Low-income adults are less likely than their wealthier counterparts to receive timely care like regular checkups, even if they have dental insurance.
In a study using mice with bone defects in their skulls, the treatment reduced the size of the defects by an average of 50%.
The invention, by researchers at the UCLA School of Dentistry, was inspired in part by mussels’ ability to stick to wet surfaces.
From Westwood to the Texas-Mexico border and Haiti, UCLA people are tackling global inequities, one heartfelt step at a time.
About 1,000 people were transported from homeless shelters to the clinic for physical, dental and vision care.
The new hydrogel is more porous and effective in promoting tissue repair and regeneration compared to hydrogels that are currently available.
Research brief: Eliminating a key protein responsible for the activation of bone loss shows potential for controlling such loss.
For 50 years, faculty and students have provided affordable oral health care for tens of thousands in Venice and beyond.
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.
UCLA is now integrating three specialized schools into one course.
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.