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USC School of Dentistry

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Using 3-D visualization technologies, dentistry, cinema-television and engineering faculty are creating a virtual craniofacial patient, which will help clinicians improve patient diagnosis and treatment.

Founded in 1897, the USC School of Dentistry has a proud legacy as a professional school with a global reputation for excellence and a recognized tradition of closeness and community among its alumni. One core of strength rests with the School of Dentistry's renowned faculty. Their reputations as educators, scientists and oral health care professionals secure the school's continuing place as a leader. Another strength is the school's position within a world-class, private university strategically located in a pluralistic urban area. As it faces the 21st century, the School of Dentistry has a mission that links its past to the future through enhancement of its unique qualities and incorporation of scientific excellence into a framework of humanistic compatibility that will become the hallmark of the school's work. The school's environment offers special opportunities that can be found nowhere else.

Education of dental health care professionals in an environment where research is a priority is the primary purpose of the school. The school offers a variety of traditional educational programs and a selection of special degree offerings as well. Traditional curricula include the Doctor of Dental Surgery program, the baccalaureate in dental hygiene program and postdoctoral programs in nine recognized dental specialties. Special degrees include combined D.D.S.-M.B.A. and D.D.S./M.S., Gerontology programs, master's and Ph.D. opportunities in the craniofacial biology program, and an advanced standing program for international dentists. Ranked among the top dental schools nationally in research funding, the school is proud of its leading role in solving the mysteries of bioscience across scientific disciplines and improving the art and science of clinical dentistry.

A sense of service and caring for others is the foundation of a health care provider, and is important to the mission of the School of Dentistry. Achieving educational goals through providing quality dental care to the public is a hallmark of the School of Dentistry. From its location in Los Angeles, the school offers affordable, first-rate care to the community's underserved; to the university faculty, staff and students; and to those seeking special comprehensive care. Through affiliations with major hospitals and medical centers, the education of the students and the care of patients is expanded throughout Southern California.

USC School of Dentistry
Dentistry Room 203
(213) 740-2811


Harold C. Slavkin, D.D.S., Dean

Charles Shuler, D.M.D., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Student Life and Academic Affairs

Michael J. Mulvehill, D.D.S., M.B.A., Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

Roseann Mulligan, D.D.S., M.P.H., Associate Dean for Community Health Programs

Robert Keim, D.D.S., Ed.D., Associate Dean for Advanced Studies

Ilan Rotstein, D.D.S., Associate Dean for Continuing Oral Health Professional Education

Eugene Sekiguchi, D.D.S., M.S.E.E., B.S.E.E., Associate Dean for International, Professional and Legislative Affairs

Malcolm L. Snead, D.D.S., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Innovation and Discovery

Lois Stein Pereira, M.B.A., Associate Dean, Administration

Zarita Abbott, Executive Assistant to the Dean

Sandra Clark Bolivar, J.D., Senior Executive Director, Admissions and Student Affairs

Joanne Mayne, B.A., Senior Executive Director of Development

Jack S. Broussard, Jr., D.D.S., Director of Oral Health Center

Catherine Conti, M.S., R.D.H., Director of Clinical Relations

Victoria Newcomer, B.A., Director of Public Relations


G. Donald and Marian James Montgomery Dean's Chair in Dentistry: Harold C. Slavkin, D.D.S.

George and Mary Lou Boone Chair in Craniofacial Molecular Biology: Charles Shuler, D.M.D., Ph.D.*

Rex Ingraham Chair in Restorative Dentistry: Jack F. Conley, D.D.S., M.Ed.*

Wilbur N. and Ruth Van Zile Chair in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: John J. Lytle, D.D.S., M.D.

Wayne G. and Margaret L. Bemis Professorship in Endodontics: James H. S. Simon, D.D.S.

Ralph W. and Jean L. Bleak Professorship in Restorative Dentistry: Winston Wan-Li Chee, B.D.S.

G. Donald Montgomery Professorship in Dentistry: Jack S. Broussard, Jr., D.D.S.

Phillip Maurer Tennis Professorship in Clinical Dentistry: Richard L. Kahn, D.D.S.*

USC Associates Assistant Professorship in Dentistry: Michael L. Paine, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Professors: Glenn Clark, D.D.S., M.S.; Paul C. Denny, Ph.D.*; Terence E. Donovan, D.D.S.; Tina F. Jaskoll, Ph.D.; Stanley F. Malamed, D.D.S.; Michael Melnick, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Cedric Minkin, Ph.D.; Roseann Mulligan, D.D.S., M.S.; Michael L. Schneir, M.S., Ph.D.; Peter Sinclair, B.D.S., D.D.S., M.S.D.; Harold C. Slavkin, D.D.S.; Jorgen Slots, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., D.M.D., M.B.A.; Malcolm L. Snead, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professors: John W. Beierle, Ph.D.; Yang Chai, D.D.S., Ph.D.*; Winston Wan-Li Chee, B.D.S.; Chih-Kuang Casey Chen, D.D.S., Ph.D.; George C. Cho, D.D.S.; Jack F. Conley, D.D.S., M.Ed.; David Crowe, D.D.S., D.M.Sc.; Steven D. Goodman, Ph.D.; Richard L. Kahn, D.D.S.*; Robert G. Keim, D.D.S., Ed.D.; Ralph L. Leung, D.D.S., M.S.; Pascal Magne, D.M.D., Ph.D.; Mahvash Navazesh, D.M.D.; Sandra K. Rich, M.P.H., Ph.D.; Ilan Rotstein, D.D.S.; Glenn Sameshima, D.D.S.; Charles F. Shuler, D.M.D., Ph.D.*; Arnold Tiber, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Karoline B. Waldman, M.S.; Abraham Yaari, M.S., D.M.D.

