UCLA School of Dentistry is pioneering advances in human health, from stem cell science to saliva diagnostics.
It’s not just about a great smile, straight teeth and more confidence. It’s what you may not know about dentistry that is the big story.
Your mouth is a window into your overall health. When it’s healthy — teeth, gums, bite — chances are, your health is good. On the other hand, when it’s not — plaque, swollen or bleeding gums — it may indicate a much more serious health condition, such as dementia, heart disease or diabetes.
Modern dentistry and oral health research have revolutionized our understanding — and treatment — of overall health. UCLA School of Dentistry is on the forefront of this new frontier.
UCLA School of Dentistry is home to preeminent faculty and researchers who continue to push the boundaries of traditional dentistry. They are pioneering advances in human health, from stem cell science to saliva diagnostics, that will change how disease is identified and treated. They are developing cutting-edge technologies, including discoveries in biomedical sciences that will transform facial defect treatments and the fascinating research underway in nanomedicine solutions and oral cancer therapies. This is only the tip of the iceberg.
The school’s tradition of innovation and excellence extends to our student body. More than 1,900 applicants vied for just 88 spots in the incoming class of 2014. Accepted students had the highest average Dental Admissions Test score in the entire nation. These extraordinary students will be the future leaders in dentistry and oral health, education and innovation.
In 2004, the UCLA School of Dentistry’s Apollonian annual fund was transformed into the membership-based Apollonian Society, which is dedicated to enhancing the student experience. Your gift plus the vision of student and alumni leaders allows the Apollonian society to enhance their experience through such efforts as a White Coat Ceremony for first-year students and a Patient Care Fund that enables low-income patients to continue treatment and allows students to complete clinical requirements on time. The Apollonian Society also supports the purchase of new equipment to enhance patient care and provides resources for evening workshops, student-initiated projects, reunions and renovations.
At UCLA School of Dentistry, we are proud of our position at the forefront of discovery and education for a new era of dentistry and health. With your support, even more accomplishments lie ahead.
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