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Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences (RDS)

Department Chair (interim)

Homayon Asadi
Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Terry Edwin Hoover
Associate Professor of Dental Practice


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Basil Al Shaikhly
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BDS, University of Baghdad School of Dentistry, 2006
DDS, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific, 2015

Bernadette A Alvear Fa
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of the Pacific, Biology, 2003
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2006
National Academy of Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology,Certified Personal Trainer, 2012
Women’s Fitness Specialist (WFS), National Academy of Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology for Women, 2014

Sara Anwar
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of Illinois at Chicago, Biological Sciences, 2007
DDS, University of Illinois at Chicago, Dentistry, 2011

Amy Shyuan Au
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
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 Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
DDS, University of the Pacific, 2001

Brian Baliwas
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, UC Davis, Biochemistry, 2005
DDS, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2014

William C. Barthold
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, Indiana University, 1971
DDS, University of Michigan, 1975

Chetna Chadha Baveja
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BDS, DAV Dental College, Dentistry, 1995
DDS, Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2001

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

Michelle Brady
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BDS, Cardiff Dental School, Dentistry, 1994
Other, Dublin Dental School, Clinic Dentistry, 2004
Other, Dublin Dental School, Conscious Sedation, 2011

Philip M. Buchanan
Associate Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
AA, Santa Monica City College, Pre-dental, 1963
DDS, University of Southern California, Dentistry, 1968
EdD, University of the Pacific, Dental Education, 2016

George E. Bunnell
Associate Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of San Francisco, Biology, 1962
DDS, College of Physician and Surgeons, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1967

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Susan Caliri
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of San Francisco, Science, 1977
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1985
V.A. Medical Center, San Francisco, General Practice Residency, 1986

Daniel M. Castagna
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, Biology, 1978
DDS, University of the Pacific , Dentistry, 1981

Pedro A. Caturay
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
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

Eric H. Chen
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of the Pacific, Biochemistry, 2002
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dental Surgery, 2009
MS, University of the Pacific, Pharmacy and Chemistry, 2007
Other, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Certificate: Adv Education in General Dentistry, 2011

Jane Choi
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, University of NC at Chapel Hill, Anthropology, 2005
DDS, University of NC School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2010
Other, Long Beach VAMC, Certificate of Residency / General Practice, 1011

Russell G. Choy
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, University of California at Berkeley, Biology, 1984
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1987

Robert H. Christoffersen
Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, San Francisco State University, 1963
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1967
MA, University of the Pacific, 1980

Tom Collins
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of Santa Clara, Biology, 1977
DDS, UOP School of Dentistry, 1983
MA, SF State University, Masters Biology, 1980

Megan Constant
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, Biology, 2011
DDS, UOP Dugoni, Dentistry, 2016
University of California Berkeley Extension, 2012

Carlos A Correa
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
City College of San Francisco, 2015
College of Marin, 1983

Ryan Courtin
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, UCLA, BS Biology, 2010
DDS, UOP Dental, DDS, 2016

Steven Reed Curtis
Associate Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
Bethesda National Naval Dental Center, Prosthodontic Specialty Certificate, 1992
Chanute Air Force Base, Air Force General Practice Residency, 1983
DDS, University of California, Los Angeles, Doctor of Dental Science, 1982
Peterson Area Dental Laboratory, 1996
Santa Rosa Junior College, 1977
University of California, Davis, 1978

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Helen De Francesco
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, BA, UC Davis, Biological Sciences, Russian Literature, 2007
DDS, UOP, Dentistry, 2015

Andrew Demeyer
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, UCSD, Biology, 1984
DDS, UoP school of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1988

Mina R. Desai
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BDS, Gov. Dental College, Ahmedabad, India, Dentistry, 1987
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1991

Lori Doran-Garcia
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of California, Los Angeles, Psychology, 1987
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 1991

Stafford Justin Duhn
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1981
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1984

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Charles M. Eliason
Associate Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of California , Berkeley, Nutrition, 1967
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, 1971
MA, University of the Pacific, Education, 1979

Thomas C Ellerhorst
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of San Francisco, Biology, 1972
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1977

Richard H. Evans
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
DDS, Washington University, Dentistry, 1964
University of Utah, Pre-dental/Biological Science, 1960

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Gail E. Frick
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, Scripps College, Biology, 1973
DMD, TUFTS University - School of Dental Medicine, Dentistry, 1977
Georgetown, Graduate Biology, 1974
UCLA, Prosthodontics Certificate, 1981

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Michael V. Gamboa
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, University of the Pacific, 1985
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1988

Richard John Garcia
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of San Francisco, 1971
DDS, University of California, Los Angeles, 1975
Veterans Administration Hospital, San Francisco, 1976

Marc J. Geissberger
Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, St. Mary's College of California, Bachelors of Science in Biology, 1988
CPT, National Academy of Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology, 2009
DDS, Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1991
MA, University of the Pacific, Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, 1994

Darya Gertrudes Ghafourpour
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz, Biology, 1992
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1996

Ernest G. Giachetti
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of Santa Clara, 1963
DDS, University of the Pacific , 1967

Eduardo Eduardo Gonzalez
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
DDS, Universidad Evangelica, Dental Surgery, 1995
New York University, Prosthodontics Certificate of Completion, 1998
Pikos Implant Institute, Advanced Bone Grafting Procedures I II, 2009
Private Zahn Klinik Schloss Schellestein with Prof. Fouad Khoury, Olsberg, Germany, Bone augmentation Procedures soft tissue mngmt, 2008

