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Joshua Sun

Dr. Joshua Sun DMD, MS, MSD, PhD


Joshua Sun

Dr. Sun brings a wealth of periodontal training with him to Las Cruces. A native of China, he graduated from Zhejiang University with honors. He then went on to attend dental school at Zhejiang University receiving his doctorate of medicine in dentistry and masters of science in oral maxilofacial surgery. During dental school, his interests gravitated toward oral pathology and research, leading him to received his Ph.D in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Shanghai Second Medical University. He came to the United States for his Postdoctoral Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. As a graduate resident at Loma Linda University in California his passion for peridontology took off, leading him to become an associate professor in the school's Department of Periodontics.

Dr. Sun moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2015 where he practiced as a Periodontist for four years until convinced to call Las Cruces his home and join Implant and Laser Periodontal Surgery Center in October 2019. His advanced education in oral surgery and dental implants allow him to utilize cutting-edge technology and techniques for the benefit of his patients.

 

Professional and Continuing Education

2006 - 2009

Graduate Resident (Masters of Science in Dentistry) Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California

1998

Ph.D in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Shanghai Second Medical University, China

1995

Master of Science in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Zhejiang University, China

1992

Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from Zhejiang University, China

 

Professional Honors

2013

Educators Award, American Academy of Periodontology

2012

Edward Ko Basic Science Research Award, California Society of Periodontists

2009

Excellent Proficiency in Residency Training, Western Society of Periodontology

2000 - 2002

Postdoctoral Fellow at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

1996

First Prize Scholarship, Shanghai Second Medical University

1995

Outstanding Graduate, Zhejiang University

1993

First Prize Scholarship, Zhejiang University

1992

Outstanding Student Award, Zhejiang University

1992

Excellence of Intership Award, Zhejiang University

 

Professional Membership and Credentials

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • New Mexico Dental Association
  • Albuquerque District Dental Society
  • New Mexico State Dental Board License to Practice Dentistry
  • Texas State Dental Board License to Practice Dentistry
  • California State Dental Board License to Practice Dentistry
  • New Mexico State Conscious Sedation Provider
  • California State Conscious Sedation Provider
  • California State Continuing Education Provider

 

Professional presentations, lectures, and teaching experiences

July 2009 - Mar 2015

Associate Professor, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry Department of Periodontics

July 2008 - June 2009

Clinical Supervisor, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry Advanced Education in Periodontics & Implant Surgery

 

Publications

Sun CX, et al. Tooth retention through endodontic microsurgery or tooth replacement using single implants: a systematic review of treatment outcomes. J Endod. 2015;41(1):1-10
Sun CX, et al. Implant failure caused by actinomycosis infection. Journal of Oral Implantology 2013; 39(2):206-209
Sun CX, et al. The Relevance of Scientific Evidence in the Decision-Making Process: Treatment Outcomes in Single Tooth Implant Therapy. In: Torabinejad M, Sabeti MA & Goodacre CJ: Principals and Practice of Single Implant and Restoration. Publisher: Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri. 2013; Pp171-187
Sun CX, et al. Changes in the expression of adenosine receptors in human chronic periodontitis. Chinese Journal of Dental Research. 2011;14(2):113-20
Sun CX, et al. Experimental Study of Gene Therapy in Salivary Gland Tumors. In: Li JR and He RG: New Frontiers of Basic Research in Oral and Maxillofacial Tumors. Publisher: Science and Technology Publisher of WuBai Province. Wuhan 430077, China, 2002; Pp656-71