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Ling Zhan, DDS, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Orofacial Sciences
SchoolSchool of Dentistry
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    University of California, San FranciscoP. G. certificate10/2008pediatric dentistry
    University of California, San Franciscovisiting professor10/2003dental caries prevention
    West China University of Medical Sciences, P. R. ChinaPhD06/1997oral biology and dental sciences
    West China University of Medical Sciences, P. R. ChinaDDS06/1992dentistry
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    University of California, San Francisco2000  - 2003Lee Hysan Scholar
    Chinese Ministry of Education2004  - 2004Scientific Advancement Research Award, 1st Prize
    Chinese Association of Medical Science2004  - 2004Scientific Advancement Research Award, 3rd Price
    University of California, San Francisco2008  - 2008The Eric B. Bystrom Pediatric Dentistry Memorial Award
    University of California, San Francisco2016  - 2016Faculty Award for Achievement in Global Oral Health

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    Dr. Ling Zhan is a pediatric dentist who cares for children and adolescents at both the Mission Bay and Parnassus campuses. Her treatment philosophy is very prevention-oriented. She works closely with her patients and their families to identify risk factors for common dental diseases, such as dental caries, and to adopt scientifically-based preventive and treatment regimens to avoid future diseases. Her practice provides routine as well as complex care, including care for children with dental or medical conditions who require treatment under sedation or general anesthesia. She works closely with other dental specialties to treat children with complex dental disease, such as amenogenesis imperfecta.

    In addition to patient care and education, Zhan conducts clinical and translational research projects that are focused on microbiological aspects of tooth decay; oral prevention programs guided by risk assessment; and identification of protocols to prevent or eliminate dental caries in children.

    Zhan completed her pediatric dentistry residency training at UCSF. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

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    1. Gao L, Kang M, Zhang MJ, Reza Sailani M, Kuraji R, Martinez A, Ye C, Kamarajan P, Le C, Zhan L, Rangé H, Ho SP, Kapila YL. Polymicrobial periodontal disease triggers a wide radius of effect and unique virome. NPJ Biofilms Microbiomes. 2020 Mar 10; 6(1):10. PMID: 32157085.
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    2. Kim J, Zhan L, Le T, Cheng J. Caregivers' Knowledge of Sugar and Control Over Children's Sugar Consumption. Pediatr Dent. 2019 May 15; 41(3):191-199. PMID: 31171070.
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    3. Chaffee BW, Featherstone JDB, Zhan L. Pediatric Caries Risk Assessment as a Predictor of Caries Outcomes. Pediatr Dent. 2017 May 15; 39(3):219-232. PMID: 28583247.
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    4. Chaffee BW, Featherstone JD, Gansky SA, Cheng J, Zhan L. Caries Risk Assessment Item Importance: Risk Designation and Caries Status in Children under Age 6. JDR Clin Trans Res. 2016 Jul; 1(2):131-142. PMID: 27403458.
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    5. Golinveaux J, Gerbert B, Cheng J, Duderstadt K, Alkon A, Mullen S, Lin B, Miller A, Zhan L. Oral health education for pediatric nurse practitioner students. J Dent Educ. 2013 May; 77(5):581-90. PMID: 23658403.
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    6. Horst JA, Pieper U, Sali A, Zhan L, Chopra G, Samudrala R, Featherstone JD. Strategic protein target analysis for developing drugs to stop dental caries. Adv Dent Res. 2012 Sep; 24(2):86-93. PMID: 22899687.
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    7. Zhan L, Featherstone JD, Lo J, Krupansky C, Hoang N, DenBesten P, Huynh T. Clinical efficacy and effects of xylitol wipes on bacterial virulence. Adv Dent Res. 2012 Sep; 24(2):117-22. PMID: 22899693.
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    8. Zhan L, Cheng J, Chang P, Ngo M, Denbesten PK, Hoover CI, Featherstone JD. Effects of xylitol wipes on cariogenic bacteria and caries in young children. J Dent Res. 2012 Jul; 91(7 Suppl):85S-90S. PMID: 22699675.
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    9. Zhan L, Tan S, Den Besten P, Featherstone JD, Hoover CI. Factors related to maternal transmission of mutans streptococci in high-risk children-pilot study. Pediatr Dent. 2012 Jul-Aug; 34(4):e86-91. PMID: 23014079.
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    10. Featherstone JD, White JM, Hoover CI, Rapozo-Hilo M, Weintraub JA, Wilson RS, Zhan L, Gansky SA. A randomized clinical trial of anticaries therapies targeted according to risk assessment (caries management by risk assessment). Caries Res. 2012; 46(2):118-29. PMID: 22472515.
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    11. Boyce WT, Den Besten PK, Stamperdahl J, Zhan L, Jiang Y, Adler NE, Featherstone JD. Social inequalities in childhood dental caries: the convergent roles of stress, bacteria and disadvantage. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Nov; 71(9):1644-52. PMID: 20870333.
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    12. Doméjean S, Zhan L, DenBesten PK, Stamper J, Boyce WT, Featherstone JD. Horizontal transmission of mutans streptococci in children. J Dent Res. 2010 Jan; 89(1):51-5. PMID: 19918090.
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    13. Xu X, Li JY, Zhou XD, Xie Q, Zhan L, Featherstone JD. Randomized controlled clinical trial on the evaluation of bacteriostatic and cariostatic effects of a novel povidone-iodine/fluoride foam in children with high caries risk. Quintessence Int. 2009 Mar; 40(3):215-23. PMID: 19417885.
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    14. Zhan L, Featherstone JD, Gansky SA, Hoover CI, Fujino T, Berkowitz RJ, Den Besten PK. Antibacterial treatment needed for severe early childhood caries. J Public Health Dent. 2006; 66(3):174-9. PMID: 16913243.
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    15. Khoo G, Zhan L, Hoover C, Featherstone JD. Cariogenic virulence characteristics of mutans streptococci isolated from caries-active and caries-free adults. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2005 Dec; 33(12):973-80. PMID: 16454241.
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