School of Dentistry in the News
New Target in Fight Against Periodontitis, Osteoporosis
The UCLA Office of Media Relations issued a press release May 18, 2009 to announce a promising new research finding by dental school scientists.
In a paper published by Nature Medicine, Cun-Yu Wang and his colleagues suggest that inhibiting nuclear factor-kB (NF-kB), a master protein that controls genes associated with inflammation and immunity, can prevent disabling bone loss by maintaining bone formation. Their findings could offer new hope to the millions of people who struggle with osteoporosis and periodontitis each year.
Click here to read an abstract of the article.
ABC7 Promotes Dental Student Clinic
In an “ABC7 On Your Side” news feature on May 5, 2009, KABC-Channel 7’s consumer specialist Ric Romero profiled the dental student clinic as an affordable option for highly supervised, quality care.
Ronald Mito and Richard Stevenson served as spokespeople in the story, which has resulted in more than 50 new patient appointments at the Westwood predoctoral clinic, as well as numerous referrals to specialty clinics.
Click here to watch a video of the newscast.