Department Chairperson

Paul Subar
Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences


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Brenda Barrientos
Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS Dental Hygiene, University of the Pacific, 2015

Carsen Bentley
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA Chemistry/Pol Sci, University of New Mexico, 2008
Certificate, Lutheran Medical Center Brooklyn New York, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2012
DDS, University of the Pacific, 2011
MPH, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2016

Kim Lucas Benton
Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
DDS, Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry, 1988

John Berk
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
DDS, University of Calfornia, San Francisco School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1970

Michelle Brady
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BDS, Cardiff Dental School, Dentistry, 1994
Other, Dublin Dental School, Clinic Dentistry, 2004
Other, Dublin Dental School, Conscious Sedation, 2011

Alan Budenz
Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS Dental Science, University of California Los Angeles, 1977
DDS, University of California San Francisco, 1982
MBA, University of the Pacific, 2000

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Elisa M. Chavez
Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, Saint Mary's College of California, Biology, Cum Laude, 1990
Certificate, Univeristy of Michigan, Geriatric Dentistry Fellowship, 2000
DDS, BS, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1994

Irene Chen
Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, Barnard College/Columbia University, Chemistry, 1995
DMD, Boston University, 2004
Univeristy of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2006

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

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

Eve Cuny
Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, St. Mary's College, Management, 1998
MS, St. Mary's College, Health Service Administration, 2001

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

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

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

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Kenneth Han
Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of San Francisco, School of Arts and Sciences, Biology, Chemistry Minor, 2008
DDS, New York University, College of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2016
PGY-1, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2017
PGY-2, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2018

Thi Hoang
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of the Pacific, Stockton, Biological Sciences, 2004
DDS, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, 2007
University of the Pacific, Union City, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2008

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

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Lisa E Itaya
Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, Cal Poly State University, Computer Science, 1987
CERT, University of the Pacific, AEGD, 2000
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1998

Parvati H. Iyer
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BDS, Madras Dental College (India), Dentistry, 1989
DDS, University of Michigan, Dentistry, 1998
Other, AEGD, UCSF School of Dentistry, Hospital Dentistry, 1999

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Justin H Jellin
Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of the Pacific, College of the Pacific, Sports Sciences, 2010
DPT, University of the Pacific, Thomas J. Long School Pharmacy Health Sciences, 2012

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

Dani Joudi
Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of California, Davis, Biological Sciences, 2013
BS, University of the Pacific, Dental Hygiene, 2018

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

Lucinda J. Lyon
Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of Southern California, Dental Hygiene, 1978
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1986
EdD, University of the Pacific, 2009

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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, University of Orgeon Health Sciences Center, Dental Hygiene, 1975
MA, University of the Pacific , Education, 1994
MHS, University of San Francisco, 1987

Irina Mirkina
Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
DDS, Medical University USSR, 1986
DDS, University of the Pacific, 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, 2010

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

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Bruce Peltier
Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, US Military Adademy, West Point, Engineering, 1970
M.Ed., Wayne State University, West Berlin, Psychology, 1974
MBA, Eberhardt School of Business, University of the Pacific, 1999
PhD, Wayne State University, Detroit, Counseling, 1979

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Eric S. Salmon
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, Harvey Mudd College, Biology, 1993
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1999
MS, University of the Pacific, Data Analytics, 2017

William C. Sands
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, Chemistry, 1967
DDS, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA, 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, School of Dentistry, 1990

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

Dennis Song
Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
Board Certified, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2014
Board Certified, National Dental Board of Anesthesiology, 2013
Certificate, University of California San Francisco, General Surgery, 2005
Certificate, University of California San Francisco, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2007
DDS, BS, University of California San Francisco, Dental Surgery and Dental Sciences, 2000
Fellowship, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, 2010
Fellowship, University of California San Francisco, Resident Teaching Fellowship, 2007
MD, University of California Davis, School of Medicine, 2004
University of San Francisco, Biology, 1996

