Faculty & Staff

Since 1897, the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry has shaped talented students into outstanding dentists and dental hygienists. Our challenging clinical education and our expert faculty members provide current and future oral health professionals with the skills they need in order to become the best.

As a student in the program, you will have unprecedented access to mentors, projects, and faculty. The faculty teaching in the online programs consists of a selected group of domain experts with outstanding pedagogical capabilities.

Program Directors for Online Dental Degree Programs

Glenn T. Clark, DDS, MS

Glenn T. Clark, DDS, MS

Director Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine Master

Associate Dean of Distance Learning and Telehealth. Professor and Director, Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine Ctr., Division of Diagnostic Sciences. Diplomat of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Fellow of the American Board of Oral Medicine.

Roseann Mulligan, DDS, MS

Roseann Mulligan, DDS, MS

Director Geriatric Dentistry Master and Certificate

Professor of Dentistry. Associate Dean for Community Health Programs and Hospital Affairs. Chair of the Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry. Professor, USC Davis School of Gerontology.

Steven H. Richeimer, MD

Steven H. Richeimer, MD

Director Pain Medicine Master and Certificate

Professor Departments of Anesthesiology & Psychiatry. Chief, Division of Pain Medicine and Pain Science.

Mariela Padilla, DDS, M.Ed

Mariela Padilla, DDS, M.Ed

Director Orofacial Pain Certificate

Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry. Director of Distance Learning and Telehealth. Program Director Orofacial Pain, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. Program Co-Director Pain Medicine and Pain Science, alliance with Keck School of Medicine.

Parish Sedghizadeh, DDS, MS

Parish Sedghizadeh, DDS, MS

Director Oral Pathology and Radiology Certificate

Associate Professor of Dentistry. Director of the USC Center for Biofilms. Division of Periodontology, Dental Hygiene & Diagnostic Sciences. Diplomat, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology.

Joyce Y. Sumi, RDH, BS, MS

Joyce Y. Sumi, RDH, BS, MS

Director Community Oral Health Certificate

Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry Division of Periodontology, Diagnostic Sciences and Dental Hygiene.

Mina Habibian, DMD, MSc, PhD

Mina Habibian, DMD, MSc, PhD

Director Community Oral Health Master

Professor of Clinical Dentistry
Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry.

Our Expert Faculty

Kamal Al-Eryani, DDS, PhD

Kamal Al-Eryani, DDS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry, division of Periodontology, Diagnostic Sciences & Dental Hygiene.

Armaity V Austin, MD

Armaity V Austin, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Jack Marshall Berger, MD, PhD

Jack Marshall Berger, MD, PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology, Chief of Regional Anesthesiology, LAC-USC Hospital

Audrey Boros, DDS

Audrey Boros, DDS

Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Sciences at USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry.

Richard Borquez, DDS

Richard Borquez, DDS

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry, Section of Diagnostic Sciences at USC. Member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Jack Broussard, DDS

Jack Broussard, DDS

Clinical Associate Professor, Section of Diagnostic Sciences. Diplomat of the American Board of Orofacial Pain.

Ketty Chiu DDS, MSc

Ketty Chiu DDS, MSc

Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry. Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry. Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology.

Roberta Dornan, DDS

Roberta Dornan, DDS

Clinical Instructor in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine, Division of Diagnostic Sciences. Member of American Academy of Orofacial Pain. Fellow of American Academy of Orofacial Pain. Diplomat of the American Board of Orofacial Pain.

Hannah Duong, DDS

Hannah Duong, DDS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, member of the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, ADEA, ADA, and CDA.

Melissa Durham, PharmD

Melissa Durham, PharmD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy.

Reyes Enciso, PhD

Reyes Enciso, PhD

Associate Professor (Instructional). Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry.

Susan Enguidanos, PhD, MPH

Susan Enguidanos, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California.

John D. Harwell

John D. Harwell

John D. Harwell, Attorney at Law. John D. Harwell is a top rated health care attorney in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Kathryn L. Havens, PhD

Kathryn L. Havens, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy

Dr. Kevin Kohan

Dr. Kevin Kohan

Dr. Kohan is Board Certified in both Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Janet Lent, DDS

Janet Lent, DDS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry. Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry. Diplomat of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry

Reed Levine, MD

Reed Levine, MD

Dual-board certified in Neurology and Pain Management and is the founder and Chairman of the Continuing Medical Education program at Synovation Medical Group. Medical Director of the Functional Restoration Program.

Sunita Puri, MD, MS

Sunita Puri, MD, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Palliative Medicine & Supportive Care Team.

Sal Manrriquez, DDS

Sal Manrriquez, DDS

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry, Sections of Diagnostic and Restorative Sciences at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.

Yogi Matharu

Yogi Matharu

Dr. Matharu practices at USC Physical Therapy Associates, a faculty practice of the Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. He is the Director of the faculty practice site located at 1640 Marengo Street in Los Angeles. He specializes in orthopedic and neurologic disorders. Dr. Matharu is a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and is a member of the Orthopedic Section of the APTA.

Mohammad Khalifeh, DDS, MS

Mohammad Khalifeh, DDS, MS

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry, Devision of Diagnostic Sciences. Diplomate American Board of Orofacial Pain. Fellow American Academy of Orofacial Pain. Diplomate American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry.

Elham Radan, DDS, MSc

Elham Radan, DDS, MSc

Director of Radiology Clinic of Ostrow School of Dentistry. Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry, division of Periodontology, Diagnostic Sciences & Dental Hygiene.

Shahin A. Sadik, MD QME

Shahin A. Sadik, MD QME

Clinical Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Natalia Slusky, DDS, MS, PhD

Natalia Slusky, DDS, MS, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor. Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry.

William F. Spalding, MD

William F. Spalding, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology.

Piedad Suarez-Durall, DDS

Piedad Suarez-Durall, DDS

Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry. Section Chair of Geriatrics and Special Patients. Co-Director of the Special Patient Clinic. Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry.

Jonathan Sum, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS

Jonathan Sum, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy.

Ashley Uyeshiro Simon, OTD, OTR/L, MSCS.

Ashley Uyeshiro Simon, OTD, OTR/L, MSCS.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy. USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice.

Douglas Wall, DDS

Douglas Wall, DDS

Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Dentistry, Division of Diagnostic Sciences. Diplomat of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.

Faye Weinstein, Ph.D.

Faye Weinstein, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Our Staff

Gina Iannelli

Gina Iannelli

Operations Manager

Email: iannelli@usc.edu
Phone: 213.821.5831

Paul Frellick

Paul Frellick

Operations Specialist

Email: frellick@usc.edu
Phone: 213.821.0821

David Goldizen

David Goldizen

Student Services and Recruitment Advisor

Email: goldizen@usc.edu
Phone: 213.740.9158

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