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Dental Practice and Community Service (DP)

Department Chairperson

Lucinda J. Lyon
Associate Professor of Dental Practice

Vice Chair, Diagnostic Sciences and Services

Alan Wythe Budenz
Professor of Dental Practice

Vice Chair, Integrated Clinical Sciences Strand

Terry Edwin Hoover
Associate Professor of Dental Practice


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

Mark McGregor Abzug
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BA, University of California Santa Barbara, Geography, 1975
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 1980

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

Kalid Aziz
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
DDS, University of Los Andes, Venezuela, Dentistry, 1993
MS, University of Iowa, Operative Dentistry, 2002

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

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

John Berk
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
DDS, University of Calfornia San Francisco, General Dentistry, 1970
Pierce Junior College, Undergraduate-Pre-Dental Studies, 1964
University of California Los Angeles, Undergraduate-Pre-Dental Studies, 1966

Mark T. Booth
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BA, Stanford University, Human Biology, 1995
CERT, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Advanced Clinical Experience, Resident, 2002
CERT, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2003
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2001

Alan Wythe Budenz
Professor of Dental Practice
BS, Oregon State University, Zoology, 1972
BS, University of California, San Francisco, Dental Science, 1982
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, 1982
MBA, University of the Pacific , Business, 2000
MS, University of California, Los Angeles, Anatomy, 1977
University of Redlands, 1970

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David William Chambers
Professor of Dental Practice
AB, Harvard University, Experimental psychology, 1965
Cambridge University, Department of Philosophy, Visiting Scholar, 2008
Center for Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences, London School of Economics, Visiting Scholar, 2012
EdM, Harvard Univeristy, School of Education, Educational evaluation, 1966
MBA, San Francisco State University, Management and operations research, 1979
PhD, Stanford Univeristy, School of Education, Educational psychology, 1969
University of California, Berkeley, Department of Philosophy, Visiting Scholar, 2010

Armando Chang
Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Biology, 1979
DDS, Northwestern University, Dentistry, 1983

Gina S. Chann
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BS, University of California, Davis, 1986
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, 1989

Elisa Marie Chavez-Luna
Associate Professor of Dental Practice
BS, Saint Mary's College of California, 1990
CERT, University of Michigan, Geriatric Dentistry Fellowship (Certificate), 2000
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, 1994

Irene Chen
Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, Barnard College/Columbia University, Chemistry, 1995
DMD, Boston University, 2004
University of the Pacific - AEGD, 2006

Darren P Cox
Professor of Dental Practice
BS, Louisiana State University, Zoology, 1985
DDS, LSU School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1990
Emory University Hospital, Atlanta GA, Oral, Head and Neck Pathology Residency, 2000
Loyola University Hospital, Chicago, IL, General Practice Residency, 1991
MBA, University of Pittsburgh, Business, 2004

Eve Cuny
Associate Professor of Dental Practice
BA, St. Mary's College, Management, 1998
MS, St. Mary's College, Health Service Administration, 2001
University of California, Berkeley Extension, Environmental Hazardous Management, 1995

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Arthur A. Dugoni
Professor of Dental Practice
BS, Gonzaga University, 1944
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Internship, Dental, 1949
DDS, College of Physicians Surgeons (UOP), Dental, 1948
MSD, University of Washington, Orthodontics Certificate, 1963
University Missouri, School of Dentistry, Dental, 1946
University of San Francisco, 1943

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Lynn Edwards
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BA, University of the Pacific, Biology, 1978
DDS, UOP School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1981

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Douglas Farrell
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, Undergraduate Studies, Zoology, 1970
Chapman College, Orange, CA, Undergraduate Studies, Biological Sciences, 1968
DDS, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1974
Other, Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, W. Los Angeles, CA, Advanced Prosthodontics Certificate, 1987

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

Fred J. Fendler
Associate Professor of Dental Practice
BS, University of San Francisco, 1970
DDS, University of the Pacific , 1974

Leticia Ferreira
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
DDS, Universidade Federal da Bahia College of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 2006
MS, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas AM University, Biomedical Sciences, 2011
Other, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas AM University, Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 2011

Maria Flores
Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, Mount St. Mary's College, 1982
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, 1987

Barbara J. Fong-Hori
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Physiology, 1974
City College of San Francisco
DDS, UCSF School of Dentistry, 1978

Richard E. Fredekind
Professor of Administration
B.S., University of Idaho, 1976
Cert., Highland General Hospital, General Practice, 1980
D.M.D., Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1979
M.A., University of the Pacific, Educational and Counseling Psychology, 1994

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Des Gallagher
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
DDS, University of Wales, College of Medicine, Dental Surgery, 1994
MA, UoP Bernerd School of Education/AAL, Dental Education, 2016
Other, Army, Advance Education in General Dentistry, 1995
Trinity College Dublin Dental School, Postgraduate diploma
Clinical Dentistry, 2004

Andrea Garcia
Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, University of the Pacific, Dental Hygiene, 2008

Lola Giusti
Associate Professor of Dental Practice
DDS, University of Southern California, Dentistry, 1981
MA, University of the Pacific, Master's Degree in Education, 2015
Other, Wadsworth V.A. Hospital, GPR, 1982
Stanford University, Italian/Human Biology, 1977
University of California, Davis, Italian/Human Biology, 1976
University of the Pacific, Certificate in Dental Education, AAL, 2015