Shika Gupta
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BDS, GOA Dental College and Hospital, Dentistry, 1997
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2007
MDSC, University of Malaya, Faculty of Dentistry, 2001

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Foroud F. Hakim
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
ADEA Leadership Institute, 2008
BS, San Jose State University, 1987
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1991
Louisiana State University, 1985
MBA, University of the Pacific, 1999

W. Peter Hansen
Associate Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, UOP Bachelor of Science Biology, 1966
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, 1971
Mercy Hospital School of Medicine Technology, 1967
San Diego High School, 1962
UCSF Medical Center, 1973
University of Southern California School of Dentistry Advanced Prosthodontics, 1979

Heidi K. Hausauer
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, University of the Pacific, 1982
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1985
VA Palo Alto, 1986

Vivian Huang
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, Creighton University, Communication Arts, 2000
DMD, Tufts University, Dentistry, 2005
University of California Los Angeles, AEGD Residency, 2006

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Parvati Iyer
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BDS, Madras Dental College (India), Dentistry, 1989
DDS, University of Michican, Dentistry, 1998

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Parag R. Kachalia
Associate Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of Califonia, Davis, Physiology, 1998
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2001
Minor, University of California at Davis, Managerial Economics, 1998

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

Courtney Kilkuts
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, Princeton University, Psychology, 2010
DMD, University of Pennsylvania, Dentistry, 2014
Other, Abington Memorial Hospital, General Practice Dentistiry, 2015

Junsik Kim
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, Ohio State University, Molecular Genetics: Mathematics, 2006
DDS, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, D.M.D., 2010
Other, University of California, San Francisco, Prosthodontics, 2013

Carol Kim
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, University of Colorado, Boulder, Psychology, 2002
DDS, University of California, LA, Dentistry, 2008
MS, Colombia University, Prosthodontics, 2012
Other, Veterans Administration, Resident, 2009

Nicholas K. Kitajima
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of California, Davis, Physiology, 2001
DDS, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 2004
University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, AEGD Dentistry, 2005

Alexander Kogan
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, University of San Francisco, Biology, 1996
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, 1999

Linda Kuo
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, UC Berkeley, Molecular Cell Biology, 2007
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2013

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Eugene Edward LaBarre
Associate Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, Harvard University, 1973
DMD, Tufts University, 1977
MS, University of North Carolina, 1981

Mimi (Quynh-Mi) Le
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, University of California, Integrative Biology, 2006
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2014
PhD, LMC- Asian Health Services, AEGD, 2015

Jamie Grinnell Leach
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of Washington, Psychology, 2004
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2013
MA, Stanford University, Psychology, 2006
Scripps College, 2001

Nancy Lee
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of California - Davis, Biological Sciences, 2006
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 2011

Josh Liu
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of California, Santa Barbara, Aquatic Biology, 2007
DDS, University of Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2012

Kenneth Gregory Louie
Associate Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Microbiology, 1985
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1988
MA, University of the Pacific, Education, 1994

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

Jennifer Marie Low
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, Santa Clara University, Biology, 2008
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry, 2012

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Joy Magtanong-Madrid
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of California, Irvine, CA, Classical Civilization, 2004
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2011
University of California, San Francisco, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, 2007

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

Olga Matveyeva
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
Cert., Health Department of Odessa Regional State Boars of Certification, Dental Technician, 2013
Cert., Odessa Training School for Health Workers, Certificate of Completion, 1986
Other, Odessa Medical College #1, Dental Technician, 1977

Charles W. McGary
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
University of Michigan, 1953
University of Michigan, DDS, 1957

James Edward Milani
Associate Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, University of the Pacific, Biology, 1979
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1982

Jeffrey P. Miles
Associate Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, Biochemistry, 1976
BDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dental Services, 1980
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 1980
University of North Carolina, Institute for Teaching and Learning, 2007
University of Washington, Summer Institute in Clinical Dental Research Metho, 2006

Adam M Miller
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of California Davis, Man. Economics/ Psychology, 2006
DDS, UOP Dugoni, DDS(expected June 2016), 2016
San Francisco State University, Post Baccalaurate Pre-Health Professions, 2012

Arthur Muncheryan
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BSc, U.C. Irvine, Electrical Engineering, 1972
DDS, UCSF School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1977

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Farbod Bob Nadjibi
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
AEGD, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, 2000
BS, University of California, Davis, Genetics, 1996
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1999

David Nisenboym
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, UC Davis, Biology, 2009
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2013
Pascua Yaqui Dental Clinic, Tucson, AZ, 2014

Warden H. Noble
Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 1965
MS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Restorative Dentistry, 1970
MS, University of Southern California, Education, 1968
University of California, Berkeley, Biology, 1961

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Erika Peterson
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, San Jose State University, Molecular Biology, 1976
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1979
Other, USC School of Dental Hygiene, 1967

Donnie Poe
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
Career Academy Vocational School, Dental Technology, 1968

Priya Prasannakumar
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BDS, Pamashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental School, Dentistry, 2002
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2011

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Gitta Radjaeipour
Associate Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
DDS, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, Doctoral of Dental Surgery, 1992
EdD, University of the Pacific, Gladys L Benerd School of Education, Education administration and leadership EDD, 2009
San Jose State University, Pre-Dental, 1989

Lauren Yasuda Rainey
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, Wellesley College, East Asian Studies: Japanese language, 2006
DDS, University of Pacific Dugoni Dental School, Dentistry, 2011
Other, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, General Practice Residency, 2012

