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Shahed  Al Khalifah B.D.S., M.S.

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
23-088E CHS

UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Box 951668
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668

  • Full-Time Faculty
Academic Sections
  • Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Shahed Al Khalifah is a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor in the Section of Restorative Dentistry in UCLA School of Dentistry. She received her dental degree from King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, and Master of Science in Oral Biology from UCLA School of Dentistry.

Dr. Al Khalifah joined UCLA School of Dentistry in 2016. She directed the 1st year of the Restorative  Advanced Clinical Training (ACT) Program. Currently, she is the Chair of the D2 & D3 Restorative Clinical Courses and the Pre-clinical Indirect Restoration Courses.

Representative Publications
  • Al Khalifah, S., Al Mugairin, S., Al Deeb, M., Balto, H. (2010), Technical Quality of Root Fillings Performed by Undergraduate Students in Saudi Arabia, International Endodontic Journal, Volume 43 Issue 4, pages 292-300
Additional Information

Scholarly Activities

·         UCLA “Clinical Materials” Student Clinical Guide Booklet, Versions 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017

·         Restorative Advanced Clinical Training Program Admission Committee Member, 2018

·         Clinical Restorations of Implants handbook for Dental Students, 2013

Courses Taught

·         Dental Morphology (RFE 101, 105)

·         Direct Restoration (RFE 103, 104, 202)

·         Indirect Restoration, Chair (RFE 106, 201, 203, 208, 212)

·         Clinical Restorative Dentistry, Chair (CL 402.02b, 403.02s, 403.02a, 403.02b, 403.02c)

·         Esthetic Dentistry (RFE 313)

·         Post-doctoral Direct Restoration (ACT 100a, 100b)

·         Post-doctoral Indirect Restoration (ACT 102a, 102b, 102c)

·         Post-doctoral Literature Review (ACT 103a, 103b)

Educational & Professional Background

·         B.D.S., King Saudi University, Saudi Arabia, 2002 - 2008

·         B.D.S. Internship, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, 2008 - 2009

·         Certificate, AEGD Preceptorship, UCLA School of Dentistry, 2010

·         Certificate, Restorative Advanced Clinical Training, UCLA School of Dentistry, 2010 – 2013

·         M.S., Oral Biology, UCLA School of Dentistry, 2014 – 2016

Research & Interests

·         Dental Materials

·         Dental Restorative Treatments

·         Evidence-Based Dentistry

·         Dental Technology

Professional Memberships
  • Saudi Dental Society
  • National Campaign for the Prevention of Dental Caries
  • American Academy of Operative Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Association for Dental Research
  • American Association for Dental Research National Student Research Group
  • Best Clinical Performer Award, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, 2008
  • Internship Clinical Performance Appreciation Award, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, 2008 - 2009
  • Dr. Fisher’s Faculty Award, UCLA School of Dentistry, 2019