Department Chairperson

William P. Lundergan
Professor of Periodontics


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

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

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

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Roan Flores Espino
Instructor of Periodontics/Dental Hygiene
BS, University of the Pacific, Dental Hygiene, 2010

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

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

Josef A Huang
Assistant Professor of Periodontics
BS, University of San Diego, Biology, 1993
DDS, Columbia University Dental, Dental, 1998
New York University, Periodontics, 2001

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Michael S. LaFlamme
Instructor of Periodontics/Dental Hygiene
AS, Carrington College, Dental Hygiene, 2009
BA, San Francisco State University, Broadcasting Electronic Communications, 1996

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

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

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

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

Chistopher Edmond Nucho
Assistant Professor of Periodontics/Dental Hygiene
AS, West Los Angeles College, 2009
BS, University Of California, 2004
MS, University of California, 2016

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Sohyun Park
Assistant Professor of Periodontics
BS, Virginia Commonwealth University, Biology, 2006
Certificate, Lutheran Medical Center, Upstate New York, AEGD Residency, 2011
Certificate, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Periodontology, 2017
DDS, School of Dental Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo, Dentistry, 2010
MDS, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology, 2017

Kavitha Parthasarathy
Associate Professor of Periodontics
BDS, Bangalore University, Dental Science, 1999
MS, SUNY at Buffalo, Periodontics, 2007

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Mustafa Radif
Assistant Professor of Periodontics/Dental Hygiene
BDS, Baghdad University, Dental Surgery, 2001
BSD, University of the Pacific, Dental Hygiene, 2012
Cert., Diablo Valley College, Dental Laboratory Technology, 2010

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Norina Tang
Instructor of Periodontics/Dental Hygiene
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Occupational Therapy, 1988
MA, University of the Pacific, Business Administration, 2002
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Occupational Therapy, 2011

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

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Zahra Falsafi
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics
DDS, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in General Dentistry, Boston University School of Dental Medicine, 1995
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Periodontics, Boston University School of Dental Medicine, 1998

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Salar Zeinali Gelabi
Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Periodontics
DDS, Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry, 2020
Preceptorship in Periodontics, University of California, San Francisco, 2017
Specialty in Periodontics, University of Szeged, Hungary, 2015
DMD, University of Szeged, Hungary, 2012

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Bao K Jabbar
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Periodontics
BS, Santa Clara University, Cell and Molecular Biology, 2006
DMD, MPH, Arizona School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2019
MSD, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, Periodontology, 2016

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Richard Tsu-hsun Kao
Adjunct Professor of Periodontics
AB, University of California, Berkeley, Bacteriology, 1976
Certificate, University of California, San Francisco, Periodontics, 1991
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, Dentistry, 1982
Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, Post-doctoral fellow in Bone Biochemistry, 1986
Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, Post-doctoral fellow in Pathology, 1986
MA, San Francisco State University, Cell Biology, 1980
PhD, University of California, San Francisco, Experimental, 1984

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Carlene Mendieta
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 1986
Certificate of Periodontics, University of California, San Francisco, 1988

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Mauricio Ronderos
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Periodontics
DDS, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Dentistry, 1992
MPH, University of Minnesota, Epidemiology, 1999
MS, University of Minnesota, Periodontics-Dentistry, 1999
University of Minnesota, Periodontics, 1999

Course Descriptions

Predoctoral Courses

PR 150. Periodontal Diseases. 1 Unit.

Introduction to periodontology, clinical and histopathological features, epidemiology, classification of periodontal diseases, pathogenesis, etiologies of periodontal disease, genetics, and risk assessment. (10 hours lecture. Quarter 4.).

PR 156. Preclinical Periodontics. 1 Unit.

Study of techniques for instrument sharpening, root planing, and use of ultrasonic devices. Introduction to temporary splinting, microbiologic sampling, and dental implants. (5 hours lecture, 5 hours lab. Quarter 4.).

PR 250. Periodontics. 3 Units.

Introduction to the methodology of collecting data, utilizing data to make a diagnosis, preparing a treatment plan, and providing initial therapy including microbial sampling and chemotherapeutics; rationale for initial therapy including elimination of local factors, occlusal correction, provisional splinting, and initial therapy evaluation; basic rationale for periodontal surgery; techniques employed in surgical periodontics including the scientific basis for surgical technique, specific indications/contraindications, and sequence in healing following gingival surgery, osseous resection, gingival augmentation, regenerative therapy, and dental implants. (30 hours lecture. Quarters 5-7.).

PR 251. Periodontics. 2 Units.

Introduction to basic rationale for periodontal surgery; techniques employed in surgical periodontics including scientific basis for surgical technique, specific indications/contraindications, and sequence in healing following gingival surgery, osseous resection, gingival augmentation, regenerative therapy, and dental implants. (20 hours lecture. IDS Quarters 2-3.).

PR 256. Clinical Periodontics I. 5 or 6 Units.

Study of periodontal examination, diagnosis, treatment planning, nonsurgical therapy, use of evidence based dentistry and self-assessment principles, periodontal re-evaluation, periodontal surgery, and supportive periodontal therapy in comprehensive clinical dental practice. (Quarters 5-8.).

PR 356. Clinical Periodontics II. 4 Units.

Study of periodontal examination, diagnosis, treatment planning, nonsurgical therapy, periodontal re-evaluation, periodontal surgery, and supportive periodontal therapy in comprehensive clinical dental practice. (Quarters 9-12.).