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Periodontics (PR)

Department Chairperson

William P. Lundergan
Professor of Periodontics


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Editha Abayan
Instructor of Periodontics/Dental Hygiene
BA, University of Pacific, Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, 2006
DMD, Centro Escolar University, Doctor of dental Medicine, 1995
Skyline College, General Education, 2004

Tamer Alpagot
Professor of Periodontics
DDS, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, Dentistry, 1983
Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, Dentistry, 1981
PhD, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, Periodontics, 1986
PhD, University of Minnesota, Oral Biology, 1995

Shelly Azevedo
Assistant Professor of Periodontics
BS, Loma Linda University, Dental Hygiene, 1984
California State University, Chico, Pre-Dental Hygiene, 1982
Masters, Touro University International, Health Science with an amphasis in Health Educatio, 2007

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Gretchen J. Bruce
Associate Professor of Periodontics
BA, Northwestern University, Biology, 1976
BS, University of Illinois, Bachelor of Science Dentistry 12/81, 1983
Cert, Boston University, Certificate, Periodontics 6/87, 1987
DDS, University of Illinois, Doctor of Dental Surgery 6/83, 1983
MBA, University of the Pacific, Master of Business Administration, 1999
University of Minnesota, 1973

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Abida Tariq Cheema
Assistant Professor of Periodontics
BDS, de' Montmorency College of Dentistry, Punjab Dental Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, Dentistry, 1974
BSc, Lahore College for Women, Lahore, Pakistan, PreMed/Dental, 1970
MSc, Institute of Dental Surgery, London University, London, UK, Periodontology, 1986

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Cathleen Dornbush
Instructor of Periodontics
BS, University of Southern California, Dental Hygiene, 1979
Illinois Central College, Prehygiene, 1975
University of the Pacific, RDHAP, 2004

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Gary Grill
Assistant Professor of Periodontics
Boston University, Certificate in Periodontics, 1980
BS, University of Maryland, BS Zoology, 1974
DDS, University of Southern California, Dentistry, 1978

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Deborah J. Horlak
Associate Professor of Periodontics
BA, Ohio State University, Psychology/Dental Hygiene, 1973
MA, California State University, Fresno, Higher Education Administration, 2003
Wittenberg University, Biology/Chemistry, 1971

Josef A Huang
Assistant Professor of Periodontics
BS, University of San Diego, Biology, 1993
DDS, Columbia University Dental, Dental, 1998
New York University, Periodontics, 2001

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Tanya V. Jones
Instructor of Periodontics
AA, Chabot College, Dental Hygiene, 1985
AA, University of the Pacific, Dental Hygiene, 2004
Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University, German, 1982

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Navid N. Knight
Assistant Professor of Periodontics
B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1986
D.D.S., University of the Pacific,School of Dentistry, 1989
Oregon Health Sciences University, Certificate in Periodontics, 1992
Oregon Health Sciences University, Mini Anesthesia Residency, 1992
United States Navy, Certificate of Training in Oral Pathology/Medicine, 1995
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 1990
Veterans Admin. Hospital, Periodontology resident, 1992

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Dan R. Lauber
Assistant Professor of Periodontics
BA, San Fernando Valley State College, Biology, 1970
Boston University, Periodontics Certificate, 1979
DDS, University of Southern California, 1975

William P. Lundergan
Professor of Periodontics
AA, College of the Sequoias, Mathematics, 1970
BS, University of California, Irvine, Biology, 1973
CERT, University of Connecticut, Certificate of Proficiency in Periodontics, 1983
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1981
MA, University of the Pacific, Education, 1994
University of California, San Francisco, Pharmacy, 1978

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Frank Martinez
Assistant Professor of Periodontics
BS, University of New Mexico, 1974
DDS, University of Southern California, 1978
National Naval Dental Center, Periodontics Certificate, 1983
SCU, School of Law, Santa Clara California, 1995
U. S. Navy, Technician's Prosthetics School, 1972
University of New Mexico, Chemical Engineering, 1967

