Innovative Digital Dentistry Systems

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Leading the Digital Transformation

Evolving digital technology continues to drive innovations and improvements in education and health care. Technologies such as electronic health records, diagnosis and imaging, plus digital design and manufacturing, can all increase efficiency and accuracy.

To create synergy among our existing digital assets and a strategy to acquire new technology, a new unit was established – our Innovative Digital Dentistry Systems, or iDDS. The core mission of this unit is to lead a digital transformation in dental education and oral health care through creativity, innovation, and research.

Our vision for the future is to lead and transform how dentistry is taught and practiced. The innovation created by iDDS will help us rapidly expand collaborations among academia, the dental community, and industry. Ultimately, iDDS will diversify the UCLA Dentistry’s patient care, education, and research portfolio.

Our Immediate Goals:

  • Acquire and implement best-in-class digital architecture across the dental school to access and integrate an array of health information, through all disciplines.
  • Employ digital technologies to transform the dental school’s educational programs, optimize effectiveness, and efficiency of curricular delivery.
  • Distinguish ourselves from competing digital centers by driving impactful innovations through bold research and development.
  • Stimulate and support research and innovation from the ground-up.

Contact Us

For specific questions or if you would like to explore a new collaboration, please contact:

Dr. Shahed Al Khalifah and Dr. Denny Chao,