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    Boaz Arzi- DVM
    Associate Professor
    Surgical & Radiological Sciences

    2303 VM3A
    Davis, CA 95616

    +1 530 752 4192
    barzi@ucdavis.edu

       

    Research Focus

    Oral and maxillofacial regenerative medicine

    Tissue engineering

    Maxillofacial reconstruction

    Temporomandibular joint

    Cone beam CT application for the oral and maxillofacial region

    Specialty Focus

    Dentistry & Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

    Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine

    Education

    2002 DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Szent Istvan, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, Hungary
    1998 Biology, Haifa University, Oranim Campus, Tivon, Israel
    2010 DAVDC, DEVDC Residency in Dentistry and Oral Surgery, University of California, Davis,
    2012 Post-doc fellowship in Tissue engineering , University of California, Davis, Athanasiou's lab, Biomedical enigneering
    2015 Biomedical and Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy , University of California, Davis,

    Licenses

    Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
    Diplomate,European Veterinary Dental College.

    Active Research Grants

    Co-Investigator, TMJ Disc Regeneration, Athanasiou (Principal Investigator), NIH:NIDCR

    Co-Investigator, An animal model of chronic oral inflammation for stem cell-based therapy, Dori Borjesson (Principal Investigator), R21 NIH/NIDCR

    Principal Investigator, Cone Beam CT of the rabbit dentition in health and disease, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health, University of California – Davis

    Co-Investigator, Self-assembling process in tissue engineering of articular cartilage Development of a new tissue engineering approach for hyaline articular cartilage, Kyriakos A. Athanasiou (Principal Investigator), NIH/NIAMS

    Principal Investigator, The diagnostic yield of Cone Beam CT and dental radiography in brachycephalic dogs with dental disorders, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health, University of California – Davis

    Co-Investigator, A comparative investigation of cone-beam computed tomography and dental radiographs in cats, Frank J.M. Verstraete (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health, University of California – Davis

    Co-Investigator, A quantitative CT assessment of Bone and Vessels Regeneration following mandibular reconstruction using rhBMP-2 in dogs, Rachel Pollard (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health, University of California – Davis

    Principal Investigator, The immune profile of cats with chronic gingivostomatitis before and after full-mouth extraction., (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health, University of California – Davis

    Co-Principal Investigator, Thermal assessment of pulp vitality of discolored canine teeth in dogs, Frank J.M. Verstraete (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health, University of California – Davis

    Principal Investigator, Characterization of the TMJ of southern sea otters, (Principal Investigator), Small Grant in Aid of Research Award, University of California, Davis

    Principal Investigator, A Multicenter Clinical Trial using Autologous Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Cats with Chronic, Non-Responsive Gingivostomatitis, (Principal Investigator), Winn Feline Foundation for Miller Trust Funds

    Co-Principal Investigator, Assessment of temporomandibular join changes following mandibulectomy with or without reconstruction, Frank J.M. Verstraete (Principal Investigator), CCAH

    Principal Investigator, Protein Kinase c Inhibitor to Enhance CD11a Expression in Feline MSC, (Principal Investigator), Veterinary Institute for Regenerative Cures, University of California – Davis

    Principal Investigator, Biomechanical evaluation of a locking vs. non-locking 2.0-mm miniplate system for caudal mandibular fracture in cats , (Principal Investigator), CCAH

    Co-Investigator, Impacts of protocol timing of indirect computed tomography lymphography, Michele Steffey (Principal Investigator), CCAH

    Co-Investigator, raniofacial Diseases and Solutions in Man and Animals , ALIREZA MOSHAVERINIA (UCLA) (Principal Investigator), NIH/NIDCR,

    Principal Investigator, Characterization of biofilm formation and the anti-biofilm effect of a novel coated sustained release chlorhexidine varnish on dental composite material , (Principal Investigator), CCAH

    Principal Investigator, Kinematic analysis of mandibular motion before and after mandibulectomy and reconstructive surgery, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health -UC Davis

    Principal Investigator, Early intervention using autologous adipose derived mesenchymal stem cell therapy for cats with chronic gingivostomatitis: a randomized controlled and blinded study, (Principal Investigator), WINN Feline Foundation for Miller Trust Funds

    Principal Investigator, Evaluation of dual 18F-NaF/18F-FDG PET/CT as a Diagnosis Tool for Pain of Unknown Origin at the Temporomandibular Joint Region of Dogs , (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health -UC Davis

    Principal Investigator, Early intervention using autologous adipose-dericed mesenchymal stem cell therapy for cats with chronic gingivostomastitis (matching funds with Winn Feline), (Principal Investigator), CCAH

