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TODAY news for Thursday, June 8, 2006

School of Dentistry news

School of Dentistry commencement


Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH
Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, chancellor, addresses the 2006 graduates.
Joni A. Stephens, EdS, MS and Daniel Tan, DDS
Associate marshals Joni A. Stephens, EdS, MS, professor, dental hygiene (left) and Daniel Tan, DDS, professor, restorative dentistry, lead the academic procession.
Scott Dexter and Stacie Fenderson - Dental class of 2006
Scott Dexter, dental class of 2006 (left), and Stacie Fenderson, DDS, dental class of 2004, sing “The Prayer.”
Teacher of the Year medallion
Dr. Goodacre places the Teacher of the Year medallion on Fred Berry, DDS, professor, restorative dentistry.
John E. Peterson, DDS, MS
John E. Peterson, DDS, MS, professor, pediatric dentistry and orthodontics (right), receives the School Distinguished Service Award while Ronald Dailey, PhD, associate dean, looks on.
Distinguished Research Award
Philip J. Boyne, DMD, MS, DSc, emeritus professor, oral and maxillofacial surgery, receives the School’s first Distinguished Research Award.
University Alumnus of the Year Award
Lisa Beardsley, PhD, MPH, vice chancellor, presents the University Alumnus of the Year Award to Leif K. Bakland, DDS, chair, department of endodontics.
Karen Simpson, MPH, RDH
Dr. Goodacre presents one of two School Distinguished Service Awards to Karen Simpson, MPH, RDH, associate professor, dental hygiene.
Jordan Buzzell
Jordan Buzzell, president of the dental class of 2006, provides the response for graduates.
Jason Knable
As he leaves the stage, Jason Knable displays his diploma. Dr. Knable is a member of the dental class of 2006.
Commencement
Commencement for the School of Dentistry was held May 28, on the central Campus Mall.
Shanan Carlson, dental hygiene class of 2006, poses with family
Shanan Carlson, dental hygiene class of 2006, poses with family and loved ones following commencement ceremonies for the School of Dentistry on Sunday, May 28.
Celebratory banner
Members of the audience hold up a celebratory banner.
Randall L. Roberts, DMin, MFCC
Randall L. Roberts, DMin, MFCC, senior pastor, Loma Linda University Church and associate professor, Faculty of Religion, presents the commencement address, “Curiouser and Curiouser.”
Janelle Cobb
Janelle Cobb, president of the class of graduating dental hygienists, provides the response for graduates of the dental hygiene program.

TODAY news for Thursday, June 8, 2006