Since 1953, the School of Dentistry has sought to inspire and teach dental care that is comprehensive in its technical excellence and in its orientation to an awareness of the total health needs of the individual patient. The School offers the doctor of dental surgery degree and a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene as well as advanced education programs in anesthesia, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, prosthodontics, orthodontics, periodontics, pediatric dentistry, and implant dentistry. In addition, an international dentist program educates dentists who have been trained in other countries to earn a DDS at Loma Linda University. The School of Dentistry welcomes new patients. Please call (960) 324-2091 to make arrangements for an appointment to be seen. Your first visit will be to determine if your dental treatment needs are appropriate for our teaching clinics. Some of the clinics charge a fee for this initial screening (examination) appointment. There will be no dental treatment during this visit. If radiographs (x-rays) are needed to make a decision about treatment, there will be a fee.