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Preventive and Restorative Dentistry (PRD)

Department Chairpersons (interim)

Homayon (Homer) Asadi
Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Terry Edwin Hoover
Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences


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Bernadette A Alvear Fa
Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University of the Pacific, Biology, 2003
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2006
National Academy of Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology,Certified Personal Trainer, 2012
Women’s Fitness Specialist (WFS), National Academy of Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology for Women, 2014

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Chetna Chadha Baveja
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BDS, DAV Dental College, Dentistry, 1995
DDS, Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2001

Ashwini Bhave
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BDS, Nasik University, Government Dental College Hospital, 2008
Other, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Prosthodontics, 2013
DDS, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, 2 year faculty track accelerated program, 2016

Philip M. Buchanan
Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
AA, Santa Monica City College, Pre-dental, 1963
DDS, University of Southern California, Dentistry, 1968
EdD, University of the Pacific, Dental Education, 2016

George E. Bunnell
Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University of San Francisco, Biology, 1962
DDS, College of Physician and Surgeons, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1967

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Susan Caliri
Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University of San Francisco, Science, 1977
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1985
V.A. Medical Center, San Francisco, General Practice Residency, 1986

Daniel M. Castagna
Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BA, University of the Pacific Stockton, CA, Biology, 1978
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1981

Warren Hoohang Chee
Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University of California at Berkeley, Business Administration, 1978
DDS, University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1982

Eric H. Chen
Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University of the Pacific, Biochemistry, 2002
MS, University of the Pacific, Pharmacy and Chemistry, 2007
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dental Surgery, 2009
Other, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Certificate: Adv Education in General Dentistry, 2011

Robert H. Christoffersen
Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BA, San Francisco State University, 1963
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1967
MA, University of the Pacific, 1980

Megan Constant
Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, Biology, 2011
University of California Berkeley Extension, Biology, 2012
DDS, UOP Dugoni, Dentistry, 2016

Carlos A Correa
Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
College of Marin, 1983
City College of San Francisco, 2015

Ryan Courtin
Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, UCLA, BS Biology, 2010
DDS, UOP Dental, DDS, 2016

Steven Reed Curtis
Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
Santa Rosa Junior College, 1977
University of California, Davis, 1978
DDS, University of California, Los Angeles, Doctor of Dental Science, 1982
Chanute Air Force Base, Air Force General Practice Residency, 1983
Bethesda National Naval Dental Center, Prosthodontic Specialty Certificate, 1992
Peterson Area Dental Laboratory, 1996

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Mina R. Desai
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BDS, Gov. Dental College, Ahmedabad, India, Dentistry, 1987
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1991

Lori Doran-Garcia
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University of California, Los Angeles, Psychology, 1987
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 1991

Richard Doyle
Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BA, San Jose State University, Biological Sciences, 1970
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1974
U.S. Army, Dental, 1975

Stafford Justin Duhn
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1981
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1984

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Thomas C Ellerhorst
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University of San Francisco, Biology, 1972
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1977

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Gail E. Frick
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, Scripps College, Biology, 1973
Georgetown, Graduate Biology, 1974
DMD, TUFTS University - School of Dental Medicine, Dentistry, 1977
UCLA, Prosthodontics Certificate, 1981

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Michael V. Gamboa
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BA, University of the Pacific, 1985
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1988

Richard John Garcia
Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University of San Francisco, 1971
DDS, University of California, Los Angeles, 1975
Veterans Administration Hospital, San Francisco, 1976

Marc J. Geissberger
Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, St. Mary's College of California, Bachelors of Science in Biology, 1988
DDS, Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1991
MA, University of the Pacific, Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, 1994
CPT, National Academy of Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology, 2009

Ernest G. Giachetti
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University of Santa Clara, 1963
DDS, University of the Pacific , 1967

Eduardo Eduardo Gonzalez
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
DDS, Universidad Evangelica, Dental Surgery, 1995
New York University, Prosthodontics Certificate of Completion, 1998
Private Zahn Klinik Schloss Schellestein with Prof. Fouad Khoury, Olsberg, Germany, Bone augmentation Procedures soft tissue management, 2008
Pikos Implant Institute, Advanced Bone Grafting Procedures I II, 2009

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Foroud F. Hakim
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
Louisiana State University, 1985
BS, San Jose State University, 1987
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1991
MBA, University of the Pacific, 1999
ADEA Leadership Institute, 2008

W. Peter Hansen
Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
San Diego High School, 1962
BS, UOP Bachelor of Science Biology, 1966
Mercy Hospital School of Medicine Technology, 1967
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, 1971
UCSF Medical Center, 1973
University of Southern California School of Dentistry Advanced Prosthodontics, 1979

Heidi K. Hausauer
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BA, University of the Pacific, 1982
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1985
VA Palo Alto, 1986

Rex W Hoover
Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BA, UOP, Biology, 1970
DDS, UCLA, 1974

