Division of Diagnostic & Surgical Sciences

Contact Us

Kristina Etchison, Division Admin.
(310) 825-3241 |  Email

Dr. Earl Freymiller, Chair

The Division of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences is comprised of the Sections of 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.

Teaching Programs

All Sections of the Division are also heavily involved in postgraduate education, and two sections (Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) offer residency programs of study.


Faculty 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.

Patient Care

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.

Division Full-time Faculty

Section of Anesthesiology
Section of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
Section of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
Section of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery