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Department Chairperson

Paul Subar
Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences


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Brenda Barrientos
Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
Other, Regional Occupational Program, Dental Assisting, 2011
BS, UOP, Dental Hygiene, 2015
Other, College of San Mateo, Liberal Studies, 2015

John Berk
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
Pierce Junior College, Undergraduate-Pre-Dental Studies, 1964
University of California Los Angeles, Undergraduate-Pre-Dental Studies, 1966
DDS, University of Calfornia San Francisco, General Dentistry, 1970

Alan Wythe Budenz
Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
University of Redlands, 1970
Oregon State University, 1972
University of California, Los Angeles, 1977
University of California, San Francisco, 1982
University of the Pacific , 2000

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Elisa M. Chavez
Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, Saint Mary's College of California, 1990
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, 1994
CERT, University of Michigan, Geriatric Dentistry Fellowship (Certificate), 2000

Irene Chen
Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, Barnard College/Columbia University, Chemistry, 1995
DMD, Boston University, 2004
University of the Pacific - AEGD, 2006

Janice Chou
Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of San Diego, Biochemistry/Cell Biology, 2006
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 2010
University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2011

Darren P Cox
Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, Louisiana State University, Zoology, 1985
DDS, LSU School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1990
Loyola University Hospital, Chicago, IL, General Practice Residency, 1991
Emory University Hospital, Atlanta GA, Oral, Head and Neck Pathology Residency, 2000
MBA, University of Pittsburgh, Business, 2004

Eve Cuny
Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
University of California, Berkeley Extension, Environmental Hazardous Management, 1995
BA, St. Mary's College, Management, 1998
MS, St. Mary's College, Health Service Administration, 2001

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Gwendolyn Essex
Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
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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Douglas Farrell
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
Chapman College, Orange, CA, Undergraduate Studies, Biological Sciences, 1968
California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, Undergraduate Studies, Zoology, 1970
DDS, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1974
Other, Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, W. Los Angeles, CA, Advanced Prosthodontics Certificate, 1987

Fred J. Fendler
Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of San Francisco, 1970
DDS, University of the Pacific , 1974

Leticia Ferreira
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
DDS, Universidade Federal da Bahia College of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 2006
MS, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas AM University, Biomedical Sciences, 2011
Other, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas AM University, Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 2011

Maria Flores
Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, Mount St. Mary's College, 1982
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, 1987

Barbara J. Fong-Hori
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
City College of San Francisco
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Physiology, 1974
DDS, UCSF School of Dentistry, 1978

Richard E. Fredekind
Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
B.S., University of Idaho, 1976
D.M.D., Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1979
Cert., Highland General Hospital, General Practice, 1980
M.A., University of the Pacific, Educational and Counseling Psychology, 1994

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Andrea Garcia
Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of the Pacific, Dental Hygiene, 2008

Paul Glassman
Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of California, Los Angeles, Zoology, 1968
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 1972
CERT, University of California, San Francisco, General Practice Residency, 1975
MA, University of the Pacific, Educational and Counseling Psychology, 1994
MBA, University of the Pacific, Business, 1999

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Thi Hoang
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, 2000
BS, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, Biological Sciences, 2004
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2007
Other, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni, Union City, CA, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2008

Terry Edwin Hoover
Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, Stanford University, Biology, 1968
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 1972
Rotating Hospital Dental Internship, VA Hospital, Portland, OR, 1973

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Justin H Jellin
Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of the Pacific, College of the Pacific, BA, Sports Science, Pre Physical Therapy, 2010
University of the Pacific, Thomas J. Long School Pharmacy Health Sciences, Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2012

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Michael B. Lambert
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of California, 1971
DMD, Washington University School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1984
VA Hospital, Palo Alto, Certificate, 1985

Natasha Lee
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz, Anthropology, 1994
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2000

Jessica Lopez
Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, Loyola Marymount University, Natural Science, 2011
BS, University of Southern California, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, 2014

Lucinda J. Lyon
Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of Southern California, Dental Hygiene, 1978
DDS, University of the Pacific, General Dentistry, 1986
USC School of Policy, Planning and Development and Marshall School of Business, 2004
ADEA Leadership Institute- American Dental Education Assn., 2009
EdD, University of the Pacific, Education, 2009
Drexel University, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, 2015

