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Wayne  Ozaki MD, DDS, FACS

Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Chair of the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Chief of Dental Services at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Phone
  • (310) 825-3442
Address

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

Classifications
  • Full-Time Faculty
Academic Sections
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Biography

Dr. Wayne Ozaki is the Chair of the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Health Sciences Clinical Professor in the Division of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He also serves as the Chief of Dental Services at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

 

Representative Publications
  • Abstracts
  • Wong FK, Adams S, Hudson DA, Ozaki W. "Utilization ofResorbable Plates and Screw in Panfacial Fractures" American College of Surgeon Southern California Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, January 2016
  • SR Winn, SV Bartholomew, ME Skourtis, JM Pearson, GM Mallek, SS Kohles, W Ozaki, "Radiation-induced Craniofacial Bone Growth Abnormalities in a Rabbit Model" Orthopedic Research Society, Spring Meeting, May 2005
  • AD Gorin, W Ozaki, S Kuy, R Shih, SR Winn, "The Lack of Drain Use in Coronal Dissection for Craniosynostosis Surgery" ASPS Plastic Surgery Senior Resident's Conference, Houston, TX, March 2005
  • SR Winn, SV Bartholomew, ME Skourtis, JM Pearson, GM Mallek, SS Kohles, W Ozaki, "Radiation-Induced Craniofacial Bone Growth Abnormalities in a Rabbit Model" Orthopedic Research Society, Washington, D. C., February 2005
  • SV Bartholomew, SR Winn, ME Skourtis, JM Pearson, GM Mallek, W Ozaki, "Radiation-Induced Craniofacial Bone Growth Abnormalities in a Juvenile Rabbit Model" American College of Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, October 2004
Educational & Professional Background

Undergraduate:

  • University of Southern California  1981 -1984 (Undergraduate)

Graduate:

  • University of Southern California School of Dentistry DDS, 1984-1988
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine MD, 1988-1992 

Residency:

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resident, 1988 -1995 
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center General Surgery Resident, 1992 -1994 

Research Fellowship: 

  • University of Michigan Medical Center Plastic Surgery Research Fellow, 1995 -1996

Residency:

  • University of Michigan Medical Center Plastic Surgery Resident, 1996 - 1998

Fellowship:

  • University California at Los Angeles Craniofacial Fellow, 1998 -1999 

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2000 (6046)
  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2001 (13058) 
Research & Interests

Microbiology/Dental Research (9/85 to 6/88) 

  • This research involved the study of bacterial aggregation (specifically S. mutans) when placed in various ion substrates and the effects of saliva in inhibiting bacterial aggregation.
  • he research further includes the analysis of saliva samples from patients at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Through gel electrophoresis, we were attempting to determine the protein content and concentration in saliva samples.

Research Grants and Fellowships Received

KLS-Martin Corporation 
"Continued Development of Midface, Palatal, and Mandibular Distractors" Award: $30,000 
Funding period: 3/1/19 to 2/28/20 
Principal Investigator: W Ozaki, MD, DDS 

KLS-Martin Corporation 
"Continued Development of Midface, Palatal, and Mandibular Distractors" Award: $30,000 
Funding period: 3/1/18 to 2/28/19 
Principal Investigator: W Ozaki, MD, DDS 

KLS-Martin Corporation 
"Continued Development ofMidface, Palatal, and Mandibular Distractors" Award: $30,000 
Funding period: 3/1/17 to 2/28/18 
Principal Investigator: W Ozaki, MD, DDS 

KLS-Martin Corporation 
"Continued Development of Midface, Palatal, and Mandibular Distractors" Award: $30,000 
Funding period: 3/1 /16 to 2/28/17 
Principal Investigator: W Ozaki, MD, DDS 

KLS-Martin Corporation 
"Continued Development of Midface, Palatal, and Mandibular Distractors" Award: $30,000 
Funding period: 3/1/15 to 2/28/16 
Principal Investigator: W Ozaki, MD, DDS 

Awards
  • Senior Author "Best Medical Student Paper," "Utilization of Resorbable Plates and Screw in Panfacial Fractures" American College of Surgeon Southern California Conference, 2016
  • Senior Author Baker-Mosely Award "Best Resident Paper in Surgical Oncology", 2004
  • Senior Author "Best Pediatric Paper," Senior Residents Meeting, 2004
  • Senior Author "Best Resident Paper," Northwest Plastic Surgery Society, 2003
  • Senior Author "Best Resident Paper," Northwest Plastic Surgery Society, 2001