Paul Glassman
Professor of Dental Practice
BA, University of California, Los Angeles, Zoology, 1968
CERT, University of California, San Francisco, General Practice Residency, 1975
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 1972
MA, University of the Pacific, Educational and Counseling Psychology, 1994
MBA, University of the Pacific, Business, 1999

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

Thi Hoang
Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, Biological Sciences, 2004
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2007
Other, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni, Union City, CA, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2008
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, 2000

Rex W Hoover
Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, UOP, Biology, 1970
DDS, UCLA, 1974

Terry Edwin Hoover
Associate Professor of Dental Practice
BA, Stanford University, Biology, 1968
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 1972
Rotating Hospital Dental Internship, VA Hospital, Portland, OR, 1973

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Lisa E Itaya
Associate Professor of Dental Practice
BS, Cal Poly State University, Computer Science, 1987
CERT, University of the Pacific, AEGD, 2000
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1998

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

Bonnie Lynn Jue
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
DDS, University of the Pacific , dentistry, 1993
University of the Pacific, pre-dental, 1990

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

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Brian J. Kenyon
Associate Professor of Dental Practice
BA, Brown University, Human Biology, 1979
DMD, Tufts University, Dentistry, 1982

Patricia King
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
AA, College of the Sequoias, Liberal Arts, 1967
BA, UC Berkeley, French/ CA Elementary Education, 1973
CA Cred., St. Mary's College, Secondary Education, 1971
Ed.D, Univesity of the Pacific, Stockton, Ca, Educational Administration and Leadership, 2009
MA, University of the Pacific, Stockton CA, Educational Administration and Leadership, 2008
San Francisco State University, French, 1969

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Michael B. Lambert
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BA, University of California, 1971
DMD, Washington University School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1984
VA Hospital, Palo Alto, Certificate, 1985

Natasha Lee
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz, Anthropology, 1994
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2000

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

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

Lucinda J. Lyon
Associate Professor of Dental Practice
ADEA Leadership Institute- American Dental Education Assn., 2009
BS, University of Southern California, Dental Hygiene, 1978
DDS, University of the Pacific, General Dentistry, 1986
Drexel University, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, 2015
EdD, University of the Pacific, Education, 2009
USC School of Policy, Planning and Development and Marshall School of Business, 2004

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Roberto S. Masangkay
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BA, Letran College, Manilla Philippines, 1961
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1989
Dental Intern, Veterans Memorial Hospital, Manilla Philippines, Oral Surgery, 1968
DMD, University of the East, School of Dentistry, 1965

Maritza Mendez
Associate Professor of Dental Practice
BA, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Psychology, Cum Laude, 1987
DMD, University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Dentistry, 1991
UCSF, AEGD, Chief Resident, 1995
UCSF, AEGD, Resident (Certificate), 1994

Stephen A. Mikulic
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BA, University of Arizona, Psychology, 1971
DDS, University of Southern California, 1975

Christine E Miller
Associate Professor of Dental Practice
BS, RDH, University of Orgeon Health Sciences Center, 1975
MA, University of the Pacific , Education, 1994
MHS, University of San Francisco, 1987

Helen Patricia Mockler
Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mathematical Sciences, 2006
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 2010

Nicolette Moultrie
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
AS, Chabot College, Biology and Dental Hygiene, 2000
BS, Northern Arizona University, Dental Hygiene, 2008
Cert., University of the Pacific, RDHAP, 2007
MS, UCSF, Dental Hygiene, 2012

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Nader A. Nadershahi
Professor of Administration
CERT, Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital, Hospital Dentistry, 1995
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1994
EdD, University of the Pacific, Education and Leadership, 2011
MBA, University of the Pacific, Business, 1999
University of California, Berkeley, Biology/Art, 1991

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

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

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Bruce Peltier
Professor of Dental Practice
BS, USMA, West Point, Engineering, 1970
MBA, University of the Pacific, Business, 1999
Med, Wayne State University, West Berlin, Psychology, 1974
PhD, Wayne State University, Detroit, Counseling, 1979
Post- Doc, University of Southern California, Clinical Psychology, 1980

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

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Miriam K. Robins
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
DDS, Ohio State University, 1969
Ohio State University, PreDent, 1965
University of Texas, 2013

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Eric S. Salmon
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BS, Harvey Mudd College, Biology, 1993
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1999

William C. Sands
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BA, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, BA Chemistry, 1967
DDS, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1971

Monica Sasaki
Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, California State University, Fresno, Physical Therapy, 1994
MA, California State University, Fresno, Physical Therapy, 1996

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

Timothy Sheu
of Dental Practice
BS, University of British Columbia, Biochemistry, 1986
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 1990

George Shiao
Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, Washington University St. Louis, Biology and History, 1995
DMD, Temple University School of Dentistry, Densirty, 1999

Paul Subar
Associate Professor of Dental Practice
BA, UC Santa Cruz, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1989
DDS, University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry, 1993
EdD, University of the Pacific Benerd School of Education, Educational Leadership and Administration, 2009
UCLA Center for Health Sciences, General Practice Residency, Department of Hospital, 1994
Veterans Administration Medical Center, Hospital Dental Service, 1995