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Stephen A. Mikulic
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of Arizona, Psychology, 1971
DDS, University of Southern California, 1975

Christine E Miller
Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, RDH, University of Orgeon Health Sciences Center, 1975
MHS, University of San Francisco, 1987
MA, University of the Pacific , Education, 1994

Irina Mirkina
Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
DDS, Medical University USSR, 1986
DDS, University of the Pacific, DDS, 1995

Helen Patricia Mockler
Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mathematical Sciences, 2006
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 2010

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Nader A. Nadershahi
Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
University of California, Berkeley, Biology/Art, 1991
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1994
CERT, Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital, Hospital Dentistry, 1995
MBA, University of the Pacific, Business, 1999
EdD, University of the Pacific, Education and Leadership, 2011

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Martina Parrone
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, Santa Clara University, Combined Sciences-Natural Emphasis, 1999
DDS, Univsersity of the Pacific, DDS, 2003
MS, Unisersity of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio, Dental Sciences (Dental Radiology Track), 2013

Bruce Peltier
Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, USMA, West Point, Engineering, 1970
Med, Wayne State University, West Berlin, Psychology, 1974
PhD, Wayne State University, Detroit, Counseling, 1979
Post- Doc, University of Southern California, Clinical Psychology, 1980
MBA, University of the Pacific, Business, 1999

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Eric S. Salmon
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, Harvey Mudd College, Biology, 1993
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1999

William C. Sands
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, BA Chemistry, 1967
DDS, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1971

Monica Sasaki
Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, California State University, Fresno, Physical Therapy, 1994
MA, California State University, Fresno, Physical Therapy, 1996

Timothy Sheu
Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of British Columbia, Biochemistry, 1986
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 1990

George Shiao
Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, Washington University St. Louis, Biology and History, 1995
DMD, Temple University School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1999

Paul Subar
Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, UC Santa Cruz, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1989
DDS, University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry, 1993
UCLA Center for Health Sciences, General Practice Residency, Department of Hospital, 1994
Veterans Administration Medical Center, Hospital Dental Service, 1995
EdD, University of the Pacific Benerd School of Education, Educational Leadership and Administration, 2009

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Tiffany Tang
Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Occupational Therapy, 1988
MA, University of the Pacific, Business Administration, 2002
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Occupational Therapy, 2011

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Michale Viale
Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
DMD, Centro Escolar University, General Dentistry, 1985
DDS, University of Pacific, School of Dentistry, DDS, 2002

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Allen Wong
Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of the Pacific, Stockton, Bachelor of Arts, Biology, 1983
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, 1986
Certificate, UOP School of Dentistry, Advanced Clinical Dentistry, 1987
CERT, Branemark NobleBiocare Restorative Implant Certificate, Implant Certificate, 2000
Certificate, UOP School of Dentistry, Advanced Education General Dentistry, 2001
EdD, UOP Gladys Bernerd School of Education, Professional Education and Leadership, 2010

Lynne M. Wong
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, San Francisco State University, Biochemistry Asian American Studies, 1998
DDS, UOP School of Dentistry, 2002
UOP School of Dentistry, AEGD Program, AEGD, 2004

Russell G. Woodson
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, Arizona State University, Chemistry, 1976
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1979
MA, University of the Pacific, Educational Psychology-Counseling, 1994

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Andrew Young
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of California Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology, 2001
DDS, University of California San Francisco, Dentistry, 2005
Cert, Department of Veterans Affairs (Northern California Health Care System), General Practice Dentistry, 2006
Cert, UCSF Pain Management Center (remote), Post Graduate Pain Management, 2008
Cert, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, Orofacial Pain Fellowship, 2008
MSD, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, Orofacial Pain Masters, 2009
Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain, Board Certified, 2011

Doug A. Young
Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Bacteriology, 1977
BS, University of California, San Francisco, Dental Science, 1981
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 1981
UCSF Hospital, SF General Hospital, VA Longbeach Hospital, Hospital Dentistry, Oral Med, Oral Surg Clerkship, 1981
CERT, Veteran's Administration Hospital, San Francisco, General Practice Residency, 1982
MBA, University of the Pacific, Business Administration, 1999
MS, University of California, San Francisco, Oral Biology, 2000
EdD, University of the Pacific, Education, 2010

