Francisco Ramos-Gomez, D.D.S, M.S., M.P.H.
Francisco Ramos-Gomez, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H. is a professor in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry and the Director for the Pediatric Dentistry Preceptorship Program at the UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Ramos-Gomez joined the school as a faculty member in 2008.
UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 Le Conte Avenue,
Box 951668, CHS Room 23-020B
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668
Phone: (310) 825-9460
Fax: (310) 206-7597
Educational and Professional Background:
- 1980, D.D.S., Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico
- 1988, M.S., Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
- 1990, MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
Dr. Ramos-Gomez has been a pediatric dentist for more than twenty years with specific focus and research in the areas of early childhood caries (ECC) prevention, oral disease risk assessment, and community health with an emphasis on underserved populations.
In addition to clinically based interventions, Dr. Ramos-Gomez conceptualized and co-founded the Center to Address Disparities in Children’s Oral Health to identify the cultural, environmental, workforce, behavioral, and biologic factors associated with health disparities among ethnic/racial groups in order to enhance health professionals ability to target children likely to be at risk for dental caries.
He has played a dynamic role on the Board of the Dental Health Foundation and has actively participated in the Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health. As a proponent of global health, Dr. Ramos-Gomez has supported the UC California-Mexico Health Initiative, established in 1999 to further the advancement of the UC bi-national health activities, and chaired the Oral Health Task Force, which fosters collaboration between UC and Mexican scientists in the areas of dental, pediatrics and oral health policy.
Early in his career, Dr. Ramos-Gomez received the Kellogg Fellowship for International Development and testified at the U.S. Congressional Legislative Hearing on Hispanics. He has received numerous accolades over the years and in 2011, Dr. Ramos-Gomez received the National Dental Association Foundation/Colgate-Palmolive Faculty Recognition Award for Research.
Professional Memberships and Activities:
- World Wide Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry – CAMBRA Coalition
- Pan-America Health Organization (PAHO)
- International Association of Pediatric Dentistry
- International Association of Dental Research (IADR) Board
- Federation Dentaire Internationale (FDI)