Dr. Tara Aghaloo

Dr. Tara Aghaloo is Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Assistant Dean for Clinical Research 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 M.D. at UCLA. Subsequently, she completed a Ph.D. 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 compromised patients and complications. She is also active in professional organizations where she is a Past President of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), a member of the OsteoScience Foundation board, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (JOMS).