Ting-Ling Chang, D.D.S.
Dr. Ting-Ling Chang currently serves as a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Advanced Prosthodontics, Biomaterials, and Hospital Dentistry at UCLA. She maintains a private practice limited to the maxillofacial prosthodontic and implant prosthodontics at UCLA.
10833 Le Conte Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668
Phone: (310) 267-2857
Educational and Professional Background
- July 1997 - June 1998 University of California, Los Angeles
Residency / Certificate, Maxillofacial Prosthetic Program
- July 1995 - June 1997 University of California, Los Angeles
Residency / Certificate, Prosthodontic Program
- July 1993 - June 1994 National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Chief Resident, Division of Prosthodontics
- July 1992 - June 1993 National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Senior Resident, Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Dentistry
- July 1990 - June 1992 National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
GPR Resident, Department of Dentistry
- July 1989 - June 1990 National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Intern, Department of Dentistry
- July 1984 - June 1990 National Taiwan University School of Dentistry, Taipei, Taiwan
Cleft Lip and Palate Rehabilitation
One in 400 to 600 infants are born with a cleft lip and/or palate deformity (unilateral cleft lip, bilateral cleft lip or in combination with a cleft palate or cleft palate alone). Working with a team of specialists dedicated to the treatment of cleft patients from infancy to maturity, Dr. Chang’s patients are evaluated by craniofacial surgeons, pediatricians, geneticists, orthodontists, pediatric dentists, speech pathologists, neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, oral surgeons, otologists, psychiatrists, ophthalmologists and social workers. Dr. Chang’s research focus is in the application of the presurgical nasoalveolar molding (PNAM) device in infants who are born with a cleft lip and/or palate. This device is effective in approximating the alveolar segments (bringing the gum line together) and improving nasal shape; allowing the plastic surgeon to perform optimal operative repair of the defect site.
Biomechanical overloading from imbalance between anticipated load and load bearing capacity leads to late failure of osseointegration. To better understand implant biomechanics and predictably maintain long-term success of osseointegration, Dr. Chang collaborates with other faculty members to map out the micro-architecture of trabecular bone of jaws bones for bone quality assessment using state of the art 3-D MicroCT technology and to evaluate stress characteristics of various implant prosthesis designs using photoelastic methods.
Maxillofacial Prosthetic Treatment on Quality of Life
Patient perceptions of outcome and satisfaction with treatment are key elements in evaluating quality of care, but often absent in clinical studies. Critical information describing the outcomes, from the patients’ perspective, of extensive maxillofacial prosthetic rehabilitation is needed to plan the most effective treatment modality for future patients. Dr. Chang’s ongoing project involves evaluation of patients’ perceived satisfaction function with craniofacial implant-retained and adhesive-retained maxillofacial prostheses.
Patient Care Activities
- Private practice at UCLA Maxillofacial Prosthodontic clinic limited to prosthodontic, dental implant rehabilitation, and maxillofacial prosthetics.
- Removable Partial Dentures
- Immediate Complete Dentures
- Advanced Partial Dentures
Professional Memberships and Activities
- International Society of Maxillofacial Rehabilitation
- Academy of Osseointegration
- American Association for Dental Research
- International Association for Dental Research
- American College of Prosthodontics
- International College of Prosthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists