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Tara L. Aghaloo DDS, MD, PhD

Tara L. Aghaloo DDS, MD, PhD

Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California

Dr. Tara Aghaloo is Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the UCLA School of Dentistry. She completed her dental training at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency and MD at UCLA. Subsequently, she completed a PhD in oral biology at UCLA.

She is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS), and a member of the ABOMS Examining Committee. Her clinical practice focuses on implant surgery and bone and soft tissue grafting, with a focus on treating medically compromised patients.

She is also active in professional organizations where she is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Past-President of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO).