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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

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Boaz Arzi:  Dental and Temporomandibular Joint Pathology of the North American Brown Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis, Ursus arctos middendorffi and Ursus arctos sitkensis). 2017 Winer JN. Arzi B, Doering S, Kass PH, Verstraete FJM. Dental and Temporomandibular Joint Pathology of the North American Brown Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis, Ursus arctos middendorffi and Ursus arctos sitkensis). Journal and Comparative Pathology,
  • Boaz Arzi: Biomechanical evaluation of two plating configurations for fixation of a simple transverse caudal mandibular fracture model in cats 2017 Greiner CL. Verstraete FJM, Stover SM, Garcia TC MS, Leale D, Arzi B Biomechanical evaluation of two plating configurations for fixation of a simple transverse caudal mandibular fracture model in cats American Journal of Veterinary Research,
  • Boaz Arzi: Human and feline adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells have comparable phenotype, immunomodulatory functions and transcriptome. 2017 Clark KC, Fierro FA, Mills Ko E, Walker NJ, Arzi B, Tepper CG, Dahlenburg H. Cicchetto A, Kol A, Marsh LJ, Murphy WJ, Fazel N, Borjesson DL Human and feline adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells have comparable phenotype, immunomodulatory functions and transcriptome. Stem Cell Research & Therapy,
  • Boaz Arzi: Dental pathology of the Hoary Marmot (Marmota caligata), Groundhog (Marmota monax) and Alaska Marmot (Marmota broweri) 2017 Winer JN, Arzi B, Leale DM, Kass PH, Verstraete FJ Dental pathology of the Hoary Marmot (Marmota caligata), Groundhog (Marmota monax) and Alaska Marmot (Marmota broweri) Journal of Comparative Pathology,
  • Boaz Arzi: Clinical application of cone-beam computed tomography of the rabbit head: Part 2 – Dental disease 2017 Riggs GG, Cissell DD, Arzi B, Hatcher DC, Kass PH, Zhen A, Verstraete FJ Clinical application of cone-beam computed tomography of the rabbit head: Part 2 – Dental disease Frontiers in Veterinary Science,
  • Boaz Arzi: Reconstruction of Congenital Nose and Cleft Primary Palate and Lip Disorders 2016 Fiani N, Verstraete FJM, Arzi B Reconstruction of Congenital Nose and Cleft Primary Palate and Lip Disorders Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice,
  • Boaz Arzi: Functional anatomy of the equine temporomandibular joint: Collagen fibre texture of the articular surfaces 2016 Adams K, Schulz-Kornas E, Arzi B, Failing K, Vogelsberg J, Staszyk C Functional anatomy of the equine temporomandibular joint: Collagen fibre texture of the articular surfaces The Veterinary Journal,
  • Boaz Arzi: Clinical application of cone-beam computed tomography of the rabbit head: Part 1 – Normal dentition. 2016 Riggs GG, Arzi B, Cissell DD, Hatcher DC, Kass PH, Zhen A, Verstraete FJ Clinical application of cone-beam computed tomography of the rabbit head: Part 1 – Normal dentition. Frontiers in Veterinary Science,
  • Boaz Arzi: Ankylosis and pseudoankylosis of the temporomandibular joint in 10 dogs (1993-2015) 2016 Stroem Pc, Arzi B, Cissell DD, Verstraete FJM Ankylosis and pseudoankylosis of the temporomandibular joint in 10 dogs (1993-2015) Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology,
  • Boaz Arzi: Dental and temporomandibular joint pathology of the Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) 2016 Winer JN. Arzi B, Leale DM, Kass PH, Verstraete FJM. Dental and temporomandibular joint pathology of the Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) Journal of Comparative Pathology,

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.