Kang Ting, D.M.D., D.Med.Sc.
(310) 825-4384
UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Box 951668
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668
Office:  30-177 CHS


Kang Ting, D.M.D., D.Med.Sc., is a professor in the Division of Growth & Development at the UCLA School of Dentistry.

Educational & Professional Background

  • D.M.D., Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, 1991

  • D.Med.Sc., Harvard Universlity School of Dental Medicine, 1994

  • Certificate, Orthodontics, Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, 1994

Research & Interests

  • NIH/NIDCR R01; DE016107-01 Principal Investigator, 9/1/04 – 8/31/09

    • Nell-1, a Cbfa1 Down-Stream Target, in Bone Formation
  • NIH/NIDCR R21 DE0177711-01 Co-PI (Chia Soo, Principal Investigator), 9/28/07-8/31/09

    • Comparative analysis of Nell-1 vs. BMPs in calvarial bone regeneration
  • NIH Loan Repayment for Pediatric Research Mentor (Tara Aghaloo, Awardee) 8/1/05-7/31/08

    • The Role of Nell-1 and BMP-2 in Rat Critical Sized Cranial Defects
  • Department of the Army USAMRAA Co-PI (Chia Soo, Principal Investigator), 9/28/07-8/31/09

    • Combining osteoinductive and antimicrobial therapies to improve healing of contaminated/infected segmental long bone defects
  • UC Discovery California State and Industry Co-PI (Ben Wu, Principal Investigator) 7/1/08 – 8/31/10

    • Novel Growth Factor in Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Cell Biology

  • American Association of Orthodontists

  • American Association of Dental Research

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • American Association of Bone and Mineral Research

  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists

Additional Information

Teaching Activities

DS308.06, Literature Review for Orthodontic Residents (Course Chair)
CL308.03/07, Postdoctoral Orthodontic Clinic (Course Chair)
DS492, Introduction to Orthodontics (Course Chair)
DS307.17, Craniofacial Osteology (Course Chair)
DS308.14 , Craniofacial Anomalies (Course Chair)
DS308.89, Research Methodology (Co-Chair)
CL308.14, Craniofacial Clinic, Division of Plastic Surgery (Lecturer)
DS308.06, Advanced Orthodontic Seminar (Lecturer)

Patient Care

Dr. Ting sees patients in the Faculty Group Dental Practice and the UCLA Craniofacial Clinic.