    Co-Investigator, Research Equipment Purchase/Replacement Program. Title: CNC drill system with force, displacement, rotation, and torque sensors/control for orthopedic fixation studies. , Susan Stover (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health -UC Davis

    Co-Investigator, Computed tomography and pathology of canine temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis, Derek Cissell (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health -UC Davis

    Most Recent 10 Publications

    • Boaz Arzi: Investigation of Immune Cell Markers in Feline Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. 
2018 Sparger EE, Murphy BG, Kamal FMa,c, Arzi B, Naydan D, Skouritakis CT, Cox PD, Skorupski K. Investigation of Immune Cell Markers in Feline Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. ,
    • Boaz Arzi: Tissue engineering toward temporomandibular joint disc regeneration 2018 Vapniarsky N, Le W, Arzi B, Houghton MK, Wong ME, Wilson JW, Hatcher DC, Hu JC, Athanasiou KA. Tissue engineering toward temporomandibular joint disc regeneration Science Translational Medicine ,
    • Boaz Arzi: The temporomandibular joint of the domestic dogs (canis lupus familiaris) in health and disease 2018 Lin A, Vapniarsky N, Cissell DD, Verstraete FJM, Ting V, Hatcher DC, Arzi B. The temporomandibular joint of the domestic dogs (canis lupus familiaris) in health and disease Journal of Comparative Pathology,
    • Boaz Arzi: Bite forces and their measurement in dogs and cats: a mini-review. 

2018 Kim SE, Arzi B, Garcia TC, Verstraete FJM. Bite forces and their measurement in dogs and cats: a mini-review. Frontiers in Veterinary Sciences 5:76. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2018.00076,
    • Boaz Arzi: Dental and Temporomandibular Joint Pathology of the Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) 2018 Döring, S. Arzi B. Winer JN, Kass PH, Verstraete FJM Dental and Temporomandibular Joint Pathology of the Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) Journal of Comparative Pathology,
    • Boaz Arzi: Craniomaxillofacial disorders and solutions in man and animals 2018 Arzi B, Moshaverinia A, Verstraete FJM, Fiani A, Nishimura I. Craniomaxillofacial disorders and solutions in man and animals Journal of Dental Research. doi: 10.1177/0022034518758017. [Epub ahead of print],
    • Boaz Arzi: Radiographic outcome of root canal treatment of canine teeth in cats: 32 cases (1998–2016) 2018 Strøm PC, Arzi B, Lommer MJ, Kuntsi-Vaattovaara, Fulton Scanlan AJ, Kass PH Verstraete FJM Radiographic outcome of root canal treatment of canine teeth in cats: 32 cases (1998–2016) Journal of The American Veterinary Medical Association,
    • Boaz Arzi: Evaluation of the diagnostic yield of dental radiography and cone-beam computed tomography for the identification of dental disorders in small to medium-sized brachycephalic dogs. 2018 Döring S, Arzi B DVM, Hatcher D, Kass PH, Verstraete FJM. Evaluation of the diagnostic yield of dental radiography and cone-beam computed tomography for the identification of dental disorders in small to medium-sized brachycephalic dogs. American Journal of Veterinary Research,
    • Boaz Arzi: Evaluation of the diagnostic yield of dental radiography and cone-beam computed tomography for the identification of anatomic landmarks in small to medium-sized brachycephalic dogs 2018 Döring S, Arzi B DVM, Hatcher D, Kass PH, Verstraete FJM Evaluation of the diagnostic yield of dental radiography and cone-beam computed tomography for the identification of anatomic landmarks in small to medium-sized brachycephalic dogs American Journal of Veterinary Research,
    • Boaz Arzi: The Yucatan minipig TMJ disc structure-function relationships support its suitability for human comparative studies 2017 Vapniarsky N, Aryaei A, Arzi B, Hatcher DC, Hu JC, Athanasiou KA. The Yucatan minipig TMJ disc structure-function relationships support its suitability for human comparative studies Tissue Engineering Part C doi: 10.1089/ten.TEC.2017.0149. [Epub ahead of print],

    Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

    2012 Arzi B, Verstraete FJ: Clinical staging and biopsy of maxillofacial tumors, IN Verstraete FJ and Lommer MJ, (ed), Oral and maxillofacial surgery in dogs and cats. 373-80.

    2012 Verstraete FJ, Arzi B, Bezuidenhout AJ: Surgical approaches for mandibular and maxillofacial trauma repair, IN Verstraete FJ and Lommer MJ, (ed), Oral and maxillofacial surgery in dogs and cats. 259-64.