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School of Dentistry Appoints New Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

May 14, 2015 John D.B. Featherstone, PhD, dean of the UCSF School of Dentistry, is pleased to announce the appointment of George Taylor, DMD, MPH, DrPH, to the new position of Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. His appointment is effective July 1.

New Reality of California ‘DREAMers’ Takes Shape at UCSF

March 26, 2015 José Carrasco Sandoval, Laura Aguilar and Angie Celis typify the caliber of talent UC San Francisco attracts. All three have been chosen to join the School of Dentistry’s Class of 2019. Unlike most of their peers, all three are “DREAMers.”

2 UCSF-Led Programs Receive Major Funding to Tackle San Francisco Health Issues

December 05, 2014 Two UCSF-sponsored programs beat out more than 80 others to win major funding to help advance meaningful solutions to local health issues in San Francisco.

Klein Named Fellow of National Scientific Society

November 24, 2014 UCSF's School of Dentistry’s Ophir David Klein, MD, PhD, has been selected this year as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed for scientific work or socially distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications.

‘Mission in a Minute’ Series Showcases the Best of UCSF

October 23, 2014 Almost a year ago, we launched a video series called “Mission in a Minute” to showcase the best of the work that is being done at the University. This pioneering group shared passionately about their work at UCSF. Since their videos aired, we have had a constant stream of requests from people who wanted to share their work with the UCSF community and the rest of the world. "Mission in a Minute" returns this fall with a fresh, new look.

School of Dentistry Announces Two New Faculty Appointments

July 16, 2013 Ophir Klein, MD, PhD, and Peter Sargent, PhD, were recently named to two new leadership positions in the UCSF School of Dentistry.

New Standards to Improve Diagnosis of Sjogren's Syndrome

August 09, 2012 Sjögren's syndrome largely was unknown to the American public until tennis star Venus Williams withdrew from the U.S. Open last year and announced she had the autoimmune disease, in which a person’s white blood cells attack glands that produce tears and saliva.

Revealing the Importance of Culture in Latino Dental Health

August 08, 2012 Maria Orellana, DDS, PhD, assistant professor in the UCSF School of Dentistry, has long observed that Latino parents are often more resistant to having their children get braces or retainers to straighten teeth than parents of other ethnicities. She found out why.

Dozens of Kids Get Free Oral Exams at Bayview Sunday Streets

July 27, 2012 UCSF School of Dentistry residents performed free dental screenings for dozens of children during a sunny Bayview Opera House Sunday Streets last weekend.

Longtime UCSF Dentistry Leader Dies

July 19, 2012 William Bird, DDS, DPH, who retired last year after 22 years at the UCSF School of Dentistry, died on Jan. 18, 2012. He was 78.

Global Oral Health Symposium 2012 Draws International Experts

May 17, 2012 UCSF School of Dentistry's Global Oral Health Symposium 2012 repeated and expanded on the success of last year's inaugural event, bringing greater visibility to vital oral health issues worldwide, and the extraordinary international effort to address them.

UCSF Offers Free Dental Screenings to Children in Bayview

June 13, 2011 Students, residents and faculty from the UCSF School of Dentistry performed dental screenings and applied fluoride varnishes to promote early detection for tooth decay in children in partnership between UCSF, the California State Assembly and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. 

UCSF Students Echo Conclusions of WASC Accreditation Report

March 11, 2011 Students say they agree with the recent accreditation report that recognizes UCSF for “exemplary levels of student achievement" and for its “many indicators of a rich learning environment, students learning outcomes and diversity.”

UCSF Dental Clinic Offers Free Cleanings for "Give Kids A Smile Day"

February 03, 2011 The UCSF School of Dentistry will offer free cleanings, exams, dental sealants and fluoride treatments as part of the nationwide “Give Kids a Smile Day.”

Preserving Oral Health for a Lifetime

January 05, 2011 Susan Hyde, an award-winning professor and scientist with the UCSF School of Dentistry, promotes practices that preserve oral health and quality of life for both patients and practitioners.