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Parvati Iyer
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BDS, Madras Dental College (India), Dentistry, 1989
DDS, University of Michigan, Dentistry, 1998
Other, AEGD USCF, Hospital Dentistry, 1999

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Parag R. Kachalia
Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University of California, Davis, Physiology, 1998
Minor, University of California at Davis, Managerial Economics, 1998
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2001

Carol Kim
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BA, University of Colorado, Boulder, Psychology, 2002
DDS, University of California, LA, Dentistry, 2008
Other, Veterans Administration, Resident, 2009
MS, Colombia University, Prosthodontics, 2012

Nicholas K. Kitajima
Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University of California, Davis, Physiology, 2001
DDS, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 2004
University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, AEGD Dentistry, 2005

Linda Kuo
Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, UC Berkeley, Molecular Cell Biology, 2007
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2013

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Eugene Edward LaBarre
Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BA, Harvard University, 1973
DMD, Tufts University, 1977
MS, University of North Carolina, 1981

Kevin C. Lin
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
B.S.A., U.C. Davis, Biological Sciences and Psychology (Double Major), 2006
DDS, U.C.L.A., Dentistry, 2010
U.C.S.F., Prosthodontics, 2013

Josh Liu
Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University of California, Santa Barbara, Aquatic Biology, 2007
DDS, University of Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2012

Marcia A Loo
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1996

Kenneth Gregory Louie
Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Microbiology, 1985
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1988
MA, University of the Pacific, Education, 1994

Jennifer Marie Low
Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, Santa Clara University, Biology, 2008
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry, 2012

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Joy Magtanong-Madrid
Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University of California, Irvine, CA, Classical Civilization, 2004
University of California, San Francisco, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, 2007
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2011

Olga Matveyeva
Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
Other, Odessa Medical College #1, Dental Technician, 1977
Cert., Odessa Training School for Health Workers, Certificate of Completion, 1986
Cert., Health Department of Odessa Regional State Boars of Certification, Dental Technician, 2013

Jeffrey P. Miles
Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BA, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, Biochemistry, 1976
BDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dental Services, 1980
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 1980
University of Washington, Summer Institute in Clinical Dental Research Metho, 2006
University of North Carolina, Institute for Teaching and Learning, 2007

Adam M Miller
Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University of California Davis, Man. Economics/ Psychology, 2006
San Francisco State University, Post Baccalaureate Pre-Health Professions, 2012
DDS, UOP Dugoni, DDS(expected June 2016), 2016

Donald Missirlian
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
UCLA, 1961
DDS, Northwestern University Dental School, Dentistry, 1965
SF State, 1978
University of Iowa, School of Dentistry (Iowa City), Certificate of Specialty in Fixed Prosthodontics, 1981

Kathy Mueller
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University of KY, 1974
MS, Pursue University, 1976
DMD, University of KY, 1980
VA UCSF, Prosthodontic Certificate, 1983

Arthur Muncheryan
Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BSc, U.C. Irvine, Electrical Engineering, 1972
DDS, UCSF School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1977

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David Nisenboym
Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, UC Davis, Biology, 2009
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2013
Pascua Yaqui Dental Clinic, Tucson, AZ, 2014

Warden H. Noble
Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
University of California, Berkeley, Biology, 1961
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 1965
MS, University of Southern California, Education, 1968
MS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Restorative Dentistry, 1970

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Erika Peterson
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
Other, USC School of Dental Hygiene, 1967
BS, San Jose State University, Molecular Biology, 1976
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1979

Donnie Poe
Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
Career Academy Vocational School, Dental Technology, 1968

Priya Prasannakumar
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BDS, Pamashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental School, Dentistry, 2002
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2011

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Gitta Radjaeipour
Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
San Jose State University, Pre-Dental, 1989
DDS, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, Doctoral of Dental Surgery, 1992
EdD, University of the Pacific, Gladys L Benerd School of Education, Education administration and leadership EDD, 2009

Aneet Randhawa
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BDS, Punjab Government Dental College and Hospital, 1988
MDS, Punjab Government Dental College and Hospital, 1992

Laura K. Reid
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
Flinders University, Australia, Education Abroad Program, 1989
BS, University of California, Davis, Psychology, 1991
Vanderbilt University, Doctor of Medicine, 1996
DDS, University of the Pacific, Doctorate of Dental Surgery, 2000

Patrick L. Roetzer
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University of Wisconsin, Experimental Psychology and Biology, 1970
DDS, Marquette University, Dentistry, 1974
Veterans Administration Medical Center, General Practice Resident, 1975

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Steven Judd Sadowsky
Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BA, University of California, Los Angeles, Psychology, 1967
DDS, University of California, Los Angeles, DDS, 1971
University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, Certificate, Advanced Prosthodontic Education, 1983

Sima Salimi
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Bachelors of Science in Biology, 1991
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1994., Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1994

