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School of Dentistry well represented at dental research meetings

Representing the School of Dentistry at the American Association of Dental Research meetings were (from left) Sean S. Lee, DDS, assistant professor; Alisa Wilson, project manager/coordinator; Wu Zhang, MD, assistant professor; and Joni Stephens, MS, EdS, professor, dental hygiene.

The School of Dentistry is usually well represented at the annual meetings of the American Association of Dental Research. This year was no exception.

Presenting posters and oral research reports were 11 staff, faculty, and students: Jose F. Torres, assistant professor; James Dunn, DDS, associate professor; Gretchen Schnepper, fourth-year dental student; Wu Zhang, MD, assistant professor; Shahrokh Shabahang, DDS, PhD, associate professor; Michele Druan, research assistant; Carlos Muñoz, DDS, director, Center for Dental Research; Joni Stephens, MS, EdS, professor, dental hygiene; Sean S. Lee, DDS, assistant professor; Susan Cartwright, DDS, assistant professor; and Alisa Wilson, project manager/coordinator.

The LLUSD poster presentations were distinctive by being laid out and printed on poster material that was easily mounted onto poster boards. The intricate work of printing and preparing the posters was done by staff in the School’s educational support services department.

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School of Dentistry faculty and staff attend 80th annual American Dental Education Association session

Individuals from the School of Dentistry attended the recent (March 8 to 12) annual session of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) held in San Antonio, Texas.

Several faculty presented programs. They include Joseph Caruso, DDS, MS, MPH, chair and director, advanced education program in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics; Thomas Rogers, DDS, MPH, MA, assistant professor, dental educational services; and Robert Frazer of R.L. Frazer and Associates. Dr. Frazer guided the School through its recent strategic planning: Creating a future of choice through applied strategic planning; Charles J. Goodacre, DDS, MS, dean, “How to develop an interactive, navigable CD-ROM program”; William Hooker, PhD, MFCC, associate dean for student affairs, “Update on cultural competency initiative.”

Others participated as members of various councils of the ADEA, the American Dental Association, and attended sessions developed for a number of educational purposes including National Board test item construction, accreditation site visit training, and workshops of interest.

The annual ADEA session presents an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues from other schools and programs, and provides a wide array of informative sessions on how our colleagues handle educational challenges common to every faculty member.

The next ADEA annual session will be held in Seattle, Washington, March 6 to 10, 2004. The dental school administration supports faculty membership in ADEA by providing reimbursement of dues paid by full-time faculty.

Participants from Loma Linda included Leif K. Bakland, DDS, associate dean, advanced education, professor and chair, endodontics; Barbara Bostwick, director of development; Dr. Caruso; Heidi Christensen, DDS, MS, associate professor; Heidi Cooley, assistant to the dean; Ronald Dailey, PhD, associate dean for academic affairs; Nathan Dinsbach, third-year dental student; Dr. Goodacre; Marilynn Heyde, assistant professor, dental hygiene; Dr. Hooker; Fred Kasischke, DMin, assistant dean, admissions and service learning; George Lessard, PhD, professor; Kathleen Moore, MHIS, director, School of Dentistry Alumni Association and continuing education; Truc Nguyen, third-year dental student; Paul Richardson, DDS, associate dean, clinic administration; Enoch Ross, second-year dental student; Dr. Rogers; Ronald Secor, associate dean for financial administration; Ms. Stephens; Lane Thomsen, DDS, MS, chair and associate professor, oral diagnosis, radiology, and pathology; Kristi Wilkins, chair, dental hygiene; and Wade Williams, second-year dental student.

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