Clinical-Patient Care

Linda Centore PhD, ANP Faculty Behavioral Health Psychology Practice of 28 years. Provides consultation, psychotherapy, and co-treatment of acute and chronic health conditions, acute or chronic. Provides co-treatment of patients with chronic conditions: headaches, TMD/orofacial pain, generalized pain conditions, tinnitus, hyperacusis, hearing loss, and impact on quality of life. Provides treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, needle phobia, personal or cultural health beliefs impacting treatment adherence, emotional issues around maintaining health such as weight loss, exercise, and coping with stress. 


Nelson Artiga-Díaz DDS, MPH- Faculty, and private dental practice of 39 years in Comprehensive General Dentistry; Certified Spanish interpreter and Spanish native-speaker with total fluency including reading, writing, and translation of Dental Terminology. Integration of new technology and materials science in community clinics settings. Ethical and professional delivery of dental services at Federally Qualified Health Centers to diverse and vulnerable safety net patient populations within prescribed standards for Culturally, and Linguistically Appropriate Services. Elective courses in “Spanish for Dental Professionals”, and “Advanced, Independent Studies in Dental Care”. Pre-doctoral tutor, mentor, and “coach”. Research focus: Community Clinics-Based Translational Studies”


Ram Vaderhobli DDS, MS- Is is a full-time faculty member at the UCSF School of Dentistry, and the Dental Site Director for the LMC/UCSF Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program, as well as the Clinical Director for the CAD/CAM program.  He gives continuing dental education lectures on the clinical use of dental materials, CAD/CAM dentistry, and lasers in dentistry, and is a clinical materials evaluator for dental companies. He is a recipient of the Arthur C. Dugoni California Faculty Award, and has received numerous awards over the years from graduating classes in recognition of his clinical teaching.  He was recently was recognized by the American College of Dentists with a Distinguished Faculty Award. His practice is based on application of a conservative evidence-based preventive treatment approach.