Alireza Moshaverinia, DDS, PhD, MS, FACP
Dr. Alireza Moshaverinia is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a tenure track assistant professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Division of Advanced Prosthodontics. Alireza has received his DDS degree in 2004 from Iran. He has a Master of Science degree in Dental Biomaterials (2009) from the Ohio State University, College of Dentistry. He completed advanced clinical education in Prosthodontics and earned his PhD in Craniofacial Biology from Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC (2012). He has published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals on dental materials, implant dentistry, and stem cell-mediated tissue engineering. He serves as the editorial review board member for several scientific journals such as Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Dr. Moshaverinia is the recipient of several awards in recognition of his scientific achievements including: John Sharry Award (2012) and GSK Prosthodontist Innovator Award from the American College of Prosthodontics Education Foundation (ACPEF) in 2013 and 2016, NIH Career Development Award (2014), IADR Innovation in Oral Care Award (2015), IADR Academy of Osseointegration innovation in Implant Sciences Award, Academy of Osseointegration (AO) Research Grant Award (2016), and Peter Geistlich Research Award (Osteo Science Foundation) in 2018. Dr. Moshaverinia has received Discovery Inception Award from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). More recently, he received the prestigious IADR Young Investigator Award from International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Dr. Moshaverinia directs the Laboratory for Biomaterials Innovation & Tissue Engineering (BITE) at Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology, UCLA School of Dentistry. His NIH funded research projects are focused on the development of novel biomaterials and to study the role of the biomaterials in the cross talk between stem cells and host immune system in stem cell-mediated tissue engineering. Dr. Moshaverinia lectures nationally and internationally on various topics such as dental ceramics, implant dentistry, and multidisciplinary treatment planning.