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Tiffany Tang
Instructor of Dental Practice
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Occupational Therapy, 1988
MA, University of the Pacific, Business Administration, 2002
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Occupational Therapy, 2011

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

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

Michael T. Tiller
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BS, University of Oregon, 1995
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1999

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Allen Wong
Professor of Dental Practice
BA, University of the Pacific, Stockton, Bachelor of Arts, Biology, 1983
CERT, Branemark NobleBiocare Restorative Implant Certificate, Implant Certificate, 2000
Certificat, UOP School of Dentistry, Advanced Clinical Dentistry, 1987
Certificat, UOP School of Dentistry, Advanced Education General Dentistry, 2001
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, 1986
EdD, UOP Gladys Bernerd School of Education, 2010

Lynne M. Wong
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BS, San Francisco State University, Biochemistry Asian American Studies, 1998
DDS, UOP School of Dentistry, 2002
UOP School of Dentistry, AEGD Program, AEGD, 2004

Russell G. Woodson
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BS, Arizona State University, Chemistry, 1976
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1979
MA, University of the Pacific, Educational Psychology-Counseling, 1994

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Andrew Young
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BA, University of California Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology, 2001
Cert, Department of Veterans Affairs (Northern California Health Care System), General Practice Dentistry, 2006
Cert, UCSF Pain Management Center (remote), Post Graduate Pain Management, 2008
Cert, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, Orofacial Pain Fellowship, 2008
DDS, University of California San Francisco, Dentistry, 2005
Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain, Board Certified, 2011
MSD, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, Orofacial Pain Masters, 2009

Douglas A. Young
Professor of Dental Practice
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Bacteriology, 1977
BS, University of California, San Francisco, Dental Science, 1981
CERT, Veteran's Administration Hospital, San Francisco, General Practice Residency, 1982
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 1981
EdD, University of the Pacific, Education, 2010
MBA, University of the Pacific, Business Administration, 1999
MS, University of California, San Francisco, Oral Biology, 2000
UCSF Hospital, SF General Hospital, VA Longbeach Hospital, Hospital Dentistry, Oral Med, Oral Surg Clerkship, 1981

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Meixun Sinky Zheng
Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BA, East China Normal University, Englsih Education, 2004
MA, East China Normal University, Educational Administration, 2007
PhD, North Carolina State University, Curriculum and Instruction, 2012

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Brian Adams
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
Andersen Consulting, Management Consultant, 1998
MA, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Business Administration, Management Systems, 1998
DDS, Univrersity of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2002

Kimberly Adams
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
Other, Foothill College, Registered Dental Hygienist
BA, University of San Diego, 2007

Hanadi Alenezi
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, Kuwait University, Health Sciences, 2005
BDM, Kuwait University, Dentistry, 2008
Other, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, AEGD, 2013

Zainab Ali-Rubaie
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
DDS, University of Baghdad, Dentistry, 1991

Nelofer Ansari
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
Elphinston College, Bombay, Pre-dental Science Classes, 1973
BDS, University of Bombay, Government Dental College and Hospital, Dentistry, 1977

Amal Asiri
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BDS, King Abdulaziz University, Dentistry, 2011
King Abdulaziz University, Internship, 2012

Sahar Aurangzeb
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, De' MontMorency College of Dentistry, University, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, 2000
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2013

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Daniel J. Bender
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BA, Humboldt State University, German, 1982
George-August Universitat, German Language Literature, 1985
MA, University of North Dakota, Foreign Lang Literature, 1986
EdD, Univesity of San Francisco, Learning and Instruction, 2005

Stephen Beveridge
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, Westmont College, Biology and Economics/Business, 1982
DDS, Northwestern University, Dentistry, 1988

Andrea S. Braun
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BS, Emory University Atlanta Georgia, Biology, 1978
DDS, New York University, College of Dentistry, 1982

Jeff J. Brucia
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BA, UC Santa Cruz, Biology, 1985
DDS, University of Pacific, Dental, 1988
FDSD, Delta Sigma Delta, Delta Sigma Delta Degree, 1995
MDSD, Delta Sigma Delta, Delta Sigma Delta Degree, 1997
DDSD, Delta Sigma Delta, Delta Sigma Delta Degree, 1998

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Steven Cavagnolo
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
AA, Oakland City College, General Education, 1965
BA, San Jose State College, Environmental Health, 1967
DDS, UC San Francsico, General Dentist, 1973
St. Luke's Hospital - Malawi, Central Africa, 1974

Kara Chang
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, Univesity of Texas at Austin, Human Ecology, 2006
BSc, University of Texas at Austin, Human Development Family Science, 2006
Baylor College of Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry - Exterrnship, 2009
Our Children's House at Baylor, Pediatric Dentistray - Externship, 2009
DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2010
University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, Pediatric Dentistry - Externship, 2010
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, General Practice Residency, 2011

Janice Chou
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, University of San Diego, Biochemistry/Cell Biology, 2006
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 2010
Univsersity of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2011

Pamela Covin
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
Other, UCLA, Kinesiology, 1985
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Denistry, 1988

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Osleydis Diaz
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, IPVCE/Cuba, Sciences/Literature, 1995
DS, Advanced Institute of Medical Sciences of Santiago de Cuba, Doctor of Stomatology, 2000
Faculty of Medicine, Granma, Cuba, Management and Health Care, 2001
Kaplan Institute and Truman College, English as a Second Language (ESL), 2003
DDS, UCSF School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2008