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Richard Alan Nathan
Associate Professor of Periodontics
BS, Tufts College, Biology / Psychology, 1971
Denver Hospital, Denver, CO, General Practice, 1976
DMD, Tufts Dental, Dentistry, 1975
MS, UCSF Dental School, Oral Biology, 1979
UCSF Dental School, Periodontology Certificate, 1978

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Kavitha Parthasarathy
Associate Professor of Periodontics
BDS, Bangalore University, Dental Science, 1999
MS, SUNY at Buffalo, Periodontics, 2007

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Mustafa Radif
Instructor of Periodontics/Dental Hygiene
BDS, Baghdad University, Dental Surgery, 2001
BSD, University of the Pacific, Dental Hygiene, 2012
Cert., Diablo Valley College, Dental Laboratory Technology, 2010

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Marlene Storz
Assistant Professor of Periodontics
BS, University of the Pacific, Dental Hygiene, 2006

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William J. Tognotti
Assistant Professor of Periodontics
DDS, College of Physicians Surgeons (UOP), 1959
University of San Francisco, 1955

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Paula Watson
Associate Professor of Periodontics
AS, Foothill College, Dental Hygiene, 1990
BS, Chapman University, Health Systems, Certificate in Gerontology, 2001
MS, University of New Haven Connecticut, Human Nutrition, 2004

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Joseph A. Zingale
Professor of Periodontics
Adelbert College of Case Western Reserve University, 1953
BS, Case Western Reserve University, 1955
DDS, Case Western Reserve University, 1957
Letterman Army Medical Center, Periodontics, 1970
MPS, Western Kentucky University, 1974
St. Luke's Hospital Cleveland, Ohio, Rotating Internship, 1958
Walter Reed Institute of Research, Advanced Theory and Science of Dental Practice, 1968

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Rahmat Barkhordar
Adjunct Associate Professor of Periodontics
Shiraz University, Iran, College of Arts Sciences, 1972
DMD, Shiraz University, Iran, School of Dental Medicine, Dentistry, 1976
University of Pennsylvania, General Practice Residency, 1977
University of Pennsylvania, Endodontics, 1980
University of Pennsylvania, Periodontics, 1980

Eric M Blasingame
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Periodontics
BS, University of the Pacific, Biochemistry, 2007
MS, University of the Pacific, Biology, 2009
DDS, Pacific-Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2012
University of Alabama at Baltimore, Periodontics, 2015

Lynna BK Bui
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Periodontics
DDS, Northwestern University, General Dentistry, 1999
MA, University of Pittsburgh, Periodontics, 2004
MPH, University of Pittsburgh, Dental Public Health, 2004

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Lauren K Chin
Adjunct Instructor of Periodontics/Dental Hygiene
BA, San Francisco State University, Industrial Arts, 2007
BA, San Francisco State University, Journalism, 2007
BS, University of Pacific, Dental Hygiene, 2014

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Richard Tsu-hsun Kao
Adjunct Professor of Periodontics
AB, University of California, Berkeley, Bacteriology, 1976
MA, San Francisco State University, Cell Biology, 1980
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 1982
PhD, University of California, San Francisco, Experimental, 1984
University of California, San Francisco, Post-doctoral fellow Bone Biochemistry, 1986
University of California, San Francisco, Post-doctoral fellow Pathology, 1986
University of California, San Francisco, Certificate in Periodontics, 1991

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Fan Liu
Adjunct Instructor of Periodontics/Dental Hygiene
BS, University of the Pacific, Dental Hygiene, 2015

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Arielle Miller
Adjunct Instructor of Periodontics
BS, Santa Clara University, Biology, 2012
BS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, 2015

Scott W. Milliken
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Periodontics
BA, San Jose State University, Biology, 1984
DDS, University of Pacific, Surgery, 1987
MS, Northwestern University, Certificate in Periodontics, 1989

Edith Mora
Adjunct Instructor of Periodontics/Dental Hygiene
BS, University of the Pacific, Biology, 1998
MS, University of the Pacific, Biology, 2000
DMD, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dental Medicine, 2004

John Muller
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Periodontics
BS, University of San Francisco, Biology, 1978
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1985