Aneet Randhawa
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BDS, Punjab Government Dental College and Hospital, 1988
MDS, Punjab Government Dental College and Hospital, 1992

Laura K. Reid
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of California, Davis, Psychology, 1991
DDS, University of the Pacific, Doctorate of Dental Surgery, 2000
Flinders University, Australia, Education Abroad Program, 1989
Vanderbilt University, Doctor of Medicine, 1996

Patrick L. Roetzer
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of Wisconsin, Experimental Psychology and Biology, 1970
DDS, Marquette University, Dentistry, 1974
Veterans Administration Medical Center, General Practice Resident, 1975

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Steven Judd Sadowsky
Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, University of California, Los Angeles, Psychology, 1967
DDS, University of California, Los Angeles, DDS, 1971
University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, Certificate, Advanced Prosthodontic Education, 1983

Ladan Sahabi
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
AS, Pierce College, Chemistry, 2006
BS, University of California Los Angeles, Biochemistry, 2009
DDS, Universiity of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2012

Leyla Sahabi
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, UCLA, Biology, 2008

Suzanne Saidi
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, Cal State University East Bay, Biochemistry, 1988
DDS, Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1991

Shiva Salehi
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, King's College London, Computer Science, 2004
DDS, UoP, Dentistry, 2014

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

Sima Salimi
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Bachelors of Science in Biology, 1991
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1994., Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1994

Amin P Samadian
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
DDS, Tehran Azad University School of Dentistry, Tehran, Iran, Dentistry, 2011

Eugene T. Santucci
Associate Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, Kings College, 1964
DDS, Temple University School of Dentistry, 1968
Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education, Certificate of Completion, 1977
MA, University of the Pacific, 1994
U.S. Navy Dental Internship, Certificate of Completion, 1969

Noelle M Santucci
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, Marquette University, Dental Hygiene/Biology, 1985
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1991
MA, University of the Pacific, 1994
University of the Pacific, Advanced Education in General Dentistry Cert., 1992

Troy Schmedding
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, University of Puget Sound, Bachelor of Science, 1990
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1993

Karen A. Schulze
Associate Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
DDS, University of Leipzig, Germany, Dentistry, 1992
PhD, University of Leipzig, Germany, Oral Surgery, 1998
Post-doc, UC San Francisco, Post-Doc in Dental Materials, 2002

Roxanna R. Shafiee
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of San Francisco, Biology, 1993
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1997
MSD, University of the Pacific, Orthodontics, 2009

Vishnu Shankar
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
DDS, Fiji School of Medicine, Dentistry, 2013
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1991
Nobel Biocare Dental Implant Mini-Residency, 2013
University of South Pacific, Preliminary Medical Science, 1981

Edward L. Shaw
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of British Columbia, 1977
Cert, University of California, San Francisco, GPR, 1983
Cert, University of California, San Francisco, Prosthodontics, 1986
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1982

Dennis Daizo Shinbori
Associate Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
AA, City College of San Francisco, 1970
BA, University of the Pacific, 1972
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1975

Brian Kent Sibbald
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
AB, University of California, Berkeley, 1969
DDS, University of California, Los Angeles, 1973

Jessie Virginia Stachowiak
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of the Pacific, Biological Sciences, 2001
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, US Navy, AEGD certification, 2005
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2004
Other, Academy of Academic Leadership, Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, 2008
Other, Disney Leadership Institute, Leadership Excellence, 2012
Other, National Institutes of Health, Protecting Human Reaearch Participants, 2008
Other, University of the Pacific Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry, Course Director Orientation, 2012

Cathrine Steinborn
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, UC Santa Barbara, Botony, 1978
DDS, UoP School of Denistry, Dentistry, 1985
Other, Veterns Administration SF, Gereral Practice Residency, 1986

Bina Surti
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
AEGD, Case Western Reserve University, AEGD, 1996
BS, Wayne State University, Biology, 1991
Case Western Reserve University, Fellowhip, 1997
DDS, University of Detroit Mercy, Dentistry, 1995

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Ulf Temnitzer
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2010
Other, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Graduate Prosthodontics, 2013
Sonoma State University, 2007

Konni Kawata Tittle
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
CSUF, Biology, 1984
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1989
Indiana University, Biology - Undergraduate, 1985
Indiana University, School of Dentistry, 1987

Alan K. Tong
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, City University of New York City College, 1976
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1989
MBA, St. John's University, New York, NY, 1984

Chi Dinh Tran
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
DDS, Medical College of Virginia, 1979
University of California, San Francisco, Certificate in Prosthodontics, 1984
University of Richmond, 1973

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Ian Peter van Zyl
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BDS, King's College, School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1985
DDS, University of Detroit Mercy, 1997
MS, University of Michigan, Prosthodontics, 1992

Michael Viale
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, UC Berkeley, Genetics, 1975
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1979

Terry L. Vincent
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, Arizona State University, Zoology, 1967
DDS, UCLA, Dentistry, 1971

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Kevin S. Walker
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, Wheaton College, Bachelor of Science, degree in Biology, 2009
DDS, Native American Health Center, Advanced Education in Gen Dentistry Certificate, 2013
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2012

Sandra Arita Ward
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, University of the Pacific, Sports Medicine, 1987
DDS, Pacific-Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1991

Alexandra A Wenzel
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biology, 2012
DDS, UOP, DDS, 2015
Other, University of Wisconsin College, AAS, 2010

Erich Werner
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, San Jose State University, Biology, 1984
DDS, U.O.P School of Dentistry, DDS, 1988