Eunice Dizon
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
DDS, New York University College of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 2006
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, General Dentistry - AEGD, 2007

Jennifer Domagalski
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, Dartmouth College, Anthropology, 2006
DDS, Arizona School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2010
MPH, A.T. Still University School of Health Management, Public Health, 2010

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Joe Errante
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, University of Arizona, Nutritional Biochemistry, 1977
DDS, Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, 1980

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Julian Marcus Fisher
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BDS, Birmingham University, United Kingdon, Dentistry, 1985
Other, Stelllenbosch University, South Africa, HIV/AIDS, 2002
MIH, Charite University, Germany, International Health, 2006
PhD, Lyon University, France, Non Communicable Diseases, 2011

Harold F. Fisk
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
Pacific University, Clinical Doctorate Program
BS, Marquette University, Physical Therapy, 1978
PT, Marquette University, 1978

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Vanisha Gandhi
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, Stanford University, Human Biology, 2010
DDS, Pacific-Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2014

Koroush Langroudi Ghafourpour
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
College of San Mateo, 1991
BS, University of California, Davis, Physiology, 1994
DDS, University of the Pacific , Dentistry, 1997

Sabine Girod
Adjunct of Dental Practice
DDS, University of Bonn Dental School, Dentistry, 1983
Medical School of Hannover, Oral Surgery, 1987
German Academic Exchange Medical Student, 1989
MD, Hannover Medical School, 1989
Harvard Medical School, Head Neck Oncology, 1990
University of Cologne/Germany, ENT, 1991
University of Cologne/Germany, 1995
PhD, University of Koeln, Ol and Maxillofacial Surgery, 1996

Lindsey Green
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, Oakland University, Psychology, 2003
JD, DePaul College of Law, Law, 2007

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Maureen Harrington
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, St. Mary's College of California, Integral Studies, 1992
MPH, California State University, Long Beach, Community Health Education, 1996

Amruta Hendre
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BDS, University of Pune India, Dentistry, 1997
DDS, California State, Dentistry, 2008

Kelly Hicklin
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, UCLA, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, 2006
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2009
UCLA, General Practice Residency, 2011

Andy Hoover
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
Archbishop Mitty High School, High School, 2000
BA, University of Colorado at Boulder, Environmental, Population, and Organic Biology, 2005
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Sciences, 2013

Kimberley Hubenette
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Biology, 1989
DDS, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1993
MA, The Pankey Institute, Continuum Level I, II, II-E, III, IV, 2007
Other, Academy of Craniofacial Pain, TMD/Sleep Apnea Mini Residency, 2008
Other, California Academy of General Dentistry, Mastertrack Program, 2008
Other, United States Dental Institute, Orthodontics, 2008

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Toby Imler
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, Southern Adeventist University, Biology, 2006
DDS, University of Nebraska College of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 2010

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Peter Jacobsen
Adjunct Professor of Dental Practice
BS, Florida State University, Biology, 1967
PhD, University of California, San Francisco, Comparative Pharmacology and Toxicology, 1972
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 1977
University of California, San Francisco, Oral Medicine Internship, 1978

Maximillian Jensen
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
DDS, University California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 2015
BS, University of New Mexico, Nutrition/ Dietetics, 2016

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Dennis M Kalebjian
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
California State University, Fresno, 1974
University of California, Los Angeles, 1975
DDS, University of the Pacific , 1978
Valley Medical Center, GPR, 1979

John Kim
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, University of Puget Sound, Natural Biology, 2000
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, General Dentsitry, 2008

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Bonnie Lederman
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BSc, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery Dental School, Dental Hygiene, 1981
DDS, Baltimore College of Denta Surgery Dental School, Dentistry, 1992
University of California, San Francisco, Geriatric Dental Fellow, 2013

Tiffany C. Leung
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, University of California, Davis, Biological Sciences, 1994
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 1999

Albert S. Lin
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BS, University of Portland, Life Science, 1976
DDS, University of Pacific, Dentistry, 1994

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Brian Macall
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, Creighton University, 2001
DDS, Creighton University, Dentistry, 2005

Monica MacVane-Pearson
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
Universite de Moncton, One-month long summer French immersion camp, 1995
Universidad de Zaragoza, Rotary Club International exchange student, 1997
BS, Mount Allison University, Biology, 2001
DMD, McGill University, 2005
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, AEGD, 2006

Andrew Malan
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
Boise State University, Health Science Studies, 2005
DMD, University of Pittsburgh, Dentistry, 2009

Howard May
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
University of California Berkeley, Social Science, 1971
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1976

Anthony Mock
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
AB, U.C. Berkeley, Bacteriology, 1975
DDS, Case Western Reserve University Dental School, Denistry, 1980
Highland General Hospital, GPR, 1981

Audrey Mojica
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
DDS, Loma Linda University of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 2008
BA, California Polytechnic State University, Nutritional Science, 2012

Alicia Montell
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, Stanford University, Biological Sciences, 2000
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 2005

Jasmin Moschref
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Integrative Biology, 2004
DDS, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Denistry, 2008

Ruby Multani
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, University of California, Davis, Nutrition Science, 1999
DDS, Universityof the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2003

