A total of 14 faculty members from the UCLA School of Dentistry have earned a place among the top 2% of global scientists, according to recently published lists from Stanford University.
The Bruin scholars recognized in the fourth annual Updated Science-wide Author Databases of Standardized Citation Indicators are:
Honors presented to two faculty members and case competition awards for a pair of residents punctuated the UCLA School of Dentistry’s presence at the American Academy of Periodontology’s 2023 Annual Meeting, Nov. 9 to 12 in Austin, Texas.
If there’s one word that encapsulates Lauren Chapman’s adult life, it’s leader.
From captain of the cheerleading team as a Penn State undergrad, to serving as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy, to four years as class president, this UCLA School of Dentistry D.D.S. ‘24 candidate is driven by a desire to mentor and uplift others.
A team of UCLA School of Dentistry researchers led by Takahiro Ogawa, D.D.S., Ph.D., has culminated a decade of dental implant research with the development of a cutting-edge technology that ensures near-perfect osseointegration, faster healing times, and significantly reduced complications for patients.
Igor Spigelman, Ph.D., chair of the Section of Biosystems and Function at the UCLA School of Dentistry, has received a $5 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for research aimed at developing a non-addictive cannabis-based pain medication for oral cancer patients.
David T.W. Wong, D.M.D., D.M.Sc., has spent most of his 21 years at the UCLA School of Dentistry conducting pioneering research on the use of saliva as a diagnostic medium for early detection and monitoring of systemic diseases. Now, two recently awarded grants will empower his team at the UCLA Center for Oral/Head and Neck Oncology Research to identify biomarkers for lung and oral cance
Gerald “Jerry” Brundo, a UCLA School of Dentistry faculty member from 1971 to 1984, passed away on Sept. 29 in Omaha, Neb. He was 80.
The most academically accomplished incoming class in UCLA School of Dentistry history began its Bruin journey with four days of orientation activities from Sept. 17 to 21, and will join the three continuing D.D.S. cohorts for the start of the 2023-24 academic year on Monday, Sept. 25.
Yan Wang, Ph.D., an assistant adjunct professor in the UCLA School of Dentistry’s Section of Public and Population Health, has been selected as one of only ten nationwide mentees in the fourth cohort of the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research’s (AADOCR) Mentoring an Inclusive Network for a Diverse Workforce of the Future (