Boaz Arzi

Position Title

  • Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences
  • School of Veterinary Medicine

Area of Research

  • Dr. Boaz Arzi is an associate professor of dentistry and oral surgery at the department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Arzi completed the residency-training program in dentistry and oral surgery at the school and a two year fellowship in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering. He is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) and the European Veterinary Dental College. Dr. Arzi is also a Founding Fellow of the AVDC in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Arzi's clinical and research focus is on oral maxillofacial disorders and regenerative solutions in dogs and cats. His lab also investigates TMJ disorders and treatments across species.  He is a co-principal investigator on the use of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) for feline gingivostomatitis and also a co-principal investigator on the use of rhBMP-2 for mandibular reconstruction. Furthermore, Dr. Arzi works in collaboration with the biomedical engineering group at UC Davis for the development of biological solutions to TMJ disorders in humans. Dr. Arzi is the director of the school's Veterinary Institute for Regenerative Cures (VIRC). Ultimately, Dr. Arzi's work is translational with the aim of One Health treatment modalities for both human and animal health.