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Maysa Namakian
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, California Polytechnic State, Mathematics, 2006
MS, California State University Northridge, Health Education, 2008

David Neal
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
A.T. Still University, Workforce Education and Development, 2006
DMD, A.T. Still University, Dentistry, 2010

Chris Nelson
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
Shasta State High School, 2002
BS, University of California, Davis, BiologicalSciences(Neurobiology,Psychology,Behav.), 2006
DDS, University of the Pacific, General Dentistry, 2009

Elizabeth Newell
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Classics, 1998
Other, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Master of Arts in Philosophy, 2000
Other, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA, Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene, 2013

Josephine Ng
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, University of the Pacific, Biological Sciences, 2006
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2010

Tin Nguyen
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
N/A, Cal State University of Long Beach, Biology, 1991
N/A, El Camino College, Biology, 1995
BA, University of Colorado, Biology, 1997
DDS, Howard University, Dentistry, 2003

David Bruce Nielsen
Adjunct Associate Professor of Dental Practice
AA, Glendale Community College, 1960
BA, Los Angeles State College, 1962
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1967
American Dental Association, 1980
MA, University of the Pacific, 1994

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Noha H. Oushy
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
DDS, Ain Shams University, Dental Medicine and Surgery, 2005
MS, New Mexico State University, Public Health, 2010

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Jacob Pai
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, Pacific Union College, Physical Science, 1986
Loma Linda University, Health Education: Community Health, 1990
DDS, UCSF, Dentistry, 1994
UCSF, Dental Public Health, 2003

Aditya Pandya
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BSc, Arizona State University, Biology, 2009
DMD, A.T. Still University, Dental Public Health, 2014

Allan Pineda
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
DMD, Centro Escolar University, General Dentistry, 1985
DDS, University of Pacific, School of Dentistry, DDS, 2002

Jonathan Po
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, University of California, Davis, Biology, 2008
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2011
Other, Montefiore Medical Center, General Practice, 2012

Sridevi Ponnala
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
DDS, M.R. Ambedkar Dental College, Dental Surgery, 1997
DDS, University of California San Francisco, Dentistry, 2004

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Emily Renk
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, University of California, Los Angeles, Classical Civilizations, 2005
DDS, Ostrow School of Dentistry, USC, Dentistry, 2011
University of California, Los Angeles, General Practice Residency, Hospital Dentistry, 2012

Melinda M Reynard
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
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 Dentirsty, Dentistry, 1989

Boyd Edwin Robinson
Adjunct Associate Professor of Dental Practice
BA, California State University, Chico, BA in Biology 1971
Graduate Studies 1971-1973, 1973
DDS, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1976
MD, Naval Dental School, Bethesda, MD, 1984
Other, Naval Dental School, National Naval Dental Center, Comprehensive Dentistry Residency, 1984
Other, George Washington University, Masters Degree, Higher Ed and Human Development, 1991

Elizabeth Robinson
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BA,MS, Stanford University, Biological Sciences, 2007
DMD, University of Pennsylvania, Dentistry, 2013

Rowena Romero
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2015

Torrey Rothstein
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, Unversity of California, San Diego, Animal Physiology and Neuroscience, 2002
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dental Surgery, 2005

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Rami Saah
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, University of California, Irvine, Biological Sciences, 1996
DDS, University of the Pacific, ArthurA. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2000

Faezeh Sadeghi
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, Isfahan University, Iran, Zoology, 1992
College of San Mateo, Biology, 1997
BA, University of California San Francisco, Biology, 1999
DDS, University of California San Francisco, Denitistry, 2005

Mahdi Salek
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, UCLA, Biological Sciences, 2005
DDS, University of Illinois at Chicago, General Dentistry, 2011

Ronald J Sani
Adjunct Associate Professor of Dental Practice
BS, Santa Clara Univerisity, Biology, 1972
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1975
Valley Medical Center, 1976

Jack Saroyan
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BA, University of California Berkeley, General Curriculum, 1958
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dental School, Dentist, 1962

Brian Sheppard
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, San Jose State University, Mechanical Engineering, 2004
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2010
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2011

Elana Shlansky
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, Cornell University, 2007
DDS, Columbia University, Dentistry - Public health, 2014
GPR, San Francisco VA Medical Center, General Practice, 2015

Christiane Silva
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
Dentistry School of Ribeirao Preto, Dentistry, 1998
DDS, Universidad de la Salle, Dentistry, 2014

Ann Marie Silvestri
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
Other, Notre Dame des Victories High School, College Preparatory, 1968
BS, University of San Francisco, Biology/Psychology, 1972
DDS, University of the Pacific, General Dentistry, 1975
Cert, University Hospital School, The University of Iowa, Dental Course for patients with disabilities., 1979
MPA, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA, Health Services Administration, 1999

Mark J. Singer
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, University of Michigan, 1966
MD, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, Medicine, 1970
Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, Internship-Surgery, 1971
Northwestern University McGraw Medical Center, Residency: Pathology, 1972
Northwestern University McGraw Medical Center, Residency: Surgery, 1973
Northwestern University McGraw Medical Center, Fellowship: Head and Neck Surgery, 1976
Northwestern University McGraw Medical Center, Residency: Otolaryngology, 1976

