Loma Linda University

School of Dentistry
11092 Anderson St.
Loma Linda CA 92350

Since 1953, the School of Dentistry has graduated competent and compassionate oral health care professionals who contribute to the Loma Linda University Health mission of providing their patients “whole person” care. The school offers the doctor of dental surgery degree; bachelor of science in dental hygiene; and master of science degrees and certification in advanced dental education programs for endodontics, implant dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics. In addition, an International Dentist program gives dentists who have been trained in other countries an opportunity to earn a DDS degree at Loma Linda University.

In harmony with the University's focus on service, the School of Dentistry sponsors many extramural programs and conducts continuing education courses worldwide.

We would be happy to provide you with more information about a career in dentistry, and how Loma Linda University can fit into your plans.

The School of Dentistry is only one of the schools that make up Loma Linda University. The schools are:

School of Allied Health ProfessionsSchool of Behavioral HealthSchool of DentistrySchool of MedicineSchool of NursingSchool of PharmacySchool of Public HealthSchool of Religion

Loma Linda University is a health science university and part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's system of higher education. It provides an environment for learning that emphasizes individual commitment to Christ, personal integrity, intellectual development, and community service. Loma Linda University is part of an international Christian organization, dedicated to providing for the medical and spiritual needs of people in all countries.

We are located in the Inland Empire of San Bernardino County, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles in Southern California. The university is owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

To pursue a career in dentistry or dental hygiene is to pursue a field as diverse as its practitioners. Each brings the satisfaction of providing preventive or restorative oral health care to a population with ever changing needs in varied settings.

Dentistry and dental hygiene are rewarding "personal touch" professions which naturally encourage one-to-one patient relations. These careers lead to a lifestyle that is diversified in its professional activities, creative in its opportunity for flexibility of hours, and provides a challenging, independent, and satisfying work environment.

Dentists and dental hygienists are clinicians, teachers, researchers, and counselors, whose people-oriented profession may lead them into private practice, government agencies, public health, research, or education. As professionals, they utilize tremendous creative and artistic skill and dedication as they perform a vital role as members of today's oral health care team.

Now is an excellent time to pursue a career in dentistry or dental hygiene. As the world's understanding of preventive and restorative oral health care grows, so does the need for dental care givers and support staff. Loma Linda graduates are in demand in both private practice settings and in academic dentistry.

Loma Linda University (LLU) is a Seventh-day Adventist health sciences university in Loma Linda, California. As of 2019 the university comprises eight schools and the Faculty of Graduate Studies offer more than 100 degree and certificate and programs. LLU also offers distance education. It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system. The university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Its on-campus church has around 7,000 members. Loma Linda Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist K-12 school, is located nearby.

Loma Linda University had its beginning in 1905 when Seventh-day Adventists John Burden and Ellen G. White worked together to purchase the property and develop what became known as the Loma Linda Sanitarium. In 1906, Ellen White recalled:

"While attending the General Conference of 1905, at Washington, D. C, I received a letter from Elder J. A. Burden, describing a property he had found four miles west of Redlands, five and one-half miles southeast of San Bernardino, and eight miles northeast of Riverside. As I read his letter, I was impressed that this was one of the places I had seen in vision, and I immediately telegraphed him to secure the property without delay. He did so, and as the result, Loma Linda is in our possession."

In February 1906, a council of church workers met at Loma Linda. It consisted of the faculty of Fernando Academy, the faculty of the Loma Linda school, and the executive committee of the Southern California Conference. John Burden reported their ideas to Ellen White in a letter dated February 14 that there was agreement on the siting of the school.

In 1906, The Loma Linda College of Evangelists was established. Courses included:

Religion: Bible Evangelism, Acts and Epistles, Missionary Methods, and Doctrines and Prophecies. General: History, Languages, Mathematics, English, Music, Piano and Organ. Industrial: Science of Gardening, Practical Gardening, Electrical Mechanics, Carpentry, Cookery, Accounting, Sewing. Nursing/Medical: Chemistry and Anatomy, Children's Diseases, Physiology, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Hydrotherapy, Practical Nursing and Hydrotherapy. The 1910 Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook enters the school as 'Loma Linda College'. It adds the legal title, 'College of Medical Evangelists of Loma Linda' (CME) and notes that the school was chartered as a Medical College in 1909. At the General Conference Committee Council held at Takoma Park, April 5–15, 1910. Later that same year, the minutes for the 187th Meeting of the General Conference Committee, December 2, recorded that the medical school and other facilities were to be furnished in 1910.

Map of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, 11092 Anderson St., Loma Linda CA 92350

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