Administration

Avishai Sadan, D.m.d., M.b.a.
Dean
Avishai Sadan
Avishai Sadan, D.m.d., M.b.a.
Dean
Mahvash Navazesh, D.m.d.
Executive Associate Dean of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs
Mahvash Navezeh
Mahvash Navazesh, D.m.d.
Executive Associate Dean of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs
Joyce Galligan, R.N., D.D.S.
Chief Health Officer
Joyce Galligan, R.N., D.D.S.
Chief Health Officer
Grace Baranek, Ph.d., Otr/l, Faota
Associate Dean and Chair of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Grace Baranek
Grace Baranek, Ph.d., Otr/l, Faota
Associate Dean and Chair of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Yang Chai, D.d.s., Ph.d.
University Professor
Associate Dean of Research
Director, Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology
Yang Chai
Yang Chai, D.d.s., Ph.d.
University Professor
Associate Dean of Research
Director, Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology
Casey Chen, D.d.s., Ph.d.
Associate Dean of Applied Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Department Co-Chair of Endodontics and Periodontics
Casey Chen
Casey Chen, D.d.s., Ph.d.
Associate Dean of Applied Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Department Co-Chair of Endodontics and Periodontics
Glenn Clark, D.d.s., M.s.
Associate Dean of Distance Learning & Telehealth
Glenn Clark
Glenn Clark, D.d.s., M.s.
Associate Dean of Distance Learning & Telehealth
Sillas Duarte, D.d.s., M.s., Ph.d.
Associate Dean of Comprehensive Care
Director, Advanced Program in Operative and Adhesive Dentistry
Sillas Duarte
Sillas Duarte, D.d.s., M.s., Ph.d.
Associate Dean of Comprehensive Care
Director, Advanced Program in Operative and Adhesive Dentistry
James Gordon, Ed.D., PT, FAPTA
Associate Dean and Chair, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
James Gordon portrait
James Gordon, Ed.D., PT, FAPTA
Associate Dean and Chair, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
Roseann Mulligan, D.d.s., M.s.
Associate Dean of Dental Public Health and Community Outreach
Roseann Mulligan
Roseann Mulligan, D.d.s., M.s.
Associate Dean of Dental Public Health and Community Outreach
Douglas Solow, D.D.S., M.B.A.
Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs
Douglas Solow
Douglas Solow, D.D.S., M.B.A.
Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs
Mark Urata, M.D., D.d.s.
Associate Dean of Surgical and Hospital Affairs
Mark Urata
Mark Urata, M.D., D.d.s.
Associate Dean of Surgical and Hospital Affairs
Kim Austin, D.d.s.
Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Access
Kim Austin
Kim Austin, D.d.s.
Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Access
Anita Tourah, D.D.S.
Assistant Dean of Admissions And Student Affairs
Anita Tourah
Anita Tourah, D.D.S.
Assistant Dean of Admissions And Student Affairs
Alexander Alcaraz, D.M.D.
Department Co-Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Director, Advanced Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Alexander Alcatraz headshot
Alexander Alcaraz, D.M.D.
Department Co-Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Director, Advanced Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Yaara Berdan, D.D.S., FACD
Department Co-Chair of Endodontics and Periodontics
Yaara Berdan headshot
Yaara Berdan, D.D.S., FACD
Department Co-Chair of Endodontics and Periodontics
Casey Chen, D.d.s., Ph.d.
Associate Dean of Applied Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Department Co-Chair of Endodontics and Periodontics
Casey Chen
Casey Chen, D.d.s., Ph.d.
Associate Dean of Applied Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Department Co-Chair of Endodontics and Periodontics
Amy Merrill-Brugger, Ph.D.
Department Chair of Biomedical Sciences
Amy Merrill-Brugger headshot
Amy Merrill-Brugger, Ph.D.
Department Chair of Biomedical Sciences
Jin-Ho Phark, D.D.S., Dr.med.dent
Department Chair of Operative Dentistry
Jin-Ho Phark headshot
Jin-Ho Phark, D.D.S., Dr.med.dent
Department Chair of Operative Dentistry
Glenn Sameshima, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Department Co-Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Director, Advanced Program in Orthodontics
Glenn Sameshima headshot
Glenn Sameshima, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Department Co-Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Director, Advanced Program in Orthodontics
