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TODAY news for Thursday, March 17, 2008

School of Dentistry news

Forty-fifth annual Alumni Student Convention


Fourth-year dental student Michael Lopez enjoys family day with his son.
Fourth-year dental student Michael Lopez enjoys family day with his son.
Quint Nicola DDS, assistant professor, visits before speaking at the missionary dentist and prayer breakfast.
Quint Nicola DDS, assistant professor, visits before speaking at the missionary dentist and prayer breakfast.
Dental hygiene faculty Shirley Lee, Shelly Withers, and Darlene Armstrong present a continuing education course, �Techniques in instrument sharpening.�
Dental hygiene faculty Shirley Lee, Shelly Withers, and Darlene Armstrong present a continuing education course, “Techniques in instrument sharpening.”
Well-known author John Gray, MA, PhD,  presents a seminar, �Mars and Venus in the Workplace.�
Well-known author John Gray, MA, PhD,  presents a seminar, “Mars and Venus in the Workplace.”
Alumni become reacquainted during the dental hygienists and assistants homecoming luncheon  at the Mission Inn in Riverside.
Alumni become reacquainted during the dental hygienists and assistants homecoming luncheon  at the Mission Inn in Riverside.
Jeff Firestone, fourth-year dental student, is congratulated by family after receiving his personalized lab coat, a gift of the School of Dentistry Alumni Association.
Jeff Firestone, fourth-year dental student, is congratulated by family after receiving his personalized lab coat, a gift of the School of Dentistry Alumni Association.
Alumni view student research in the Wong Kerlee International Conference Center. Here Lindsay Johnston and Robert Rehck answer questions about their research.
Alumni view student research in the Wong Kerlee International Conference Center. Here Lindsay Johnston and Robert Rehck answer questions about their research.
During the dental hygienists and assistants luncheon, each member of the class of 1963 gave $2,537.50 to the School. Making the presentation with Jeraleen Mills, class of 1963 (left) are Kimberly Eddy and Heather Hutchinson, class of 2008.
During the dental hygienists and assistants luncheon, each member of the class of 1963 gave $2,537.50 to the School. Making the presentation with Jeraleen Mills, class of 1963 (left) are Kimberly Eddy and Heather Hutchinson, class of 2008.
First prize winners at the annual Alumni Student Convention Golf Tournament pose for a group photo at the Yucaipa Valley Golf Club.
First prize winners at the annual Alumni Student Convention Golf Tournament pose for a group photo at the Yucaipa Valley Golf Club.
School of Dentistry students recite the dental pledge during the student dedication during the School�s Alumni Student Convention.
School of Dentistry students recite the dental pledge during the student dedication during the School’s Alumni Student Convention.    
Leslie Pollard, PhD, DMin, MBA, vice president for diversity, LLUAHSC, speaks at the student dedication service held in the Loma Linda University Church on February 8, 2008.
Leslie Pollard, PhD, DMin, MBA, vice president for diversity, LLUAHSC, speaks at the student dedication service held in the Loma Linda University Church on February 8, 2008.
During the homecoming banquet Charles J. Goodacre, DDS, MSD (center), greets special guests B. Lyn Behrens, MBBS, president, LLUAHSC; and Richard Hart, MD, DrPH, chancellor, LLU.
During the homecoming banquet Charles J. Goodacre, DDS, MSD (center), greets special guests B. Lyn Behrens, MBBS, president, LLUAHSC; and Richard Hart, MD, DrPH, chancellor, LLU.
Visiting during the homecoming banquet are (from left): Fred Kasischke, DMin, associate dean; Diane Kasischke; Penny Naylor; Patrick Naylor, DDS, MPH, MS, associate dean; Yiming Li, PhD, director, Center for Dental Research; and Wu Zhang, MD.
Visiting during the homecoming banquet are (from left): Fred Kasischke, DMin, associate dean; Diane Kasischke; Penny Naylor; Patrick Naylor, DDS, MPH, MS, associate dean; Yiming Li, PhD, director, Center for Dental Research; and Wu Zhang, MD, associate professor.
Members of the dental class of 2008 wear personalized lab coats during the student dedication service on February 9, 2008.
Members of the dental class of 2008 wear personalized lab coats during the student dedication service on February 9, 2008. The lab coats are a gift of the School of Dentistry Alumni Asso­ciation and Johnson & Johnson; graduating dental, international dentist, and dental hygiene students receive lab coats with their name embroidered on them;  first-year students are presented with Bibles with their names embossed on them.

TODAY news for Thursday, March 17, 2008