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 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 . Her clinical practice focuses on bone and soft tissue regeneration and dental implants . She is also active in professional organizations where she is President- elect of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), Board Member of SORG North America, member of the Osteo Science Foundation Scientific Review Committee, member of AAOMS committees, fellow of the ITI, and section editor of IJOMI .