Parish P. Sedghizadeh, D.d.s., M.s.
Department Co-Chair of Diagnostic Sciences, Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine
Parish Sedghizadeh headshot
Parish P. Sedghizadeh, D.d.s., M.s.
Department Co-Chair of Diagnostic Sciences, Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine
Piedad Suarez-Durall, D.D.S., M.S.
Department Chair of Geriatrics, Special Needs and Behavioral Sciences
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Piedad Suarez-Durall, D.D.S., M.S.
Department Chair of Geriatrics, Special Needs and Behavioral Sciences
James Tom, D.D.S., M.S, DADBA
Department Co-Chair of Diagnostic Sciences, Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine
James Tom headshot
James Tom, D.D.S., M.S, DADBA
Department Co-Chair of Diagnostic Sciences, Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine
Alexander Alcaraz, D.M.D.
Department Co-Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Director, Advanced Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Alexander Alcatraz headshot
Alexander Alcaraz, D.M.D.
Department Co-Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Director, Advanced Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Jianfu Chen, Ph.D.
Director, PhD Program in Craniofacial Biology
Jianfu Chen, Ph.D.
Director, PhD Program in Craniofacial Biology
Nam Cho, M.D., D.D.S., FACS
Director, Advanced Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Nam Cho headshot
Nam Cho, M.D., D.D.S., FACS
Director, Advanced Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Rebecca Dayanim, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Director, Advanced Program in General Practice Residency
Rebecca Dayanim headshot
Rebecca Dayanim, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Director, Advanced Program in General Practice Residency
Sillas Duarte, D.d.s., M.s., Ph.d.
Associate Dean of Comprehensive Care
Director, Advanced Program in Operative and Adhesive Dentistry
Sillas Duarte
Sillas Duarte, D.d.s., M.s., Ph.d.
Associate Dean of Comprehensive Care
Director, Advanced Program in Operative and Adhesive Dentistry
Kian Kar, D.D.S., M.S.
Director, Advanced Program in Periodontics
Kian Kar headshot
Kian Kar, D.D.S., M.S.
Director, Advanced Program in Periodontics
Mariela Padilla, D.D.S., M.Ed.
Director, Advanced Program in Orofacial Pain
Mariela Padilla, D.D.S., M.Ed.
Director, Advanced Program in Orofacial Pain
Cheryl Park
Director, Advanced Program in Prosthodontics
Cheryl Park
Director, Advanced Program in Prosthodontics
Glenn Sameshima, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Department Co-Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Director, Advanced Program in Orthodontics
Glenn Sameshima headshot
Glenn Sameshima, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Department Co-Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Director, Advanced Program in Orthodontics
Rafael Roges
Director, Advanced Program in Endodontics
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Rafael Roges
Director, Advanced Program in Endodontics
Michele Cesca
CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Michele Cesca portrait
Michele Cesca
CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Dan Cheock
Chief Financial Officer
Dan Cheock portrait
Dan Cheock
Chief Financial Officer
Jill Yoshimi
Chief Operations Officer
Jill Yoshimi portrait
Jill Yoshimi
Chief Operations Officer

Board Of Councilors

Ostrow’s Board of Councilors is a group of 21 faculty, alumni and friends that advises Dean Avishai Sadan on all matters related to the dental school’s vision and mission.

Amir Aalam, D.d.s.
Scott R. Adishian, D.d.s.
USC Dentistry Historian
Ralph B. Allman, Jr., D.d.s.
Chair Emeritus, Board of Councilors
John M. Aschieris, D.D.S.
Samir Batniji, D.d.s.
Joan Beleno Sanchez
President, Century Club Alumni Association
Darren Chu, D.D.S.
Vivian W. Chui, D.d.s
Chair Emeritus, Friends of Dentistry
David W. Eggleston, D.d.s.
Thomas Han, D.d.s.
Gary R. Harmatz, D.d.s.
Alina Krivitsky, D.d.s.
Edward K. Lew, D.d.s.
John J. Lytle, D.d.s., M.d.
Baldwin W. Marchack, D.d.s.
M. Diane Melrose, M.s.
Roseann Mulligan, D.d.s., M.s.
Abdi Sameni, D.d.s.
Carol v Summerhays, D.d.s.
Chair, Board of Councilors
Derick Tagawa
Chair, Friends of Dentistry
Mark E. Tarica, D.d.s.