Professor in the Section of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of California, Los Angeles; joint appointment with the UCSF School of Dentistry.
Professor Francisco Ramos-Gomez, DDS., MS., MPH.
Francisco J. Ramos-Gomez is currently Professor in the Section of Pediatric Dentistry, at the University of California, Los Angeles with a joint appointment with the UCSF School of Dentistry. He has also served as the Graduate Program Director for the UCLA Community Health and Advocacy Residency Training Program in Venice and the Director of Pediatric Services at the Family Dental Center at San Francisco General Hospital and the Native American Health Center in San Francisco. He was awarded the specialty and an M.S. degree in Pediatric Dentistry from Tufts University School of Dentistry in 1988 and his M.P.H. from the Harvard University School of Public Health, Department of Policy & Management in 1990. He received certification in Dental Epidemiology and Dental Public Health from the University of California, San Francisco, in 1992. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a fellow of the American College of Dentists, a former member of the Executive Board of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, and one of the first two dental mentors for the Robert Wood Johnson-Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development program. He is currently a team member and Researcher on the NIDCR/UCSF- CAN-DO -Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities in Children. Chair of the Bi-National UC Oral Health task force, board member of the AAPD Scientific Affairs Council, AAPD Government Council; board member of the California Oral Health Action Coalition (OHAC) and an executive board member for the Center for Oral Health; he also is a member of the Executive Committee of the Section on Pediatric Dentistry and Oral Health for the American Academy of Pediatrics; and is on the ADA Committee for Dental Accreditation (CODA). Dr. Ramos-Gomez also served as the National HeadStart Oral health Consultant for Region 12 and is a former President of the Hispanic Dental Association. He has lectured in the US and many other countries around the world and had published numerous publications.