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Congratulations to the Class of 2010!

Joined by hundreds of family members, friends, and faculty and staff of the Ostrow School of Dentistry, members of the Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dental Hygiene and Advanced Specialty Classes of 2010 marked the culmination of their time at the School during the annual Commencement festivities on May 14.

Dean Avishai Sadan shared his confidence in the 2010 graduates’ abilities to further the dental profession as well as the legacy of the Ostrow School of Dentistry.

“In any profession, each generation is concerned with how the next generation will carry the torch,” Sadan said to the graduates. “However, I have absolutely no worries about you and your classmates as you begin the next step of your life’s journey. You are all very talented, and I have the utmost confidence in your knowledge, skills and ambitions.”

Keynote speaker Richard Valachovic, executive director of the American Dental Education Association, told graduates that the education they’ve received at the Ostrow School of Dentistry would not be the end of their education, but a jumping-off point in a lifetime of learning.

“On this day, you become something you will be for the rest of your life,” Valachovic said. “Your education does not end with commencement.”

He also reminded students of the enormity of their accomplishments and their entrance into a demanding and highly respected field.

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Scott Morita, DDS graduate and 2010 Class President, is hooded by his father, Ostrow School of Dentistry ’80, ’82 alumnus Randal Morita.


“You are not being ‘given’ a degree today; you have earned it,” he said.

Niki Barry, a Doctor of Dental Surgery graduate, will go on to serve in the United States Air Force in Mississippi as part of the Health Professions Scholarship Program. She said her time in dental school went by quickly and contained many wonderful experiences.

“It’s gone by really fast. There’s been lots of hard work, tears, laughter, and now a lot of joy,” Barry said. “My favorite experiences were just helping the patients, getting them out of pain and restoring their smiles.”

 

Kim Collins, a Dental Hygiene graduate, said it was hard to imagine that she and her classmates were finally finishing the program and continuing on to the next phases of their careers.

“It’s surreal, I don’t think I ever thought it would end,” she said. “We’ve gotten to work with a lot of different kinds of people, both patients and classmates. Our class really bonded.”

Arturo Castellanos is Doctor of Dental Surgery graduate who’s headed to private practice before hopefully starting an Oral and Maxillocafacial Surgery residency. He spoke of the close friendships forged during his four years in the School.

“I’m for sure going to keep in touch with the friends and colleagues I’ve met here,” he said. “We’ll have a lifelong connection to one another.”

Members of the Class of 2010

Dental Hygiene Class of 2010

Sheila Abayan
Amelia Andrade
Morgan Monaco Bisbas
Joanna Mei Ka Chao
Shoana Chau
Allison Suzanne Clark
Giedre Cohen
Kimberly Joyce Collins
Shawna Lynn Conlan
Jessica Ann Daclan
Marin C. Deeter
Crystal Espinoza
Irene Reyes Esteves
Melissa Sue Gerhardt
Darlene Katelyn Griffin
Jennifer Marie Hamill
Kristel-Mae Mapalo Herrero
Liya Kapiyan
Anita Keykian Kalimi
Mina Min-Ah Kim
Jannet Lara
Lauren Elizabeth Levine
Angela J. Liu
Darlene Rose Martinez
Ronesia Lynette Melchor
Krystal Marie Montes
Theresa Hanh Qui Nguyen
Carson Diane Orr
Tatevik Ovasapyan
Krista Faye Pocino
Nooshin Rabbanifar
Zimra Riva Roz
Asal Alix Tamiz
Justin Rodriguez Urbano
Saul Vargas
Christina Jean Varni
Kristen M. Wilhelm
Jessica Ann Wollam
Hui Amy Zhou

 

Doctor of Dental Surgery Class of 2010

Abier A. Abdulwahab
Margarita  Agababyan
Andrea Collazos Alicea
Matthew F. Allen
Pearl Llorico Ambrosio
Manu  Arora
Vanina Carina Arrechea
Justin S. Ashton
Tonya Nicole Barry
Barrett N. Beardsley
Seyed Mahmoudreza Beheshtishirazi
Aimée Katharine Bélier
Hugo Angel Berta
Audrey L. Boros
Benjaman R. Brown
Megan K. Burns
Matthew Alan Caligiuri
Keldon M. Carroll
Arturo Castellanos
Clifton Raymond Chan
Venkata Naveen Cherukuri
Lucia M. Chia
Alice Chreng
Brian S. Chui
Cody E. Cirac
Sara B. Cizek
Collin R. Clatanoff
Chloe Cohen
Talmage B. Copple
Nathan Daniel James Coughlin
Jennifer E. Cromeyer
Tracy A. D’Antonio
Stephen Douglas Davis
Alexandra Carla De Millo Terrazzani
Payal Pragnesh Dholakiya
Dhanya Anil Divakaran
Nina S. Doering
Vera Dmitrievna Dooley
Matthew T. Eggenberger
Niki Fallah
Andrea Lynn Feleppelle
Patrick R. Friend
Jonathan C. Fu
Francisco F. Gallardo
Tristan S. Galloway
Shiva Ganjian
Dino Gharibian
Chad R. Gibson
Tiffany A. Go
David Gobrial
Andrew Jason Goldenberg
Estela Goldman
Danielle Sarah Goldstein
Artin H. Gorjian
Brian P. Gottlieb
Vinita Goyal
Pariksha Gunnala
James Refaat Habashy
Elizabeth Anne Hagan
Kathleen T. Handlers
Farida Firoz Hirani
Rafiq R. Hirji
Shawn K. Hofkes
Amber An-Ting Hsieh
Elizabeth Jahanian
Chaitanya Joopally
Afsaneh Kadkhoda
Omid S. Kalimi
Pallavi Kavety
Sara Khoshbin
Ha Woon Kim
Hana A. Kim
Jiwon Kim
Kapil Deepak Kirpekar
Raymond Klein
Kevin C. Kliman
Sanath Sreenivasulu Kommineni
Kwynn N. Koop
Michael S. Korn
Anifa Krekian
James Alan Lake
Adam J. Lane
Lisa Uyen K. Le
Brian Sanghyun Lee
Gerald J. Lee
Joshua Sek Keen Lee
Tim  Yen-Ting Lee
Mark E. Leedy
Julia M. Lerch
Mark P. Lewis
Mindy Liao
James C. Lish
Melina Looyzadeh
Huan Lu
Van H. Luu
Elham Mahdavi
Nicola Malik
Margarita Francesca De Leon Mendoza
Gerardo Mercado
Bita Moalej
Ali-Raad Moattar
Caitlin Julia Monheim
Joseph M. Morcos
Scott Lau Morita
Renettra Angelé Morris
Camille Thuy Nakamura
Melanie Ann Jaugan Navarro
Arash Nejad
Kha L. Nguyen
Linh My Nguyen
Victoria D. Nguyen
Robert Q. Nielson
Daryn Takeshi Nishikawa
Daniel No
Eric D. Nordberg
Lindsey M. O’Farriell
Ndidi Dominica Onugha
Pejman Parsa
Willard James Peng
Ashlie R. Petrilli
Mary-Tuyen Ngoc Pham
Alan T. Poon
Susan Parveen Poorsattar
Vishal Popli
Jordan D. Prieto
Sumul Qaisar
Mrudula Chamakura Repaka
Sanaz Rachel Rezaie
Anakarina Teresita Rojas-DeAngelis
Reza Sadeghi
Saeideh Sadredini
Navid Safaei
Aveed Samiee
Shmuel Samoha
Anne Sanglimsuwan
Gregory W. Sefcik
Amit Dhananjay Shah
Mital Ankit Shah
Homan Shamoeil
Ted Sheng
Ghazal Shokouhi
Amandeep Sidhu
Afsoon Siman
Shweta Sinha
Pedram N. Soleimani
Jenny Jin Son
Liane K. Soto
Kyle G. Stanley
Jeremy C. Suess
Mona K. Taraman
Sheila Matilda Tedja
Angela A. Terzian
Jill N. Tetrick
Sara E. Thomas
Gentry James Toone
Garen Utudjian
Clinton N. Uyehara
Jasmin Vahedi
Ana Vargas
Arturo Ayala Vieyra
Graciela Vigil
Henry S. Vong
Anthony T. Vuong
Sherif Ahmed Warda
Danielle E. Wehri
Lester Woo
Ivy H. Wu
Xun Xu
Philip Ming Shiuan Yen
Stephanie W. Yeung
Kourosh Kalimi Yousefzadeh

 

Candidates for Certificates in Advanced Dental Education
(* = these candidates are also receiving Master of Science Degrees in Craniofacial Biology)

~Endodontics~

Donald K. Chang
Amber Chu
Suanhow Howard Foo
Brett M. Nagatani
Arash Niazi-Sharaki
Miguel Angel Saravia
Dean P. Suanico
Michelle C. Sue
Anita K. Tomkoria
Anthony T. Tran
General Practice Residency
Paul Youssef Awad
Simon Kyuseok Choyee
Billy J. Ha
Marc Hayashi
Tamara Tom
Tae L. Youn

~Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery~

Jean-Paul Davis
Omar M. Faridi
Eric Kim

~Orofacial Pain & Oral Medicine~

Mohd Khalaf
Cyril Pandarakalam

~Orthodontics~

Danthanh Hoang Nguyen Fields*
Chad Richard Foster*
Brandon Boekamp Fowler*
Lisa Miyuki Kai*
Vivian Wei Lee*
Jenny Miyuen Yoo*

~Pediatric Dentistry~

Robin Arita
Brenda Jennifer Ho
Benjamin Karren
Dana M. Kossick
Karrie Lin
Jessica Manske
Stephanie Morphis
Tera Van Houten

~Periodontology~

Shervin M. Molayem
Ching Hsiu Ketty Chiu*
Clara S. Kim*
Jana Lakim Lampley*

~Prosthodontics~

Anas O. Aloum
Steven M. Branberg
Keyvan Karimzadehnajjar
Wonsup Lee
Nathan J. Lewis

~Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Craniofacial Biology~

Jen-Ming Huang