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Meixun Sinky Zheng
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, East China Normal University, English Education, 2004
MA, East China Normal University, Educational Administration, 2007
PhD, North Carolina State University, Curriculum and Instruction, 2012

Keivan Zoufan
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
DDS, Tehran Azad University, Doctorate Dental Surgery, 1999
DDS, University of Southern California, Doctorate Dental Surgery, 2004
University of Southern California, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2005
MDS, University of Connecticut, Master Dental Sciences - Endodontics, 2010
University of Connecticut, Certificate in Endodontics - Board Eligible, 2010

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Brian Adams
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
Andersen Consulting, Management Consultant, 1998
MA, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Business Administration, Management Systems, 1998
DDS, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2002

Kimberly Adams
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
Other, Foothill College, Registered Dental Hygienist
BA, University of San Diego, 2007

Nelofer Ansari
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
Elphinston College, Bombay, Pre-dental Science Classes, 1973
BDS, University of Bombay, Government Dental College and Hospital, Dentistry, 1977

Amal Asiri
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BDS, King Abdulaziz University, Dentistry, 2011
King Abdulaziz University, Internship, 2012

Sahar Aurangzeb
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, De' MontMorency College of Dentistry, University, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, 2000
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2013

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Daniel J. Bender
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, Humboldt State University, German, 1982
George-August Universitat, German Language Literature, 1985
MA, University of North Dakota, Foreign Lang Literature, 1986
EdD, University of San Francisco, Learning and Instruction, 2005

Stephen Beveridge
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, Westmont College, Biology and Economics/Business, 1982
DDS, Northwestern University, Dentistry, 1988

Andrea S. Braun
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, Emory University Atlanta Georgia, Biology, 1978
DDS, New York University, College of Dentistry, 1982

Jeff J. Brucia
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, UC Santa Cruz, Biology, 1985
DDS, University of Pacific, Dental, 1988
FDSD, Delta Sigma Delta, Delta Sigma Delta Degree, 1995
MDSD, Delta Sigma Delta, Delta Sigma Delta Degree, 1997
DDSD, Delta Sigma Delta, Delta Sigma Delta Degree, 1998

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Annaliese Carlsmith
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
Other, College of San Mateo, General Ed, 1998
BS, UCSF, Dental Hygienist, 2000
DDS, UOP, Dentist, 2009

Steven Cavagnolo
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
AA, Oakland City College, General Education, 1965
BA, San Jose State College, Environmental Health, 1967
DDS, UC San Francsico, General Dentist, 1973
St. Luke's Hospital - Malawi, Central Africa, 1974

Kara Chang
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of Texas at Austin, Human Ecology, 2006
BSc, University of Texas at Austin, Human Development Family Science, 2006
Baylor College of Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry - Externship, 2009
Our Children's House at Baylor, Pediatric Dentistry - Externship, 2009
DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2010
University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, Pediatric Dentistry - Externship, 2010
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, General Practice Residency, 2011

Jean Creasey
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Doctorate of Dental Surgery, 2001

Arthur W. Curley
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, UC Berkeley, Business Admin, 1970
JD, UC Hasting College of Law, Law, 1974

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Osleydis Diaz
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, IPVCE/Cuba, Sciences/Literature, 1995
DS, Advanced Institute of Medical Sciences of Santiago de Cuba, Doctor of Stomatology, 2000
Faculty of Medicine, Granma, Cuba, Management and Health Care, 2001
Kaplan Institute and Truman College, English as a Second Language (ESL), 2003
DDS, UCSF School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2008

Eunice Dizon
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
DDS, New York University College of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 2006
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, General Dentistry - AEGD, 2007

Jennifer Domagalski
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, Dartmouth College, Anthropology, 2006
DDS, Arizona School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2010
MPH, A.T. Still University School of Health Management, Public Health, 2010

Arthur A. Dugoni
Adjunct Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
University of San Francisco, 1943
BS, Gonzaga University, 1944
University Missouri, School of Dentistry, Dental, 1946
DDS, College of Physicians Surgeons (UOP), Dental, 1948
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Internship, Dental, 1949
MSD, University of Washington, Orthodontics Certificate, 1963

