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Pediatric Dentistry (PD)

Department Chairperson

Alfred Jeffrey Wood
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry


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Nicolas Bronzini
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BS, University of California, Davis, Biological Sciences, 2002
DDS, University of the Pacific - School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2005
University of Southern California, Pediatric Dentistry, 2007

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Geraldine Gerges Gaid
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
Other, College Sainte-Marcelline, Science, 2001
Other, College Jean-de-Brebeuf, Health Sciences, 2003
DMD, Universite de Montreal, Dental Medicine, 2008
Other, McGill University-Montreal Children's Hospital, Multi-disciplinary training program in dentistry, 2009
MA, Horce H. Rackham, School of Graduate Studies, Master's Degree in Pediatric Dentistry, 2013
Other, University of Michigan-School of Dentistry, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, 2013

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Charles W Halterman
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
Eastman Dental, Pedo Certificate, 1973
BS, Chico State College, 1976
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 1980
MA, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, 1993

May Hayder
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BA, UC Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology, 1999
DDS, UC San Francisco, Dentistry, 2006
Other, University of Southern California, Certificate-Advanced Educ.in General Dentistry, 2007
Other, St. Barnabas Hospital, Certificate Pediatric Dentistry, 2009

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David W. Lee
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
D.D.S., University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1988
A.B., University of California at Berkeley, Integrative Biology, 1991

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Leticia Mendoza-Sobel
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, Escuela Nacional de Estudios Profesionales, Dental Degree, 1981
Universidad Latinoamericana, School of Dentistry, Mexico City, Pediatric Dentistry, 1990
Universidad Latinoamericana, School of Dentistry, Mexico City, Orthodontics, 1992

Stephanie D. Moniz
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BS, Uiniversity of Santa Barbara, Pharmacology, 2006
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2009
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Pediatric Dentistry, 2011

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Robert C. K. Peng
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic, 1983
BA, Duke University, 1986
DDS, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry, 1995
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry, Pediatric Dental Residency, 1998

Nikki Pung-Yamato
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2009
Interfaith Medical Center, Pediatric Dentistry / Board Certified, 2011

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Alfred Jeffrey Wood
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BS, Virginia Commonwealth University, Biology, 1980
DDS, Medical College of Virginia, Dentistry, 1984
Medical College of Virginia, Pediatric Dentistry, 1987

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Alice Chan
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BS, University of the Pacific, Biological Science, 2009
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2012
Other, Lutheran Medical Canter SF, AEGD, 2013
Other, Tufts University, Pediatric Dentistry, 2016

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Jared G Danielson
Adjunct Instructor of Pediatric Dentistry
BS, Brigham Young University, Exercise Physiology, 2001
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2004
CAGS, Boston University, Pediatric Dentistry, 2006

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Niki Fallah
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BA, UC Berkeley, American Studies, 2003
DDS, USC, Dentistry, 2010
MS, UCSF, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, 2014
Other, UCSF, Pediatric Certificate, 2014

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Jay T Golinveaux
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BS, University of California Berkeley, Science, Resource Economics and Policy, 1996
AB, California State University, Sacramento, General Science, 1997
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 2008
MS, University of California, San Francisco, Pediatric Dentistry, 2011

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Aneil Kamboj
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BS, University of Pacific, Biology, 2006
DDS, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, DDS, 2009
Other, St. Barnabas Hospital, GPR, 2010
Other, St. Barnabas Hospital, Pediatric Dentistry, 2012

Karen Kishiyama
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BS, California Institute of Technology, Chemical Engineering, 2002
MS, California Institute of Technology, Materials Science, 2004
DDS, UCSF, Dentistry, 2010
Other, UCSF, Pediatric Dentistry, 2013

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Charles Leung
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
New York University
Kings County Hospital Center, General Dentistry, 2011
Maimonides Medical Center, Pediatric Dentistry, 2013

Lerida F. Lipumano-Picazo
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
University of the Philippines, Pre-Doctoral, 1982
DMD, University of the Philippines, 1986
Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, 1992

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Ian Marion
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BS, UOP Stockton CA, Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, 2009
DDS, UOP Dugoni SF, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2012
MS, University of Washington School of Dentistry, Master of Science in Dentistry, 2015

Malay Mathur
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BDS, University of Rajasthan, Udaipur, India, Dental Surgery, 2007
MS, New York University, Biology, 2011
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dental Surgery, 2013
Other, New York University, Advanced Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, 2015

Eric Charles McMahon
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BS, UC Davis, Genetics, 2001
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2005
DDS, Harvard Dental, Specialty Certificate, 2007

Simon P. Morris
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BS, Harvey Mudd College, 1993
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1996
University of Southern California, Certificate of Specialization, 1998

