A $1.67 million gift from the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation will establish the UCLA School of Dentistry’s MINDFUL program.
The grant will fund awards to D.D.S. students with an interest in working in underserved communities.
A UCLA Center for Health Policy Research brief notes that a looming shortage of dentists in the state could exacerbate the problem.
Students are working with faculty and staff to make sure everyone can see themselves in the profession.
Despite the pandemic, UCLA Dentistry students and faculty found a way to continue their mission of promoting oral health in the community.
Researchers found striking differences in Californians’ oral health across income, education, employment, immigration status and other categories.
The longtime pediatric dentist, community volunteer and UCLA instructor has spent a half-century preparing budding dentists for the profession.
The two-minute music video is the result of a partnership between a UCLA-led consortium called More LA Smiles and Sesame Street in Communities.
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.