Renna  Zahr, D.M.D.
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor (50%)
(310) 206-8977
UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Box 951668
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668
Office:  B3-069 CHS


Renna H. Zahr, D.M.D is the Attending Faculty for the General Practice Residency (GPR) in the Special Patient Care Clinic at the UCLA School of Dentistry. She joined the dental school faculty in 2015. She works closely with the post-doctoral residents providing them with clinical and didactic education. Additionally, as a faculty member in the Division of Advanced Prosthodontics, she provides pre-clinical support to the 2nd and 3rd year dental students in removable dentures pre-clinical courses. 

Educational & Professional Background

  • B.S., Pennsylvania State Univ, 2005

  • D.M.D., Temple Univ, 2010

  • Certificate, General Practice Residency & Hospital Dentistry, UCLA, 2011

  • Certificate, General Practice Residency & Hospital Dentistry, Chief Resident, WLA VAMC, 2012

  • Certificate, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Internship, UCLA 2013

  • Certificate, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Research, Fellowship, WLA VAMC, 2015

Research & Interests

  • Post-doctoral General & Hospital Dentistry

  • Special Needs Patients

    • Patients with history of bisphosphonates

    • Pre-medication dental clearance

    • Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw

    • Osteo-radionecrosis

    • Head and neck cancer

    • Pre-radiation dental clearance

    • Pre-surgery & organ transplant dental clearance

    • Cerebral palsy

    • Multiple medical conditions & genetic disorders

    • High-fear/anxiety

    • Sedation dentistry

Professional Memberships

  • Special Care Dentistry Association

  • California Dental Association

  • American Dental Association

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon


  • Summa Cum Laude, 2010, Temple University

  • Award of Academic Excellence Scholarship, 2008, Temple University

Representative Publications

  • Friedlander A.H., El-Saden S., Hazboun R.C., Chang T.I., Wong W.K., Garrett N.R.: Detection of carotid artery calcification on the panoramic images of post-menopausal females is significantly associated with severe abdominal aortic calcification: a risk indicator of future adverse vascular events. Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2015 Sep;44(7):20150094. Epub 2015 May 6.              

  • Friedlander A.H., Chang T.I., Hazboun R.C., Garrett N.R.: High C-Terminal Cross-linking Telopeptide (CTX) Levels are Associated with Minimal Risk of Osteonecrosis of the Jaws in Patients Taking Oral Bisphosphonates and Having Exodontia. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015 Sep;73(9):1735-40.

  • Aghaloo T, Hazboun R, Tetradis S.: Pathophysiology of Osteonecrosis of the Jaws. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2015 Sep 24.