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John A Neves
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
Georg-August Universitaet, Education Abroad Program, 1997
BS, University of California, Major: Biology Minors: German Music, 1998
DMD, Nova Southeastern University, Doctor of Dental Medicine, 2004
Nova Southeastern University/Miami Children's Hospital, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, 2006

Scott Ngai
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BS, University of California, Berkeley, Molecular Cell Biology/Public Health, 2007
DDS, UoP School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2010
Other, University of California, Los Angeles, Pediatric Specialty, 2012

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Jamie J Sahouria
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BS, University of the Pacific, Biological Sciences, 2001
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 2004
University of the Pacific, Advanced Education - General Dentistry, 2005
MS, University of Texas Health Sciences Center - Houston, Pediatric Dentistry, 2007

Rinku S Saini
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BS, University of California, Irvine, Biological Sciences, 1999
MS, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Cell and Molecular Biology, 2000
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Certificate of Public Health, 2000
DDS, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, 2005
MPH, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Health Policy and Management, 2005
UCLA, General Practice Residency Program, 2006
Children's National Medical Center, 2009

Donald C. Schmitt
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Human Biodynamics, 1993
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1999
Miller Children*s Hospital, Long Beach, 2001
University of Southern California, Pediatric Dentistry, 2001

Richard Stephen Sobel
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BA, Queens College, New York City, 1963
U.S. Public Health Service COSTEP Externship, Federal Medical Center, 1966
DDS, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1967
Harvard University, Pediatric Dentistry, 1979

Joshua J. Solomon
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BS, University of the Pacific, BS Biology, 1998
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 2001
MS, University of Texas, Dental Branch at Houston, Dept. of Oral Bio-Materials, Master of Science, 2003
University of Texas, Dental Branch at Houston, Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, 2003

Kristina Svensson
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BS, UC Berkeley, Chemistry, 2007
DDS, university of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2012
Other, Children's Hospital Wisconsin, Pediatric Dentistry, 2014

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Yogita B Thakur
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BDS, VYWS College Hospital, General Dentistry, 1996
MSA, University of Iowa, Dental Public Health, 2002
MS, UCSF, Certificate Pediatric Dentistry, 2010

Vikram Tiku
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BA, Dartmouth College, Biology, 2005
DDS, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2011
Other, UNLV, Pediatric Dentistry, 2014
Other, USC, GPR, 2014

Brigid W Trent
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BA, Marquette University, Physiology, Spanish, 2002
DDS, University of Illinois, Dentistry, 2006
DDS, VA Medical Center, SF, General Practice Residency, 2009
Childrens Memorial Hospital, Pediatric Dentistry, 2011

Amanda Tsoi
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
Other, Ohlone College, Spanish, 2007
BS, UOP, BS Biology, 2011
Other, The Umlora Institute, Italian, 2011
DDS, UOP, Dentistry, 2014
Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Pediatric Dentistry, 2016

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Viviene L. Valdez
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BS, Ohio State University, Biological Sciences, Biology, 2003
DDS, New York University College of Dentistry, 2007
St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, Pediatric Dental Residency, 2010

Vincent Van
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BS, University of California, Irvine, Biological Science, 2006
DDS, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry, 2011
Other, New York University College of Dentistry, Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry, 2013

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Michael Wahl
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BS, University of California Los Angeles, Engineering, 2006
DDS, New York University College of Dentistry, DDS, 2010
New York University College of Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, 2012

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Christian Yee
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
BS, University of the Pacific, Biology, 2006
Shasta Community Health Center, 2009
DDS, UCSF Dental School, Dentistry, 2010
Certi., University of Southern California, Pediatric Dentistry, 2012
USC/Children's Hospital Orange County, Pediatrics, 2012

Course Descriptions

Predoctoral Courses

PD 146. Preclinical Pediatric Dentistry. 1 Unit.

This simulation lab-based course introduces first-year IDS students to the technical aspects of preparing and restoring primary teeth and preparation of a space maintenance appliance. (2 hours lecture, approximately 6 hours lab/clinic. Quarter 3.).

PD 240. Pediatric Dentistry. 2 Units.

The study of the physical and psychological development of the child; understanding and prevention of dental disease in children; differential diagnosis and treatment of dental and periodontal diseases and abnormalities in children; and modern concepts of behavioral guidance in children. (20 hours lecture. Quarters 5-6.).

PD 346. Dental Auxiliary Utilization. 2 Units.

Rationale and system of procedures for sit-down, four-handed dental practice, including ergonomically correct practice and work-related injury prevention. (84 hours clinic in conjunction with Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. Quarters 7-10.).

PD 347. Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2 or 4 Units.

Study of the diagnosis, treatment planning, and comprehensive preventive and restorative dental treatment for children. (84 hours clinic in conjunction with Dental Auxiliary Utilization. Quarters 7-10.).