USC School of Dentistry
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
AdministrationHarold C. Slavkin, D.D.S., Dean
Mahvash Navazesh, D.M.D., Associate Dean for Student Life and Academic Affairs and Chair, Division of Diagnostic Sciences
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
Ilan Rotstein, D.D.S., Associate Dean for Continuing Oral Health Professional Education, Chair, Division of Surgical, Therapeutic and Bioengineering Sciences
Eugene Sekiguchi, D.D.S., M.S.E.E., B.S.E.E., Associate Dean for International, Professional and Legislative Affairs
Dennis Mangan, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Innovation and Discovery
Lois Stein Pereira, M.B.A., Associate Dean, Administration
Stephen Allison, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Organizational Management
Sigmund Abelson, D.D.S., Associate Dean, Intramural Faculty Practice
James Gordon, M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., Associate Dean, Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
Florence Clark, M.S., Ph.D., Associate Dean, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Sandra Clark Bolivar, J.D., Assistant Dean, Admissions, Minority Affairs and Student Life
Robert Keim, D.D.S., Ed.D., Assistant Dean, Program Accountability and Educational Research
Eileen Suffet, R.D.H., M.A., Assistant Dean, Outcomes Assessment and Curriculum Management
Jane Forrest, R.D.H., Ed.D., Chair, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Epidemiology
Yang Chai, D.D.S., Ph.D., Chair, Division of Craniofacial Sciences and Therapeutics
Casey Chen, D.D.S., Ph.D. and Richard Kahn, D.D.S., Co-chairs, Division of Primary Oral Healthcare
FacultyG. 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.*
Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation Chair in Esthetic Dentistry, Pascal Magne, D.M.D., Ph.D.
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 Professor of Endodontics: James H. S. Simon, D.D.S.
Ralph W. and Jean L. Bleak Professor of Restorative Dentistry: Winston Wan-Li Chee, B.D.S.
Charles M. Goldstein Professor of Community Dentistry, Charles M. Goldstein, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Phillip Maurer Tennis Professor of Clinical Dentistry: Richard L. Kahn, D.D.S.*
USC Associates Assistant Professor of Dentistry: Michael L. Paine, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Professors: Yang Chai, D.D.S., Ph.D.*; Glenn Clark, D.D.S., M.S.; Paul C. Denny, Ph.D.*; 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.; Pragna Patel, Ph.D.; Michael L. Schneir, M.S., Ph.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.; Winston Wan-Li Chee, B.D.S.; Chih-Kuang Casey Chen, D.D.S., Ph.D.; George C. Cho, D.D.S.; Steven D. Goodman, Ph.D.; Richard L. Kahn, D.D.S.*; Robert G. Keim, D.D.S., Ed.D.; Anh Dao Le, D.D.S.; Ralph L. Leung, D.D.S., M.S.; Pascal Magne, D.M.D., Ph.D.; Mahvash Navazesh, D.M.D.; Michael Paine, B.D.S., Ph.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: Laura Elizondo, D.D.S.; David McKemy, D.D.S.; Eleanor Nielsen, B.S.; Janet Oldak, Ph.D.; Homayoun H. Zadeh, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Professors of Clinical Dentistry: Charles M. Goldstein, D.D.S., M.P.H.; Diane Melrose, B.S.D.H.; Michael J. Mulvehill III, D.D.S., M.B.A.*; Alvin Rosenblum, D.D.S.; 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.; Jucheng Chen, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Jane Forrest, R.D.H., Ed.D.; Ripsik Gukasyan, D.D.S.; James Holt, D.D.S.; Michael Jorgensen, D.D.S.; Leslie Kaneko, D.D.S.; Michael Magne, B.S.; Niel Nathason, M.P.H., M.A.; Hessam Nowzari, D.D.S.; Samuel Oglesby, D.D.S.; Jose Polido, D.D.S.; Ramon Roges, D.D.S.; Eddie Sheh, D.D.S.*; Donna Smith, R.D.H., M.S.Ed.; Peter Stone, D.D.S.; Richard Udin, D.D.S.; Stephen Yen, D.M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professors of Clinical Dentistry: Anahid Acopian, D.M.D.; Tae Ahn, D.D.S.*; Lupe Arevalo, R.D.H.*; Kim Austin, D.D.S.; Marian Said Bradford, D.D.S.; Linda B. Chen, D.D.S.; Marjori Domingo, D.D.S.; Reyes Enciso, Ph.D.; Sharon Faust, D.D.S.; Joyce Galligan, D.D.S.; Richard Green, D.D.S., M.S.Ed.; Veronica Greene, D.D.S., M.P.H.; Gary Harmatz, D.D.S.; Jennifer Holtzman, D.D.S., M.P.H.; Michelle Ikoma, D.D.S.; Julie Jenks, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H.; David Kang, D.D.S.; Phyllis Kawada, D.D.S., M.S.; Boris Keselbrener, D.D.S.; Tae Kim, D.D.S.; Janet Lent, D.D.S.; Ana Lotaif, D.D.S.; Afsaneh Matin-Hedayatzadeh, D.D.S.; John Morzov, D.D.S.; Tuan Pham, D.D.S.; Randy Phillips, D.D.S.; Parish Sedghizadeh, D.D.S.; Mouhammad Hazem Seirawan, D.D.S., M.P.H.; Walter Siegel, D.M.D.; Thomas Tanbonliong, Jr., D.D.S.; Chieng Tu, R.D.H.*; Christina Wong, D.D.S.
Clinical Professor: Stephen Sobel, D.D.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor: James Mah, D.D.S., Ph.D.
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.; Rajeswari Ravindranath, M.S., Ph.D.; Carol W. Wuenschell, M.A., Ph.D.; Yan Zhou, Ph.D.