Noelle T. Santucci
Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, Kings College, 1964
DDS, Temple University School of Dentistry, 1968
U.S. Navy Dental Internship, Certificate of Completion, 1969
Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education, Certificate of Completion, 1977
MA, University of the Pacific, 1994

Noelle M Santucci
Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, Marquette University, Dental Hygiene/Biology, 1985
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1991
University of the Pacific, Advanced Education in General Dentistry Cert., 1992
MA, University of the Pacific, 1994

Robert Savage
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University of California Irvine, Biological Sciences, 1993
DDS, Northwestern University, Dentistry, 1997
Other, University of California San Francisco, Prosthodontics, 2006

Hugo Schmidt
Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BA, San Jose State University, Molecular Biology, 1980
DDS, University of Southern California, 1985
University of California, San Francisco, Certificate of Prosthodontics, 1991
University of California Medical Center, Certificate of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, 1992

Karen A. Schulze
Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
DDS, University of Leipzig, Germany, Dentistry, 1992
PhD, University of Leipzig, Germany, Oral Surgery, 1998
Post-doc, UC San Francisco, Post-Doc in Dental Materials, 2002

Roxanna R. Shafiee
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University of San Francisco, Biology, 1993
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1997
MSD, University of the Pacific, Orthodontics, 2009

Dennis Daizo Shinbori
Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
Other, Lowell High School, 1968
AA, City College of San Francisco, 1970
BA, University of the Pacific, 1972
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1975

Cathrine Steinborn
Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BA, UC Santa Barbara, Botany, 1978
DDS, UoP School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1985
Other, Veterans Administration SF, General Practice Residency, 1986

Bina Surti
Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, Wayne State University, Biology, 1991
DDS, University of Detroit Mercy, Dentistry, 1995
AEGD, Case Western Reserve University, AEGD, 1996
Case Western Reserve University, Fellowship, 1997

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Sharareh Tajbakhsh
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University of California, San Diego, Biochemistry cell Biology, 1996
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dental School, Dentistry, 2001

Ulf Temnitzer
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
Sonoma State University, 2007
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2010
Other, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Graduate Prosthodontics, 2013

Konni Kawata Tittle
Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
CSUF, Biology, 1984
Indiana University, Biology - Undergraduate, 1985
Indiana University, School of Dentistry, 1987
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1989

Chi Dinh Tran
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
University of Richmond, 1973
DDS, Medical College of Virginia, 1979
University of California, San Francisco, Certificate in Prosthodontics, 1984

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Erich Werner
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, San Jose State University, Biology, 1984
DDS, UOP School of Dentistry, 1988

Richard H. White
Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BA, Albion College, Biology, 1971
DDS, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1975
US Public Health Service, General Practice Dental Residency, 1976
University of Washington, Summer Institute in Clinical Dental Research Metho, 2010
CalTeach I and CalTeach II, 2013

Debra A. Woo
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
AA, De Anza Community College, A.A., 1977
BS, University of California, Davis, Human Biology, 1979
MA, San Jose State University, Health Sciences, 1983
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1986

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Nathan Yang
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University of California at Davis, Psychology and Biochemistry, 1998
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2006

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Sarah Amir Aslanzadeh
Adjunct Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2017

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Curtis Barmby
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
American River College, AA Pre-Dental, 1967
DDS, UCSF School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1971
Wadsworth VA Medical Center, Certificate in Fixed Prosthodontics, 1981
American Board of Prosthodontics, Diplomate, 1987

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Nabeel Cajee
Adjunct Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
Cuernavaca Language School, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, Intermediate Spanish Program, 2008
BA, University of the Pacific, Self-Designed - Science and Conscience, 2011
DDS, Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2015
Alameda Health System, Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA, Advanced Education General Dentistry Resident, 2016

Kevin Chen
Adjunct Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University California of San Diego, General Biology, 2011
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2016

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Jason Jaber
Adjunct Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
San Francisco State University, 2011
BS, University of San Francisco, Biology, concentration in Molecular Biology, minor in Chemistry, 2014
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2017

Sunny Joseph
Adjunct Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BA, University of California Berkeley, Integrative Biology, 2008
DDS, University of the Paciific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2014

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Christine Lewis
Adjunct Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
College of San Mateo, 2010
Skyline College, 2011
BA, San Francisco State University, BA in General Biology-Summa Cum Laude, 2013
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. dugoni School of Dentistry, 2016
VA Northern California Healthcare system, General Practice Residency, 2017

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Molly P. Newlon
Adjunct Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
UCSB, General Education, 1973
BA, UCLA, Fine Arts/Dance, 1975
MA, UCLA, Dance Therapy, 1977
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1982
GPR Cert., Veterans Administration Hospital, general practice residency, 1983

Julia Nishioka
Adjunct Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BA, Claremont McKenna College, Science and Management, Biotechnology Sequence, 2012
DDS, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2015