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Joe Errante
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of Arizona, Nutritional Biochemistry, 1977
DDS, Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, 1980

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Harold F. Fisk
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
Pacific University, Clinical Doctorate Program
BS, Marquette University, Physical Therapy, 1978
PT, Marquette University, 1978

Nick Farzin Forooghi
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, San Jose State University, Industrial Arts, 1987
Other, Lincoln Law School of San Jose, Law, 2006

Mark Frost
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
University of Texas at Austin, Accounting, 1987
DDS, University of Texas Health Science, Dentistry, 1991

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Vanisha Gandhi
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, Stanford University, Human Biology, 2010
DDS, University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2014

Dyani Gaudilliere
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, Stanford University, Human Biology, 2005
DMD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 2009
Other, University of California Berkeley, Public Health, 2012

Koroush Langroudi Ghafourpour
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
College of San Mateo, 1991
BS, University of California, Davis, Physiology, 1994
DDS, University of the Pacific , Dentistry, 1997

Sabine Girod
Adjunct of Diagnostic Sciences
DDS, University of Bonn Dental School, Dentistry, 1983
Medical School of Hannover, Oral Surgery, 1987
German Academic Exchange Medical Student, 1989
MD, Hannover Medical School, 1989
Harvard Medical School, Head Neck Oncology, 1990
University of Cologne/Germany, ENT, 1991
University of Cologne/Germany, 1995
PhD, University of Koeln, Ol and Maxillofacial Surgery, 1996

Lindsey Green
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, Oakland University, Psychology, 2003
JD, DePaul College of Law, Law, 2007

Sandra Guereca
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
DDS, Juarez University of Durango State Dental School, 1999

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Maureen Harrington
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, St. Mary's College of California, Integral Studies, 1992
MPH, California State University, Long Beach, Community Health Education, 1996

Eddie K Hayashida
Adjunct Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
AB, University of California, Berkeley, Physiology, 1971
DDS, University of California, Los Angeles, 1976
MBA, University of the Pacific, 1999

Amruta Hendre
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BDS, University of Pune India, Dentistry, 1997
DDS, California State, Dentistry, 2008

Kelly Hicklin
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, UCLA, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, 2006
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2009
UCLA, General Practice Residency, 2011

Andy Hoover
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
Archbishop Mitty High School, High School, 2000
BA, University of Colorado at Boulder, Environmental, Population, and Organic Biology, 2005
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Sciences, 2013

Kimberley Hubenette
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Biology, 1989
DDS, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1993
MA, The Pankey Institute, Continuum Level I, II, II-E, III, IV, 2007
Other, Academy of Craniofacial Pain, TMD/Sleep Apnea Mini Residency, 2008
Other, California Academy of General Dentistry, Master track Program, 2008
Other, United States Dental Institute, Orthodontics, 2008

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Peter Jacobsen
Adjunct Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, Florida State University, Biology, 1967
PhD, University of California, San Francisco, Comparative Pharmacology and Toxicology, 1972
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 1977
University of California, San Francisco, Oral Medicine Internship, 1978

Maximillian Jensen
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
DDS, University California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 2015
BS, University of New Mexico, Nutrition/ Dietetics, 2016

Bonnie Lynn Jue
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
University of the Pacific, pre-dental, 1990
DDS, University of the Pacific , dentistry, 1993

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Dennis M Kalebjian
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
California State University, Fresno, 1974
University of California, Los Angeles, 1975
DDS, University of the Pacific , 1978
Valley Medical Center, GPR, 1979

John Kim
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of Puget Sound, Natural Biology, 2000
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentsitry, General Dentsitry, 2008

Patricia King
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
AA, College of the Sequoias, Liberal Arts, 1967
San Francisco State University, French, 1969
CA Cred., St. Mary's College, Secondary Education, 1971
BA, UC Berkeley, French/ CA Elementary Education, 1973
MA, University of the Pacific, Stockton CA, Educational Administration and Leadership, 2008
Ed.D, University of the Pacific, Stockton, Ca, Educational Administration and Leadership, 2009

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Bonnie Lederman
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BSc, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery Dental School, Dental Hygiene, 1981
DDS, Baltimore College of Denta Surgery Dental School, Dentistry, 1992
University of California, San Francisco, Geriatric Dental Fellow, 2013

