Dr. Christensen is wearing a blue shirt.

Russell  E.  Christensen D.D.S., M.S.

Associate Professor
  • (310) 825-6848
53-058 CHS

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

  • Full-Time Faculty
Academic Sections
  • Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology & Orofacial Pain
Oral Pathology Lab

Russell E. Christensen, D.D.S., M.S., is an associate professor in the Section of Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Orofacial Pain in the Division of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences at the UCLA School of Dentistry. "Whether my interest in teaching came from two grandparents who were university professors or whether it just arose from love of learning, my passion for teaching has only increased through the years. UCLA was a most fortunate opportunity."

Additional Information

Teaching Activities:

  • Dr. Christensen in involved in the predoctoral and postdoctoral oral and maxillofacial pathology teaching programs.

Patient Care:

  • Dr. Christensen reviews cases submitted to the UCLA Oral Pathology Diagnostic Laboratory.
Educational & Professional Background
  • B.S., Hampden Sydney College, VA (Psychology), 1970
  • Medical College of Virginia, School of Dentistry (Dentistry), 1974
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (Pathology), 1976
  • Certificate, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN (Oral Pathology), 1976
Professional Memberships
  • Journal of Dental Research, Editorial Services, 2005-present
  • CDA Journal, Editorial Services, 2005-present
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • American Academy of Oral Pathology, 1974-present
  • Southern California Academy of Oral Pathology, 1976-present
  • International Academy of Oral Pathology, 1976-present
  • Western Society of Teachers of Oral Pathology, 1976-present
  • International Association for Dental Research, 1977-present
  • American Association of Dental Schools, 1993-present
  • California Association of Oral Pathologists, 1979-present
  • UCLA Faculty Association, 1984-present
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, 2000-present
  • UCLA Faculty Association, Director, Board of Directors, 2006-present
  • American Academy of Oral Pathology, Laboratory Services Committee, chair, 2006-present