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Meet Your Dentist

Dental specialists in the Faculty Endodontics Practice teach at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. They are actively engaged in the education and mentoring of student dentists and licensed dentists taking advanced specialty education in endodontics. Our faculty dentists are certified endodontic specialists with years of specialized training and endodontic experience. At the Faculty Endodontic Practice, you’ll received comprehensive and compassionate care from some of the most experienced dentists on staff at LLUSD.

Because our dentists are specialists in the field of endodontics, they commonly see complex patient cases that other clinics might hesitate to treat and often perform corrective root canal procedures to repair failed treatments from other clinics.

Our Dentists

Dr. Robert Handysides

Dr. Robert Handysides

Dr. Robert Handysides is a board certified endodontist who earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from LLU School of Dentistry in 1993. He practiced privately until 1999 when he took an advanced specialty degree program, completing a certificate in endodontics in 2001. He achieved board certification and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists in 2008.

Beginning in 2001, Dr. Handysides served the School of Dentistry Department of Endodontics in a variety of roles: course director, lecturer, clinical educator, and researcher. In 2003 he became the director of the LLU Faculty Endodontics practice where he maintains a busy practice.

In his pursuit of lifelong learning, and to deepen his educational background, Dr. Handysides embarked on the pursuit of an EdD in Higher Education at the University of Southern California in 2011.

Dr. Bonnie Retamozo

Dr. Bonnie Retamozo

Dr. Bonnie Retamozo is a board eligible endodontist who earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from LLU School of Dentistry in 2005. She joined the School’s Department of Oral Diagnosis, Radiology and Pathology.

After two years on the School’s clinical faculty, she selected endodontics as her dental specialty. Dr. Retamozo completed her postdoctoral endodontic training in September 2009 and accepted a full time position at the School of Dentistry’s Department of Endodontics.

In 2013 she was appointed chair of the Department of Endodontics and director of Loma Linda Faculty Endodontics.