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Mauricio Ronderos
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Periodontics
DDS, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Dentistry, 1992
MPH, University of Minnesota, Epidemiology, 1999
MS, University of Minnesota, Periodontics-Dentistry, 1999
University of Minnesota, Periodontics, 1999

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Jeffrey Takai
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Periodontics
University of California, Irvine, Biological Sciences Major, 2004
BS, University of California, Berkeley, Nutritional Science and Molecular Toxicology, 2006
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2010
MS, University of California, San Francisco, Masters of Science in Oral Craniofacial Sciences, 2013
University of California, San Francisco, Certificate in Post-graduate Periodontology, 2013

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Bruce Valentine
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Periodontics/Dental Hygiene
Modesto Junior College, Associates of Arts, 1964
University of California, Berkeley, 1965
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1969

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Shanda Lauri Wallace
Adjunct Instructor of Periodontics
AS, Cabrillo College, Certificate in Dental Hygiene
BS, Loma Linda University, Dental Hygiene
San Joaquin Delta College, General Education, 1980
Louisiana State Univeristy, Cultural Anthropology and Womens Literature, 2011
University of Phoenix, College Algebra, 2011

Jonathan S. Wong
Adjunct of Periodontics
BA, University of California, Davis, Biological Sciences, 1996
BA, University of California, Davis, Organizational Studies, 1996
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2003
Oregon Health and Sciences University, Periodontology, 2006

Course Descriptions

Predoctoral Courses

PR 150. Periodontal Diseases. 1 Unit.

Introduction to periodontology, clinical and histopathological features, epidemiology, classification of periodontal diseases, pathogenesis, etiologies of periodontal disease, genetics, and risk assessment. (10 hours lecture. Quarter 4.).

PR 151. Periodontics & Periodontal Diseases. 3 Units.

Introduction to periodontology, clinical and histopathological features, classification of periodontal diseases, etiologies of periodontal disease, genetics, periodontal examination and diagnosis, occlusal analysis, temporary splinting, initial periodontal therapy, pharmacotherapeutics, re-evaluation, periodontal medicine, surgical asepsis, laser therapy and supportive periodontal therapy. (27 hours lecture, 3 hours simulation, 5 hours clinic. IDS Quarter 1.).

PR 156. Preclinical Periodontics. 1 Unit.

Study of techniques for instrument sharpening, root planning, and use of ultrasonic devices. Introduction to temporary splinting, microbiologic sampling, and occlusal analysis. (5 hours lecture, 5 hours lab. Quarter 4.).

PR 250. Periodontics. 3 Units.

Introduction to the methodology of collecting data, utilizing data to make a diagnosis, preparing a treatment plan, and providing initial therapy including microbial sampling and chemotherapeutics; rationale for initial therapy including elimination of local factors, occlusal correction, provisional splinting, and initial therapy evaluation; basic rationale for periodontal surgery; techniques employed in surgical periodontics including the scientific basis for surgical technique, specific indications/contraindications, and sequence in healing following gingival surgery, osseous resection, gingival augmentation, regenerative therapy, and dental implants. (30 hours lecture. Quarters 5-7.).

PR 251. Periodontics. 2 Units.

Introduction to basic rationale for periodontal surgery; techniques employed in surgical periodontics including scientific basis for surgical technique, specific indications/contraindications, and sequence in healing following gingival surgery, osseous resection, gingival augmentation, regenerative therapy, and dental implants. (20 hours lecture. IDS Quarters 2-3.).

PR 256. Clinical Periodontics I. 3 or 6 Units.

Study of periodontal examination, diagnosis, treatment planning, nonsurgical therapy, use of evidence based dentistry and self-assessment principles, periodontal re-evaluation, periodontal surgery, and supportive periodontal therapy in comprehensive clinical dental practice. (Quarters 5-8.).

PR 356. Clinical Periodontics II. 4 Units.

Study of periodontal examination, diagnosis, treatment planning, nonsurgical therapy, periodontal re-evaluation, periodontal surgery, and supportive periodontal therapy in comprehensive clinical dental practice. (Quarters 9-12.).

Graduate Courses