Kumar  Shah, , B.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.P.
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Residency Program Director (Advanced Prosthodontics)
Director of Faculty Group Dental Practice
(310) 206-7014
(310) 794-5750
UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Box 951668
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668
Office:  B3-068A CHS


Kumar C. Shah, B.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.P. is an associate clinical professor and a Board-Certified Prosthodontist & Maxillofacial Prosthodontist in the Division of Advanced Prosthodontics at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He is the Director of the Advanced Prosthodontics Postgraduate Residency Program and also directs the pre-doctoral and graduate implant dentistry courses. In addition, he is the director of the Advanced Prosthodontics Preceptorship and Advance Implantology Preceptorship Programs. He is also the Director of the Faculty Group Dental Practice. For appointments, please call (310) 794-5750.

Educational & Professional Background

  • B.D.S., Singapore
  • M.S., The Ohio State University
  • Certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics, The Ohio State University
  • Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, UCLA
  • Board Certified by American Board of Prosthodontics (Diplomate of ABP)

Research & Interests

Dr. Shah’s research focuses on various aspects of prosthodontics.

  • 2012 – present, “Novel method to retain implant restorations that are neither cemented nor screwed on”
  • 2009 - present, “An Exploratory Study of the Quality of Life of Denture Wearers,” Co-PI
  • 2007 - present, “Quantitative Assessment of Orthodontic Treatment Impact on Anterior Prosthetic Treatment of Class I Crowding Malocclusions," Investigator
  • 2007 – present, “Complications following dental extractions among patients with osteoporosis being treated with or without bisphosphonates,” Investigator

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Prosthodontics (Associate Fellow)
  • American College of Prosthodontists (Fellow)
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Dental Education Association

Additional Information

Teaching Activities
  • RFE 311 & RFE 315, Implant Dentistry (course chair)
  • 300.16s, Advanced Implant Dentistry – Postgraduate level Course (co-chair)
  • CL 403.10 a, b, c, d, Implant Consultations
  • CL 404.10 a, b, c, d, Implant Consultations
  • CL 403.10 a, b, c, d, Clinical Prosthodontics (instructor)
  • CL 404.10 a, b, c, d, Clinical Prosthodontics (instructor)
  • Graduate Prosthodontics (clinical attending/director)


Patient Care

Dr. Shah practices in the UCLA Faculty Group Dental Practice. He practices all areas of restorative and esthetic dentistry (fixed and removable prosthodontics), including full mouth rehabilitation/reconstruction with a special emphasis on implant prosthodontics.