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Arun Sharma, M.Sc., D.D.S.


Dr. Arun Sharma is director of the Maxillofacial Prosthetic Clinic and the prosthodontist, or specialist in developing artificial replacements for parts of the mouth and jaw, for the Craniofacial Anomalies Center at UCSF Medical Center. In addition to treating patients, he is an assistant clinical professor in prosthodontics at the UCSF School of Dentistry.

Sharma is a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics. He is a member of the International College of Prosthodontists, International Society for Maxillofacial Rehabilitation, Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics, American Dental Association and California Dental Association. He currently serves as the secretary/treasurer of the International Society for Maxillofacial Rehabilitation. Sharma has contributed to a textbook and authored many articles. He earned his dental degree from the University of Bombay in 1983 and a master's degree in prosthetic dentistry at the University of London. He completed a prosthodontic residency at UCSF Medical Center and a maxillofacial prosthetic residency at UCLA Medical Center.

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Govt Dental College Bombay, India 1983


UCSF, Prosthodontics 1989


UCLA, Maxillofacial Prosthetics 1990

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lin KC, Wadhwani CP, Sharma A, Finzen F. A radiograph positioning technique to evaluate prosthetic misfit and bone loss around implants. J Prosthet Dent. 2014 Feb; 111(2):163-5.
  2. Morford CK, Buu NC, Rechmann BM, Finzen FC, Sharma AB, Rechmann P. Er:YAG laser debonding of porcelain veneers. Lasers Surg Med. 2011 Dec; 43(10):965-74.
  3. Wei AY, Sharma AB, Watanabe LG, Finzen FC. The effects of an airborne-particle abrasion and silica-coating on the bond strength between grooved titanium alloy temporary cylinders and provisional veneering materials. J Prosthet Dent. 2011 Mar; 105(3):158-63.
  4. Pena WA, Vargervik K, Sharma A, Oberoi S. The role of endosseous implants in the management of alveolar clefts. Pediatr Dent. 2009 Jul-Aug; 31(4):329-33.
  5. Curtis DA, Sharma AB, Finzen FC. The use of dental implants to improve quality of life for edentulous patients. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2008 Apr; 36(4):275-80.
  6. Sharma AB, Yonemura CY, Curtis DA, Finzen FC. Transitioning patients: teeth to implants. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2008 Apr; 36(4):269-73.
  7. Curtis DA, Plesh O, Sharma A, Finzen F. Complications associated with fixed partial dentures with a loose retainer. J Prosthet Dent. 2006 Oct; 96(4):245-51.
  8. Sharma AB, Vargervik K. Using implants for the growing child. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2006 Sep; 34(9):719-24.
  9. Sharma AB, Beumer J. Reconstruction of maxillary defects: the case for prosthetic rehabilitation. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2005 Dec; 63(12):1770-3.
  10. Schmidt BL, Pogrel MA, Young CW, Sharma A. Reconstruction of extensive maxillary defects using zygomaticus implants. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2004 Sep; 62(9 Suppl 2):82-9.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.