Paul  Krebsbach, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Dean
Professor
Phone:
(310) 206-6063
Fax:
(310) 794-7734
Address:
UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Box 951668
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668
Office:  53-038 CHS

Biography

Dr. Paul Krebsbach was appointed dean of the UCLA School of Dentistry on June 30, 2016. He also holds a professor appointment in the school’s Section of Periodontics.

Prior to his appointment at UCLA, he was a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan for 20 years. He was the Roy H. Roberts Professor of Dentistry and a Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He also served as Chair of the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences and Division of Prosthodontics for over 10 years.

Dr. Krebsbach served on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research for 10 years. He currently is on the editorial boards of Bone Research, the Journal of Healthcare Leadership and the International Journal of Oral Science.

He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He was awarded the William J. Gies Award by the International Association for Dental Research/American Association for Dental Research; an Independent Scientist Award by the NIH and NIDCR; and was also the recipient of the International Association for Dental Research’s 2010 Distinguished Scientist Award for Basic Research in Biological Mineralization. In 2016, he completed a one-year term as president of the AADR, and he is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research and the IADR.

Link to Google Scholar, link to PubMed.

Educational & Professional Background

  • Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Connecticut Health Center, 1993

  • Certificate, Periodontology, University of Connecticut Health Center, 1993

  • D.D.S., University of Minnesota, 1987

  • B.A., Biology, College of St. Thomas, 1982

Research & Interests

Dr. Krebsbach is the author of more than 180 articles and chapters, and he holds two patents. His research focuses on the cell and molecular biology of mineralized tissues and self-renewal of adult and pluripotent stem cells. He has been the principal investigator of research funded by nearly $19.5 million in grants. For Google Scholar link.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association

  • American Associate for Dental Research

  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • International Association for Dental Research

  • Michigan Dental Society

  • University of Michigan, Center for Organogenesis

  • Washtenaw District Dental Society

Awards

  • Independent Scientist Award 1999-04, NIH/NIDCR

  • Dental Honorary Society 2001, Omicron Kappa Upsilon – Chi Chapter

  • Leadership Institute Fellow 2001-02, American Dental Education Association

  • Academic Leadership Fellow 2002-03, Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)

  • Donald A. Kerr Collegiate Professor of Oral Pathology 2002-05

  • Fellow (elected) 2006, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

  • William J. Gies Award 1999 and 2007, Journal of Dental Research

  • Roy H. Roberts Endowed Professor of Dentistry 2005-2015

  • International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award for Basic Research in Biological Mineralization 2010

  • Fellow (elected) 2011, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Representative Publications