Associate Professors (Librarianship): John P. Glueckert, M.L.I.S.; Frank O. Mason, M.S.L.S.

Assistant Professors: Nestor Cohenca, D.D.S.; Laura Elizondo, D.D.S.; Anh Le, D.D.S.; David McKemy, D.D.S.; Eleanor Nielsen, B.S.; Janet Oldak, Ph.D.; Michael Paine, B.D.S., Ph.D.; Stephen Yen, D.M.D., Ph.D.; Homa H. Zadeh, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Professors of Clinical Dentistry: Charles M. Goldstein, D.D.S., M.P.H.; Michael J. Mulvehill III, D.D.S., M.B.A.*; Timothy R. Saunders, D.D.S.*; Eugene Sekiguchi, D.D.S., M.S.E.E.; James Simon, D.D.S., Dennis-Duke R. Yamashita, D.D.S.

Associate Professors of Clinical Dentistry: Loris Abedi, D.D.S.*; Sigmund Abelson, D.D.S.; Joseph Anselmo, D.D.S.; Gardner Beale, D.D.S.; Jack Broussard, D.D.S.; Jucheng Chen, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Jane Forrest, R.D.H., Ed.D.; Ripsik Gukasyan, D.D.S.; Seonho Ha, D.D.S.*; James Holt, D.D.S.; Michael Jorgensen, D.D.S.; Lynette Kagihara, D.D.S.*; Leslie Kaneko, D.D.S.; Ana Lotaif, D.D.S.; James Mah, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Hessam Nowzari, D.D.S.; Samuel Oglesby, D.D.S.; Jose Polido, D.D.S.; Ramon Roges, D.D.S.; Alvin Rosenblum, D.D.S.; Eddie Sheh, D.D.S.*; Stephen Sobel, D.D.S.; Peter Stone, D.D.S.; Richard Udin, D.D.S.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Dentistry: Tae Ahn, D.D.S.*; Lupe Arevalo, R.D.H.*; Kim Austin, D.D.S.; Robert Danforth, D.D.S.; Marjori Domingo, D.D.S.; Reyes Enciso, Ph.D.; Sharon Faust, D.D.S.; Joyce Galligan, D.D.S.; Veronica Greene, D.D.S., M.P.H.; Gary Harmatz, D.D.S.; Jennifer Holtzman, D.D.S.; Julie Jenks, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H.; Sajid Jivraj, M.S.E.D., B.D.S.; David Kang, D.D.S.; Boris Keselbrener, D.D.S.; Tae Kim, D.D.S.; Steven Le, D.D.S.; Afsa Matin-Hedayatzadeh, D.D.S.; Niel Nathason, M.P.H., M.A.; Tuan Pham, D.D.S.; Randy Phillips, D.D.S.; Marian Said Bradford, D.D.S.; Parish Sedghizadeh, D.D.S.; Walter Siegel, D.M.D.; Thomas Tanbonliong, Jr., D.D.S.; Chieng Tu, R.D.H.*; Fernando Verdugo, D.D.S.; Christina Wong, D.D.S.; Shirley Wong, D.D.S.

Clinical Professor: Diane Melrose, B.S.D.H.

Clinical Assistant Professor: David Jaramillo, D.D.S.

Research Professors: John Costerton, Ph.D.; Margarita Zeichner-David, M.S., Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professors: Kirsten Dalrymple, Ph.D.; Matthew K. Lee, M.D.; Yi-Hsin Liu, Ph.D.; Wen Luo, Ph.D.; Rajeswari Ravindranath, M.S., Ph.D.; Ying Wang, M.Sc., Ph.D.; Carol W. Wuenschell, M.A., Ph.D.; Yan Zhou, Ph.D.

Vistiting Professor: Pragna Patel, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Degrees Offered

The School of Dentistry awards the following degrees: the Bachelor of Dental Hygiene; the Doctor of Dental Surgery; the Doctor of Dental Surgery/Master of Business Administration; the Doctor of Dental Surgery/Master of Science in Gerontology, the Advanced Periodontology Certificate/M.S., Craniofacial Biology, Advanced Orthodontics Certificate/M.S., Craniofacial Biology, advanced dental education certificate programs in endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral facial pain and oral medicine, pediatric dentistry, periodontology, and prosthodontics; Master of Science in Craniofacial Biology; Doctor of Philosophy in Craniofacial Biology.