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Jeffrey Okamoto
Adjunct Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BA, UC Irvine, Business Economics, 2011
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 2016

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Debora Roubal
Adjunct Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
Whittier College, 1984
BA, University of California Santa Barbara, Aquatic Biology, 1987
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1994

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Deepinder Ruchi Sahota
Adjunct Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Honors Dental Program, 2001
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2004
VA Palo Alto General Practice Residency, Certificate in General Dentistry, 2005

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Sahar Taha
Adjunct Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BDS, University of Jordan, Dentistry, 2004
MS, University of Michigan, Restorative Dentistry, 2010

Yasamin Tarassoli
Adjunct Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
DDS, Shahid Beheshti School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2002
DMD, Tofts School of Dental Medicine, Dentistry, 2009

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Jacqueline O Uy
Adjunct Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BA, Ateneo de Manila University, Psychology, 2007
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2016

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Katherine Vo
Adjunct Instructor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
BS, University of San Francisco, Biology with minor in Biochemistry, 2000
DDS, UCSF, General Dentistry, 2004

Course Descriptions

Predoctoral Courses

PRD 125. Integrated Preclinical Professional Development I. 3 Units.

As a component of the Integrated Preclinical Reconstructive Dentistry curriculum, this course includes the continual formative evaluation of students’ professionalism as well as assessments aimed to measure their critical evaluation and thought processes. Students are evaluated on a multitude of professional traits for the duration of the course including professional behavior, preparedness and organization, communication, self-assessment, critical thinking, time-management, teamwork and rapport, response to feedback, and engagement in learning. Students’ strengths and weaknesses are evaluated frequently and reported to them in the form of a rubric by faculty who work closely with them in the laboratory environment. Students are expected to grow and show improvement in areas in which they are weak. Their critical thinking ability and growth is measured using assessments in both the laboratory and didactic sessions that allow students to showcase these integrated skills and thought processes such as OSCE’s, oral examinations, portfolios and multidisciplinary capstone experiences. (Quarters 1-3.).

PRD 131. Integrated Preclinical Concepts I: Direct Restorative. 4 Units.

This course teaches direct restorative preparation design, cariology, dental materials, and enamel and dentin bonding. Student knowledge will be evaluated with quizzes and exams. (Quarters 1-3).

PRD 132. Integrated Preclinical Concepts I: Indirect Restorative. 5 Units.

As a component of the Integrated Preclinical Preventive and Restorative Dentistry, students will learn the concepts and technique necessary for beginning clinical practice of Indirect Restorative (Fixed Prosthodontics). At the end of the course, the student should understand the following concepts. Caries Risk Assessment and the ADA Classification of Dental Caries. Diagnosis and treatment planning for patients requiring indirect restorative dentistry. Treatment planning of Indirect Restorations within the Pacific Dugoni Axium Dental Software Program. Rationale and criteria for each restoration used at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Fabrication of articulated diagnostic casts from preliminary alginate impressions. Arbitrary as well as the Kois Dento-facial Analyzer mounting techniques will be taught. Color and Indirect Restoration shade selection. Restoration of damaged teeth with fillers and/or post placement in endodontically treated teeth prior to the fabrication of an indirect restoration. Preparation design and execution of the following crown preparations under clinically simulated conditions; Full Veneer, Monolithic (Full) zirconia, Lithium Disilicate, Porcelain-fused-to-metal, and Porcelain-fused-to-zirconia Restorations. Design and preparation of abutment teeth for anterior and posterior fixed dental prostheses (bridges), based on knowledge of principles of treatment planning, path of insertion, resistance and retention forms. Fabrication of provisional (temporary) restorations utilizing direct and indirect techniques for single crowns and provisional fixed dental prostheses under clinically simulated conditions. Knowledge and manipulation of the various materials and technical procedures necessary to impress, fabricate, fit, finish, polish and deliver indirect restorations under clinically simulated conditions. The CIMOE process: Contacts, Internal, Margins, Occlusion, Esthetics. Contouring, staining and glazing porcelain. Digital and CADCAM fabrication of indirect restorations. Pediatric Restorative preparations, materials and techniques. Information will be provided regarding Laboratory communication, quality discrimination for each step of treatment and long-term maintenance for patients with Indirect (Fixed Prosthodontic) restorations. (Quarters 1-3).

PRD 137. Local Anesthesia. 2 Units.

Students review basic anesthesia delivery techniques and apply them to a clinical situation. Students will learn new injection technique and how to overcome difficulties in mandibular anesthesia. In the self-study component, students will conduct independent research and summarize their findings in writing. (Quarter 4).

PRD 138. Advanced Restorative Technique. 2 Units.

This hands-on course, referred to as “A.R.T” block, utilizes extracted human teeth to simulate a multitude of clinical procedures. Students will perform advanced techniques focused on adhesive dentistry and digital dentistry. (Quarter 4.).

