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.
Dentistry Room 203
AdministrationAvishai Sadan, D.M.D., 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
Sigmund H. Abelson, D.D.S., Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Roseann Mulligan, M.S., D.D.S., 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
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
Niel Nathason, M.A., M.P.H., Assistant Dean for Community Health Programs and Special Projects
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 Michael J. Mulvehill III, D.D.S., M.B.A., Co-chairs, Division of Primary Oral Healthcare
FacultyG. Donald and Marian James Montgomery Dean's Chair in Dentistry: Avishai Sadan, D.M.D.
George and Mary Lou Boone Chair in Craniofacial Moelcular Biology: Yang Chai, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation Chair in Esthetic Dentistry: Pascal Magne, D.M.D., Ph.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: Roseann Mulligan, D.D.S., M.S.
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.*; Chih‑Kuang Casey Chen, 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.; Mahvash Navazesh, D.M.D.; 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.; 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., Ph.D.; Ralph L. Leung, M.S., D.D.S.; Pascal Magne, D.M.D., Ph.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.; Songtao Shi, D.D.S., Ph.D.; 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 Professor (Librarianship): John P. Glueckert, M.L.I.S. Professors of Clinical Dentistry: Michael Jorgensen, 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, R.N., D.D.S.; Ripsik Gukasyan, D.D.S.; Michelle Ikoma, D.D.S; James W. Kim, D.D.S.; Niel Nathason, M.P.H., M.A.; 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.; Cynthia Chan, 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.; 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.; Thomas Allen Levy, M.S., D.D.S.; Richard S. Lin, D.D.S.; Ali Ostadali Makhmalbaf, D.D.S.; Afsaneh Matin-Hedayatzadeh, D.D.S.; Karen Matsumura-Lem, R.D.H., D.D.S.; Holly Moon, M.S., D.D.S.; John Morzov, D.D.S.; Eleanor Nielsen, B.S.D.H.; Duc 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.; Santosh Sundaresan, D.D.S.; Thomas Tanbonliong, Jr., D.D.S.; Antonia Teruel, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Chieng Tu, R.D.H.*; Jaqueline Venturin, D.M.D.; Dinh L. Vo, D.D.S.; Anna Wannarka, D.M.D.; Christina Wong, D.D.S.
Clinical Professors: Ralph B. Allman, M.S., D.D.S.; David Hochwald, D.D.S.; Calvin Lau, M.B.A., D.D.S.
Clinical Associate Professors: James Holt, D.D.S.; Bach Le, D.D.S.; Barbara D. Edwards, R.D.H.
Clinical Assistant Professors: Vartuhi Avanesian, D.D.S.; Kirsten Dalrymple, Ph.D.; Alon Frydman, D.D.S.; Ellen M. Grady, B.A.; James Mah, M.S., D.D.S., D.MSc.; Daniel Schecter, D.D.S.; Marlene Talley, D.D.S.
Clinical Instructor: Senovita Lopez, R.D.H.
Research Professor: Margarita Zeichner-David, M.S., Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professors: Matthew K. Lee, M.D.; Mouhammad Hazem Seirawan, M.P.H., D.D.S.; Yan Zhou, Ph.D.