A pair of UCLA School of Dentistry faculty members served as guest editors of the California Dental Association Journal's Dental Student Research Highlight 2023, which includes a pair of peer-reviewed publications authored by members of the Bruin scholarly community.
A five-year clinical trial led by UCLA School of Dentistry researchers and colleagues at UC San Francisco aims to test whether nisin, an antimicrobial molecule found in cheese, can be used to treat oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC).
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
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 (
As summer winds down, 27 undergraduate students from across the country are reflecting on their shared eight-week journey of conducting advanced genomics research in UCLA School of Dentistry and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA laboratories.
This summer’s Dental Dynamos series showcases students who are making the most of their D.D.S. experience! Representing the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026, these Bruins are not only excelling in their formal training but are pursuing opportunities beyond Westwood to help position themselves as successful practitioners.
Nine UCLA School of Dentistry-affiliated researchers are presenting their findings during the 2023 International Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (IADR) General Session and Exhibition, June 20 through 24 in Bogotá, Colombia.
The General Session features interactive talks, focused learning sessions, hands-on workshops, keynote addresses, and symposia from global experts, and provides an extraordinary opportunity for oral health researchers to form new connections and grow their professional networks.
Beginning Tuesday, June 20, a cohort of 27 undergraduate scientists from around the country will conduct eight weeks of graduate-level genomics research in UCLA School of Dentistry laboratories, as well as those in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.