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
AdministrationHarold C. Slavkin, D.D.S., Dean
Mahvash Navazesh, D.M.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Life and Chair, Division of Diagnostic Sciences
Lois Stein Pereira, M.B.A., Associate Dean for Administration
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 and Chair, Division of Surgical, Therapeutic and Bioengineering Sciences
Sigmund Abelson, D.D.S., Associate Dean for Faculty Practices
Dennis Mangan, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Innovation and Discovery
Eugene Sekiguchi, D.D.S., M.S.E.E., B.S.E.E., Associate Dean for International, Professional and Legislative Affairs
James Gordon, M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., Associate Dean and Chair, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
Florence Clark, M.S., Ph.D., Associate Dean and Chair, Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Sandra Clark Bolivar, J.D., Assistant Dean for Admissions, Minority Affairs and Student Life
Eileen Suffet, R.D.H., M.A., Assistant Dean for Outcomes Assessment and Curriculum Management
Robert Keim, D.D.S., Ed.D., Assistant Dean for Program Accountability and Educational Research
Yang Chai, D.D.S., Ph.D., Chair, Division of Craniofacial Sciences and Therapeutics
Jane Forrest, R.D.H., Ed.D., Chair, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Epidemiology
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.
Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation Chair in Esthetic Dentistry: Pascal Magne, D.M.D., Ph.D.
Wilbur N. & 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, M.S., D.D.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, M.S., D.D.S.; Pragna Patel, Ph.D.; Ilan Rotstein, D.D.S.; Michael L. Schneir, M.S., Ph.D.; Harold C. Slavkin, D.D.S.; Jorgen Slots, M.B.A., D.D.S., Ph.D., D.M.D.; 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, M.S., D.D.S.; Pascal Magne, D.M.D., Ph.D.; Mahvash Navazesh, D.M.D.; Janet Oldak, Ph.D.; Michael Paine, B.D.S., Ph.D.; Sandra K. Rich, M.P.H., Ph.D.; Glenn Sameshima, D.D.S.; Arnold Tiber, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Karoline B. Waldman, M.S.; Abraham Yaari, M.S., D.M.D.; Homayoun H. Zadeh, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professors (Librarianship): John P. Glueckert, M.L.I.S.; Frank O. Mason, M.S.L.S.
Assistant Professor: Songtao Shi, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Professors of Clinical Dentistry: Charles M. Goldstein, M.P.H., D.D.S.; Diane Melrose, B.S.D.H.; Michael J. Mulvehill III, M.B.A., D.D.S.*; Hessam Nowzari, D.D.S.; 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.; Gardner Beale, D.D.S.; Jucheng Chen, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Jane Forrest, R.D.H., Ed.D.; Joyce Galligan, D.D.S.; Ripsik Gukasyan, D.D.S.; Michelle Ikoma, D.D.S; Michael Jorgensen, D.D.S.; Michel Magne, B.S.; Niel Nathason, M.P.H., M.A.; 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: Tae Ahn, D.D.S.*; Lupe Arevalo, R.D.H.*; Kim Austin, D.D.S.; Marian Said Bradford, D.D.S.; Marjorie Domingo, D.D.S.; Laura Elizondo, D.D.S.; Reyes Enciso, Ph.D.; Sharon Faust, D.D.S.; Richard Green, M.S.Ed., D.D.S.; Veronica Greene, M.P.H., D.D.S.; Nora Haghparast Hassas, D.D.S.; Gary Harmatz, D.D.S.; Jennifer Holtzman, M.P.H., D.D.S.; Julie Jenks, M.S., M.P.H., D.D.S.; David Kang, D.D.S.; Kian Kar, M.S., D.D.S.; Boris Keselbrener, D.D.S.; Tae Kim, D.D.S.; Satish K.S. Kumar, M.D.S.; Janet Lent, D.D.S.; Afsaneh Matin-Hedayatzadeh, D.D.S.; Holly Moon, M.S., D.D.S.; John Morzov, D.D.S.; Eleanor Nielsen, B.S.D.H.; Tuan Pham, D.D.S.; Randy Phillips, D.D.S.; Andrea C. Pinnick, D.D.S.; Mohamad Ali Reshad, M.Sc.; Saravanan Ram, M.D.S.; Piedad Suarez, D.D.S.; Parish Sedghizadeh, D.D.S.; Walter Siegel, D.M.D.; Thomas Tanbonliong, Jr., D.D.S.; Chieng Tu, R.D.H.*; Dinh Le Huan Vo, D.D.S.; Christina Wong, D.D.S.
Clinical Professors: Ralph B. Allman, M.S., D.D.S.; Calvin Lau, M.B.A., D.D.S.; Stephen Sobel, D.D.S.
Clinical Associate Professor: James Holt, D.D.S.
Clinical Assistant Professors: Alexandre Amir Aalam, D.D.S.; Vartuhi Avanesian, D.D.S.; Cindy Crews, D.D.S.; Kirsten Dalrymple, Ph.D.; Ellen M. Grady, B.A.; James Mah, M.S., D.D.S., D.MSc.; Renee Paul, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Marlene Talley, D.D.S.
Clinical Instructor: Thomas Allen Levy, M.S., D.D.S.
Research Professors: John Costerton, Ph.D.; Margarita Zeichner-David, M.S., Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professors: Matthew K. Lee, M.D.; Mouhammad Hazem Seirawan, M.P.H., D.D.S.; Carol W. Wuenschell, M.A., Ph.D.; Yan Zhou, Ph.D.