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Dr. Roseann Mulligan

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Phone: (213) ***-****  
Email: m***@***.edu
University of Southern California
1355 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles , California 90033
United States

Company Description: Established in 1880 and located in the heart of Los Angeles, the University of Southern California (USC) is one of the world's leading private research...   more

Employment History

  • Associate Dean for Community Health Programs and Hospital Affairs
    Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California
  • Vice President
    American Society for Geriatric Dentistry
  • President, Academy of Dentistry for Persons
    American Society for Geriatric Dentistry
  • Professor
    USC School of Dentistry
  • Associate Dean
    USC School of Dentistry
  • AIDS Education and Training Centers
  • President, Academy of Dentistry for Persons
    Special Care Dentistry Association
  • Director
    Keck School of Medicine

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • DDS
    University of Southern California
  • MS
    Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California
  • MS degree
    USC Davis School of Gerontology
  • DDS degree
    UCLA School of Dentistry
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Roseann Mulligan, associate ..., 1 Dec 2008 [cached]
Roseann Mulligan, associate dean of Community Health Programs, and other USC School of Dentistry staff and faculty travel to California prisons and jails where they educate dentists at correctional facilities about HIV transmission, symptoms, testing and patient education.
The HIV and dentistry updates, provided through the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center, aim to keep oral health professionals serving at-risk communities up to date on the latest science and clinical knowledge about HIV/AIDS.
Mulligan is director of the Training Center's oral health training and chair of the center's oral health advisory committee.
"We go where the epidemic is," Mulligan said.
The hope is that with updated training, oral health professionals in correctional facilities will spot warning signs earlier and encourage more patients to get tested, which could help slow the spread of the disease once more HIV-positive patients become aware of their status, Mulligan said.
"People do change their behavior after a positive test," she said.
Of special importance is the goal ..., 21 Mar 2013 [cached]
Of special importance is the goal of helping children and their families find "dental homes," affordable dental offices that families will visit regularly for care and prevention, said Roseann Mulligan, Associate Dean for Community Health Programs and Hospital Affairs at the Ostrow School of Dentistry.
"If we can give families with young children information about oral health and help them locate dental homes, we can use education and prevention to stop disease before it starts instead of repairing the damage," Mulligan said.
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Roseann Mulligan, DDS, MS
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California (USC)
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Dr. Roseann Mulligan is the Director of the Online Programs in Geriatric Dentistry. Charles M. Goldstein Professor of Community Dentistry. Associate Dean for Community Health Programs and Hospital Affairs. Chair of the Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry. Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Professor, USC Davis School of Gerontology.
Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities, Diplomat of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry
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 past President, Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disability, the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, the Special Care Dentistry Association and the Geriatric Oral Research Group of the American Associateion of Dental Research. Dr. Mulligan has served as the Editor of the Journal of Special Care Dentistry and has written over 100 research articles, review papers, chapers or editorials. The Special Care Dentistry Association recognized and honored Dr. Mulligan as the 2014 Saul Kamen Award winner for her exemplary leadership and contributions to the advancement of oral healthcare for persons with special needs.
Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center : FACULTY & STAFF : Roseann Mulligan, DDS, MS, 18 Feb 2010 [cached]
Roseann Mulligan, DDS, MS Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center : FACULTY & STAFF : Roseann Mulligan, DDS, MS
Roseann Mulligan, DDS, MS Director of Oral Health Program, Pacific AETC, USC Associate Dean for Community Health Programs USC School of Dentistry
Dr. Mulligan is the Associate Dean for Community Health Programs at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. She also holds a joint appointment in the School of Gerontology at USC, and is the Director of the Dental Component of the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center. Dr. Mulligan received her DDS from UCLA, her General Practice Residency Certificate from Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Hospital, and her MS in Gerontology from USC.
Prior to coming to USC, Dr. Mulligan was the General Practice Residency Program Director at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital and on the dental facilities at UCLA, Cerritos College, and West Los Angeles College.
Dr. Mulligan is the Principal Investigator of the NIDCR ? funded Oral Component of the Women?s interagency HIV (WIHS) Study, Los Angeles Site, and former Chair of the Oral Working Group for the National WIHS Study. Her research interest includes: salivary glands diseases in HIV positive women, and the aging of the HIV positive women.
She also serves on the Executive Board of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry and is currently the vice-president of the organization. She previously served as president of the Academy Dentistry for the Handicapped (now known as the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities).
During her career at USC, Dr. Mulligan has published widely on a variety of topics related to the care of medically compromised patients and geriatric patients. She has been instrumental in establishing and/or supporting a wide range of experiential community based public health dentistry experiences for dental students and encouraging learning models that are evidence-based and promote critical thinking.
Dr. Mulligan previously practiced dentistry full-time in the western part of Los Angeles. She continues to maintain a part-time faculty practice at USC where she focuses on the treatment of special needs patients. - Community, 27 Jan 2000 [cached]
You need to find a dentist who you can feel comfortable with, trust and relate to and there are a lot of good dentists out there who want to establish that rapport with the patient, said Dr. Roseann Mulligan, Professor at the USC School of Dentistry and a practicing dentist.You need a great amount of trust to lay back in a chair and expose a very intimate area of yourself..
In nearly every case dentists finds themselves in the business of psychology, counseling and sales as well as the business of oral decay and setting a person's mouth on the right path.Helping patients deal with the fear of pain is as much a part of the job as drilling, grinding, filling and fixing.
Today's dentist too often find themselves overcoming what a previous dentist (possibly decades earlier) caused, and not just in the physical mouth.
Some of the signs a patient is going to need some psychological assistance are obvious according to Dr. Mulligan.If the patient is gripping the arms of the chair even before she gets to the dental procedure that is a good indication the doctor must go the extra mile.
The fear, the anxiety that precipitates the concerns they have and the anxious look on the face, the body posture -- all this will let you know the patient is scared, she said.Read the patient's body language which often means a lot more than the words they say as many will not admit their fear..
Talking to the patient, getting the patient to think about more pleasant things and what used to be called good bedside manner are important.There is something to be said for the country doctor approach to dentistry.In the retail trade it is called good customer service.While the modern dentist do not have the time to spend with each patient as in previous years, taking the extra time might make the whole experience much more pleasant for both and will certainly solicit returns as well as new business via referral.
Dr. Mulligan uses hypnosis to a certain degree.
The mention of hypnosis usually conjures up a dangling watch fob and people standing on one leg cackling like a chicken.Not even remotely so according to Mulligan.
It depends on the patient and the therapeutic goal as many of my patients respond to relaxation combined with hypnotic suggestion, she said.The relaxation helps to make them more comfortable, to achieve a sort of trance and their mind is able to give them the ability to do what needs to be done..
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