Clinical Oral Health Care (COH)

Department Chairperson

Des Gallagher
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health


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Mark McGregor Abzug
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, University of California Santa Barbara, Geography, 1975
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 1980

Janet E. Andrews
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of the Pacific/Marquette University, Dental Hygiene, 1975
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1983
MA, University of the Pacific, Education, 1979

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Rene A. Bagus
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
DDS, University of the Pacific, 2001

William C. Barthold
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, Indiana University, 1971
DDS, University of Michigan, 1975

Mark T. Booth
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, Stanford University, Human Biology, 1995
CERT, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Advanced Clinical Experience, Resident, 2002
CERT, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2003
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2001

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Pedro A. Caturay
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, San Francisco State University, Nursing, 1985
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1991
University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, AEGD, 1992

Armando Chang
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Biology, 1979
DDS, Northwestern University, Dentistry, 1983

Gina S. Chann
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of California, Davis, 1986
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, 1989

Chih (Shane) Chou
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of California, Irvine, Biology, 2010
DDS, University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2015

Russell G. Choy
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, University of California at Berkeley, Biology, 1984
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1987

Carlos A Correa
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
City College of San Francisco, 2015
College of Marin, 1983

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Lori Doran-Garcia
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of California, Los Angeles, Psychology, 1987
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 1991

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Lynn Edwards
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, University of the Pacific, Biology, 1978
DDS, UOP School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1981

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Des Gallagher
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
DDS, University of Wales, College of Medicine, Dental Surgery, 1994
MA, UoP Bernerd School of Education/AAL, Dental Education, 2016
Other, Army, Advance Education in General Dentistry, 1995
Trinity College Dublin Dental School, Postgraduate diploma
Clinical Dentistry, 2004

Michael V. Gamboa
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, University of the Pacific, Biology, 1985
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 1988

Shika Gupta
Associate Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BDS, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Dentistry, 1997
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2007
MDSc, University of Malaya, Faculty of Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, 2009

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Glen F Hebert
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, California State University, Northridge, Biology, 1985
California State University, Fresno, 1983
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 1990

Brion Hu
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BSc, University of California, Berkeley, Zoology, 1978
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1981

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Brian J. Kenyon
Associate Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, Brown University, Human Biology, 1979
DMD, Tufts University, Dentistry, 1982

Alexander Kogan
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, University of San Francisco, Biology, 1996
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, 1999

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William W. Lee
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of Pittsburgh, Neuroscience, 1993
Cert, San Francisco VA Hospital, GPR Dentistry, 1999
DDS, State University of New York, Buffalo, Dentistry, 1998
Fellowship, San Francisco VA Hospital, Prosthodontics, 2000

Xiaosong (Steven) Liu
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences, Biology, 2006
DDS, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2008
MD, Tianjin Medical University, Medicine, 1996

Elliot Low
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1977
UCSF Postgraduate Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Program, 1989
UCSF, Implantology Study Group - (One Year Program), 1984
University of California, Berkeley, 1974

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Roberto S. Masangkay
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, Letran College, Manilla Philippines, 1961
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1989
Dental Intern, Veterans Memorial Hospital, Manilla Philippines, Oral Surgery, 1968
DMD, University of the East, School of Dentistry, 1965

Jason Matsushino
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, UC Santa Barbara, Japanese, 2003
DDS, UOP Dugoni Dental School, General Dentistry, 2008
Other, Weill Cornell, PGY-1 6PR, 2009

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

Sandra McLaren
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, U.C. Berkeley, Biology, 1978
DDS, University of Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1981
MA, Pepperdine University, Clinical Psychology, 2013

Xiomara Aldina Mejia
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
DDS, Universidad Evangélica de El Salvador, Dentistry, 1996

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Farbod Bob Nadjibi
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
AEGD, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, 2000
BS, University of California, Davis, Genetics, 1996
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1999

Daniel Nam
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, University of California, Los Angeles, Music-Piano, 1996
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 2002

Namrata Nayyar
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BDS, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Dentistry, 2005
Certificate, State University of New York, Advanced Prosthodontics, 2011
MS, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, Oral Biology, 2008

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Edward Orson
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1994
Progressive Ortho, Orthodontics, 2008

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Tim J. Patel
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, UC Berkeley, Psychology, 1991
DMD, Boston University Dental School, Dentistry, 1996

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Shirin Salehinia
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
B.A., California State University, Northridge, 1990
D.D.S., University of California at San Francisco, 1995
Tufts University, Dental Sleep Medicine, 2013

Edward L. Shaw
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of British Columbia, 1977
Cert, University of California, San Francisco, GPR, 1983
Cert, University of California, San Francisco, Prosthodontics, 1986
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1982

