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Sanjay  M.  Mallya B.D.S., M.D.S., Ph.D.

Chair of the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Residency Program Director (Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology)
  • (310) 825-1689
(310) 825-7232
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UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Box 951668
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668

  • CE Instructors
  • Full-Time Faculty
Academic Sections
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Clinic

Dr. Mallya is a professor and chair of the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in the Division of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He is a board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist. His research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of oral cancer and parathyroid neoplasia.

Additional Information

Courses Taught
IDS 100, Foundations of Radiology, Course director IDS 201, Oral Radiology, Course director DS300.07 Advanced Topics in Oral Radiology, Co-director

Patient Care Activities
Dr. Mallya provides patient care in the Oral Radiology Practice.

Educational & Professional Background
  • B.D.S., University of Bombay, 1987
  • M.D.S., University of Bombay, 1989
  • Certificate, Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, 1995
  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1998
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 1998-2002
Research & Interests

Dr. Mallya's research is focused on the molecular mechanisms of oral precancer and cancer and on parathyroid neoplasia.

In studies funded by the American Institute of Cancer Research, he is studying the role of vitamin D in modulating the development of oral epithelial dysplasia and neoplasia and its interactions with the cyclin D1 pathway.

In collaborative studies funded by the NIH/NIDDK, he is investigating the mechanism of cyclin D1s oncogenic role in parathyroid neoplasia.

Professional Memberships
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Member, Commission on Dental Accreditation: Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Review Committee, 2010-2013
  • American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • American Association for Dental Research
  • American Dental Education Association
  • American Dental Association
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Endocrine Society
  • Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology