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The Dr. Philip Pumerantz
Distinguished Lectureship

This lectureship, in honor of WesternU’s founder and president emeritus, Dr. Philip Pumerantz, is made possible by a generous donation from Dr. Elaine Sarkaria and the late Dr. Daljit Sarkaria of Orange, California.

Topic: "The Role of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon on the Interdisciplinary Medical Team
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About the Guest Speaker
Jeffrey Elo, DDS, MS

Dr. Jeffrey Elo is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is currently in his 10th year of service as a board examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. For the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, he serves as a delegate, Rules Committee chair, and member of the Committee on Governmental Affairs. He is a past president and current treasurer of the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of The California Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 2010. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American College of Dentists, and International College of Dentists. Dr. Elo has authored over 160 publications, abstracts, and poster presentations; and is the author of Oral Surgery for Dental Students: A Quick Reference Guide.
Dr. Elo obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry. He then completed his specialty residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He obtained a Master of Science from Loma Linda University with his thesis entitled, "Implant Success in Distracted Versus Autogenous Grafted Sites." In addition to his faculty appointment as the Drs. Daljit and Elaine Sarkaria Professor of Advanced Oral Diagnosis and Therapeutics in the WesternU College of Dental Medicine, Dr. Elo also maintains a faculty appointment within the Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at Loma Linda University. Dr. Elo maintains active hospital staff appointments at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. His surgical interests include maxillofacial trauma surgery, oral and maxillofacial pathology and reconstruction, preprosthetic bone graft reconstruction, management of complex medical patients, intravenous deep sedation, and dentoalveolar surgery.


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