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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OS)

Department Chairperson (interim)

Anders Nattestad
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


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Michael Ajayi
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BDS, University of Lagos College of Medicine and Dentistry, 1975
BSc, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1981
University of Toronto, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Resident, 1981
Henry Ford Hospital, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Detroit, Michigan, Chief Resident, 1983

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Edmond Bedrossian
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BS, University of San Francisco, Biology, 1981
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1986
DDS, Highland General Hospital, Certificate of Completion, 1990

John A. Boghossian
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
AA, City College of San Francisco, Biology, 1983
BA, San Francisco State University, Biology, 1984
DDS, University of California San Francisco, Dentistry, 1988
Other, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, Dental Oncology Fellowship Certificate, 1990
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, Oral Surgery, 1995

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Alfredo A. Dela Rosa
Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Saint Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco, 1999
University of California, Davis: College of Biological Sciences, Biological Sciences, 2002
BS, University of California, San Francisco, Dental Sciences, 2004
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2006
MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, Doctor of Medicine, 2009
Massachusetts General Hospital, General Surgery, 2010
Massachusetts General Hospital, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 2012

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Vincent Wayne Farhood
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
DDS, University of Southern California, Dentistry, 1970
Certificate, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 1978

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A. Thomas Indresano
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
AB, Boston University, Biology, 1967
DMD, Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, Dentistry, 1971
Vanderbilt University, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 1974

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Bahram Javid
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Hilsea College (Basingstoke) U.K., School Certificate, Oxford University, U.K., 1951
L.D.S., King College (Durham University) Sutherland Dental School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K., Oral Surgery, 1956
King's College Dental School (Durham University). Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K., Junior House Officer, 1957
King's College Dental School, 1957
Newcastle-on-Tyne Infirmary, England, Junior House Instructor, 1957
Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA, Clinical Fellow, 1958
DMD, School of Dental Medicine, Tufts University, 1960
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, PA USA, Oral Surgery Residency Program, 1966
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 1972

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Brandon Kang
Instructor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BA, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ, 2000
New York University, College of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2004
Woodhull Medical Center Brooklyn NY, Oral Maxillofacial surgery, 2009

Sam F Khoury
Instructor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BS, Santa Clara University, Biology, 1999
DMD, University of Pittsburgh, Dental Medicine, 2005

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Wendy Peiwen Liao
Instructor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Molecular Cell Biology Emphasis in Neurobiology, 1999
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Music, 1999
DDS, University of California, Los Angeles, Degree Expected, 2004

Luis Ramon G. Limchayseng
Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BS, University of the East (Philippines), 1979
DMD, University of the Philippines College of Dentistry, 1983

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Craig D McDow
Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BS, Oregon State University, Zoology, 1977
Portland State University, Adaptive Physiology, 1978
DMD, Oregon Health Sciences University, Dentistry, 1982
GPR, USAF Keesler AFB, General Dentistry, 1983
MS, University of Michigan Hospitals, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 1989

Joseph Clarence McMurray
Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BS, Pt. Loma College, Biology, 1985
DMD, Washington University St. Louis, 1990
University of Southern California, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 1994
MBA, Pepperdine University, Business Economics and Management, 2007

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Anders Nattestad
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
DDS, University of Copenhagen, Dentistry, 1986
Masters, Kobenhavns Universitet, Health Sciences, 1986
PhD, Dental School, University of Copenhagen, Dentistry, 1991
PhD, Royal Dental College, Dentistry, 1992
American Dental Association (ADEA), ADEA Leadership Institution, 2007

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Chan M. Park
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BS, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, General Biology, 2000
DDS, University of California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2005
MD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 2008
Loma Linda University Medical Center, General Surgery Internship - Certificate, 2009
Loma Linda University, OMFS Residency Certificate, 2011

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Benjamin R. Shimel
Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BA, Saint Mary's College of California, Integral Program of Liberal Arts, 2002
Other, California San Francisco State University, Biology, 2009
Other, Cal Berkeley Extension, Biology, 2010
University of California, San Francisco, Externship, 2012
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2013

