The UCSF faculty members are among the 75 new members and 10 international members elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.
The UCSF School of Dentistry is adding virtual and augmented reality for its first-year students.
Healing tooth decay can inspire life lessons and serve as a reminder of the darker elements of human nature, said David Graham, DDS, in the 2018 UCSF Last Lecture.
To help general dentists become comfortable seeing very young patients, UCSF pediatric dentists are part an initiative in the Bay Area that aims to train other dentists to see and treat young children.
UCSF received more than $593.9 million in federal funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2017 for research across multiple health-science arenas at the University.
An internationally renowned periodontics specialist, Michael Reddy has been appointed dean of the UCSF School of Dentistry, one of the preeminent graduate dental schools in the nation.
A scientifically based approach that includes a tooth-decay risk assessment, aggressive preventive measures and conservative restorations can dramatically reduce decay in community dental practices.