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Alan Herford, DDS, MD
Chair, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
School of Dentistry
Director, Advanced Education, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
School of Dentistry
Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
School of Dentistry
Associate Professor, Surgery
School of Medicine
Member, Oral&Maxillofacial Surgery, SD, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Other LLU Classes Outside Of Schedule 
Lecture
 
1/2010 - 3/2010 OMFS 606 Applied Surgical Anatomy
Designed to enable the resident to master the anatomic principles involved in clinical diagnosis and in assessing clinical problem areas encountered in various health care delivery situations.  Detailed discussion of applied anatomic consequences of various surgical and treatment procedures and the anatomic aspects of emergencies occurring in practice are dicussed in detail including cadaveric dissection. 
7/2009 - 9/2009 OMFS 618 Intro to General Anesthesia
3/2008 ANAT 512 Human Anatomy
4/2007 DENT 103 Introduction to Dentistry
7/2006 - 6/2007 OMFS 604 SELECTED TOPICS IN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY (Course Director)
 
7/2006 - 6/2007 OMFS 605 INTEGRATED ORTHODONTICS AND SURGICAL CORRECTION OF DENTOFACIAL DEFORMITIES (Course Director)
7/2006 - 6/2007 OMFS 608 SURGICAL ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL PATHOLOGY CONFERENCE (Course Director)
7/2006 - 6/2007 OMFS 609 LITERATURE REVIEW IN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY (Course Director)
7/2006 - 6/2007 OMFS 614 EXPERIENCE IN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY PRACTICE (Course Director)
7/2006 - 6/2007 OMFS 615 TRENDS IN MEDICINE AND SURGERY (Course Director)
7/2006 - 6/2007 OMFS 617 CRITICAL DECISION THINKING IN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY (Course Director)
1/2006 - 6/2006 OMFS 615 TRENDS IN MEDICINE AND SURGERY
9/2005 - 6/2006 OMFS 608 SURGICAL ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL PATHOLOGY CONFERENCE
9/2005 - 6/2006 OMFS 609 LITERATURE REVIEW IN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
7/2005 - 6/2006 OMFS 604 SELECTED TOPICS IN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
7/2005 - 6/2006 OMFS 605 INTEGRATED ORTHODONTICS AND SURGICAL CORRECTION OF DENTOFACIAL DEFORMITIES
7/2005 - 9/2005 OMFS 607 PRINCIPLES OF MEDICAL HISTORY, PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, AND CLINICAL MEDICINE
7/2005 - 6/2006 OMFS 614 EXPERIENCE IN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY PRACTICE
7/2004 - 6/2004 GRDN 608 SURGICAL ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL PATHOLOGY CONFERENCE
7/2004 - 6/2005 GRDN 608 SURGICAL ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL PATHOLOGY CONFERENCE
7/2004 - 6/2005 OMFS 604 SELECTED TOPICS IN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
7/2004 - 6/2005 OMFS 605 INTEGRATED ORTHODONTIC AND SURGICAL CORRECTION OF DENTOFACIAL DEFORMITIES
7/2004 - 6/2005 OMFS 607 PRINCIPLES OF MEDICAL HISTORY, PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, AND CLINICAL MEDICINE
7/2004 - 6/2005 OMFS 609 LITERATURE REVIEW IN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
7/2004 - 6/2005 OMFS 614 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY PRACTICE
7/2004 - 6/2005 OMFS 616 THE APPLICATION OF SURGICAL PRINCIPLES TO ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY
7/2004 - 6/2005 OMFS 617 CRITICAL DECISION MAKING IN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
Clinical Supervision
 
1/2010 - 3/2010 OMFS 614 Experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Practice
The residents are trained in various aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  This includes training in dentoalveolar surgery, complicated fractures of the facial bones, reconstructive maxillofacial surgery, surgical orthognathic correction, treatment of developmental and acquired deformities of the jaw, implant surgery, temporal mandibular joint surgery, and osseous grafting of post-resection and post traumatic maxillofacial defects.  Study continues in the application of general anesthesia  to ambulatory outpatient surgery patients.  Residents are trained in assuming full responsibility of all aspects of the oral and maxillofacial surgery practice.  Advanced clinical training in the sub-specialty areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery, as well as training through off-service rotations with internal medicine, plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck surgery, general surgery, and other specialties. 
9/2009 - 12/2009 OMFS 614 Experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Practice
The residents are trained in various aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  This includes training in dentoalveolar surgery, complicated fractures of the facial bones, reconstructive maxillofacial surgery, surgical orthognathic correction, treatment of developmental and acquired deformities of the jaw, implant surgery, temporal mandibular joint surgery, and osseous grafting of post-resection and post traumatic maxillofacial defects.  Study continues in the application of general anesthesia  to ambulatory outpatient surgery patients.  Residents are trained in assuming full responsibility of all aspects of the oral and maxillofacial surgery practice.  Advanced clinical training in the sub-specialty areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery, as well as training through off-service rotations with internal medicine, plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck surgery, general surgery, and other specialties. 
7/2009 - 9/2009 OMFS 614 Experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Practice
The residents are trained in various aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  This includes training in dentoalveolar surgery, complicated fractures of the facial bones, reconstructive maxillofacial surgery, surgical orthognathic correction, treatment of developmental and acquired deformities of the jaw, implant surgery, temporal mandibular joint surgery, and osseous grafting of post-resection and post traumatic maxillofacial defects.  Study continues in the application of general anesthesia  to ambulatory outpatient surgery patients.  Residents are trained in assuming full responsibility of all aspects of the oral and maxillofacial surgery practice.  Advanced clinical training in the sub-specialty areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery, as well as training through off-service rotations with internal medicine, plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck surgery, general surgery, and other specialties. 
Interactive Teaching
 