Norma Solarz
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, University of California Berkeley, Botany, 1976
DDS, University of California San Francisco, Dentistry, 1980
University of California Berkeley, MPH Epidemiology, 1990

Sara Soleimani
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, University of Washington, Washington DC, Near Eastern Languages Civilizations, 2003
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2006

Stanley R. Surabian
Adjunct Associate Professor of Dental Practice
California State University, Fresno, 1965
DDS, University of Southern California, 1969
JD, San Joaquin College of Law, 1992

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Russell Haywood Taylor
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
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

Ariane Terlet
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, UC Berkeley, 1980
DDS, University of the Pacific , 1986

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Andy Van Sicklen
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
California Polytechnic State University, Biology/ Physiology, 2008
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2011
VA Hospital, General Dentistry, 2012

Willam Albert vanDyk
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
BA, University of California, Davis, Sociology, 1969
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 1973
Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, Dental Internship, 1974

Robert Timothy Verceles
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BS, UC Davis, Genetics, 1989
DDS, UCSF, Dentistry, 1993

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Colin Wong
Adjunct Professor of Dental Practice
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Microbiology, 1961
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 1965

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Magnus Yang
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, BS, University of California Berkeley, Molecular Cell Biology/Nutritional Sciences/Toxic, 2005
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2009

Gilbert Yee
Adjunct Instructor of Dental Practice
BA, UC Berkeley, Psychology, 1983
San Francisco State University, Post Baccalaureate Study, 1985
DDS, Pacific-Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1988

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Keivan Zoufan
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dental Practice
DDS, Tehran Azad University, Doctorate Dental Surgery, 1999
DDS, University of Southern California, Doctorate Dental Surgery, 2004
University of Southern California, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2005
MDS, University of Connecticut, Master Dental Sciences - Endodontics, 2010
University of Connecticut, Certificate in Endodontics - Board Eligible, 2010

Course Descriptions

Predoctoral Courses

DP 100. Ethics and Exploration of Basic Cultural Issues. 3 Units.

Through a combination of classroom discussion and activities, this course introduces students to cultural and ethical issues relevant to dental school clinics and private practice. In a small group environment, students have the opportunity to discuss school culture and intercultural relationships, preparing them for experiences with a diverse school culture and patient pool. Ethics, along with state and federal regulations, are introduced as they apply to dentistry practiced in dental school clinics and private practice. (27 hours. IDS Quarter 1.).

DP 101. Integrated Clinical Sciences I: Orientation to the Clinical Practice of General Dentistry. 5 Units.

This course is the didactic component of a multi-disciplinary, year-long course designed to prepare students to treat patients in Pacific's Main Dental Clinic and engage in community oral health events and programs. Together, DP 101 and DP 106 focus on Diagnostic Sciences, Behavior Sciences, Periodontology, Prevention and Community Health Care Services and Systems. Case-based simulations are supported by clinical exercises and practical exams. (Quarters 1-3.).

DP 106. Integrated Clinical Sciences I: Orientation to the Clinical Practice of General Dentistry Practicum. 7 Units.

This clinically-focused, multi-disciplinary course is designed to prepare students to treat patients in Pacific's Main Dental Clinic and in community-based settings. This lab/clinic course is comprised of supervised case-based simulations, workshops, clinical exercises and community sites. The focus is on the development of a comprehensive medical and dental database risk assessment; disease prevention strategies; diagnostic tests; oral pathology; electronic chart management; ergonomics; infection control; basic periodontal instrumentation; professional deportment; cultural sensitivity and communication with patients in the clinic and in community settings. (Quarters 1-4.).

DP 107. Integrated Clinical Sciences I: Orientation to the Clinical Practice of General Dentistry Practicum. 2 Units.

This one-quarter course is offered in the first year of the International Dental Studies curriculum. This clinically-focused, multi-disciplinary course is designed to prepare students to treat patients in Pacific's Main Dental Clinic. In a variety of settings such as seminars, case-based simulations and clinical exercises, students focus on diagnosis, treatment planning, communication, efficient patient care, clinical systems, basic periodontal instrumentation, electronic patient records and infection control. (IDS Quarter 2.).

DP 160. Dental Radiology. 2 Units.

Study of radiation physics and biology, image quality, intensifying devices, radiation safety, tomography, radiation and the law, radiographic techniques, film processing, anatomic landmarks, and principles of radiographic interpretations. (Quarters 2-3.).

DP 166. Dental Radiographic Technique. 1 or 2 Unit.

Instruction and practice using the extension cone paralleling radiographic technique including patient management, radiation safety, use of equipment, film placement, exposure, identification and mounting, and correction of technical error. (20 hours lab/clinic. Quarter 4.).

DP 199. Enriched Preclinical Experience. 16 Units.

This course provides students with an additional opportunity to enhance or enrich their skills in some or all disciplines. These experiences are directed by the student’s Group Practice Leader and/or department chairs, who also recommends certification for promotion. (1-4 quarters).

DP 200. Practice Management I. 1 Unit.

Introduces students to the study of fundamental concepts and terminology of the art and science of practice management as a basis for leadership and decisions in dental practice. Students will learn to track and evaluate key practice indicators, read financial reports, understand the importance of leading a team for efficient delivery of patient care, track and control overhead expenses, and set goals. (10 hours. Quarter 5.).

