Elbert  Tom, M.P.H., D.D.S.
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
Phone:
(310) 206-9264
Address:
UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Box 951668
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668
Office:  23-086 CHS

Biography

Elbert Tom, M.P.H., D.D.S. is a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor, Group Practice Director and axiUm Coordinator at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He joined the dental school faculty in 1988. He has extensive experience in academia, in the private sector as a practicing dentist as well as vast volunteer experience in local and global communities.

Educational & Professional Background

  • B.A., Psychology, UCLA, 1978

  • M.P.H., University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1979

  • D.D.S., University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, 1985 OKU Designate

  • Certificate in General Practice Residency (2 year), V.A. Sepulveda Medical Center, 1987

Research & Interests

  • Community Dentistry

  • Restorative Dentistry

  • Dental Materials and Effect on Environment

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association

  • California Dental Association

  • San Fernando Valley Dental Society

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Past President of Epsilon Zeta (UCLA)

  • Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity

  • Asian Business League

  • Asian Pacific League, UCLA

  • Alpha Mu Gamma (National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society)

  • Eta Sigma Gamma (National Health Education Honor Society)

Awards

  • Faculty Recognition by the Class of 2018

  • University of Tennessee Dental College-High Honors During Dental School      

  • Richard and Marguerite Taylor Dean Honor Society

  • UTCHS Certificate of Merit for High Scholastic Dental Honors

  • UCLA Honors Program

Representative Publications

  • My Honduras Mission—SFVDS Dental Dimensions, Spring 2013

Additional Information

  • Co-course Chair of Preclinical Waxing Course for Freshmen, RFE 101

  • Clinical Restorative Faculty, Venice Dental Clinic

  • Direct Restorative Preclinical Instructor, RFE 103, RFE 207

  • Clinical Faculty in Oral Radiology

  • Course Chair in Radiographic Interpretation, DS 422b, DS 422c

  • Consultant for Dental Board of California

  • MEND Volunteer/Global Brigades Volunteer