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

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Allen Wong
Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of the Pacific, Biology, 1983
Certificate, Branemark Nobel Biocare, Restorative Implant, 2000
Certificate, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, Advanced Education General Dentistry, 2001
Certificate, University of the Pacific, Shool of Dentistry, Advanced Clinical Dentistry, 1987
DDS, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, 1986
EdD, University of the Pacific, 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, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, 2002
Residency, University of the Pacific, Advanced Education in General Denstitry, 2004

Debra A. Woo
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of California, Davis, Human Biology, 1979
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1986
MA, San Jose State University, Health Sciences, 1983

Russell G. Woodson
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, Arizona State University, Chemistry, 1976
DDS, University of the Pacific, 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 Biology/Cell Biology, 2001
Certificate, Department of Veterans Affairs (Northern California Health Care System), General Practice Dentistry, 2006
Certificate, University of California, San Francisco ( Pain Management Center), Post Graduate Pain Management, 2008
Certificate, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, Orofacial Pain Fellowship, 2008
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, 2005
MSD, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, Orofacial Pain Masters, 2009

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Meixun Sinky Zheng
Associate 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
Certificate, University of Connecticut, Endodontics, 2010
Certificate, University of Southern California, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2005
DDS, Tehran Azad University, 1999
DDS, University of Southern California, 2004
MDS, University of Connecticut, Endodontics, 2010

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Brian Adams
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
DDS, University of the Pacific, 2002
MBA Management Systems, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, 1998

Kimberly Adams
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA Speech/Physchology, University of San Diego, 2007
BS Dental Hygiene, Foothill College, 2012

Edward Agyekum
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA Zoology/Physiology, Rutgers University, 1981
DMD, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, 1990
Residency, University of California San Francisco, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 1991

Karina Alcala-Barbosa
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA Dental Surgeon, University of Guadalajara, 2001
DDS, University of the Pacific, 2017

Nelofer Ansari
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BDS, University of Bombay Government Dental College and Hospital, 1977

Nancy Haley Appelblatt
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of Michigan, Human Biology, 1972
MD, University of Michigan Medical School, Medicine, 1977

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

Sahar Aurangzeb
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS Dental Surgery, De'Montmorency College of Dentistry, 2000
DDS, University of the Pacific, 2013

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Franklin G. Ballard
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, Northwest Nazarene College, 1965
DDS, Loma Linda University, 1969

Sepideh Banava
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
Certificate, University of San Francisco, Dental Public Health, 2019
DDS, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Dentistry, 1993
MPH, University of San Francisco, Public Health, 2017
MSc, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Restorative Dentistry and Dental Materials, 1997

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

Stephen Beveridge
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA Biology/Econ and Bus, Westmont College, 1982
DDS, Northwestern University Dental School, 1988

Andrea S. Braun
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS Biology, Emory University, 1978
Certificate, ADDX, Periodontal Medicine, 2007
DDS, New York University College of Dentistry, 1982
Fellowship, World Clinical Laser Institute, 2007
Residency, University of California San Francisco, Dental Sleep Medicine, 2016

Christian Brennan
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, San Francisco State University, Communications, 2007
MS, CAL East Bay, Educational Leadership, 2018
Other, Foothill College, Dental Hygiene, 2014

Jeff J. Brucia
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA Molecular Biology, UC Santa Cruz, 1985
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1988

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Annaliese Carlsmith
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS Dental Hygiene, Univeristy of California San Francisco, 2000
DDS, University of the Pacific, 2009

Steven Cavagnolo
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA Environmental Health, San Jose State College, 1967
DDS, University of California San Francisco, 1973
Residency, St. Luke's Hospital - Malawi, Central Africa, 1974

Crystal Chang
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, Harvard University, Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2010
DDS, UCSF School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2015
Veterans Affairs Palo Alto, 2016

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

Joyce Y. Chen
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Molecular Cell Biology, 1995
DDS, University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2001

