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Zahid Lalani, DDS, PhD, MBA

Zahid Lalani

Assistant Teaching Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery



Zahid Lalani, DDS, PhD, MBA, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Lalani is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Ireland. Dr. Lalani completed his training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and trained in India and the UK prior to that. He completed his doctoral studies in Molecular Biology with an emphasis on wound healing as part of a joint residency/PhD program. Prior to joining the oral and maxillofacial surgery team at the University of Washington, Dr Lalani was in private practice in Houston for 19 years. Dr. Lalani practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Research Interests

Medication related osteonecrosis of the jaws, Regulation of wound healing in bone and soft tissue, Role of growth factors in wound healing