T90/R90 Training Programs

UCLA Dentist-Scientist and Oral Health-Researcher Training Program

The UCLA-NIDCR T90/R90 Research Training Program aims to provide multidisciplinary research training opportunities for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees to conduct basic, translational, and clinical research with a dental, oral, and craniofacial focus. Career development activities are an additional central component for the trainees. 

Training Tracks

Training Tracks
Training Tracks

We provide five training tracks for U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents (T90). We also provide training support for non-citizen dentist-scientists, who currently reside in the U.S. and intend to pursue careers in dental, oral or craniofacial research at organizations located in the U.S. (R90).

  • Dentist-Scientist Trainee Program (DSTP) (T90)
  • Dentist-PhD Program (D-PhD) (T90/R90)
  • Dentist-Scientists Postdoctoral Fellow (DSPF) (T90/R90)
  • Predoctoral PhD Trainee (PhD) (T90)
  • Oral Health Postdoctoral Fellow (OHPF) (T90)

Research Training Areas

We offer an interdisciplinary training program that links trainees to faculty mentors at the School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Engineering, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Molecular Biology Institute, Stem Cell Institute, and California NanoSystem Institute. Trainees will have opportunities to receive research training in four areas of emphasis conducted in the laboratories of 20 participating faculty mentors:

  • Cancer Biology, Oral Cancer & Stem Cells
  • Craniofacial Biology, Bioengineering & Regenerative Medicine
  • Microbes – Virulence Mechanisms and Advanced Imaging by Cryo-electron Microscopy
  • Translational Genetics, Epigenetics & Genomics

Contact Us

If you are interested in this program, please contact:

Hung Ton-That, Ph.D.; Program Director
Professor of Oral Biology and Medicine
Phone: (310) 267-5910

David T.W. Wong, D.M.D., D.M.SC.; Co-Program Director
Felix and Mildred Yip Endowed Chair in Dentistry
Professor of Oral Biology and Medicine
Phone: (310) 206-3048

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