Allison Chin
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, UCLA, Biology, 2007
DDS, University of The Pacific, Dentistry, 2011

William Choi
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of California, Irvine, Biology, 2003
Diplomat, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Implantology, 2014
DMD, Temple University School of Dentistry, Magna Cum Laude in Dentistry, 2009
Fellowship, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Implantology, 2011
University of California, San Francisco, Hospital Dentistry, 2010

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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Wayne Del Carlo
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BSD, University of San Francisco, Pre Dental, 1964
DDS, University of the Pacific San Francisco, Dental, 1968

Osleydis Diaz
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, IPVCE/Cuba, Sciences/Literature, 1995
DDS, UCSF School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2008
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

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

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Christine Eng
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
Certificate, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, AEGD, 1991
DDS, Faculte Dentaire Paris V Montrouge, Dental Surgery, 1985

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

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Simiade Fabiyi
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of Florida Gainesville, Food Science, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 2003
DDS, University of California San Francisco, General Dentistry, 2015

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

Roger Fung
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of Memphis, Microbiology, 1977
DDS, University of The Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1987

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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

Koroush Langroudi Ghafourpour
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of California, Davis, Physiology, 1994
College of San Mateo, 1991
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1997
Highland Trauma Center, Intern in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2003
The Ohio State Medical Center Teaching Fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Maxillofacial trauma, Dental pathology, Anesthesia, Grafting Implantology, 2005

Vishavjeet Shah Girn
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Integrative Biology, 2011
Certificate, University of California, San Francisco, Pediatric Dentistry, 2018
DMD, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dentistry, 2015
MS, University of California, San Francisco, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, 2018

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

Mariam Hashoush
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BBS, Cal State East Bay, Biology, 2000
DDS, UCSF, Dentistry, 2006

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
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 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

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David Masao Ichimura
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, California State University Long Beach, Zoology, 1987
DDS, USC School of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 1992

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Peter Linsey Jacobsen
Adjunct Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, Florida State University, Biology w. Minor in Chemistry, 1967
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 1977
Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Toxicology, 1973
PhD, University of California, San Francisco, Comparative Pharmacology and Toxicology, 1972
University of California, San Francisco Dental School, Oral Medicine Clerkship (6 months), 1976

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

Tripti Joshi
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, Haverford College, Biology, 2007
Temple University, 2011

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

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

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Hoang N. Le
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, Baylor University, Chemistry, 1980
Certificate, Jerry L. Pettis VA Hospital, Hospital Dentistry, 1986
DDS, University of Texas, Dental Branch in Houston, Dentistry, 1984
MA, University of Pacific, Dental Education, 2013

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

Lawrence W. Life
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, University of Denver, Biology, Magna Cum Laude, 1978
DMD, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dentistry Cum Laude, 1981

Anthony Likes
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
Certificate, Medical University of South Carolina, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 1996
DMD, Medical University of South Carolina, Dental Medicine, 1995

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

Mai Ly
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of California, Davis, Biology, 2002
DDS, UCSF School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2007

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Monica MacVane-Pearson
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, Mount Allison University, Biology, 2001
DMD, McGill University, 2005
Universidad de Zaragoza, Rotary Club International exchange student, 1997
Universite de Moncton, One-month long summer French immersion camp, 1995
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
DDS, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1976
University of California Berkeley, Social Science, 1971

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
BA, California Polytechnic State University, Nutritional Science, 2012
DDS, Loma Linda University of Dentistry, General Dentistry, 2008

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

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

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

David Bruce Nielsen
Adjunct Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
American Dental Association, 1980
BA, Los Angeles State College, 1962
DDS, University of the Pacific, 1967
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
DDS, UCSF, Dentistry, 1994
Loma Linda University, Health Education: Community Health, 1990
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

Kam Pareek
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BDS, SMS Medical College and Hospital, Geeral Dentistry, 1995
MPH, AT Still University, Public Health Dentistry, 2019
MS, University of Southern California, Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine, 2020

