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Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry integrates health, science and the Christian faith into its dental training.

The Loma Linda University (LLU) School of Dentistry is located in San Bernardino County about 60 miles east of Los Angeles. Since 1953, LLU School of Dentistry has sought to provide dental education that combines comprehensive technical training with a focus on each individual's whole health. Loma Linda University (LLU) is part of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church's system of higher education and integrates health, science and the Christian faith into its dental training program.

Graduate Programs & Continuing Education

LLU School of Dentistry offers the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in dental hygiene. Qualified DDS students at LLU looking to enter research or academic fields may elect to work toward a combined degree -- either a Master of Science (MS) degree or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree.

LLU School of Dentistry also offers advanced dental education programs in a variety of specializations. There are a total of eight programs that award graduates with a professional certificate and either an optional MS degree or a Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) degree as the following dental specialists:                                          

Endodontists (root canal therapy)
Orthodontist (dental braces)
- Oral Surgeon (all forms of oral surgery, including wisdom teeth extractions)
Pediatric dentist (specializes in working with children)
Periodontist (gum disease treatment)
Prosthodontist (dental crown, dental bridge, veneers, etc.)
- Dental anesthesiology
- Implant dentistry

The International Dentist Program at Loma Linda University prepares dentists who have been trained in countries outside of the United States to earn a DDS degree.

The Post-Baccalaureate Program at the LLU School of Dentistry provides academic support, guidance and clinical observation to academically and/or economically disadvantaged students who have not gained entry into a dental school. The hope is that the extra training and support will translate into successful admission into dental school.

LLU partners with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry to provide MaxiCourse®, which includes more than 300 hours of lectures, lab sessions, live surgical demos and clinic experience placing dental implants on real patients. This continuing education course is available to general dentists and specialists alike. The LLU School of Dentistry also offers several online and continuing dental education courses for established dental professionals.

Patient Care

The LLU School of Dentistry clinic offers hands-on experience to its dental students while providing high-quality services to the community. Dental services offered at the clinic range from routine teeth cleaning and tooth filling treatments to root canal therapy and dental implants. There is a clinic designed just for kids and another for people with disabilities. Fees are lower than average for most services and dental insurance is welcomed. Since the clinic started recording patient visits in 1985, it has served more than 1 million people!

Contact Info

The Loma Linda School of Dentistry is located at:

Address:        11092 Anderson St.
                     Loma Linda, CA 92350

Phone:            (909) 558-4222 or (800) 422-4558

Website:         http://www.llu.edu/llu/dentistry/