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-Kansas City, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency, M.D., and PhD at UCLA. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is a board examiner for the specialty. She has a very active clinical practice focusing on bone and soft tissue regeneration and dental implant surgery. She is also active in professional organizations where she is President of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), a member of several American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) committees, and section editor of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants (IJOMI).