PRD 139. Clinical Transitions. 1 Unit.

A hands-on course focused on caries detection evaluation and removal techniques in extracted human teeth. Students will also participate in seminars that highlight Dugoni’s clinical process and procedures relating to reconstructive dentistry. (Quarter 4.).

PRD 146. Integrated Preclinical Technique I: Direct Restorative. 9 Units.

This course teaches students to prepare teeth for Class I, II, III, IV, and V cavity preparations for filling with amalgam and composite restorative materials. Students are taught a range of techniques depending on the extent of caries, from minimally invasive preps to traditional amalgam preps. Other subjects include the use of liners, matricing systems, and buildup materials. Students work in the Simulation Lab on plastic typodont teeth in a mannekin and are evaluated with practical exams. (Quarters 1-3).

PRD 147. Integrated Preclinical Technique I: Indirect Restorative. 10 Units.

As a component of the Integrated Preclinical Reconstructive Dentistry curriculum, students will be evaluated on their mastery of laboratory skills and simulation of reconstructive dentistry procedures as they relate to a “family" of patient cases presented in the course. Starting with all-ceramic preparations and progressing through PFM, gold and partial coverage restorations, an emphasis on conservation of tooth structure and maintaining or enhancing esthetics is woven through all projects. Students learn single tooth and multiple tooth rehabilitation. Projects increase in complexity throughout the year and treatment planning accompanies all projects. Ample time is spent on the adhesive protocols for cementation. Related topics included in this component are post and core placement, laboratory skills, and general dental procedures such as impression taking and model work. (Quarters 1-3).

PRD 151. Integrated Preclinical Concepts I: Capstone. 2 Units.

As a component of the Integrated Preclinical Preventive and Restorative Dentistry curriculum, students learn how to treat an integrated Posterior Restorative case and an Anterior Restorative case. Students are introduced to the concepts of a Smile Design, Esthetic wax-up, Core build-up, Lithium Disilicate crown prep, provisional and a final impression of each case. All-ceramic restorations are emphasized in later weeks with an emphasis on conservation of tooth structure and maintaining or enhancing esthetics is woven through all projects. Cases increase in complexity throughout the quarter and treatment planning accompanies all projects. Ample time is spent on the adhesive protocols for Restoration Cementation. Related topics included in this component are Post and Core placement, laboratory skills, general dental procedures such as Impression-taking and model work and shade selection in Restorative Dentistry. Lithium-Disilicate veneer preps and provisional restorations are also taught during this course. Finally, an integrated OSCE-type multiple-choice exam is given to help evaluate student competency in the concepts of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry. (Quarter 4).

PRD 155. Integrated Preclinical Technique I: Capstone. 3 Units.

As a component of the Integrated Preclinical Preventive and Restorative Dentistry curriculum, students will be evaluated on their mastery of laboratory skills and simulation of Restorative Procedures presented in this course. Cases increase in complexity throughout the quarter and treatment planning accompanies all projects. Students simulate the treatment of an integrated Posterior and Anterior case utilizing the principles and techniques taught in the Dental Anatomy, Direct and Indirect Restorative Dentistry courses in Quarter One through Three. Students perform a Smile Design on their simulated patient, prepare teeth #6-11 for Lithium Disilicate Porcelain Veneers and create Provisional (temporary) Restorations. An All-ceramic Onlay preparation and Provisional are also fabricated. A Restoration shade exercise is completed. During the last week of this course, the students remove the dental material Gutta-Percha, from an endodontically-treated tooth, create a post space and cement a Fiber Post utilizing the Prelude Bonding System and Rock-core build-up material. (Quarter 4).

PRD 173. Integrated Preclinical Concepts I: Direct and Indirect Restorations. 7 Units.

This course introduces students to operative dentistry, dental anatomy, occlusion, and fixed prosthodontics in a comprehensive, integrated format with an emphasis on clinical applications. Foundational knowledge of direct and indirect restorative materials is presented. Indications and principles of preparations for restoring teeth with amalgam and composite resins, including techniques for placement of these direct restorations are introduced. Additionally, correct ergonomics for a dental practitioner, hand piece techniques, rubber dam application and tooth morphology are covered. Sequencing treatment is incorporated through the use of simulated clinical patient cases. Clinical photography with a hands-on training session is taught. The rationale and criteria for full cast gold and ceramic crowns, including the preparation designs for individual teeth and fixed partial dentures is introduced. Traditional and digital impression techniques and provisional fabrications are also taught. Emphasis is placed on the development of hand skills and self-evaluation of the student’s own work. Development of critical thinking skills is achieved through a literature review project. (IDS Quarters 1 & 2.).

PRD 174. Integrated Preclinical Concepts I: Advanced Direct and Indirect Restorations. 2 Units.

