Dr. Francisco Ramos-Gomez, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H. is a Professor in the Section of Pediatric Dentistry, Director of the Pediatric Dentistry Advanced Clinical Training Program (ACT) at the UCLA School of Dentistry, and Director of the UCLA Center for Children’s Oral Health. Dr. Ramos-Gomez joined the school as a faculty member in 2008.
Dr. Ramos-Gomez conceptualized and co-founded the UCSF Center to Address Disparities in Children’s Oral Health to identify the cultural, environmental, workforce, behavioral, and biologic factors associated with health disparities among ethnic/racial groups in order to enhance health professional’s ability to target children likely to be at risk for dental caries. Funded by NIH-NIDCR on ECC community based intervention clinical trials for the last 23 years.
He has been involved on the Board of the Hispanic Dental Association, Dental Health Foundation American Academy of Pediatrics and has participated in the Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health. Dr. Ramos-Gomez has supported the UC California-Mexico Health Initiative, established in 1999 to further the advancement of the UC bi-national health activities, and chaired the Oral Health Task Force, which fosters collaboration between UC and Mexican scientists in the areas of dental, pediatrics and oral health policy.
Dr. Ramos-Gomez received the Kellogg Fellowship for International Development and testified at the U.S. Congressional Legislative Hearing on Hispanics. He has received numerous accolades over the years including the AAPD best research award and in 2011, the National Dental Association Foundation Colgate-Palmolive Faculty Recognition Award for Research, and the IAPD Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Award in Glasgow 2015 for most innovative intervention designed preventive clinical trials. In addition, he has received an awarded a HRSA Inter-professional curriculum re-design grant for Post doctoral training in pediatric dentistry