Jennifer Lehnhardt
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, UC Riverside, Business Admin, 2008
DDS, Loma Linda University, Dentistry, 2013

Tiffany C. Leung
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of California, Davis, Biological Sciences, 1994
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 1999

Albert S. Lin
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of Portland, Life Science, 1976
DDS, University of Pacific, Dentistry, 1994

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Monica MacVane-Pearson
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
Universite de Moncton, One-month long summer French immersion camp, 1995
Universidad de Zaragoza, Rotary Club International exchange student, 1997
BS, Mount Allison University, Biology, 2001
DMD, McGill University, 2005
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, AEGD, 2006

Andrew Malan
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
Boise State University, Health Science Studies, 2005
DMD, University of Pittsburg, Dental Medicine, 2009

Linda B. Markle
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, Asbury University, Biology, 1979

Howard May
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
University of California Berkeley, Social Science, 1971
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1976

Anthony Mock
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
AB, U.C. Berkeley, Bacteriology, 1975
DDS, Case Western Reserve University Dental School, Dentistry, 1980
Highland General Hospital, GPR, 1981

Audrey Mojica
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
DDS, Loma Linda University of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 2008
BA, California Polytechnic State University, Nutritional Science, 2012

Alicia Montell
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, Stanford University, Biological Sciences, 2000
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 2005

Jasmin Moschref
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Integrative Biology, 2004
DDS, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2008

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Maysa Namakian
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, California Polytechnic State, Mathematics, 2006
MS, California State University Northridge, Health Education, 2008

David Neal
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
A.T. Still University, Workforce Education and Development, 2006
DMD, A.T. Still University, Dentistry, 2010

Chris Nelson
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
Shasta State High School, 2002
BS, University of California, Davis, Biological Sciences (Neurobiology, Psychology, Behavior), 2006
DDS, University of the Pacific, General Dentistry, 2009

Elizabeth Newell
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Classics, 1998
Other, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Master of Arts in Philosophy, 2000
Other, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA, Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene, 2013

Tin Nguyen
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
N/A, Cal State University of Long Beach, Biology, 1991
N/A, El Camino College, Biology, 1995
BA, University of Colorado, Biology, 1997
DDS, Howard University, Dentistry, 2003

David Bruce Nielsen
Adjunct Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
AA, Glendale Community College, 1960
BA, Los Angeles State College, 1962
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1967
American Dental Association, 1980
MA, University of the Pacific, 1994

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Noha H. Oushy
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
DDS, Ain Shams University, Dental Medicine and Surgery, 2005
MS, New Mexico State University, Public Health, 2010

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Jacob Pai
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, Pacific Union College, Physical Science, 1986
Loma Linda University, Health Education: Community Health, 1990
DDS, UCSF, Dentistry, 1994
UCSF, Dental Public Health, 2003

Aditya Pandya
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BSc, Arizona State University, Biology, 2009
DMD, A.T. Still University, Dental Public Health, 2014

Sridevi Ponnala
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
DDS, M.R. Ambedkar Dental College, Dental Surgery, 1997
DDS, University of California San Francisco, Dentistry, 2004

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Emily Renk
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of California, Los Angeles, Classical Civilizations, 2005
DDS, Ostrow School of Dentistry, USC, Dentistry, 2011
University of California, Los Angeles, General Practice Residency, Hospital Dentistry, 2012

Boyd Edwin Robinson
Adjunct Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, California State University, Chico, BA in Biology 1971
Graduate Studies 1971-1973, 1973
DDS, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1976
MD, Naval Dental School, Bethesda, MD, 1984
Other, Naval Dental School, National Naval Dental Center, Comprehensive Dentistry Residency, 1984
Other, George Washington University, Masters Degree, Higher Ed and Human Development, 1991

Rowena Romero
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2015

Torrey Rothstein
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of California, San Diego, Animal Physiology and Neuroscience, 2002
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dental Surgery, 2005

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Rami Saah
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of California, Irvine, Biological Sciences, 1996
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2000

Faezeh Sadeghi
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, Isfahan University, Iran, Zoology, 1992
College of San Mateo, Biology, 1997
BA, University of California San Francisco, Biology, 1999
DDS, University of California San Francisco, Dentistry, 2005