The second course of the series continues with the integration of the disciplines of operative dentistry, fixed prosthodontics, and removable prosthodontics. Advanced restorative procedures, direct and indirect esthetic posterior restorations, and anterior esthetic reconstruction by creating a smile design and fabricating indirect porcelain veneers are covered. Advanced concepts in occlusion are introduced using wax up projects. Complex multi-disciplinary simulated cases are introduced where treatment planning and sequencing is reinforced. Digital dentistry advanced concepts such as CAD/CAM and Lasers are introduced to the students, which includes hands-on training sessions. Placement of fiber posts on an endodontically treated tooth is covered. Emphasis is placed on the student’s ability to apply principles taught in the first two quarters to simulated clinical situations. (IDS Quarter 3.).

PRD 175. Integrated Preclinical Technique I: Direct and Indirect Restorations. 8 Units.

This course introduces students to operative dentistry, dental anatomy, occlusion, and fixed prosthodontics in a comprehensive, integrated format with an emphasis on clinical applications. Foundational knowledge of direct and indirect restorative materials is presented. Indications and principles of preparations for restoring teeth with amalgam and composite resins, including techniques for placement of these direct restorations are introduced. Additionally, correct ergonomics for a dental practitioner, hand piece techniques, rubber dam application and tooth morphology are covered. Sequencing treatment is incorporated through the use of simulated clinical patient cases. Clinical photography with a hands-on training session is taught. The rationale and criteria for full cast gold and ceramic crowns, including the preparation designs for individual teeth and fixed partial dentures is introduced. Traditional and digital impression techniques and provisional fabrications are also taught. Emphasis is placed on the development of hand skills and self-evaluation of the student’s own work. (IDS Quarters 1 & 2.).

PRD 176. Integrated Preclinical Technique I: Advanced Direct and Indirect Restorations. 4 Units.

The second course of the series continues with the integration of the disciplines of operative dentistry, fixed prosthodontics, and removable prosthodontics. Advanced restorative procedures, direct and indirect esthetic posterior restorations, and anterior esthetic reconstruction by creating a smile design and fabricating indirect porcelain veneers are covered. Advanced concepts in occlusion are introduced using wax up projects. Complex multi-disciplinary simulated cases are introduced where treatment planning and sequencing is reinforced. Digital dentistry advanced concepts such as CAD/CAM and Lasers are introduced to the students, which includes hands-on training sessions. Placement of fiber posts on an endodontically treated tooth is covered. Emphasis is placed on the student’s ability to apply principles taught in the first two quarters to simulated clinical situations. (IDS Quarter 3.).

PRD 230. Integrated Preclinical Concepts II: Removable Prosthodontics. 3 Units.

This didactic course provides students with the foundational knowledge in removable prosthodontics needed to build a strong foundation for critical assessment, evidence-based practice, and lifelong learning in the dental profession. Formative and summative assessment will be used frequently to appraise students’ grasp of principles related to the partially edentulous and fully edentulous patient. Course material includes the full scope of removable prosthodontic treatment for partially and completely edentulous patients, including patho-physiology of tooth loss; diagnosis and treatment planning for transitional and definitive removable dentures; fabrication of partial and complete dentures; follow-up, recall, and problem- solving for patients with removable dentures. (Quarters 5 & 6, IDS Quarters 1 & 2).

PRD 231. Integrated Preclinical Concepts II:: Occlusion. 1-2 Units.

This course is part of the Integrated Preclinical Transition for second year DDS students and provides a broad overview of occlusion combined with an occlusion philosophy for the students to utilize as “safe beginners” in the student clinic and upon graduation. The curriculum is designed to develop the students’ occlusal awareness and for students to know when to refer more complex occlusal problems. The concept of “optimal occlusion” is taught as a model to utilize when designing new restorations and larger restorative cases. Topics include temporomandibular joint and muscle anatomy, anterior guidance, occlusal exam and TMJ analysis, inter-occlusal records, centric relation and taking a centric relation record, VPS final impression, marking media, mandibular movements, red flags, parafunction and levers, splint types, esthetic and functional wax-up, posterior wax-up, the smile design process, custom incisal guide table and occlusal equilibration. (Quarter 5).

PRD 232. Integrated Preclinical Concepts II: Implant Dentistry. 1 Unit.

The concepts part of the pre-clinical Implant Dentistry course will focus on introducing implant dentistry in a streamlined fashion to the pre-doctoral students. Lecture topics will include Introduction to Implants, Diagnostic Regimen, Biomechanics of Loading, Virtual Imaging, Soft Tissue and Hard tissue grafting for esthetics, Restorative Armamentaria, Implant Delivery and Maintenance, Implant Complications and Implants for Edentulous patients. The OSCE will facilitate critical thinking and integrate content from Occlusion. (Quarter 6, IDS Quarter 2).

PRD 233. Integrated Preclinical Concepts II: Comprehensive Principles in Dentistry. 2-3 Units.

