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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
DMD, Centro Escolar University, Doctor of dental Medicine, 1995
Skyline College, General Education, 2004
BA, University of Pacific, Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, 2006
Other, University of the Pacific, oral Health Care with People with Complex Needs, 2009

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

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

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Huei-Ling Chang
Assistant Professor of Periodontics
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 2005
MS, The Ohio State University, Periodontology, 2008

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

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

Preeti M Chopra
Assistant Professor of Periodontics
BDS, H.P Govt Dental School, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, 2004
MS, University of Alabama, Masters of Science in Dental Biomaterials, 2007
MS, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas AM University, Master of Science - Periodontics, 2010

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

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Gwendolyn Essex
Instructor of Periodontics/Dental Hygiene
Other, San Diego City College, A.S. Human Biology, Honors, 1994
BS, University of California, San Francisco, B.S. Dental Hygiene, 1996
MS, San Francisco State University, M.S. Health Science, 1999
Other, University of San Francisco, Ed.D. Learning and Instruction, 2009

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

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Lisa A. Harpenau
Professor of Periodontics
BS, Loyola Marymount University, Biology, 1986
BS, University of California San Francisco, Dental Sciences, 1990
DDS, University of California San Francisco, 1990
Baylor College of Dentistry, Periodontics, 1992
MS, Baylor University Graduate School, Oral Biology, 1992
MBA, University of the Pacific, 1999
MA, University of the Pacific, Educational Administration, 2009

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

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/Dental Hygiene
Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University, German, 1982
AA, Chabot College, Dental Hygiene, 1985
AA, University of the Pacific, Dental Hygiene, 2004

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Candice Kieffer
Instructor of Periodontics/Dental Hygiene
San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton CA, 2007
BS, University of the Pacific, RDH, 2009

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

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

Lory Laughter
Assistant Professor of Periodontics/Dental Hygiene
BS, Idaho State University, Dental Hygiene, 1994
MS, University of the California, San Francisco, Dental Hygiene, 2015

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

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Frank Martinez
Assistant Professor of Periodontics
University of New Mexico, Chemical Engineering, 1967
U. S. Navy, Technician's Prosthetics School, 1972
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

Arielle Miller
Instructor of Periodontics
Gavilan College, 2009
BS, Santa Clara University, Biology, 2012
Skyline/Canada College, 2013
BS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, 2015

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

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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
Cert., Diablo Valley College, Dental Laboratory Technology, 2010
BSD, University of the Pacific, Dental Hygiene, 2012

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

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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
St. Luke's Hospital Cleveland, Ohio, Rotating Internship, 1958
Walter Reed Institute of Research, Advanced Theory and Science of Dental Practice, 1968
Letterman Army Medical Center, Periodontics, 1970
MPS, Western Kentucky University, 1974

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Michael Abelson
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Periodontics
BS, UCLA, Microbiology, 1986
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1989
Baylor College of Dentistry, Periodontology Certificate, 1991
MS, Baylor University, Oral Biology, 1991

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

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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
BS, University of the Pacific, Dental Hygiene, 2015

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

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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Malvika Patel
Adjunct Instructor of Periodontics/Dental Hygiene
BS, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Biology, 2013
BS, University of the Pacific, Dental Hygiene, 2016

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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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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

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 156. Preclinical Periodontics. 1 Unit.

Study of techniques for instrument sharpening, root planing, and use of ultrasonic devices. Introduction to temporary splinting, microbiologic sampling, and dental implants. (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.).