Richard H. White
Associate Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, Albion College, Biology, 1971
CalTeach I and CalTeach II, 2013
DDS, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1975
University of Washington, Summer Institute in Clinical Dental Research Metho, 2010
US Public Health Service, General Practice Dental Residency, 1976

George J. Wolff
Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
DDS, University of Washington, 1966
University of California(Berkeley), 1961

Debra A. Woo
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
AA, De Anza Community College, A.A., 1977
BS, University of California, Davis, Human Biology, 1979
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1986
MA, San Jose State University, Health Sciences, 1983

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Nathan Yang
Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of California at Davis, Psychology and Biochemistry, 1998
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2006

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Curtis Barmby
Adjunct Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
American River College, AA Pre-Dental, 1967
DDS, UCSF School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1971
Wadsworth VA Medical Center, Certificate in Fixed Prosthodontics, 1981
American Board of Prosthodontics, Diplomate, 1987

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Michael Falkel
Adjunct Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, State University of New York Albany, Chemistry/Biology, 1984
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1987

Richard A. Fitzloff
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
San Jose State University, 1967
DDS, Marquette University School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1972
Other, Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Albany, New York, Certificate, General Dental Internship, 1973
Other, Veteran’s Administration Hospital, San Francisco, CA, Certificate, Prosthodontic Residency, 1975

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Farida Hakimi
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, Golden Gate University San Francisco, Health Services Management, 1990
San Francisco State University, Biology and Health Sciences, 1993
DMD, Tufts University Boston, DMD, 1997

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Andrea Jordan
Adjunct Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, UC Irvine, BS Biology/Microbiology, Biochemistry, 2004
DDS, NYU, Dentistry, 2009
Other, NYU, Certificate-Prosthodontics, 2012
Other, UCLA, Certificate-Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, 2013

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Ron Noah Kaminer
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, SUNY Stonybrook, BA Psychology, 1985
DDS, SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Med., Dentistry, 1990
Other, Northshore Univ. Hospital, Residency, 1991
Other, Northshore Univ Hospital, Chief Resident, 1992

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Steven Mansfield
Adjunct Associate Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, Colby College, Biology, 2012
DMD, Tufts School of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine, 2012
University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Certificate in Prosthodontics, 2012

Donald Missirlian
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
UCLA, 1961
DDS, Northwestern University Dental School, Dentistry, 1965
SF State, 1978
University of Iowa, School of Dentistry (Iowa City), Certificate of Specialty in Fixed Prosthodontics, 1981

Kathy Mueller
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BS, University of KY, 1974
MS, Pursue University, 1976
DMD, University of KY, 1980
VA UCSF, Prosthodontic Certificate, 1983

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Molly P. Newlon
Adjunct Associate Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
UCSB, General Education, 1973
BA, UCLA, Fine Arts/Dance, 1975
MA, UCLA, Dance Therapy, 1977
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1982
GPR Cert., Veterans Administration Hospital, general practice residency, 1983

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Tim J. Patel
Adjunct Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BA, UC Berkeley, Psychology, 1991
DMD, Boston University Dental School, Dentistry, 1996

Fiorella L Potesta-Knoll
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
DDS, U. San Marin De Porres Lima, Detistry, 1998
MS, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dental Science, 2005
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Graduate prosthodontist Program, 2005
University of Alabama Birmingham, Maxillofacial Prosthetics, 2006

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Paresh Shah
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences
BSc, University of Manitoba, Microbiology, 1983
MSc, University of Manitoba, Physiology, 1987
DMD, University of Manitoba, Doctor of Dental Medicine, 1991
University of Manitoba Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Hospital Internship Program, 1992
University of Minnesota, Post Graduate Program in Esthetic Dentistry, 2002
University of Buffalo (SUNY), Proficiency Certificate in Esthetic Dentistry, 2007

Course Descriptions

Predoctoral Courses

RDS 100. IPT I Technique. 1-10 Units.

RDS 125. Integrated Preclinical Professional Development I. 2 Units.

As a component of the Integrated Preclinical Reconstructive Dentistry curriculum, this course includes the continual formative evaluation of students’ professionalism as well as assessments aimed to measure their critical evaluation and thought processes. Students are evaluated on a multitude of professional traits for the duration of the course including professional behavior, preparedness and organization, communication, self-assessment, critical thinking, time-management, teamwork and rapport, response to feedback, and engagement in learning. Students’ strengths and weaknesses are evaluated frequently and reported to them in the form of a rubric by faculty who work closely with them in the laboratory environment. Students are expected to grow and show improvement in areas in which they are weak. Their critical thinking ability and growth is measured using assessments in both the laboratory and didactic sessions that allow students to showcase these integrated skills and thought processes such as OSCE’s, oral examinations, portfolios and multidisciplinary capstone experiences. (Quarters 1-2.).

RDS 126. Integrated Preclinical Professional Development II. 4 Units.

As a component of the Integrated Preclinical Reconstructive Dentistry curriculum, this course includes the continual formative evaluation of students’ professionalism as well as assessments aimed to measure their critical evaluation and thought processes. Students are evaluated on a multitude of professional traits for the duration of the course including professional behavior, preparedness and organization, communication, self-assessment, critical thinking, time-management, teamwork and rapport, response to feedback, and engagement in learning. Students’ strengths and weaknesses are evaluated frequently and reported to them in the form of a rubric by faculty who work closely with them in the laboratory environment. Students are expected to grow and show improvement in areas in which they are weak. Their critical thinking ability and growth is measured using assessments in both the laboratory and didactic sessions that allow students to showcase these integrated skills and thought processes such as OSCE’s, oral examinations, portfolios and multidisciplinary capstone experiences. (Quarters 3-4.).