1/2010 - 3/2010 OMFS 604 Selected Topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A weekly seminar covering selected topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  A rotating two-year schedule of topics are covered.  Following a lecture on these topics, recent representational clinical cases are presented and used as the basisfor review and discussion, enhancing knowledge base and critical thinking.  A monthly Grand Rounds is given by respected guest speakers who are considered experts in their respective fields, covering current topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and practice management. 
1/2010 - 3/2010 OMFS 605 Integrated Orthodontics and Surgical Correction of Dentofacial Deformities
A monthly multidisciplinary seminar course emphasizing preoperative diagnosis, planning, intraoperative procedures, and postoperative care of orthognathic patients.  This includes description of congenital and developmental deformities with an emphasis on all aspects of surgical-orthodontics patient management leading to critical thinking and decision making.  Patients selected include a wide range of dentofacial deformities.  Preoperative skeletal, dental, and soft tissue analyses are performed.  The importance of accurate cephalometric analysis in treatment planning, including accurate prediction tracings, is emphasized. 
1/2010 - 3/2010 OMFS 608 Surgical Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Conference
Recent pathology cases are used as the basis for review and discussion of the common and ominous lesions that are encountered.  Different diagnosis and patient management are emphasized.  Guest lecturers cover selected topics in Oral and Maxillofacial pathology. 
1/2010 - 3/2010 OMFS 617 Critical Decision Thinking in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A weekly seminar designed to expand the participant''''s skills in critical decision making as it pertains to patient care in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.  Participants will present cases weekly of proposed surgical experiences reviewing data gathering, treatment alternatives and treatment of complications.  Additionally selected post-treatment cases will be presented to review the proposed treatment versus the actual outcome as a basis for an opportunity for the participant to be involved with an outcome assessment analysis. 
9/2009 - 12/2009 OMFS 604 Selected Topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A weekly seminar covering selected topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  A rotating two-year schedule of topics are covered.  Following a lecture on these topics, recent representational clinical cases are presented and used as the basisfor review and discussion, enhancing knowledge base and critical thinking.  A monthly Grand Rounds is given by respected guest speakers who are considered experts in their respective fields, covering current topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and practice management. 
9/2009 - 12/2009 OMFS 605 Integrated Orthodontics and Surgical Correction of Dentofacial Deformities
A monthly multidisciplinary seminar course emphasizing preoperative diagnosis, planning, intraoperative procedures, and postoperative care of orthognathic patients.  This includes description of congenital and developmental deformities with an emphasis on all aspects of surgical-orthodontics patient management leading to critical thinking and decision making.  Patients selected include a wide range of dentofacial deformities.  Preoperative skeletal, dental, and soft tissue analyses are performed.  The importance of accurate cephalometric analysis in treatment planning, including accurate prediction tracings, is emphasized. 
9/2009 - 12/2009 OMFS 608 Surgical Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Conference
Recent pathology cases are used as the basis for review and discussion of the common and ominous lesions that are encountered.  Different diagnosis and patient management are emphasized.  Guest lecturers cover selected topics in Oral and Maxillofacial pathology. 
9/2009 - 12/2009 OMFS 609 Literature Review in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A monthly discussion of recent literature from selected journals.  Classic landmark articles and their impact on the specialty are also reviewed. 
9/2009 - 12/2009 OMFS 616 Application of Surgical Principles to Orthognathic Surgery
An introductory multidisciplinary lecture seminar emphasizing teaching preoperative diagnosis, treatment planning, intraoperative procedures, and postoperative care of orthognathic patients, description of congenital and development deformities with emphasis on all aspects of surgical-orthodontic patient management.
9/2009 - 12/2009 OMFS 617 Critical Decision Thinking in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A weekly seminar designed to expand the participant''''s skills in critical decision making as it pertains to patient care in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.  Participants will present cases weekly of proposed surgical experiences reviewing data gathering, treatment alternatives and treatment of complications.  Additionally selected post-treatment cases will be presented to review the proposed treatment versus the actual outcome as a basis for an opportunity for the participant to be involved with an outcome assessment analysis. 
