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What is happening in Team Surface

We are proud of significant academic and scholarly activity, and career milestone of our team members. Join us to honor and congratulate outstanding achievements of our friends.

 
 
 

Dr Tak Ogawa will give a keynote lecture in the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology

Feb 14-16, Tampa, Florida. https://iaoci.com/

Video Intro for the keynote lecture

 
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Congratulations! Dr. Pooya Soltanzadeh has become a diplomate of American Board of Prosthodontics and fellow of American College of Prosthodontics.

A member of Team Surface alumni, Pooya has fulfilled all requirements successfully and became a diplomate of American Board of Prosthodontics and fellow of American College of Prosthodontics. Dr. Pooya Soltanzadeh received his DDS from Tehran University, School of dentistry in Iran. He joint Team Surface at UCLA in 2012. Dr. Pooya began advanced specialty education in prosthodontics at Loma Linda University from which he earned a certificate and honors for excellent performance in prosthodontics. He also received his Master of Science (MS) in prosthodontics focusing on the accuracy of CAD-CAM technology in removable partial dentures. He has published several original articles and two eBook chapters in the field of implant dentistry and removable partial denture. He is now an assistant professor at Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry.

 

Passing a torch to the next generation scientists

Our lab Team Surface has been accepting high school students and providing them with research opportunity in the past 10 years through the UCLA pre-college research program. Recently, we heard back from the graduates, which reminded us of importance of passing a good torch to the next generation filled with energy and passion. Please take a look at the following 3 video and written messages. Their faces are our future.

 
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Best moment Ms Audrey (Dongni) Zhao gave to us

Audrey, a chemical engineering major at UC Berkeley, sent us a video message. She joined in our lab during the pre-college research program at UCLA, when she was a high school student. We saw great possibilities in you and you are proving it. Seeing success of our graduates is our utmost pleasure. We keep in touch.

 
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Ms Katherine Marie Torres sent us a message

Katherine joined in our lab during the pre-college research program at UCLA, when she was a high school student. Recently she recent sent us a message that makes us proud.

“I completed the HHMI UCLA School of Dentistry Pre-college Pipeline Program in 2013 and I can whole-heartedly say that I am glad that I was able to be a part of such an enlightening and enriching organization. Through the program I conducted several lab tests that I was only formally introduced to during my third year as an undergraduate biology major at UCLA. Working alongside graduate students and experts in their respective fields of research, I was able to establish a professional etiquette that I still use in my daily life. The program also instructed and prepared on how to present my own research project, a skill that many people do not learn how to do until their undergraduate education. The program helped develop many valuable skills, it also affirmed my desire to pursue a career in science and my dream of becoming a medical doctor. I highly encourage anyone who has the opportunity to be a part of this amazing and enriching program.”

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Ms Nancy Silva gives us a thank you letter

Nancy joined in our lab during the pre-college research program at UCLA, when she was a high school student. Ms Nancy Silva and Ms Maria Sierra Asian B. Balatan received a Student Award of Excellence for their outstanding research and presentation at the AAAS (American Association of the Advancement of Science) Pacific Division Annual Meeting held at UC Riverside, taking Second Place in the Cell and Molecular Biology Section. Recently Nancy sent us a message that makes us flattered.

“Working in Dr. Takahiro Ogawa’s lab while I was in high school was something that I never in my life could have pictured doing. It was definitely and experience that I will never forget, from learning how to pipet, to making scaffolds, to cultivating mandible bone marrow derived osteoblasts, to learning what all that jargon means. In addition working with Dr. Ogawa’s diverse lab allowed me to experience different cultures at an earlier stage in my life which later on facilitated my transition to college. Working there and living in the UCLA campus really solidified my love for it and I am proud to say that I was able to continue my education at UCLA and I recently graduated. “

 
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We welcome you at UCLA. Mr. Brent Amiri

A current member of Team Surface, Mr. Brent Amiri, just started dental school at UCLA. Team Surface is pleased to keep having such a bright researcher in our team. We wish you good learning opportunities, good friends, and lots of success at school and research. Congratulations on your enrollment!