RDS 130. Integrated Preclinical Concepts I. 4 Units.

As a component of the Integrated Preclinical Reconstructive Dentistry curriculum, this course will provide students with the factual knowledge needed to build a strong foundation for critical assessment, evidence-based practice and lifelong learning in the dental profession. Formative and summative assessment will be used to frequently appraise students’ grasp of dental anatomy, dental materials science, occlusion, cariology, operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics, radiology, local anesthesia, implant dentistry, diagnosis and treatment planning. The assessments used will measure the students’ ability not only to master concepts within a discipline, but to integrate concepts across disciplines. This didactic component enables the students to treat a family of patients with a strong foundation of dental fundamentals. (Quarter 1.).

RDS 131. Integrated Preclinical Concepts II. 4 Units.

As a component of the Integrated Preclinical Reconstructive Dentistry curriculum, this course will provide students with the factual knowledge needed to build a strong foundation for critical assessment, evidence-based practice and lifelong learning in the dental profession. Formative and summative assessment will be used to frequently appraise students’ grasp of dental anatomy, dental materials science, occlusion, cariology, operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics, radiology, local anesthesia, implant dentistry, diagnosis and treatment planning. The assessments used will measure the students’ ability not only to master concepts within a discipline, but to integrate concepts across disciplines. This didactic component enables the students to treat a family of patients with a strong foundation of dental fundamentals. (Quarter 2.).

RDS 132. Integrated Preclinical Concepts III. 4 Units.

As a component of the Integrated Preclinical Reconstructive Dentistry curriculum, this course will provide students with the factual knowledge needed to build a strong foundation for critical assessment, evidence-based practice and lifelong learning in the dental profession. Formative and summative assessment will be used to frequently appraise students’ grasp of dental anatomy, dental materials science, occlusion, cariology, operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics, radiology, local anesthesia, implant dentistry, diagnosis and treatment planning. The assessments used will measure the students’ ability not only to master concepts within a discipline, but to integrate concepts across disciplines. This didactic component enables the students to treat a family of patients with a strong foundation of dental fundamentals. (Quarter 3.).

RDS 133. Integrated Preclinical Concepts IV. 1 Unit.

As a component of the Integrated Preclinical Reconstructive Dentistry curriculum, this course will provide students with the factual knowledge needed to build a strong foundation for critical assessment, evidence-based practice and lifelong learning in the dental profession. Formative and summative assessment will be used to frequently appraise students’ grasp of dental anatomy, dental materials science, occlusion, cariology, operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics, radiology, local anesthesia, implant dentistry, diagnosis and treatment planning. The assessments used will measure the students’ ability not only to master concepts within a discipline, but to integrate concepts across disciplines. This didactic component enables the students to treat a family of patients with a strong foundation of dental fundamentals. (Quarter 4.).

RDS 137. Local Anesthesia. 2 Units.

This hands-on course will teach the pharmacological basis and basic injection techniques of dental local anesthesia. Topics include an overview of local and systemic complications, the pharmacology of local anesthetics, and presentation of an algorithm of how to overcome difficulties in mandibular blocks. This rotation should help students develop confidence and ease the anxiety of providing injections on patients. (Quarter 4.).

RDS 138. Advanced Restorative Technique. 2 Units.

This hands-on course, referred to as “A.R.T” block, utilizes extracted human teeth to simulate a multitude of clinical procedures. Students will perform advanced techniques focused on adhesive dentistry and digital dentistry. (Quarter 4.).

RDS 139. Clinical Transitions. 1 Unit.

A hands-on course focused on caries detection evaluation and removal techniques in extracted human teeth. Students will also participate in seminars that highlight Dugoni’s clinical process and procedures relating to reconstructive dentistry. (Quarter 4.).

RDS 145. Integrated Preclinical Technique I: : Dental Anatomy. 2 Units.

As a component of the Integrated Preclinical Reconstructive Dentistry curriculum, students will be evaluated on their mastery of laboratory skills and simulation of reconstructive dentistry procedures as they relate to a “family“ of patient cases presented in the course. Projects in this course include waxing teeth to partial and full contour using additive and subtractive techniques, and composite placement and amalgam carving. Occlusal principles are heavily emphasized as a key factor in successful mastery of dental anatomy. (Quarters 1-2).

RDS 146. Integrated Preclinical Technique I: Direct Restorative. 5 Units.

As a component of the Integrated Preclinical Reconstructive Dentistry curriculum, students will be evaluated on their mastery of laboratory skills and simulation of reconstructive dentistry procedures as they relate to a “family“ of patient cases presented in the course. In this course, students use a caries-driven, minimally invasive approach to treating dental decay in the “family” of patients. Students are taught modern and classic preparations starting with sealants on a child “patient,” and progress through minimally invasive resin-based preparations, larger resin-based preparations and ultimately learning GV black amalgam preparations. Students gain exposure to all types of anterior and posterior direct preparations and restorations including Classes I, II, III, IV, V. Occlusion and establishing the proper occlusal relationship is paramount. (Quarters 1-2).

RDS 147. Integrated Preclinical Technique I: Indirect Restorative. 4 Units.

