Is Professor and Senior Associate Dean, UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Tetradis received his DDS from the University of Athens, Greece and a certificate in OMF Radiology and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He has been on the faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry for the past 19 years and currently he is a professor and the Senior Associate Dean. Dr. Tetradis also serves as the Advisor of the DDS/PhD combined degree program. He is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist. He leads an active research group that investigates the effects of growth factors, hormones and cytokines on the function of bone cells, as well as the cellular and molecular mechanisms of osteonecrosis of the jaw.