DP 201. Integrated Clinical Sciences II: Application of Foundational Knowledge. 4 Units.

This two-quarter course provides students with enriched multidisciplinary diagnostic and technical content beyond the fundamentals of first-year studies. Material is presented in a variety of formats including lecture, small group seminars, case-based discussions, and on-line modules. Topics include biomedical sciences, materials, techniques, radiographic interpretation, professionalism, and information specific to each discipline of dental practice. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and application of evidence to the clinical treatment and management of patients. (Quarters 5-6.).

DP 202. Integrated Clinical Sciences II: Application of Foundational Knowledge. 4 Units.

This one-quarter course builds on foundational clinical and biomedical material presented in first-year studies and in DP 201. Topics include advanced material in endodontics, restorative, implants, orofacial pain, ethics and patient management, community oral health, and appraising scientific literature. Emphasis is placed on the integration of dental concepts, evidence, and critical thinking to deliver accurate diagnoses and prepare customized comprehensive treatment plans. (Quarter 7.).

DP 203. Integrated Clinical Sciences II: Application of Foundational Knowledge. 3 or 5 Units.

This one-quarter course continues the theme of integration of material from multiple dental disciplines in DP 201 and DP 202. Topics include advanced content in oral surgery, endodontics, restorative, implants, orofacial pain, ethics, and managing complex cases. Students are introduced to resume and professional electronic portfolio development as they ready themselves for professional careers. Evidence-based decision making is coordinated with clinical patient management exercises in DP 219. (Quarter 8.).

DP 216. Patient Management and Productivity I. 2 or 4 Units.

Development of competency in patient management skills to maximize patient satisfaction. Students learn to use proper verbal and non-verbal communication and listening skills; to respond appropriately to patient and non-patient concerns; to be organized and prepared for tasks and contingencies related to patient care; to complete tasks and treatment in a timely manner; to provide patients with relevant information about prevention of dental disease and treatment options; and to obtain proper informed consent for procedures. (Quarters 5-8.).

DP 218. Clinical Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. 1-4 Units.

The diagnosis and communication to the patient of the need for dental treatment; recognizing medical, oral, physical, emotional, and economic factors that modify or complicate dental treatment; and development of comprehensive dental treatment plans suitable for patients' needs in accordance with identified modifying and complicating factors. (Quarters 5-8.).

DP 219. Clinical Management and Judgment I. 2 or 4 Units.

Students will learn comprehensive diagnostic care for assigned patients in the disciplines of endodontics, fixed prosthodontics, operative dentistry, oral diagnosis and treatment planning, periodontics, removable prosthodontics and orthodontics. For each assigned patient, the student will examine and evaluate the patient, identify and list dental problems, complete an appropriate treatment plan and schedule, provide all dentistry required in the disciplines, and recognize need for and refer the patient to specialty areas when such treatment is required. (Quarters 5-8.).

DP 266. Clinical Radiology. 2 Units.

Study of preparation, evaluation, and interpretation of diagnostically acceptable intraoral radiographic and panographic surveys for comprehensive care and emergency clinic patients. (Quarters 5-8.).

DP 299. Enriched Clinical Experience I. 16 Units.

This course provides students with an additional opportunity to enhance or enrich their skills in some or all clinical disciplines. These experiences are directed by the student’s Group Practice Leader, who also recommends certification for promotion. (1-4 quarters).

DP 300. Practice Management II. 3 Units.

Challenges students to apply knowledge of practice management concepts through utilization of a computerized business simulation. Includes preparation for career decisions in dentistry with a focus on practice transitions, associateships, dental benefit plan participation, marketing, debt management, retirement planning, patient billing and collections, scheduling for efficiency, basic accounting, tax planning, and development of business plans. (30 hours lecture. Quarter 11.).

DP 301. Jurisprudence. 1 Unit.

Prepares students for an understanding of the foundations of the law, its primary groupings and modes, and its application to the dentist and dental practice environment. Particular attention will be given to California dental law and risk management. (10 hours lecture. Quarter 12.).

DP 302. Clinical Care of Complex Needs Patients. 4 Units.

Study of basic disease processes, epidemiology, demographics, treatment planning, principles of providing dental treatment for individuals with a wide variety of conditions including medical and developmental disabilities, problems associated with aging, psychological problems including dental phobia, hospital organization, joining a hospital staff, providing dental treatment and consultation in a hospital, and principles of general anesthesia. (20 hours lecture, 20 hours self-study and seminar. Quarters 9-11.).

DP 303. Integrated Clinical Sciences III: Multidisciplinary Case Based Seminars. 6 Units.

Multidisciplinary case based presentations of integrated material related to the practice of clinical dentistry. This three-quarter course builds on the foundational and clinical knowledge base of each student to evaluate and plan more complex treatment needs. (60 hours lecture/seminar. Quarters 9-11.).

DP 307. Extramural Patient Care. 4 Units.

Through a combination of didactic and clinical experiences, this course seeks to prepare the student for practice in community clinical settings where diverse patient populations may be encountered. Upon completion of the course, students will have developed the skills to: perform dental procedures in community-based practice settings, work with diverse patient populations, describe the social context of disease processes, develop social awareness and skills for treating underserved groups, describe dental delivery in a community clinic environment, and develop treatment alternative in clinics with limited resources. (90 hours clinical rotations and 4 hours lecture/seminar. Quarters 9-12.).

