Alireza Moshaverinia, DDS., MS, PhD
Assistant Professor
Phone:
(310) 794-6324
Address:
UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Box 951668
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668
Office:  B3-023 CHS

Biography

Dr. Alireza Moshaverinia is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a tenure track assistant professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry. Alireza has received his DDS degree in 2004 from Iran. He has a Master of Science degree in Dental Biomaterials (2009) from the Ohio State University, College of Dentistry. He completed advanced clinical education in Prosthodontics and earned his PhD in Craniofacial Biology from Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC (2012). He has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals on dental materials, implant dentistry, and stem cell mediated tissue engineering. He serves as the editorial review board member for several scientific journals such as Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Dr. Moshaverinia directs NIH funded research projects dedicated to studying basic mechanisms to regulate stem cell-mediated bone and tissue regeneration and the role of biomaterials. 

Educational & Professional Background

  • D.D.S., Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, School of Dentistry, 2004

  • M.S. (Dental Biomaterials), Ohio State University, College of Dentistry, 2009

  • Ph.D. (Craniofacial Biology), Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California, 2012

  • Certificate, Advanced Prosthodontics, Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California, 2012

  • F.A.C.P. Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics, 2014

Research & Interests

  • Dental Biomaterials

  • Tissue engineering and Stem cell biology

  • Implant dentistry and prosthodontics

  • Dental Materials

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Prosthodontics (ACP)


  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

  • International Association for Dental Research (IADR)

  • American Association for Dental Research (AADR)

  • American College of Prosthodontics (ACP)

  • American Prosthodontic Society (APS) 


  • Society for Biomaterials (SFB)

  • American Dental Association (ADA)

  • California Dental Association (CDA)

  • Los Angeles Dental Society

Awards

  • IADR Innovation in Oral Care Awards 2015, International Association for Dental Research.

  • Zumberge Individual Award 2015, University of Southern California.


  • Rose Hill Faculty Award 2015, University of Southern California.


  • Best Oral Scientific Research Award 2015, Academy of Osseointegration (AO).

  • Diplomate, American College of Prosthodontics 2014.

  • K08 Career Development Award 2014, NIH/NIDCR.


  • Faculty Seed Grant 2014, Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.


  • GSK Prosthodontist Innovator Award 2014, American College of Prosthodontics (ACPEF).

  • Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar Research Grant 2013, USC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

  • John Sharry Award 2012. American College of Prosthodontics (ACPEF).

Representative Publications

  • Moshaverinia, C. Chen, X. Xu, S. Ansari, H.H. Zadeh, S.R. Schricker, et al. Regulation of the Stem Cell-Host Immune System Interplay Using Hydrogel Coencapsulation System with an Antiinflammatory Drug. Adv Func Mater. 2015. 15;25(15):2296-2307.

  • Moshaverinia, X. Xu, C. Chen, S. Ansari, H.H. Zadeh, M.L. Snead, S. Shi. Application of stem cells derived from the periodontal ligament or gingival tissue sources for tendon tissue regeneration. Biomaterials. 2014 35: 2642-50.

  • Moshaverinia, S. Ansari, C. Chen, X. Xu K. Akiyama, M.L. Snead, H. Zadeh and S. Shi. Co-encapsulation of anti-BMP2 monoclonal antibody and mesenchymal stem cells in alginate microspheres for bone tissue engineering. Biomaterials 2013; 34: 6572-6579.

  • S. Ansari, A. Moshaverinia, A. Han, S.H. Pi, A.I. Abdelhamid, H. Zadeh. Functionalization of scaffolds with chimeric anti-BMP-2 monoclonal antibodies for osseous regeneration. Biomaterials 2013; 34:10191-8.

  • Moshaverinia, C. Chen, X. Xu K. Akiyama, S. Ansari, H. Zadeh and S. Shi. Bone regeneration potential of stem cells derived from periodontal ligament or gingival tissue sources encapsulated in RGD-modified alginate scaffold. Tissue Eng Part A. 2014; 20:611- 21.