Russell   Christensen,  D.D.S. , M.S.
Associate Professor
Chair of the Section of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
Phone:
(310) 825-6848
Address:
UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Box 951668
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668
Office:  53-058 CHS

Biography

Russell E. Christensen, D.D.S., M.S. is an associate professor in the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology in the Division of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences at the UCLA School of Dentistry.

"Whether my interest in teaching came from two grandparents who were university professors or whether it just arose from love of learning, my passion for teaching has only increased through the years. UCLA was a most fortunate opportunity."

Educational & Professional Background

  • B.S., Hampden Sydney College, VA (Psychology), 1970
  • Medical College of Virginia, School of Dentistry (Dentistry), 1974
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (Pathology), 1976
  • Certificate, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN (Oral Pathology), 1976

Professional Memberships

EDITORIAL BOARD AND REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS
  • Journal of Dental Research, Editorial Services, 2005-present
  • CDA Journal, Editorial Services, 2005-present
MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • American Academy of Oral Pathology, 1974-present
  • Southern California Academy of Oral Pathology, 1976-present
  • International Academy of Oral Pathology, 1976-present
  • Western Society of Teachers of Oral Pathology, 1976-present
  • International Association for Dental Research, 1977-present
  • American Association of Dental Schools, 1993-present
  • California Association of Oral Pathologists, 1979-present
  • UCLA Faculty Association, 1984-present
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, 2000-present
  • UCLA Faculty Association, Director, Board of Directors, 2006-present
  • American Academy of Oral Pathology, Laboratory Services Committee, chair, 2006-present

Additional Information

Teaching Activities

Dr. Christensen in involved in the predoctoral and postdoctoral oral and maxillofacial pathology teaching programs.

Patient Care

Dr. Christensen reviews cases submitted to the UCLA Oral Pathology Diagnostic Laboratory.