Faculty

Since 1897, the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry has shaped talented students into outstanding dentists and dental hygienists. Our challenging clinical education and our expert faculty members provide current and future oral health professionals with the skills they need in order to become the best.

The Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine program at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry is managed by Dr. Glenn Clark, a world renowned figure in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine. We build on hands-on expertise and research through the OFPOM Clinic in which we have a residency program and research in the domain.

As a student in the program, you will have unprecedented access to mentors, projects, and faculty. The faculty teaching in the online programs consists of a selected group of domain experts with outstanding pedagogical capabilities. Our faculty members are famous around the world for their research in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine.

glenn_clarkGlenn T. Clark DDS, MS

Professor and Director, Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine Ctr., Division of Diagnostic Sciences. Diplomat of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Fellow of the American Board of Oral Medicine.

In October 2003, Dr. Clark joined the faculty of the USC School of Dentistry as a full Professor in the Division of Diagnostic Sciences. His administrative title and duties include being the Director of the Center for Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine Center, Chair of the Section of Diagnostic Sciences, Graduate Program Director of the Orofacial Pain conventional residency program, Director of the Distance Education office in the School of Dentistry, and Director of the MS degree program in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine.

Dr. Clark’s academic career began at UCLA in 1976 when he joined the School of Dentistry. He was promoted to the rank of full Professor in 1984, and at UCLA he held various administrative posts, including Director of the Clinical Research Center, Director of the Dental Research Institute, Associate Dean of Research, Chair of the Sections of Orofacial Pain, Oral Diagnostic Sciences and Oral Medicine.

Dr. Clark began his research work focusing on both temporomandibular disorders and trigeminal motor function and dysfunction, including bruxism, dystonia, and chronic myofascial pain disorders of the jaw system in human subjects. In 1986, Dr. Clark expanded his work to include studies on the diagnosis and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This work has involved him as Principal Investigator on several National Institute for Dental Research grants. Dr. Clark has written over 200 research articles, review papers, or chapters in textbooks.

He has served as editor or co-editor of three books on Temporomandibular Problems published by Quintessence International, and of two books on Diagnostic and Surgical Arthroscopy published by Saunders Publishing. Dr. Clark is past President of the Neuroscience Group of the International Association of Dental Research; the Southern California Association of Dental Research; and the Association of University Temporomandibular & Orofacial Pain programs.

He has been awarded membership as a Diplomat of the American Board of Orofacial Pain (since 1996), and he was voted alumnus of the Year of the UCLA School of Dentistry (1990). Dr. Clark was given the Pierre Robin Award for Academic Excellence (2001) by the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and in 2004 he was awarded fellowship in the American Academy of Oral Medicine. In 2005, he was given a lifetime achievement award by the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.

mariela_padillaMariela Padilla DDS, MEd

Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry, Assistant Director of Distance Education Programs, Division of Periodontology, Dental Hygiene and Diagnostic Sciences.

Dr. Padilla started her academic career in 1990, as a full professor in Diagnostic Sciences and Orofacial Pain, initially at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and then at Latina Universidad. She obtained her DDS in 1989 at UCR, and in 1998 completed a Residency Program in Orofacial Pain at UCLA. In 2005, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Education and Curriculum Design. She was appointed as Dean of the Latin American University of Science and Technology’s School of Dentistry in 2005, and was part of the Academic Board until 2016.
Dr. Padilla started her clinical practice as a general dentist in 1990, and then dedicated herself solely to Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders. She has served as part of the Editorial Board of Odontvos, Idental, Journal of CCDCR, and she wrote a TMD Manual that is used as didactic material in Costa Rica.
She has a particular commitment to underserved populations and is a member of the United Nation’s Online Volunteer team. She has coordinated professional volunteer groups to provide dental care to indigenous communities in Costa Rica and in Western Africa.
Dr. Padilla is a member of the World Dental Federation (FDI), Latin-American Dental Federation (FOLA), and she is the past president of the Central American Dental Federation (FOCAP).
In 2016, she joined the Distance Learning Department at USC, where she serves as the Assistant Director of Online Programs of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry.

parish_sedghizadehParish Sedghizadeh DDS, MS

Assistant Professor of Dentistry, Tenure Track. Director of the USC Center for Biofilms. Division of Periodontology, Dental Hygiene & Diagnostic Sciences. Diplomat, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology.