7/2009 - 9/2009 OMFS 604 Selected Topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A weekly seminar covering selected topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  A rotating two-year schedule of topics are covered.  Following a lecture on these topics, recent representational clinical cases are presented and used as the basisfor review and discussion, enhancing knowledge base and critical thinking.  A monthly Grand Rounds is given by respected guest speakers who are considered experts in their respective fields, covering current topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and practice management. 
7/2009 - 9/2009 OMFS 605 Integrated Orthodontics and Surgical Correction of Dentofacial Deformities
A monthly multidisciplinary seminar course emphasizing preoperative diagnosis, planning, intraoperative procedures, and postoperative care of orthognathic patients.  This includes description of congenital and developmental deformities with an emphasis on all aspects of surgical-orthodontics patient management leading to critical thinking and decision making.  Patients selected include a wide range of dentofacial deformities.  Preoperative skeletal, dental, and soft tissue analyses are performed.  The importance of accurate cephalometric analysis in treatment planning, including accurate prediction tracings, is emphasized. 
7/2009 - 9/2009 OMFS 607 Principles of Medical History, Physical Examination, and Clinical Medicine
A course focused on developing accurate history taking and physical examination skills.  Specific topics include review of organ systems and associated pathology (physical and laboratory), hospital protocol and charting.  Residents perform history and physical (H&Ps) on medical and surgical patients.  Proficiency at developing differential diagnosis of common medical and surgical problems is also emphasized.
7/2009 - 9/2009 OMFS 608 Surgical Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Conference
Recent pathology cases are used as the basis for review and discussion of the common and ominous lesions that are encountered.  Different diagnosis and patient management are emphasized.  Guest lecturers cover selected topics in Oral and Maxillofacial pathology. 
7/2009 - 9/2009 OMFS 609 Literature Review in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A monthly discussion of recent literature from selected journals.  Classic landmark articles and their impact on the specialty are also reviewed. 
7/2009 - 9/2009 OMFS 617 Critical Decision Thinking in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A weekly seminar designed to expand the participant''''s skills in critical decision making as it pertains to patient care in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.  Participants will present cases weekly of proposed surgical experiences reviewing data gathering, treatment alternatives and treatment of complications.  Additionally selected post-treatment cases will be presented to review the proposed treatment versus the actual outcome as a basis for an opportunity for the participant to be involved with an outcome assessment analysis. 
7/2006 - 6/2007 Residency Clinical Supervisor
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic, LLUSD (6-7 days/week, 6 residents, 1 intern).
7/2005 - 6/2006 Mentor
Served as mentor to Advanced Education student, Dr. Rick Rawson Elo (OMS PGY-4), on his Masters' thesis entitled "Bone Morphogentic Protein Induced Repair of the Premaxillary Cleft".
7/2005 - 6/2006 Mentor
Served as mentor to Advanced Education student, Dr. Jeffrey Elo (OMS PGY-4), on his Masters' thesis entitled "Implant Success in Distracted Bone vs Autogenous Bone Grafted Sites".
7/2005 - 6/2006 OMFS 617 CRITICAL DECISION THINKING IN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
7/2005 - 6/2006 Residency Clinical Supervisor
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic, LLUSD (6-7 days/week, 7 residents).
7/2004 - 6/2005 Clinical Supervision
Provides clinical supervision of 8 OMS Residents in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic at LLUSD (6-7 days/week)(Full-time status)
Administrative Teaching Roles
 
7/2006 - 6/2007 Associate Professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Loma Linda University
7/2006 - 6/2007 Program Director
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Loma Linda University
7/2005 - 6/2006 Program Director
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Loma Linda University
7/2004 - 6/2005 Associate Professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Loma Linda University
7/2004 - 6/2005 Chair
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Loma Linda University
7/2004 - 6/2005 Program Director
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Loma Linda University
Instructional Prep of New Material
 
1/2010 - 3/2010 OMFS 697A Research
The first part of research is devoted to identifying a research project, preparing a proposal and obtaining approval for the protocol.
9/2009 - 12/2009 OMFS 697A Research
The first part of research is devoted to identifying a research project, preparing a proposal and obtaining approval for the protocol.
9/2009 - 12/2009 OMFS 697B Research
The second part of research covers the actual research actively including data collection, data evaluations, and quarterly presentations.
7/2009 - 9/2009 OMFS 697A Research
The first part of research is devoted to identifying a research project, preparing a proposal and obtaining approval for the protocol.
7/2009 - 9/2009 OMFS 697B Research
The second part of research covers the actual research actively including data collection, data evaluations, and quarterly presentations.