Raymond Joseph Sheridan
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, LeMoyne College, Biology, 1966
DDS, New York University College of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1970

Jennifer Silvers
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, Univ. of Mary Mardin - Baylor, Cellular Biology, 2008
DDS, University of the Pacific, Dentistry, 2012

James Stephens
Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
BA, Stanford University, Human Biology, 1979
Butte Community College, 1976
DDS, University of Pacific School of Dentistry, 1982

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David T. Thornton
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, University of the California, Berkeley, Nutrition/Dietetics, 1980
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, 1986
Other, V. A. Hospital Martinez, CA GPR, 1988

Mary Michael Turoff
Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health
BS, UC Davis, Biological Sciences, 1974
DDS, UOP School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 1977

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Keith Grote
Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Oral Health
DMD, Boston University, General Dentistry, 1996
Other, Boston University, CAGS in AEGD, 1997
University of California Davis, History, 1989

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Sanjay Patel
Adjunct of Clinical Oral Health
BDS, Gujarat University, 1982
Dept. of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Gujarat, India, Clinical Residency, 1983
MSD, Gujarat University, Operative Dentistry Endodontics, 1985

Course Descriptions

Predoctoral Courses

COH 116. Preparation for Clinical Care. 1 Unit.

This course prepares first-year students to understand and apply clinic policy, protocols, and the standard of care necessary for success in a competency-based clinical education. Practitioner wellness, mental and physical, is also to be addressed. Together with additional courses in the second and third years, this series prepares the student to independently provide patient care.

COH 216. Patient Management and Productivity I. 3-4 Units.

Development of competency in patient management skills to maximize patient satisfaction. Students learn to use proper verbal and non-verbal communication and listening skills; to respond appropriately to patient and non-patient concerns; to be organized and prepared for tasks and contingencies related to patient care; to complete tasks and treatment in a timely manner; to provide patients with relevant information about prevention of dental disease and treatment options; and to obtain proper informed consent for procedures. (Quarters 5-8.).

COH 218. Clinical Management and Judgment I. 3-4 Units.

Students will learn comprehensive diagnostic care for assigned patients in the disciplines of endodontics, fixed prosthodontics, operative dentistry, oral diagnosis and treatment planning, periodontics, removable prosthodontics and orthodontics. For each assigned patient, the student will examine and evaluate the patient, identify and list dental problems, complete an appropriate treatment plan and schedule, provide all dentistry required in the disciplines, and recognize need for and refer the patient to specialty areas when such treatment is required. (Quarters 5-8.).

COH 316. Patient Management and Productivity II. 4 Units.

Development of competency in patient management skills to maximize patient satisfaction. Students learn to use proper verbal and non-verbal communication and listening skills; to respond appropriately to patient and non-patient concerns; to be organized and prepared for tasks and contingencies related to patient care; to complete tasks and treatment in a timely manner; to provide patients with relevant information about prevention of dental disease and treatment options; and to obtain proper informed consent for procedures. (Quarters 9-10.).

COH 317. Patient Management and Productivity III. 4 Units.

Development of competency in patient management skills to maximize patient satisfaction. Students learn to use proper verbal and non-verbal communication and listening skills; to respond appropriately to patient and non-patient concerns; to be organized and prepared for tasks and contingencies related to patient care; to complete tasks and treatment in a timely manner; to provide patients with relevant information about prevention of dental disease and treatment options; and to obtain proper informed consent for procedures. (Quarters 11-12.).

COH 318. Clinical Management and Judgment II. 4 Units.

Students will learn comprehensive diagnostic care for assigned patients in the disciplines of endodontics, fixed prosthodontics, operative dentistry, oral diagnosis and treatment planning, periodontics, removable prosthodontics and orthodontics. For each assigned patient, the student will examine and evaluate the patient, identify and list dental problems, complete an appropriate treatment plan and schedule, provide all dentistry required in the disciplines, and recognize need for and refer the patient to specialty areas when such treatment is required. (Quarters 9-10).

COH 319. Clinical Management and Judgment III. 4 Units.

Students will learn comprehensive diagnostic care for assigned patients in the disciplines of endodontics, fixed prosthodontics, operative dentistry, oral diagnosis and treatment planning, periodontics, removable prosthodontics and orthodontics. For each assigned patient, the student will examine and evaluate the patient, identify and list dental problems, complete an appropriate treatment plan and schedule, provide all dentistry required in the disciplines, and recognize need for and refer the patient to specialty areas when such treatment is required. (Approximately 700 hours in clinical disciplines listed. Quarters 11-12.).

COH 368. Emergency Clinic. 3 Units.

The diagnosis and treatment of patients who require immediate attention. (70 hours clinical rotation. Quarters 9-12.).