Sophia Saeed
Adjunct Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of Michigan, Biology, 2002
DMD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, DMD, 2007

Mahdi Salek
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, UCLA, Biological Sciences, 2005
DDS, University of Illinois at Chicago, General Dentistry, 2011

Ronald J Sani
Adjunct Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, Santa Clara University, Biology, 1972
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1975
Valley Medical Center, 1976

Jack Saroyan
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of California Berkeley, General Curriculum, 1958
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dental School, Dentist, 1962

Brian Sheppard
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, San Jose State University, Mechanical Engineering, 2004
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2010
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2011

Elana Shlansky
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, Cornell University, 2007
DDS, Columbia University, Dentistry - Public health, 2014
GPR, San Francisco VA Medical Center, General Practice, 2015

Cristiane Silva
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
Universidade de Ribeirao Preto, Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Cirurgia Dentista- Liscensed Dentist in Brazil, 1998
DDS, Universidad de la Salle Bajio, Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, Doctor of Dental Science, 2014

Ann Marie Silvestri
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
Other, Notre Dame des Victories High School, College Preparatory, 1968
BS, University of San Francisco, Biology/Psychology, 1972
DDS, University of the Pacific, General Dentistry, 1975
Cert, University Hospital School, The University of Iowa, Dental Course for patients with disabilities., 1979
MPA, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA, Health Services Administration, 1999

Mark J. Singer
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of Michigan, 1966
MD, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, Medicine, 1970
Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, Internship-Surgery, 1971
Northwestern University McGraw Medical Center, Residency: Pathology, 1972
Northwestern University McGraw Medical Center, Residency: Surgery, 1973
Northwestern University McGraw Medical Center, Fellowship: Head and Neck Surgery, 1976
Northwestern University McGraw Medical Center, Residency: Otolaryngology, 1976

Norma Solarz
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of California Berkeley, Botany, 1976
DDS, University of California San Francisco, Dentistry, 1980
University of California Berkeley, MPH Epidemiology, 1990

Sara Soleimani
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of Washington, Washington DC, Near Eastern Languages Civilizations, 2003
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2006

Stanley R. Surabian
Adjunct Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
California State University, Fresno, 1965
DDS, University of Southern California, 1969
JD, San Joaquin College of Law, 1992

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Ariane Terlet
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, UC Berkeley, 1980
DDS, University of the Pacific , 1986

Garrett Tien
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, UC Berkeley, Biology, 2002
DDS, University of Pacific, School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2010

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Lauren Umetani
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, Cogswell College, Computer Video Imaging / Web Design, 2003
AS, Foothill College, Dental Hygiene, 2013

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Willam Albert vanDyk
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of California, Davis, Sociology, 1969
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 1973
Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, Dental Internship, 1974

Robert Timothy Verceles
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, UC Davis, Genetics, 1989
DDS, UCSF, Dentistry, 1993

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Colin Wong
Adjunct Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Microbiology, 1961
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 1965

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Gilbert Yee
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, UC Berkeley, Psychology, 1983
San Francisco State University, Post Baccalaureate Study, 1985
DDS, University of the Pacific- Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1988

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Alaleh Zadmehr
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of California Irvine, Biology, 2004
DDS, University of California, SF, Dentistry, 2008

Course Descriptions

Predoctoral Courses

DS 101. Integrated Clinical Sciences I: Orientation to the Clinical Practice of General Dentistry. 5 Units.

This course is the didactic component of a multi-disciplinary, year-long course designed to prepare students to treat patients in Pacific's Main Dental Clinic and engage in community oral health events and programs. Together, DS 101 and DS 106 focus on Diagnostic Sciences, Behavior Sciences, Periodontology, Prevention and Community Health Care Services and Systems. Case-based simulations are supported by clinical exercises and practical exams. (Quarters 1-3.).

DS 102. Integrated Clinical Sciences I Concepts: Orientation to the Clinical Practice of General Dentistry. 9 Units.

This is a didactic course designed to prepare students to treat patients in Pacific's Main Dental Clinic and engage in community oral health events and programs. The course focuses on Diagnostic Sciences, Behavior Sciences, Periodontology, Prevention and Community Health Care Services and Systems. Case-based simulations are supported by clinical exercises and practical exams. (IDS Quarters 1-2).

