International Dentist Program graduation celebration held
Members of the International Dentist Program class of December 2005 (from left): Drs. Rosemarie Sheline, Elena Sangachhe, Rami Salloum, Jae Bok, Omar Oliveira, Maya Bachour, and Jay Ayass, pose with B. Daniel Hall, DDS, International Dentist Program director. Not pictured is Andres Amaya.
On December 3, family and friends of the class of December 2005 gathered to attend the graduation banquet, held in Wong Kerlee International Conference Center. During the evening each member of the class spoke about their experiences in the program. More fond memories of the students’ time at Loma Linda were recalled during an audiovisual presentation with images and music.
The following International Dentist Program students were presented with awards: Dr. Rosemarie Sheline, Omicron Kappa Upsilon; Dr. Rosemarie Sheline, Gold–Silver Award; Dr. Jae Bok, Dr. Lloyd Baum Clinical Excellence Award; Drs. Elena Sangachhe and Omar Oliveira, Professionalism Award; Drs. Andreas Amaya and Jay Ayass, Clinical Group Awards; Drs. Maya Bachour and Rami Salloum, IDP Service Award.
Joining B. Daniel Hall, DDS, director, were guests of honor—the past directors of the program: Lloyd Baum, DMD, professor emeritus, and Bruce Pence, DDS.
By Nancy Yuen