As a component of the Integrated Preclinical Reconstructive Dentistry curriculum, students will be evaluated on their mastery of laboratory skills and simulation of reconstructive dentistry procedures as they relate to a “family“ of patient cases presented in the course. Starting with all-ceramic preparations and progressing through PFM, gold and partial coverage restorations, an emphasis on conservation of tooth structure and maintaining or enhancing esthetics is woven through all projects. Students learn single tooth and multiple tooth rehabilitation. Projects increase in complexity throughout the year and treatment planning accompanies all projects. Ample time is spent on the adhesive protocols for cementation. Related topics included in this component are post and core placement, laboratory skills, and general dental procedures such as impression taking and model work. (Quarters 1-2).

RDS 155. Integrated Preclinical Technique II: Dental Anatomy. 3 Units.

As a component of the Integrated Preclinical Reconstructive Dentistry curriculum, students will be evaluated on their mastery of laboratory skills and simulation of reconstructive dentistry procedures as they relate to a “family“ of patient cases presented in the course. Projects in this course include waxing teeth to partial and full contour using additive and subtractive techniques, and composite placement and amalgam carving. Occlusal principles are heavily emphasized as a key factor in successful mastery of dental anatomy. (Quarters 3-4).

RDS 156. Integrated Preclinical Technique II: Direct Restorative. 3 Units.

As a component of the Integrated Preclinical Reconstructive Dentistry curriculum, students will be evaluated on their mastery of laboratory skills and simulation of reconstructive dentistry procedures as they relate to a “family“ of patient cases presented in the course. In this course, students use a caries-driven, minimally invasive approach to treating dental decay in the “family” of patients. Students are taught modern and classic preparations starting with sealants on a child “patient,” and progress through minimally invasive resin-based preparations, larger resin-based preparations and ultimately learning GV black amalgam preparations. Students gain exposure to all types of anterior and posterior direct preparations and restorations including Classes I, II, III, IV, V. Occlusion and establishing the proper occlusal relationship is paramount. (Quarters 3-4).

RDS 157. Integrated Preclinical Technique II: Indirect Restorative. 5 Units.

As a component of the Integrated Preclinical Reconstructive Dentistry curriculum, students will be evaluated on their mastery of laboratory skills and simulation of reconstructive dentistry procedures as they relate to a “family“ of patient cases presented in the course. Starting with all-ceramic preparations and progressing through PFM, gold and partial coverage restorations, an emphasis on conservation of tooth structure and maintaining or enhancing esthetics is woven through all projects. Students learn single tooth and multiple tooth rehabilitation. Projects increase in complexity throughout the year and treatment planning accompanies all projects. Ample time is spent on the adhesive protocols for cementation. Related topics included in this component are post and core placement, laboratory skills, and general dental procedures such as impression taking and model work. (Quarters 3-4).

RDS 173. Principles of Restorative Dentistry Lecture. 4 Units.

This course introduces students to operative dentistry and dental anatomy in a comprehensive, integrated format with an emphasis on clinical applications. Foundational knowledge of direct restorative materials is presented. Students learn about indications and principles of preparations for restoring teeth with amalgam and composite resins, including techniques for placement of the direct restorations. Additionally, correct ergonomics for a dental practitioner, hand piece techniques, rubber dam application and tooth morphology are covered. Emphasis is placed on the development of hand skills and self-evaluation of the student’s own work. Development of critical thinking skills by students is achieved through two literature review projects. (Quarter 1.).

RDS 174. Complex Issues in Restorative Dentistry Lecture. 3 Units.

This second course in the series introduces the disciplines of fixed prosthodontics, dental anatomy, and occlusion. Various indirect restorative materials are presented. Sequencing treatment is incorporated through the use of simulated clinical patient cases. Students learn the rationale and criteria for full cast gold crowns and ceramic restorations, including the preparation designs for individual teeth and fixed partial dentures. Traditional impression techniques and provisional fabrications are also taught. Emphasis is placed on developing the student’s hand skills needed to complete successful fixed prosthodontic preparations. (Quarter 2.).

RDS 175. Principles of Restorative Dentistry Lab. 5 Units.

This course introduces students to operative dentistry and dental anatomy in a comprehensive, integrated format with an emphasis on clinical applications. Foundational knowledge of direct restorative materials is presented. Students learn about indications and principles of preparations for restoring teeth with amalgam and composite resins, including techniques for placement of the direct restorations. Additionally, correct ergonomics for a dental practitioner, hand piece techniques, rubber dam application and tooth morphology are covered. Emphasis is placed on the development of hand skills and self-evaluation of the student’s own work. Development of critical thinking skills by students is achieved through two literature review projects. (Quarter 1.).

RDS 179. Complex Issues in Restorative Dentistry Lab. 5 Units.

This second course in the series introduces the disciplines of fixed prosthodontics, dental anatomy, and occlusion. Various indirect restorative materials are presented. Sequencing treatment is incorporated through the use of simulated clinical patient cases. Students learn the rationale and criteria for full cast gold crowns and ceramic restorations, including the preparation designs for individual teeth and fixed partial dentures. Traditional impression techniques and provisional fabrications are also taught. Emphasis is placed on developing the student’s hand skills needed to complete successful fixed prosthodontic preparations. (Quarter 2.).

RDS 183. Advanced Techniques in Restorative Dentistry Lecture. 3 Units.

