The Naomi and Jim Ellison Endowed Chair is the dental school’s third new endowed chair in the past three years and 12th overall.
UCLA researchers’ development of a more effective and reliable therapy for periodontal disease may suit a wide range of medical and dental applications.
Study provides evidence that a type of RNA in saliva may be able to regulate the growth of oral bacteria responsible for diseases, such as periodontitis and meningitis.
The authors’ goals are to influence policymakers, clinicians, educators and health researchers.
Delta Dental of California awarded the grant, which will support student dentists to care for some of the most vulnerable patients in the state.
Dr. Ichiro Nishimura, Dr. Joaquin Fuster and Dr. Otoniel Martinez-Maza are among the 396 who will be honored in February 2018.
Dr. Andrew D. Dixon, who was dean from 1973 until 1980 and who made innovation a priority, died from cancer in September. He was 91.
In a clinical trial, a UCLA-led team used a biomaterial embedded with tiny gems to help tissue heal after the procedure.
The donation resulted from a fundraising effort launched by Dr. Howard Park, a graduate of the school’s postgraduate training program and a part-time faculty member.
UCLA School of Dentistry researchers develop a therapy incorporating diamond fragments to reduce the rate of relapse complications.
The initiative is “an excellent opportunity for UCLA Dentistry to further engage the Los Angeles community and improve oral health care for generations to come,” said the school’s dean, Dr. Paul Krebsbach.
More than 300 health care workers from UCLA Health volunteered their time and expertise at the free Care Harbor health clinic in Los Angeles.
Jonathan Fielding writes that universal adoption of flouridated water and bolstering the number of dentists accepting Medicaid could help counter the inequality.
Dr. Ruth Alvarez is now working to complete a certificate in pediatric dentistry at UCLA, a goal she expects to achieve in June 2018.
Experts from the UCLA School of Dentistry and Fielding School of Public Health make recommendations based on UCLA-First 5 LA program achievements.
For decades, the federal government and dentists have recommended flossing daily to prevent cavities and gum disease. Now the evidence for flossing appears to be hanging by a string.
An innovative program that serves low-income and uninsured children in Los Angeles has more than tripled preventive dental visits for children from birth to age 5, according to a new UCLA policy brief.
Researchers found that substances in e-cigarettes damage the top layer of skin cells, which could increase users’ risk for certain diseases.
UCLA researchers’ findings could offer a non-invasive and more cost-effective method to detect lung cancer.
Some 200 UCLA medical students in the Class of 2016 received their M.D.s Friday in Perloff Courtyard during the Hippocratic Oath Ceremony for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Krebsbach, who will be the school’s eighth dean, is currently the Roy H. Roberts Professor of Dentistry and a professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan.
UCLA researchers found that the tiny particles can strengthen gutta percha, the material used to fill the root canal, and even deliver drugs to fight infection.
UCLA researchers recommend promoting on-site availability of dental services in community health centers to encourage co-location of dental and primary care medical services.
The research explains how a specifically targeted antimicrobial peptide works to eradicate only the harmful Streptococcus mutans bacteria, the main cause of tooth decay, without disturbing the benign and beneficial bacteria in the mouth.
Findings are part of a comprehensive new study that tracked young children’s health in California from 2003 to 2012.