Dr. Sedghizadeh received his DDS (2004) at USC. Dr. Sedghizadeh pursued specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at Ohio State University, where he also attained a Master of Science degree in oral biology and fellowship status in the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Dr. Sedghizadeh was awarded fellowship in the American Cancer Society for conducting research at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, investigating the early molecular events involved in the progression of head and neck cancer. Dr. Sedghizadeh conducts research, publishes, consults and conducts continuing education courses in head and neck pathology and medicine. He has presented at national meetings, served as a reviewer for numerous scientific journals, and is a member of several professional and research organizations. Dr. Sedghizadeh’s research laboratory currently focuses on the study, characterization and treatment of microbial biofilm infections of the head and neck.

roseann_mulliganRoseann Mulligan DDS, MS

Professor of Dentistry. Associate Dean for Community Health Programs and Hospital Affairs. Chair of the Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry. Professor, USC Davis School of Gerontology.

Dr. Mulligan received her DDS degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry and her MS degree from the USC Davis School of Gerontology. She completed her general practice residency certification at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Mulligan is an expert in dental care for special needs patients, the elderly and persons with disabilities. Dr. Mulligan’s administrative duties include oversight of all of the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC’s Community Health programs. Dr. Mulligan is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities, and she is a Diplomat of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry. She is past President of the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities, the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry and the Special Care Dentistry Association. Dr. Mulligan has served as the Editor of the Journal of Special Care Dentistry.

reyes_encisoReyes Enciso PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry in the Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry. Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Enciso received a PhD in computer sciences from University of Paris in Paris, France. Dr. Enciso received her BS degree in Computer Sciences from the University of Polytechnic, Valencia, Spain in 1991. Dr. Enciso received her first MS and PhD in computer sciences from the University of Paris in 1995. Dr. Enciso received another MS degree in Clinical and Biomedical Investigations from the Department of Preventive Medicine at the USC Keck School of Medicine in 2008. Dr. Enciso worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Research Institute in Computer Science, at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia and at the Integrated Media Systems Center at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering between 1996-2003.

jack_broussardJack Broussard DDS

Clinical Associate Professor, Section of Diagnostic Sciences. Diplomat of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. Past President of the San Gabriel Valley Dental Association and the California Dental Association. Currently attending faculty at the USC Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine Center on Fridays. Dr. Broussard maintains a general practice with a focus on orofacial pain disorders in Pasadena.

Dr. Broussard is a 1976 graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry. Between 1982 and 2002, he was part-time faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry. From 2002-2004, Dr. Broussard was full-time at USC and was the founding director of the Oral Health Center. In 2004, Dr. Broussard joined the clinical faculty of the OFPOM Center. Dr. Broussard received his training in TMD and Orofacial Pain at UCLA.

richard_borquezRichard Borquez DDS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Section of Diagnostic Sciences at USC. Member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. Member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Previous Member of the CDA Peer Review panel (10 years). Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. Member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Borquez serves as attending faculty in the USC Orofacial Pain Center on Fridays.

Dr. Borquez received his DDS degree at UCLA (1978). In 2005, Dr. Borquez joined the faculty of the USC Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine Center as a volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor.

roberta_dornanRoberta Dornan DDS

Clinical Instructor in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine, Division of Diagnostic Sciences. Member of American Academy of Orofacial Pain. Fellow of American Academy of Orofacial Pain. Diplomat of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Dornan serves as attending faculty in the USC Orofacial Pain Center (Tuesdays). Dr. Dornan maintains a general practice with a focus on orofacial pain disorders in Tustin, California.

Dr. Dornan received her DDS degree from Northwestern University School of Dentistry in Chicago (1978). In 2006, Dr. Dornan joined the faculty of the USC Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine Center as a volunteer instructor.

douglas_wallDouglas Wall DDS

Associate Clinical Professor in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine; Division of Diagnostic Sciences. Diplomat of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Wall is on staff at Long Beach Memorial Hospital, where he treats patients with special needs. Dr. Wall maintains a general practice with a focus on orofacial pain disorders in Long Beach, California.

Dr. Wall completed his DDS at Loyola University Chicago College of Dental Surgery. He completed a one-year post-graduate General Practice Residency at the Long Beach Veterans Hospital. Dr. Wall’s special interests include Orofacial Pain, Cosmetic Dentistry, Implantology, Dental Sleep Medicine, and Hospital Dentistry.

sal_manrriquezSal Manrriquez DDS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Sections of Diagnostic and Restorative Sciences at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Dr. Manrriquez is a 1985 graduate of the UCSF School of Dentistry. Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. Former Co-Director of the Clinical Research Foundation in San Diego. Research Director of the Translational Research Institute of Southern California. Reviewer for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Dr. Manrriquez has taught orofacial pain in various Continuing Education programs.