Ling Zhan, DDS, PhD

Pediatric dentist

Dr. Ling Zhan is a pediatric dentist who cares for children and adolescents, taking a strong focus on disease prevention. She works closely with her patients and their families to identify risk factors for common dental problems, such as tooth decay, and to help them adopt scientifically based preventive and therapeutic regimens to promote future oral health. Her practice provides routine as well as complex care, including care for children who require sedation or general anesthesia to treat dental or other medical conditions. She works closely with other dental specialists to treat children with complex dental disorders, such as amelogenesis imperfecta.

Zhan conducts research on microbiological aspects of tooth decay, oral prevention programs guided by risk assessment, and identification of protocols to prevent or eliminate tooth decay in children. She works on both clinical research projects (evaluating diagnostic methods, treatments or preventive techniques) and translational research projects (turning study findings into better ways to care for patients).

Zhan earned her doctor of dental surgery degree and a doctorate in oral biology from West China Hospital of Sichuan University's College of Stomatology. She completed her residency in pediatric dentistry at UCSF. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Clinics

Pediatric Dentistry Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-4146
Fax: (415) 476-4209

More about Ling Zhan

Additional Languages

Mandarin

Education

College of Stomatology, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, DDS 1992
College of Stomatology, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, PhD, Dental Science, Oral Biology 1997

Residencies

UCSF, Pediatric Dentistry 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Chaffee BW, Featherstone JDB, Zhan L. Pediatric Caries Risk Assessment as a Predictor of Caries Outcomes. Pediatr Dent. 2017 May 15; 39(3):219-232.
  2. Chaffee BW, Featherstone JD, Gansky SA, Cheng J, Zhan L. Caries Risk Assessment Item Importance: Risk Designation and Caries Status in Children under Age 6. JDR Clin Trans Res. 2016 Jul; 1(2):131-142.
  3. Golinveaux J, Gerbert B, Cheng J, Duderstadt K, Alkon A, Mullen S, Lin B, Miller A, Zhan L. Oral health education for pediatric nurse practitioner students. J Dent Educ. 2013 May; 77(5):581-90.
  4. Zhan L, Featherstone JD, Lo J, Krupansky C, Hoang N, DenBesten P, Huynh T. Clinical efficacy and effects of xylitol wipes on bacterial virulence. Adv Dent Res. 2012 Sep; 24(2):117-22.
  5. Horst JA, Pieper U, Sali A, Zhan L, Chopra G, Samudrala R, Featherstone JD. Strategic protein target analysis for developing drugs to stop dental caries. Adv Dent Res. 2012 Sep; 24(2):86-93.
  6. Zhan L, Cheng J, Chang P, Ngo M, Denbesten PK, Hoover CI, Featherstone JD. Effects of xylitol wipes on cariogenic bacteria and caries in young children. J Dent Res. 2012 Jul; 91(7 Suppl):85S-90S.
  7. Zhan L, Tan S, Den Besten P, Featherstone JD, Hoover CI. Factors related to maternal transmission of mutans streptococci in high-risk children-pilot study. Pediatr Dent. 2012 Jul-Aug; 34(4):e86-91.
  8. Featherstone JD, White JM, Hoover CI, Rapozo-Hilo M, Weintraub JA, Wilson RS, Zhan L, Gansky SA. A randomized clinical trial of anticaries therapies targeted according to risk assessment (caries management by risk assessment). Caries Res. 2012; 46(2):118-29.
  9. Boyce WT, Den Besten PK, Stamperdahl J, Zhan L, Jiang Y, Adler NE, Featherstone JD. Social inequalities in childhood dental caries: the convergent roles of stress, bacteria and disadvantage. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Nov; 71(9):1644-52.
  10. Doméjean S, Zhan L, DenBesten PK, Stamper J, Boyce WT, Featherstone JD. Horizontal transmission of mutans streptococci in children. J Dent Res. 2010 Jan; 89(1):51-5.
  11. Xu X, Li JY, Zhou XD, Xie Q, Zhan L, Featherstone JD. Randomized controlled clinical trial on the evaluation of bacteriostatic and cariostatic effects of a novel povidone-iodine/fluoride foam in children with high caries risk. Quintessence Int. 2009 Mar; 40(3):215-23.
  12. Zhan L, Featherstone JD, Gansky SA, Hoover CI, Fujino T, Berkowitz RJ, Den Besten PK. Antibacterial treatment needed for severe early childhood caries. J Public Health Dent. 2006; 66(3):174-9.
  13. Khoo G, Zhan L, Hoover C, Featherstone JD. Cariogenic virulence characteristics of mutans streptococci isolated from caries-active and caries-free adults. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2005 Dec; 33(12):973-80.

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