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Clinical Oral Health Care (COH)

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IDS Distribution of Instruction (http://catalog.pacific.edu/dental/course-descriptions/clinical-oral-health/IDS_Distribution_of_Instruction_2017-2018.pdf)

Department Chairperson

Sig H Abelson
Associate Professor of Clinical Oral Health


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Sig H Abelson
Associate Professor of Clinical Oral Health
Other, Los Angeles City College, Arts, 1959
Los Angeles State College, 1962
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1966
MA, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Academic Medicine, 2010

Maryam Ajami
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineer, 2005
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2012

Janet E. Andrews
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of the Pacific/Marquette University, Dental Hygiene, 1975
MA, University of the Pacific, Education, 1979
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1983

Amy Shyuan Au
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, University of the Pacific, Applied Sciences, 2009
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dental, 2012
MA, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, Masters of Science, 2015

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Rene A. Bagus
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
DDS, University of the Pacific, 2001

Brian Baliwas
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, UC Davis, Biochemistry, 2005
DDS, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2014

William C. Barthold
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, Indiana University, 1971
DDS, University of Michigan, 1975

Bahareh Behdad
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, Azad University of Tehran, B.S. in General Biology, 2002
MS, Concordia University, M.Sc. In Biology, 2006
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2012

Carsen Bentley
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, University of New Mexico, Chemistry and Political Science, 2008
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2011
Cert., Lutheran Medical Center Brooklyn New York, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2012
MPH, Medical College of Wisconsin, Master of Public Health, 2016

Kim Lucas Benton
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
University of California at Davis, 1982
Howard University, 1984
DDS, Meharry Medical College-School of Dentistry, 1988

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Pedro A. Caturay
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, San Francisco State University, Nursing, 1985
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1991
University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, AEGD, 1992

Armando Chang
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Biology, 1979
DDS, Northwestern University, Dentistry, 1983

Gina S. Chann
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of California, Davis, 1986
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, 1989

Russell G. Choy
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, University of California at Berkeley, Biology, 1984
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1987

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Richard H. Evans
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
University of Utah, Pre-dental/Biological Science, 1960
DDS, Washington University, Dentistry, 1964

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Richard Farrell
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of San Francisco, 1967
University of California, Berkeley, Graduate courses, Department of Zoology, 1968
San Diego State University, Secondary Education courses, 1970
DDS, University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1974

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Darya Gertrudes Ghafourpour
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz, Biology, 1992
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1996

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Glen F Hebert
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
California State University, Fresno, 1983
BA, California State University, Northridge, Biology, 1985
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 1990

Vivian Huang
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, Creighton University, Communication Arts, 2000
DMD, Tufts University, Dentistry, 2005
University of California Los Angeles, AEGD Residency, 2006

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Harry S. Jew
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, Golden Gate University, 1981
DDS, Northwestern University, 1982
MS, University of New Haven, Human Nutrition, 2002

Leslie Jue
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of California Davis, Physiology, 1984
DDS, University of the Pacific Dental School, Dentistry, 1987

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Constantine J. Karsant
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, San Francisco State University, Health Sciences, 1981
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 1984

Courtney Kilkuts
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, Princeton University, Psychology, 2010
DMD, University of Pennsylvania, Dentistry, 2014
Other, Abington Memorial Hospital, General Practice Dentistry, 2015

Alexander Kogan
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, University of San Francisco, Biology, 1996
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, 1999

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William W. Lee
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of Pittsburgh, Neuroscience, 1993
DDS, State University of New York, Buffalo, Dentistry, 1998
Cert, San Francisco VA Hospital, GPR Dentistry, 1999
Fellowship, San Francisco VA Hospital, Prosthodontics, 2000

Stephen C. Lindblom
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of California, San Diego, Molecular Biology, 1996
DDS, University of the Pacific, 2001

Elliot Low
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
University of California, Berkeley, 1974
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1977
UCSF, Implantology Study Group - (One Year Program), 1984
UCSF Postgraduate Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Program, 1989

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Jason Matsushino
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, UC Santa Barbara, Japanese, 2003
DDS, UOP Dugoni Dental School, General Dentistry, 2008
Other, Weill Cornell, PGY-1 6PR, 2009