The Concepts part of this pre-clinical course is a blend of established routine dental procedures concerned with Adhesive Dentistry, Veneer Preparation and Cementation, Ceramic Design for Inlay/Onlay Preparation, Erosion Etiology and Treatment. This is combined with an understanding of Basic Sleep principles, etiology and treatment. Block rotations are presented covering Dental Lasers, Laboratory Questions/Answers and Restorability of Teeth. Finally, the students are introduced to CAD CAM Dental Technology, CAD CAM case selection, materials, workflow of CAD CAM Restorations, including design, mill, stain/glaze and cementation of a full ceramic restoration. The students will participate in Evidence Based Research in a seminar format and present to their peers. (Quarter 7).

PRD 235. Integrated Preclinical Technique II: Removable Prosthodontics. 5 Units.

In this course, students develop laboratory and clinical skills as related to removable prosthodontics. In the partially edentulous patient, students will gain technical experience with tooth replacement with a removable prosthesis. Students will apply biomechanical principles and fundamentals of survey and prosthesis design, including base, clasp, rest, minor connector, and major connector designs. For edentulous patients and those patients with hopeless dentition, students will learn the basic clinical and laboratory phases of complete denture fabrication including diagnosis, pre-prosthetic surgery, tissue conditioning, impression, cast fabrication, record base/rim, occlusal records, chair-side esthetic arrangement, articulator mounting, anterior artificial tooth arrangement, trial denture try-in, denture processing and finishing, denture insertion, prosthetic home care patient education, and prosthetic follow-up and recall, including reline/repair and laboratory communication. Students will prescribe optimal clinical materials to be used in prosthesis fabrication and diagnose biomechanical problems from simulated case scenarios. (Quarters 5 & 6, IDS Quarters 1 & 2).

PRD 236. Integrated Preclinical Technique II: Occlusion. 1 Unit.

This course is part of the Integrated Preclinical Transition for second year DDS students and provides the laboratory and clinic technique knowledge, supporting the concepts learned in PRD 231. This course focuses on treatment of the dentate patient. Students gain clinical experience working on a partner in occlusal exam and TMJ analysis, centric relation record, PVS final impression and the Kois Dento-Facial Analyzer record. The students will gain knowledge in centric relation vs maximum intercuspation theories. Other learned techniques include the rehearsal of a smile design, a custom incisive guide table, and an occlusal adjustment from CR to MI. (Quarter 5).

PRD 237. Integrated Preclinical Technique II: Implant Dentistry. 1 Unit.

The technique part of the course will focus on lab exercises that will train the students to be competent in treating implant patients on the clinic floor. They will learn to surgically place an anterior and a posterior implant on a plastic model, learn the significance of a surgical stent and fabricate a surgical stent, learn to take closed and open tray impressions for implants, learn to fabricate a screw retained implant temporary crown and learn to convert a lower complete denture into an Overdenture. The students will learn the format for the Implant Seminar for single and multiple teeth. The quizzes are embedded in clinical videos to improve students’ understanding of application of implant concepts in patient care. (Quarter 6, IDS Quarter 2).

PRD 238. Integrated Preclinical Technique II: Comprehensive Principles in Dentistry. 1-3 Units.

The Technique part of this course will focus on the following laboratory experiences: Understanding the basic laser concepts and safety protocol in using the instrument to cut various materials. Hands-on experience of a CAD CAM system to scan, design and mill a full ceramic restoration. Experience firing and customizing with principles of esthetics of custom staining and glazing a full ceramic restoration. Cementation/Bonding of a final full ceramic restoration Design and prepare a partial ceramic restoration. Hands on Veneer Preparations and methods of Cementation. Experience the sectioning of Crown Removal and Porcelain Repairs. Students will diagnose and restore patient’s models following an approved treatment plan exhibiting an ideal mode of form and function. (Quarter 7).

PRD 239. Integrated Preclinical Technique II: Clinical Occlusion. 2 Units.

This course is about the occlusion of the natural teeth. The course will also include comparisons between the Occlusion of the natural teeth with the occlusion of implant-supported teeth and the occlusion of removable dental prosthodontics. Lectures in concepts will cover principles of occlusion and describe clinical and laboratory technique. In the technique component, students will be evaluated on their mastery of clinical and laboratory skills. Technique will include two parts. The first is the occlusal aspects of treating a typodont patient needing anterior esthetic restorations. The second involves the records, fabrication and delivery of an occlusal stabilization splint to a class-mate “patient”. The course provides a broad overview of occlusion combined with an occlusion philosophy for students to utilize as “safe beginners”. The curriculum is designed to develop the students’ occlusal awareness and for students to know when to refer more complex occlusal problems. The concept of “optimal occlusion” is taught as a model to utilize when designing new restorations and larger restorative cases. (IDS Quarter 3).

