2017 Distinguished Service Award Recipients

KELLY LINEBACK, DDS (Olathe, Kansas) Dr. Lineback grew up in Lancaster, California, and received a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University before attending the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry. After graduating in 1989, she established her dental practice in Olathe, Kansas. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the … Read more

Spring Message

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Greetings Friends and Colleagues, Longer days, vanishing snow, and the appearance of tree blossoms signal the arrival of spring to the Mountain West. It is a marvelous time of renewal. Everyone seems to have a little more energy and enthusiasm as we all come out of “hibernation”. Professionally, that same spring-like enthusiasm can … Read more

Service In The South Pacific

Service In The South Pacific The clinics in the South Pacifc have been blessed to have dozens of volunteers serving throughout this past year, many of them Academy members. In the Samoa Pesega Clinic: Dr. Robert Lorenz and wife, Janice (3 mo.); Dr. Gail Goodman and wife, Linda (2 mo. in Samoa, 2 mo. in … Read more

Service in China – 2016

Service in China – 2016 Members of the Academy of LDS Dentists (Dr. Karl Koerner and Dr. Bruce Bosler) helped lead two humanitarian trips to China in October, 2016 to treat, teach, and tour. Dentists provided care to several hundred indigent patients plus taught dentistry to local dentists in Xian and Guilin.  Guilin is noted … Read more


David Chamberlain, Philippines Regional Service Representative -Magandang araw and greetings from the Philippines! I hope to provide you an on-the-ground update of the Philippines dental clinic as well as other bits of information. (The clinic opened its doors on July 17th to provide humanitarian dental service.) Full-time missionary service opportunity I arrived in Manila on … Read more

2016 Annual Conference Scholarships

The Academy was pleased to award the Annual Conference Scholarship this year to 28 dental students, providing up to $1,000 reimbursement for conference and travel expenses. Students traveled from Florida, Massachusetts, California, Texas, and many states in between, as well as from Canada to attend the Academy’s 39th annual dental conference. In addition, each received … Read more

Roseman University “Give Kids a Smile Event”

Roseman DMD Students Provide Care to Over 500 Children at 2016 Give Kids a Smile February 2016 In correlation with ADA Foundation’s Give Kids a Smile® (GKAS) kick-off day, Roseman University’s College of Dental Medicine held its 3rd annual GKAS event on February 5. As a non-profit institution of higher education, Roseman University is committed … Read more

Grandpa/Grandson Serve Together

Grandpa/Grandson Serve Together GRANDPA DENTIST and GRANDSON ASSISTANT in TONGA –Ralph Larsen We had a wonderful experience giving dental service in Tonga at the Deseret International Foundation dental clinic from May 12 to June 9, 2015.  My grandson, Jake Colvin, went with me and became my best dental assistant.  He wants to become a dentist … Read more

Two China Expeditions!

DENTAL HUMANITARIAN SERVICE IN CHINA! –By Karl Koerner In September 2015, members of the Academy of LDS Dentists and others from around the U.S. conducted two dental humanitarian projects in China.  They went to Suqian (where they have previously been 5 times) and Guilin (where they have previously been 4 times).  Leaders of the trips:  Suqian: Dr. Karl … Read more