James Edward Milani
Associate Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, University of the Pacific, Biology, 1979
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1982

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Nilou Nadershahi
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of California Berkeley, Architecture, 1988
DDS, University of the Pacific Authur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1991

Farbod Bob Nadjibi
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of California, Davis, Genetics, 1996
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1999
AEGD, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, 2000

Daniel Nam
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, University of California, Los Angeles, Music-Piano, 1996
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 2002

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Edward Orson
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
AA, Miami, FL., Science, 1991
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1994
Progressive Ortho, Orthodontics, 2008

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Tim J. Patel
Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, UC Berkeley, Psychology, 1991
DMD, Boston University Dental School, Dentistry, 1996

Beverly Presley-Nelson
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
University of Arizona, Philosophy, Creative Writing, Chemistry, 1971
RDH, Phoenix College, 1973
BS, Northern Arizona University, Vocational and Professional Education, 1978
REFDH, Northern University of Arizona, Education/Expanded Function Dental Hygiene, 1978
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1982
Beijing Stomatological Hospital, Chinese Educational Exchange, Foreign Expert, 1983

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Leyla Sahabi
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, UCLA, Biology, 2008
DMD, Boston University, General Dentistry, 2012

Shiva Salehi
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, King's College London, Computer Science, 2004
DDS, UoP, Dentistry, 2014

Shirin Salehinia
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
B.A., California State University, Northridge, 1990
D.D.S., University of California at San Francisco, 1995
Tufts University, Dental Sleep Medicine, 2013

Edward L. Shaw
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of British Columbia, 1977
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1982
Cert, University of California, San Francisco, GPR, 1983
Cert, University of California, San Francisco, Prosthodontics, 1986

Raymond Joseph Sheridan
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, LeMoyne College, Biology, 1966
DDS, New York University College of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1970

Jennifer Silvers
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, Univ. of Mary Mardin - Baylor, Cellular Biology, 2008
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2012

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Russell Haywood Taylor
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BSc, University of Ottawa, Biology, 2004
MS, University of Ottawa, Biochemistry, 2005
DMD, McGill Univeristy, Dentistry, 2009
University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry-AEGD, 2010

David T. Thornton
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of the California, Berkeley, Nutrition/Dietetics, 1980
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, 1986
Other, V. A. Hospital Martinez, CA GPR, 1988

Walter Tickner
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
Diablo Valley College, General Education for transfer to UC, 1966
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Paleontology, 1968
DDS, University of California, Los Angeles, Dentistry, 1973

Michael T. Tiller
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of Oregon, 1995
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1999

Alan K. Tong
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, City University of New York City College, 1976
MBA, St. John's University, New York, NY, 1984
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1989

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Michael Viale
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, UC Berkeley, Genetics, 1975
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1979

Terry L. Vincent
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, Arizona State University, Zoology, 1967
DDS, UCLA, Dentistry, 1971

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Walter Weber
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
University of Santa Clara, Economics, 1973
DDS, UOP, Dentistry, 1976
De Paul Hospital, General Practice, 1977
MA, Golden Gate University, Masters in business admin, Finance, 1988

George J. Wolff
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
University of California(Berkeley), 1961
DDS, University of Washington, 1966

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Ben Amini
Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
Cabrillo College, 1989
BS, San Diego State University, 1991
BDS, University of California San Francisco, Bachelor of Dental Sciences, 1996
DDS, University of California San Francisco, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1996

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Jamshid James Ghafourpour
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, Chemistry and Geophysics, 1981
MS, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, Geophysics, 1983
D.D.S., University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 1986
MBA, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Business Administration, 2000

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Josephine Ng
Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of the Pacific, Biological Sciences, 2006
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2010

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Melinda M Reynard
Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, University of Texas Austin, Psychology / Pre-Dental, 1979
MS, University of Arizona, Food Science and Nutrition, 1981
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1989

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Thuy Tran
Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of California Davis, BS Neurobiology, Physiology Behavior, 2007
DDS, UOP, Dental Surgery, 2011
UOP, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2012

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Charles N Van Sicklen
Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of the Pacific, Biology, 2009
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, DDS, 2014
Other, Medical College of Georgia, GPR Certificate, 2015