PRD 245. Integrated Preclinical Technique II: Applied Occlusion. 1 Unit.

This Course is about the Occlusion of the natural teeth and is the continuation of PRD236. The course will also include comparisons between the Occlusion of the natural teeth with the Occlusion of implant-supported teeth and the Occlusion of Removable Dental Prosthodontics. In this technique course, students will be evaluated on their mastery of clinical and laboratory skills. The course focuses on treatment of the dentate patient. In the previous quarter, the students gained clinical experience in occlusal principals working and record collection on student partners. During this course, each student will participate in the clinical delivery of an occlusal stabilization splint. The splint project began in the previous quarter PRD236 and will now be completed due to the time needed by the lab to process the splints. (Quarter 6).

PRD 277. Local Anesthesia. 1 Unit.

Students review basic anesthesia delivery techniques and apply them to a clinical situation. Students will learn new injection technique and how to overcome difficulties in mandibular anesthesia. In the self-study component, students will conduct independent research and summarize their findings in writing. (2 hours lecture, 6 hours clinical rotation, 10 hours self-study. Quarters 5-7.).

PRD 279. Clinical Restorative Dentistry I. 4-6 Units.

Study of diagnosis, treatment planning, and intracoronal dental therapy, including preparation for and restoration of teeth with cast gold and porcelain inlays and onlays, composite resins, laminates, and amalgam in comprehensive clinical dental practice. Requirements include practice of operative dentistry procedures under simulated state board examination conditions. These courses also cover the diagnosis, treatment planning, and delivery of fixed prosthodontic treatment that addresses the patient's esthetic dental needs; stabilizes, improves, and protects the patients' gnathostomatic system in a comprehensive clinical dental practice. Students participate in quality assessment at clinical impression stage and at prosthesis delivery. Lab Services coordinates student dental laboratory prescriptions with private outsource laboratories. Test cases determine student competency by evaluating their ability to independently prepare a single tooth crown preparation in a specified time period. (Quarters 5-8.).

PRD 281. Dental Implants. 1 Unit.

The study of modern implant dentistry with emphasis on history, the physiology of osseous integration, treatment planning, implant surgery, fabrication of single and multiple tooth fixed implant restorations and implant-supported removable overdentures, laboratory steps, maintenance and implant problems. Hard and soft tissue augmentation procedures will be studied along with esthetic concerns. (10 hours lecture and laboratory. Quarter 8.).

PRD 378. Clinical Restorative Dentistry II. 11 Units.

Study of diagnosis, treatment planning, and intracoronal dental therapy, including preparation for and restoration of teeth with cast gold and porcelain inlays and onlays, composite resins, laminates, and amalgam in comprehensive clinical dental practice. Requirements include practice of operative dentistry procedures under simulated state board examination conditions. These courses also cover the diagnosis, treatment planning, and delivery of fixed prosthodontic treatment that addresses the patient's esthetic dental needs; stabilizes, improves, and protects the patients' gnathostomatic system in a comprehensive clinical dental practice. Students participate in quality assessment at clinical impression stage and at prosthesis delivery. Lab Services coordinates student dental laboratory prescriptions with private outsource laboratories. Test cases determine student competency by evaluating their ability to independently prepare a single tooth crown preparation in a specified time period. (Quarters 9-10.).

PRD 379. Clinical Restorative Dentistry III. 12 Units.

Study of diagnosis, treatment planning, and intracoronal dental therapy, including preparation for and restoration of teeth with cast gold and porcelain inlays and onlays, composite resins, laminates, and amalgam in comprehensive clinical dental practice. Requirements include practice of operative dentistry procedures under simulated state board examination conditions. These courses also cover the diagnosis, treatment planning, and delivery of fixed prosthodontic treatment that addresses the patient's esthetic dental needs; stabilizes, improves, and protects the patients' gnathostomatic system in a comprehensive clinical dental practice. Students participate in quality assessment at clinical impression stage and at prosthesis delivery. Lab Services coordinates student dental laboratory prescriptions with private outsource laboratories. Test cases determine student competency by evaluating their ability to independently prepare a single tooth crown preparation in a specified time period. (Quarters 11-12.).

PRD 396. Clinical Removable Prosthodontics. 12 Units.

The study of diagnosis, treatment planning, and removable prosthodontic treatment that restores masticatory function and phonetics, preserves underlying structures, results in patient comfort, and is esthetically pleasing. Course includes practice for state board removable prosthodontic procedures and simulated examination conditions. (Quarters 9-12.).

Graduate Courses

PRD 484. Biomaterials I. 1 Unit.

This class focuses on restorative materials such as bonding systems, buildup composites and materials for crown and bridge fabrication. It also introduces new developments in biomaterial sciences. Basic material testing principles are discussed and the material properties for NiTi alloy used in endodontics are included. (Quarter 2.).