The third course of the series continues with the disciplines of fixed prosthodontics, removable prosthodontics, and implant dentistry. Advanced restorative procedures, direct and indirect esthetic posterior restorations, and anterior esthetic reconstruction by creating a smile design and fabricating indirect porcelain veneers are covered. Treatment-planning fundamentals are introduced and concepts are integrated through the use of multiple simulated clinical patient cases. Emphasis is placed on the student’s ability to apply principles taught in the first two quarters to simulated clinical situations. Clinical photography and digital impressions with hands-on training sessions are also taught. Additionally, students are given an introduction to implant dentistry that includes a hands-on session on implant impression techniques. A group research project is completed to further develop critical thinking on the part of the student. (Quarter 3.).

RDS 185. Advanced Techniques in Restorative Dentistry Lab. 5 Units.

The third course of the series continues with the disciplines of fixed prosthodontics, removable prosthodontics, and implant dentistry. Advanced restorative procedures, direct and indirect esthetic posterior restorations, and anterior esthetic reconstruction by creating a smile design and fabricating indirect porcelain veneers are covered. Treatment-planning fundamentals are introduced and concepts are integrated through the use of multiple simulated clinical patient cases. Emphasis is placed on the student’s ability to apply principles taught in the first two quarters to simulated clinical situations. Clinical photography and digital impressions with hands-on training sessions are also taught. Additionally, students are given an introduction to implant dentistry that includes a hands-on session on implant impression techniques. A group research project is completed to further develop critical thinking on the part of the student. (Quarter 3.).

RDS 225. Integrated Preclinical Professional Development III. 5 Units.

In this course, students develop many skills that are important for success as a dental professional. These skills include professional behavior, preparedness and organization, communication, self-assessment, critical thinking, time-management, teamwork and rapport, response to feedback, and engagement in learning. Students’ strengths and weaknesses are evaluated and reported to them in the form of a rubric by faculty who work closely with them in the laboratory and clinical environment. Students are expected to grow and show improvement in areas in which they are weak. Critical-thinking abilities and growth are measured using assessments in both the laboratory and didactic sessions that allow students to showcase these integrated skills and thought processes such as OSCE’s, oral examinations, portfolios, seminars and case presentations. Clinical activities required during the course include Denture Block and Crown Block. (Quarters 5-7.).

RDS 230. Integrated Preclinical Concepts V. 2 Units.

This didactic course provides students with the foundational knowledge in removable prosthodontics needed to build a strong foundation for critical assessment, evidence-based practice, and lifelong learning in the dental profession. Formative and summative assessment will be used frequently to appraise students’ grasp of principles related to the partially edentulous and fully edentulous patient. Course material includes the full scope of removable prosthodontic treatment for partially and completely edentulous patients, including patho-physiology of tooth loss; diagnosis and treatment planning for transitional and definitive removable dentures; fabrication of partial and complete dentures; follow-up, recall, and problem-solving for patients with removable dentures. (Quarter 5.).

RDS 231. Integrated Preclinical Concepts VI. 2 Units.

This didactic course provides students with the foundational knowledge in occlusion and implant dentistry needed to build a strong foundation for critical assessment, evidence-based practice, and lifelong learning in the dental profession. Formative and summative assessment will be used frequently to appraise students’ grasp of occlusal principles related to the dentate, partially edentulous and fully edentulous patient. The concept of “idealized occlusion” is taught as a model to utilize when designing new restorations and larger restorative cases. Lectures on temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) and muscle anatomy, occlusal exam, inter-occlusal records, marking media, bruxism, sleep disorders, and temporo-mandibular dysfunction (TMD) are provided. Course material also includes the full scope of implant treatment for partially and completely edentulous patients, including history and biophysiology of dental implants; diagnosis and treatment planning for implants; implant components and techniques; follow-up, recall, and problem-solving for patients with implant restorations. (Quarter 6.).

RDS 232. Integrated Preclinical Concepts VII. 3 Units.

This didactic course provides students with the foundational knowledge in dentistry needed to build a strong foundation for critical assessment, evidence-based practice, and lifelong learning in the dental profession. Formative and summative assessment will be used frequently to appraise students’ grasp of occlusal principles related to evidence-based dentistry. Course material includes the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) and muscle anatomy, occlusal exam, inter-occlusal records, marking media, bruxism, sleep disorders, temporo-mandibular dysfunction (TMD), erosion, and para-functional habits and their effects on total dental wear as it relates to complex conformative and reorganized dentistry. (Quarter 7.).

RDS 235. Integrated Preclinical Technique III: Removable Prosthodontics. 3 Units.

In this course, students develop laboratory and clinical skills as related to removable prosthodontics. In the partially edentulous patient, students will gain technical experience with tooth replacement with a removable prosthesis. Students will apply biomechanical principles and fundamentals of survey and prosthesis design, including base, clasp, rest, minor connector, and major connector designs. For edentulous patients and those patients with hopeless dentition, students will learn the basic clinical and laboratory phases of complete denture fabrication including diagnosis, pre-prosthetic surgery, tissue conditioning, impression, cast fabrication, record base/rim, occlusal records, chair-side esthetic arrangement, articulator mounting, anterior artificial tooth arrangement, trial denture try-in, denture processing and finishing, denture insertion, prosthetic home care patient education, and prosthetic follow-up and recall, including reline/repair and laboratory communication. Students will prescribe optimal clinical materials to be used in prosthesis fabrication and diagnose biomechanical problems from simulated case scenarios. (Quarter 5.).

RDS 236. Integrated Preclinical Technique IV: Occlusion and Implant Dentistry. 3 Units.

