Since 1953, the School of Dentistry has sought to inspire and teach dental care that is comprehensive in its technical excellence and in its orientation to an awareness of the total health needs of the individual patient. The School offers the doctor of dental surgery degree and a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene as well as advanced education programs in anesthesia, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, prosthodontics, orthodontics, periodontics, pediatric dentistry, and implant dentistry. In addition, an international dentist program educates dentists who have been trained in other countries to earn a DDS at Loma Linda University.
Dentistry offers a wide variety of specializations including:
In Addition to these specialties LLU offers advanced education programs in:
In harmony with the University's focus on service, the School of Dentistry sponsors many extramural programs and conducts continuing education courses worldwide.
We would be happy to provide you with more information about a career in dentistry, and how Loma Linda University can fit into your plans.
The School of Dentistry is only one of the schools that make up Loma Linda University. The schools are:
School of Allied Health Professions
School of Behavioral Health
School of Dentistry
School of Medicine
School of Nursing
School of Pharmacy
School of Public Health
School of Religion
Loma Linda University is a health science university and part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's system of higher education. It provides an environment for learning that emphasizes individual commitment to Christ, personal integrity, intellectual development, and community service. Loma Linda University is part of an international Christian organization, dedicated to providing for the medical and spiritual needs of people in all countries.
We are located in the Inland Empire of San Bernardino County, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles in Southern California. The university is owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
To pursue a career in dentistry or dental hygiene is to pursue a field as diverse as its practitioners. Each brings the satisfaction of providing preventive or restorative oral health care to a population with ever changing needs in varied settings.
Dentistry and dental hygiene are rewarding "personal touch" professions which naturally encourage one-to-one patient relations. These careers lead to a lifestyle that is diversified in its professional activities, creative in its opportunity for flexibility of hours, and provides a challenging, independent, and satisfying work environment.
Dentists and dental hygienists are clinicians, teachers, researchers, and counselors, whose people-oriented profession may lead them into private practice, government agencies, public health, research, or education. As professionals, they utilize tremendous creative and artistic skill and dedication as they perform a vital role as members of today's oral health care team.
Now is an excellent time to pursue a career in dentistry or dental hygiene. As the world's understanding of preventive and restorative oral health care grows, so does the need for dental care givers and support staff. Loma Linda graduates are in demand in both private practice settings and in academic dentistry.