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, George Washington University, Masters Degree, Higher Ed and Human Development, 1991
Other, Naval Dental School, National Naval Dental Center, Comprehensive Dentistry Residency, 1984

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

Biana Roykh
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of California Los Angeles, Physiological Sciences, 2001
DDS, University of California San Francisco, General Dentistry, 2006
MPH, University of California Berkeley, Public Health, 2016

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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
BA, University of California San Francisco, Biology, 1999
BS, Isfahan University, Iran, Zoology, 1992
College of San Mateo, Biology, 1997
DDS, University of California San Francisco, Dentistry, 2005

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

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

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

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

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

Catherine Suh
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BA, Wellesley College, Psychology, 2004
DMD, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dentistry, 2010

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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Alice Tai
Adjunct Instructor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, University of California Los Angeles, Sciences, 1986
Certificate, University of Washington School of Dentistry, Periodontics, 1992
DDS, University of California San Francisco, General Dentistry, 1990

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

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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
DDS, University of the Pacific- Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1988
San Francisco State University, Post Baccalaureate Study, 1985

Chung-Kwan Yen
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences
BS, Stanford University, Chemical Engineering, 1978
Certificate, University of California, San Francicso, Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery, 1987
DDS, Emory University, Dentistry, 1983
MS, University of Michigan, Chemical Engineering, 1979

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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. 10 Units.

This course is the didactic component of a multi-disciplinary, year-long course designed to prepare students to treat patients and engage in community oral health events and programs. Together DS 101 and DS 106 focus on diagnostic sciences, behavioral sciences, periodontology, and prevention and community health care services and systems. Case-based simulations are supported by clinical exercises and practical exams. In addition whole patient health, medical implications of dental disease, professionalism, and odontogenesis are discussed.

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 103. Integrated Case Based DiscussionsIntegrated Case Based Discussions. 4 Units.

Multi-disciplinary faculty lead small group case-based discussions incorporating biomedical science content, clinical knowledge, and behavioral concepts.

DS 106. Integrated Clinical Sciences I: Orientation to Clinical Practice Lab. 4.5 Units.

This course is a clinically-focused, multi-disciplinary course designed to prepare students to treat patients in Pacific's Main Dental Clinic and in community-based settings. This lab course is comprised of supervised case-based simulations, workshops, clinical exercises and visits to 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. Activities include a module on community health/social determinants of health and small group, case based discussions.

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. 1 or 2 Unit.

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. 1-2 Units.

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. 7 Units.

This course continues the horizontal and vertical integration of content within the ICS strand and across other clinical disciplines. Seminars include assignments tailored to prepare students to treat patients with a wide variety of conditions including medical and developmental disabilties, psychological problems, and phobias. (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 230. General Pathology. 5 Units.

This course aims to present the basic mechanisms of pathology and the diseases affecting the different organ systems of the body. It is also intended to provide an understanding of the more common diseases and where appropriate how they might impact patient management.

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. 16-64 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.

PA 231. Oral Pathology. 3 Units.

Study of the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical and histopathogenic features, and the treatment and prognosis of oral diseases. Recognition of basic tissue reaction and lesions that occur in the mouth, jaws, and neck; formulation of tentative diagnoses; methods used to secure definitive diagnoses and provide appropriate therapy and management or obtaining consultation for the same. (24 hours lecture, programmed instruction equivalent to 30 hours lecture, and six hours clinical rotation. Quarter 7.).

PA 232. Differential Diagnosis of Oral and Maxillofacial Lesions. 2 Units.

Clinical evaluation, development of a differential diagnosis, and management protocols for oral and paraoral soft tissue and jaw lesions, based on knowledge of the appearance, behavior, and treatment of oral diseases. (Quarter 8.).

Graduate Courses

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 499. Enriched Clinical Experience. 1 Unit.

DS 502. 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 7.).

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.).