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Len Tolstunov
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
DDS, Moscow Dental Institute, 1985
Moscow Trauma Hospital, Resident in the department of oral and maxillofacial, 1989
DDS, University of the Pacific, Graduated with honors (TAU KAPPA OMEGA), 1992
University of California, San Francisco, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency, 1997

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Michael Lawrence Beckley
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BS, Texas Christian University, Biology, 1992
DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry Texas A and M University, 1997
University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2002

Sonia Bennett-Selbert
Adjunct Instructor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Other, John Tyler Community College, AA in Arts Science, 2006
BS, Virginia Commonwealth University, Minor Chemistry, 2009
DDS, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2014

Craig Yale Bloom
Adjunct Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BA, Boston University, Biology, 1967
DMD, University of Pennsylvania Dental School, Dentistry, 1971
University of Pennsylvania, Anesthesiology, 1973
University of Pennsylvania, OMF Surgery, 1976

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Austin Eckard
Adjunct Instructor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology, 2009

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Jesse M. Fa
Adjunct Instructor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BS, University of the Notre Dame, IN, Science, 2003
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2006
PGY1 General Practice Residency VA/UCI Medical Center, Long Beach, Certificate, 2007
PGY2 General Practice Residency VA/UCLA Medical Center, LA, Certificate, 2008
University of Illinois at Chicago, Oral Surgery Internship, Certificate, 2010

Alicia Follmar
Adjunct Instructor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BA, Stanford University, Human Biology, Molecular Physiology Disease Mech, 2009
Other, University of Southern California, Los Angeles County, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery (one week externship, 2012
Other, University of the Pacific, Highland Hospital, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2012
DMD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Dentistry, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 2013

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Ehssan Ghassemi
Adjunct Instructor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Western University of Health Sciences

Brian Goo
Adjunct Instructor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Southern California

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Raghav Kandelwal
Adjunct of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana, UC Education Abroad Program, 2006
University of Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam, UC Education Abroad Program, 2008
BS, University of California, San Diego, Biology and Minor in History, 2010
DMD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Dentistry, 2014

Touraj Khalilzadeh
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BS, University of California, Irvine, Biological Sciences, 2002
DMD, University of Pennsylvania, Doctor of Dental Medicine, 2006
MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 2009
Other, University of Maryland Medical Center, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 2012

Joseph S Kim
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BA, Oxford College at Emery University, Chemistry, 1985
DMD, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1991
Montefiore Medical Center, Specialty Certificate, 1997

Michael Rudolph Knoll
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BS, University of California Riverside, Biology, 1993
MS, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Doctorate Dental Surgery, 2001
University of Alabama Birmingham, OMS Certificate Internship, 2002
University of Alabama Birmingham, Medical Doctorate, 2004
Certificate, University of Alabama Birmingham, Internship General Surgery, 2005
Certificate, University of Alabama Birmingham, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 2007

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Gregory Scott Lee
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BA, UOP Stockton, Stockton California, 1984
DDS, UOP School of Dentistry, 1987
Certificate, UOP Highland General Hospital, 1997

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Nima Massoomi
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BS, St. Lawrence University, Cum Laude, Canton, New York, Bio/Chemistry, 1994
DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Dental Medicine, 2001
Med, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Masters of Education, 2001
Internship, Vandervilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, General Surgery, 2005
MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, Medicine, 2007
Residency, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 2007
Fellowship, T. Williams Evans Fellowship Columbus, Ohio, Facial Cosmetics Surgery, 2008

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Yuko Christine Nakamura
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BS, Duke University Trinity College, Durham, NC, Major: Cell Molecular Biology, Minor: Chemistry, 1999
DMD, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, Cleveland, OH, Doctor of Medical Dentistry, 2004
MD, Columbia University College of Physicians Surgeons, NY, Doctor of Medicine, 2007
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, General Surgery Internship, 2008
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate, 2010