DS 106. Integrated Clinical Sciences I: Orientation to the Clinical Practice of General Dentistry Practicum. 7 Units.

The Orientation to the Clinical Practice of General Dentistry Practicum is a clinically-focused, multi-disciplinary, four-quarter course designed to prepare students to treat patients in Pacific's Main Dental Clinic and in community-based settings. This lab/clinic course is comprised of supervised case-based simulations, workshops, clinical exercises and community sites. The focus is on the development of a comprehensive medical and dental database risk assessment; disease prevention strategies; diagnostic tests; oral pathology; electronic chart management; ergonomics; infection control; basic periodontal instrumentation; professional deportment; cultural sensitivity and communication with patients in the clinic and in community settings. (Quarters 1-4).

DS 107. Intergrated Clinical Sciences I Lab: Orientation to Clinical Practice in General Dentistry. 4 Units.

The Orientation to the Clinical Practice of General Dentistry Practicum is a clinically-focused, multi-disciplinary, one-quarter course designed to prepare students to treat patients in Pacific's Main Dental Clinic and in community-based settings. This lab/clinic course is comprised of supervised case-based simulations, workshops, clinical exercises and community sites. The focus is on the development of a comprehensive medical and dental database risk assessment; disease prevention strategies; diagnostic tests; oral pathology; electronic chart management; ergonomics; infection control; basic periodontal instrumentation; professional deportment; cultural sensitivity and communication with patients in the clinic and in community settings. (IDS Quarter 1).

DS 160. Dental Radiology. 2 Units.

The application of radiation physics and biology, the assessment of image quality, the practice of radiation safety and prescribing protocols, and the study of radiographic techniques, anatomic landmarks, and the principles of radiographic interpretations for both two- and three-dimensional imaging. (Quarters 2-3).

DS 166. Dental Radiographic Technique. 1 Unit.

Instruction and practice using the extension cone paralleling radiographic technique including patient management, radiation safety, use of equipment, film placement, exposure, identification and mounting, and correction of technical error. (20 hours lab/clinic. Quarter 4.).

DS 200. Practice Management I. 1 Unit.

Introduces students to the study of fundamental concepts and terminology of the art and science of practice management as a basis for leadership and decisions in dental practice. Students will learn to track and evaluate key practice indicators, read financial reports, understand the importance of leading a team for efficient delivery of patient care, track and control overhead expenses, and set goals. (10 hours. Quarter 5.).

DS 201. Integrated Clinical Sciences II: Application of Foundational Knowledge. 5 Units.

This second year Integrated Clinical Sciences course, “Applications of Foundational Knowledge”, provides students with enriched multidisciplinary diagnostic and technical content that builds on the fundamentals and active learning approach of first year studies. This course is directed from the Department of Diagnostic Sciences however, development and teaching are done in collaboration with many departments and disciplines. Topics include biomedical sciences, information literacy, evidence based dentistry, dental materials, professionalism, community oral health, clinical techniques and issues, and information specific to endodontics, oral surgery, sleep medicine and orofacial pain. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and application of evidence to the clinical diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with diverse needs, in order to improve the novice practitioner’s ability to adjust ideal principles and protocols to the successful management of non-ideal, real world cases. (Quarters 5-6.).

DS 202. Integrated Clinical Sciences II: Application of Foundational Knowledge. 4 Units.

This course builds on foundational clinical and biomedical material presented in first-year studies and in DS 201 through a multidisciplinary approach to basic science principles and clinical application. Topics will be presented in a lecture format as well as smaller seminar sessions, many of which are focused on case scenarios. There is also independent study time to prepare for these activities. Emphasis is placed on the integration of dental concepts, evidence, and critical thinking to deliver accurate diagnoses, prepare customized treatment plans and consider the need for inter-professional collaboration in the delivery of oral health care. Topics include advanced endodontic content, orofacial pain, ethics, patient management, community oral health and various clinical topics. (Quarter 7.).

DS 203. Integrated Clinical Sciences II: Application of Foundational Knowledge. 4-5 Units.

This course continues the multidisciplinary and active learning approach used in DS 201 and DS 202. Topics include advanced content in oral surgery and sedation, endodontics, regenerative dentistry, orofacial pain, ethics, and the management of complex cases. Students are also introduced to resume and professional electronic portfolio development as they ready themselves for professional careers. (Quarter 8).