DP 316. Patient Management and Productivity II. 4 Units.

Development of competency in patient management skills to maximize patient satisfaction. Students learn to use proper verbal and non-verbal communication and listening skills; to respond appropriately to patient and non-patient concerns; to be organized and prepared for tasks and contingencies related to patient care; to complete tasks and treatment in a timely manner; to provide patients with relevant information about prevention of dental disease and treatment options; and to obtain proper informed consent for procedures. (Quarters 9-10.).

DP 317. Patient Management and Productivity III. 4 Units.

Development of competency in patient management skills to maximize patient satisfaction. Students learn to use proper verbal and non-verbal communication and listening skills; to respond appropriately to patient and non-patient concerns; to be organized and prepared for tasks and contingencies related to patient care; to complete tasks and treatment in a timely manner; to provide patients with relevant information about prevention of dental disease and treatment options; and to obtain proper informed consent for procedures. (Quarters 11-12.).

DP 318. Clinical Management and Judgment II. 4 Units.

Students will learn comprehensive diagnostic care for assigned patients in the disciplines of endodontics, fixed prosthodontics, operative dentistry, oral diagnosis and treatment planning, periodontics, removable prosthodontics and orthodontics. For each assigned patient, the student will examine and evaluate the patient, identify and list dental problems, complete an appropriate treatment plan and schedule, provide all dentistry required in the disciplines, and recognize need for and refer the patient to specialty areas when such treatment is required. (Approximately 700 hours in clinical disciplines listed. Quarters 9-10.).

DP 319. Clinical Management and Judgment III. 4 Units.

Students will learn comprehensive diagnostic care for assigned patients in the disciplines of endodontics, fixed prosthodontics, operative dentistry, oral diagnosis and treatment planning, periodontics, removable prosthodontics and orthodontics. For each assigned patient, the student will examine and evaluate the patient, identify and list dental problems, complete an appropriate treatment plan and schedule, provide all dentistry required in the disciplines, and recognize need for and refer the patient to specialty areas when such treatment is required. (Approximately 700 hours in clinical disciplines listed. Quarters 11-12.).

DP 320. Preparation for State Licensure. 0 Units.

This course, available to students on an as-needed basis, includes a review of requirements and protocol as well as practical exercises in preparation for the Western Regional Examining Board and other licensing examinations.

DP 368. Emergency Clinic. 3 Units.

The diagnosis and treatment of patients who require immediate attention. (90 hours clinical rotation. Quarters 9-12.).

DP 399. Enriched Clinical Experience. 16 Units.

This course provides students with an additional opportunity to enhance or enrich their skills in some or all clinical disciplines subsequent to the scheduled graduation date. These experiences are directed by the student’s Group Practice Leader, who also recommends certification for graduation. (1-4 quarters).

PA 230. General Pathology. 6 Units.

Basic concepts of disease are studied, especially with regard to mechanisms, gross tissue changes, microscopic changes in selected instances, and implications and applications of these concepts to dental practice. (52 hours lecture/seminar and 34 hours independent study. Quarters 5-6.).

PA 330. Oral Pathology. 5 Units.

Study of the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical and histopathogenic features, and the treatment and prognosis of oral diseases. Recognition of basic tissue reaction and lesions that occur in the mouth, jaws, and neck; formulation of tentative diagnoses; methods used to secure definitive diagnoses and provide appropriate therapy and management or obtaining consultation for the same. (24 hours lecture, programmed instruction equivalent to 30 hours lecture, and six hours clinical rotation. Quarters 7-9.).

PA 331. Differential Diagnosis of Oral and Maxillofacial Lesions. 2 Units.

Clinical evaluation, development of a differential diagnosis, and management protocols for oral and paraoral soft tissue and jaw lesions, based on knowledge of the appearance, behavior, and treatment of oral diseases. (20 hours lecture. Quarter 10.).

Graduate Courses

DP 402. Statistical Methods I. 1 Unit.

Residents learn the importance of data organization and evaluation, and statistical methods used in research. They apply this knowledge to their own research and enhance skills in the interpretation of quality research data. (Quarter 2.).

DP 430. Advanced Oral Pathology I. 1 Unit.

Organized into lectures and clinical-pathologic conferences, this course provides residents a firm foundation in endodontic pathology and clinical entities that may occur in patients but are unrelated to root canal treatment. (Quarter 1.).

DP 460. Advanced Radiology I. 1 Unit.

This course covers key elements of endodontics such as proper radiographic technique and three-dimensional data acquisition and interpretation. Residents obtain and read images from small FOV cone beam scans. (Quarter 1.).

DP 502. Statistical Methods II. 1 Unit.

Residents learn the importance of data organization and evaluation, and statistical methods for meaningful research. They will learn to apply this knowledge both to their own research but also (as is perhaps even more relevant for a practicing clinician) to the interpretation of the quality of published data. (Quarter 6.).

DP 530. Advanced Oral Pathology II. 1 Unit.

Organized into lectures and clinical-pathologic conferences, this course provides residents a firm foundation in endodontic pathology and clinical entities that may occur in patients but are unrelated to root canal treatment. (Quarter 5.).