Ned Leonard Nix
Adjunct Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BS, University of California, Davis, Agricultural and Managerial Economics, 1986
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1995
Certificate, General Practice Residency, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, 1996
Certificate, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, 2000
MA, University of the Pacific, Gladys Benerd School of Education, Dental Education, 2015

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Dhaval Patel
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BDS, Govt Dental College, India, Dental Studies, 2005
DDS, University of Buffalo, General Dentistry, 2009
University of Texas Health Science Center, Implants, bone augmentation, 2010
Other, University of Buffalo, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2014
Other, University at Buffalo, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2016

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Terry Rust
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BS, University of Oregon, 1962
DDS, St. Louis University Dental School, Dentistry, 1967
County Hospital NY Intern, 1968
North Welling Hospital, 1969
NYU Post Grad Oral Surgery, Oral Surgery, 1970

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Roger W. Sachs
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BS, Parsons College, Biology, 1964
MS, Northeastern University, Physiology, 1966
DMD, Temple University, Dentistry, 1970
Beth Israel Hospital, OMFS, 1971
Lincoln Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 1974

Alireza Michael Sodeifi
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
DMD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Dentistry, 1997
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Intern, Oral Surgery, 1998
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Resident, General Surgery, 2001
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Resident, Oral Surgery, 2002
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Chief Resident, Oral Surgery, 2003
MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dentistry, 2007

Brett Sterling
Adjunct Instructor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
New York University College of Dentistry

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Suzin Um
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BS, Smith College Northampton MA, Economics, 2007
DDS, University of California LA, DDS, 2011
Montefiore Medical Center NY, 2015

Course Descriptions

Predoctoral Courses

OS 139. Preclinical Multidisciplinary Surgery. 1 Unit.

Study of the principles of mucoperiosteal flap design, biopsy techniques, suturing, use of flaps, bone removal, and tooth sectioning for exodontia; apicoectomy in endodontic surgery and osseous surgery. Soft tissue grafting in periodontics will also be demonstrated. (7.5 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory. Quarter 4.).

OS 239. Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery I. 1 Unit.

Oral and maxillofacial surgical treatment planning and treatment including routine exodontia, incision and drainage, biopsy, mucoperiosteal flap design, sectioning of teeth, and bone removal; utilizing accepted procedures for asepsis; and patient preparation, positioning, and management including obtaining patients' informed consent and proper consideration for medically compromised patients. The student learns to assume responsibility for recognizing limitations of their competence and to refer patients who need more complex surgical treatment to a specialist. (Quarters 5-8.).

OS 339. Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery II. 2 Units.

Oral and maxillofacial surgical treatment planning and treatment including routine exodontia, incision and drainage, biopsy, mucoperiosteal flap design, sectioning of teeth, and bone removal; utilizing accepted procedures for asepsis; and patient preparation, positioning, and management including obtaining patients' informed consent and proper consideration for medically compromised patients. The student learns to assume responsibility for recognizing limitations of their competence and to refer patients who need more complex surgical treatment to a specialist. (Quarters 9-12.).

Graduate Courses

OS 434. Implant Seminar I. 4 Units.

In this implant treatment-planning seminar, endodontics residents discuss case presentations and treatment planning options. The focus will be on evidence-based treatment options. (Quarters 1-4.).

OS 439. Advanced Oral Surgery and Implantology I. 3 Units.

This hands-on course provides endodontics residents the foundational and practical knowledge of treatment planning and placement. (Quarters 3-4.).

OS 534. Implant Seminar II. 4 Units.

In this implant treatment-planning seminar, endodontics residents discuss case presentations and treatment planning options. The focus will be on evidence-based treatment options. (Quarters 5-8.).

OS 634. Implant Seminar III. 1 Unit.

In this Implant treatment-planning seminar, endodontics residents discuss case presentations and treatment planning options. The focus will be on evidence-based treatment options. (Quarter 9.).