DS 217. Clinical Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. 3-4 Units.

The diagnosis and communication to the patient of the need for dental treatment; recognizing medical, oral, physical, emotional, and economic factors that modify or complicate dental treatment; and development of comprehensive dental treatment plans suitable for patients' needs in accordance with identified modifying and complicating factors. (Quarters 5-8).

DS 266. Clinical Dental Radiology. 2 Units.

Study of preparation, evaluation, and interpretation of diagnostically acceptable intraoral radiographic and panographic surveys for comprehensive care and emergency clinic patients. (Quarters 5-8.).

DS 300. Practice Management II. 3 Units.

Challenges students to apply knowledge of practice management concepts through utilization of a computerized business simulation. Includes preparation for career decisions in dentistry with a focus on practice transitions, associateships, dental benefit plan participation, marketing, debt management, retirement planning, patient billing and collections, scheduling for efficiency, basic accounting, tax planning, and development of business plans. (30 hours lecture. Quarter 11.).

DS 301. Jurisprudence. 1 Unit.

Prepares students for an understanding of the foundations of the law, its primary groupings and modes, and its application to the dentist and dental practice environment. Particular attention will be given to California dental law and risk management. (10 hours lecture. Quarter 12.).

DS 302. Clinical Care of Complex Needs. 4 Units.

Study of basic disease processes, epidemiology, demographics, treatment planning, principles of providing dental treatment for individuals with a wide variety of conditions including medical and developmental disabilities, problems associated with aging, psychological problems including dental phobia, hospital organization, joining a hospital staff, providing dental treatment and consultation in a hospital, and principles of general anesthesia. (20 hours lecture, 20 hours self-study and seminar. Quarters 9-11.).

DS 303. Integrated Clinical Sciences III: Multidisciplinary Case Based Seminars. 6 Units.

Multidisciplinary case based presentations of integrated material related to the practice of clinical dentistry. This three-quarter course builds on the foundational and clinical knowledge base of each student to evaluate and plan more complex treatment needs. (60 hours lecture/seminar. (Quarters 9-11).

DS 307. Extramural Patient Care. 4 Units.

Through a combination of didactic and clinical experiences, this course seeks to prepare the student for practice in community clinical settings where diverse patient populations may be encountered. Upon completion of the course, students will have developed the skills to: perform dental procedures in community-based practice settings, work with diverse patient populations, describe the social context of disease processes, develop social awareness and skills for treating underserved groups, describe dental delivery in a community clinic environment, and develop treatment alternative in clinics with limited resources (90 hours clinical rotations and 4 hours lecture/seminar. Quarters 9-12).

DS 320. Prep for State Licensure. 0 Units.

This course, available to students on an as-needed basis, includes a review of requirements and protocol as well as practical exercises in preparation for the Western Regional Examining Board and other licensing examinations.

DS 399. Enriched Clinical Experience. 16 Units.

This course provides students with an additional opportunity to enhance or enrich their skills in some or all clinical disciplines subsequent to the scheduled graduation date. These experiences are directed by the student’s Group Practice Leader, who also recommends certification for graduation.

Graduate Courses

DS 402. Statistical Methods I. 1 Unit.

Residents learn the importance of data organization and evaluation, and statistical methods used in research. They apply this knowledge to their own research and enhance skills in the interpretation of quality research data. (Quarter 3.).

DS 430. Advanced Oral Pathology I. 1 Unit.

Organized into lectures and clinical-pathologic conferences, this course provides residents a firm foundation in endodontic pathology and clinical entities that may occur in patients but are unrelated to root canal treatment. (Quarter 1.).

DS 460. Advanced Radiology I. 1 Unit.

This course covers key elements of endodontics such as proper radiographic technique and three-dimensional data acquisition and interpretation. Residents obtain and read images from small FOV cone beam scans. (Quarter 1.).

DS 530. Advanced Oral Pathology II. 1 Unit.

Organized into lectures and clinical-pathologic conferences, this course provides residents a firm foundation in endodontic pathology and clinical entities that may occur in patients but are unrelated to root canal treatment. (Quarter 5.).