In this course, students develop laboratory and clinical skills in occlusion and implant dentistry. Students will gain technical experience in equilibrating occlusal prematurities, creating Smile Design wax-up, polymerized smile design and custom incisal guide table to understand the balance between occlusal factors and esthetics. This course provides students with the foundational knowledge needed for critical assessment during the occlusal exam, treatment planning, evidence-based practice, and encouragement of lifelong learning. Formative and summative assessment will be used frequently to appraise students’ grasp of occlusion and implant principles and the use of that knowledge to perform laboratory and clinical procedures. The concept of “idealized occlusion” is taught as a model to utilize when designing new restorations and larger restorative cases. (Quarter 6.).

RDS 237. Integrated Preclinical Technique V: Advanced Reconstructive Techniques. 3 Units.

In this course, students develop laboratory and clinical skills as related to modern dentistry. Students will gain technical experience in veneer preparation and cementation procedures, various soft tissue management techniques, and the delivery and maintenance of an occlusal splint. Students are challenged to treatment plan and determine restorability of teeth in various dental situations utilizing periodontal, endodontic, and orthodontic parameters addressing the chief concerns from selected clinical case scenarios. (Quarter 7.).

RDS 277. Local Anesthesia. 1 Unit.

Students review basic anesthesia delivery techniques and apply them to a clinical situation. Students will learn new injection technique and how to overcome difficulties in mandibular anesthesia. In the self-study component, students will conduct independent research and summarize their findings in writing. (2 hours lecture, 6 hours clinical rotation, 10 hours self-study. Quarters 5-7.).

RDS 279. Clinical Restorative Dentistry I. 3 or 6 Units.

Study of diagnosis, treatment planning, and intracoronal dental therapy, including preparation for and restoration of teeth with cast gold and porcelain inlays and onlays, composite resins, laminates, and amalgam in comprehensive clinical dental practice. Requirements include practice of operative dentistry procedures under simulated state board examination conditions. These courses also cover the diagnosis, treatment planning, and delivery of fixed prosthodontic treatment that addresses the patient's esthetic dental needs; stabilizes, improves, and protects the patients' gnathostomatic system in a comprehensive clinical dental practice. Students participate in quality assessment at clinical impression stage and at prosthesis delivery. Lab Services coordinates student dental laboratory prescriptions with private outsource laboratories. Test cases determine student competency by evaluating their ability to independently prepare a single tooth crown preparation in a specified time period. (Quarters 5-8.).

RDS 281. Dental Implants. 1 Unit.

The study of modern implant dentistry with emphasis on history, the physiology of osseous integration, treatment planning, implant surgery, fabrication of single and multiple tooth fixed implant restorations and implant-supported removable overdentures, laboratory steps, maintenance and implant problems. Hard and soft tissue augmentation procedures will be studied along with esthetic concerns. (10 hours lecture and laboratory. Quarter 8.).

RDS 378. Clinical Restorative Dentistry II. 11 Units.

Study of diagnosis, treatment planning, and intracoronal dental therapy, including preparation for and restoration of teeth with cast gold and porcelain inlays and onlays, composite resins, laminates, and amalgam in comprehensive clinical dental practice. Requirements include practice of operative dentistry procedures under simulated state board examination conditions. These courses also cover the diagnosis, treatment planning, and delivery of fixed prosthodontic treatment that addresses the patient's esthetic dental needs; stabilizes, improves, and protects the patients' gnathostomatic system in a comprehensive clinical dental practice. Students participate in quality assessment at clinical impression stage and at prosthesis delivery. Lab Services coordinates student dental laboratory prescriptions with private outsource laboratories. Test cases determine student competency by evaluating their ability to independently prepare a single tooth crown preparation in a specified time period. (Quarters 9-10.).

RDS 379. Clinical Restorative Dentistry III. 12 Units.

Study of diagnosis, treatment planning, and intracoronal dental therapy, including preparation for and restoration of teeth with cast gold and porcelain inlays and onlays, composite resins, laminates, and amalgam in comprehensive clinical dental practice. Requirements include practice of operative dentistry procedures under simulated state board examination conditions. These courses also cover the diagnosis, treatment planning, and delivery of fixed prosthodontic treatment that addresses the patient's esthetic dental needs; stabilizes, improves, and protects the patients' gnathostomatic system in a comprehensive clinical dental practice. Students participate in quality assessment at clinical impression stage and at prosthesis delivery. Lab Services coordinates student dental laboratory prescriptions with private outsource laboratories. Test cases determine student competency by evaluating their ability to independently prepare a single tooth crown preparation in a specified time period. (Quarters 11-12.).

RDS 396. Clinical Removable Prosthodontics. 12 Units.

The study of diagnosis, treatment planning, and removable prosthodontic treatment that restores masticatory function and phonetics, preserves underlying structures, results in patient comfort, and is esthetically pleasing. Course includes practice for state board removable prosthodontic procedures and simulated examination conditions. (Quarters 9-12.).

Graduate Courses

RDS 484. Biomaterials I. 1 Unit.

This class focuses on restorative materials such as bonding systems, buildup composites and materials for crown and bridge fabrication. It also introduces new developments in biomaterial sciences. Basic material testing principles are discussed and the material properties for NiTi alloy used in endodontics are included. (Quarter 2.).

RDS 584. Biomaterials II. 1 Unit.

This class focuses on restorative materials such as bonding systems, buildup composites and materials for crown and bridge fabrication. It also introduces new developments in biomaterial sciences. Basic material testing principles are discussed and the material properties for NiTi alloy used in endodontics are included. (Quarter 6.).