Arun Sharma, MSc, DDS


Dr. Arun Sharma serves as a prosthodontist, or specialist in developing artificial replacements for parts of the mouth and jaw, for head and neck cancer patients as well as for patients of the UCSF Craniofacial Center. In addition to treating patients, he is a clinical professor and director of the residency program in prosthodontics at the UCSF School of Dentistry.

Sharma is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and 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 has contributed to seven textbooks and authored many articles.

Sharma 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 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.

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