 
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Career voyage of Dr. Amirreza Ghassemi

It is our great pleasure and honor that Amir, a member of Ogawa Lab Team Surface alumni, has been accepted as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics, Southern Illinois University, School of Dental Medicine. Congratulations!!

 

Honorable new endeavor to lead a world-renowned division by Dr. Wael Att

It is our great pleasure to announce that Wael, a member of our Team Surface alumni and former professor in University of Freiburg, started his another honorable career in Tufts University as a Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics. Congratulations!!

 

AO presentation award to honor Dr Manabu Ishijima

Manabu, a current member of Team Surface, received Academy of Osseointegration Oral Presentation Award for his work entitled  "Photofunctionalization-grade UV Treatment of Titanium Enhances Adhesion and Retention of Human Oral Epithelial Cells" by Ishijima M, Nakhaei K, Ikeda T, Hirota M, Ogawa T. . The meeting was held  in Orlando in March 2017. Congratulations!

 
 
 
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Honorable new endeavor to lead a school by Dr. Wonhee Park

It is our great pleasure that Wonhee,  a member of Ogawa Lab Team Surface alumni and a professor in Hanyang Univeristy, Korea, just started his work as a Head Professor of Dentistry. Congratulations!!

 

Honorable new endeavor to lead a division and academy by Dr. Hideki Aita

It is our honor that Hideki, a member of our Team Surface allmni, and a professor in the Division of Geriatric Dentistry, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, Japan accepted another prestigious position as an Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the Japanese Society of Magnetic Application in Dentistry. Congratulations!!

 
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Career voyage of Dr Takeo Sekiya

It is our great pleasure that Takeo, a member of Ogawa Lab Team Surface alumni, started his career as a Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Aichi-Gakuin University, Japan.  Congratulations!

 
 
 
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Career voyage of Dr. Pooya Soltanzadeh

It is our great pleasure that Pooya, a member of Ogawa Lab Team Surface alumni, started his career as a Assistant Professor in Department of General dentistry in Loma Linda University. Congratulations!!

 
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New publication by Dr Naser Mohammadzadeh Rezaei, et al. 

A new publication of a zirconia study first-authored by Naser has been published in International Journal of Nanomedicine. "Biological and osseointegration capabilities of hierarchically (meso/micro/nano scale) roughened zirconia". Congratulations, Naser, on this great work. Video abstract and free article download are available.

 

Promotion for Dr Masahiro Yamada

We are excited to announce that Masa, a member of Ogawa Lab Team Surface alumni, got promoted to an Associate Professor in the Division of Molecular and Regenerative Prosthodontics, Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry, Japan. Congratulations.

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Promotion for Dr Masako Tabuchi

It is an excitement to announce that Masako, a member of our Team Surface alumni, has been promoted to Associate Professor at Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Aichi-Gakuin University, Japan.  Congratulations!

 
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Academy award to Dr Makoto Hirota

We are pleased to share this with you all that Makoto,  a member of Ogawa Lab Team Surface alumni and a Associate Professor of Oral Surgery in Yokohama City University, Japan, received an e-poster presentation award from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for his pioneering work entitled "Photofunctionalization Enhances Osteoconductivity of Medical Titanium Mesh" by Makoto Hirota, Takayuki Ikeda, Masako Tabuchi, Kahori Nakagawa, Makiko Saita, Rajita Kanuru, Takahiro Ogawa. Congratulations!

 
 

Press release disseminating Dr Takeshi Ueno's work

A meticulous and fascinating work published in Biomaterials by Takeshi, a member of Team Surface alumni,  was featured and disseminated from Tokyo Medical Dental University Communication Office. (Ueno T, Ikeda T, Tsukimura N, Ishijima M, Minamikawa H, Sugita Y, Yamada M, Wakabayashi N, Ogawa T. Novel antioxidant capability of titanium induced by UV light treatment. Biomaterials. 2016;108:177-186)