Benjamin Wu, DDS, PhD



Dr. Ben Wu is Professor and Chair of the Division of Advanced Prosthodontics, and the Director of the Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology at the School of Dentistry.  He is the former chairman of the Department of Bioengineering at the School of Engineering. Dr Wu is also a founding executive director of Innovative Digital Dentistry Systems, or iDDS, a newly established unit at the school which leads a digital transformation in dental education and oral health care through creativity, innovation, and research.  

Dr. Wu provides multidisciplinary patient care in the UCLA Faculty Group Dental Practice, where he focuses on the treatment of advanced, complex oral rehabilitation using implant, fixed, and removable prosthodontics. He is a fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics.

He joined the UCLA School of Engineering in 2000 and holds formal academic appointments in the Department of Bioengineering in the School of Engineering, Division of Advanced Prosthodontics in the School of Dentistry, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery in School of Medicine.