, Restorative Dentistry (School of Dentistry) and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics (School of Medicine)
- So Ran Kwon, DDS, MS, PhD, MS. Professor, Dental Education Services; Director, Student Research
- Wu Zhang, MD. Professor, Dental Education Services; Director, Research Services, Center for Dental Research
- Roberto Savignano, MS, PhD. Assistant Professor, Dental Educational Services
- Zhe Zhong, DDS, PhD. Assistant Professor, Dental Educational Services
Faculty with CDR Appointment
- Ahmed Khocht, DDS, MSD. Professor, Periodontics
- Dwight Rice, DDS. Professor, Oral Diagnosis, Radiology and Pathology
- Thomas Rogers, DDS, MA. Professor, Dental Educational Services
- Clyde Roggenkamp, MA, DDS, MSD, MPH. Associate Professor, Restorative Dentistry
- Shelley Withers, MS, RDH. Assistant Professor, Dental Hygiene
Faculty Conducting Research in Departments
- Leif Bakland, DDS. Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Endodontics
- Joseph Caruso, DDS, MS, MPH. Distinguished Professor, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
- Jung-Wei Chen, DDS, MS, PhD. Professor; Director, Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
- Charles Goodacre, DDS, MSD. Distinguished Professor, Restorative Dentistry
- Brian Goodacre, DDS, MSD. Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry
- Alan Herford, DDS, MD. Professor and Chair, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Joseph Kan, DDS, MS. Professor, Implant Dentistry
- Yoon Kim, DDS, MS Associate Professor, Periodontics
- Jaime Lozada, DDS. Professor; Director, Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry
- Mahmoud Torabinejad, DMD, MSD, PhD. Adjunct Professor, Endodontics
- Sean Lee, DDS. Adjunct Professor, Restorative Dentistry
- Rodrigo Viecilli, DDS, PhD. Adjunct Associate Professor, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
- Abu Ahmed, MS, PhD
- Raydolfo Aprecio, OD, BS
- Gina D. Roque-Torres, DDS, MSc, PhD
- Ai Tian, DDS. Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Guiyang Medical University of Stomatology Guizhou, China
- Yooseok Shin, DDS. Associate Professor of Conservative Dentistry, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea