Diagnostic & Surgical Sciences
Welcome to the Division of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences.
The Division comprises four Sections: Dental Anesthesiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. As a group, these sections share many common interests with their medical counterparts. Correlating the basic science curriculum with clinical dental practice is a particular strength of the Division's predoctoral curriculum.
All sections of the Division are also heavily involved in postgraduate education, and three sections (Dental Anesthesiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) offer residency programs of study. Patient care is provided in the predoctoral and postgraduate clinics, the Faculty Group Dental Practice, and the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center's main hospital and outpatient surgical center. Finally, members of the Division are strongly engaged in basic and clinical research, often in collaboration with colleagues in the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, and Engineering.